Uniform of the Day: Tropical Blue Long or ODUs (jackets/sweaters are advisable - computer labs tend to be cold). When attending a maintenance course, working uniforms are also authorized.
Class Hours/Student Check-In: All classes begin at 0800, normally ending at 1600, with one hour for lunch. All students check in at the C3CEN main desk no later than 0745 on the first day of class.
Berthing: Students will be berthed per individual student orders issued from TQC. All students under per diem orders should make their reservations at one of the local hotels. Our Lodging page provides information about area hotels.
Transportation: For those flying into Norfolk International Airport, uniformed Navy personnel are available for information assistance at a booth located on the first level of the Arrivals Terminal (baggage claim), near the rental car counters. Active duty military with ID receive discounted flat-rate ground transportation from both local airport locations to all area military installations via James River Transportation-Airport Connection. For reservations call 757-321-1541, or for on-call service: 866-823-4626 (toll free) or 757-963-0433 (local). If you fly into Newport News/Williamsburg Airport, transportation information can be found at: Newport News/Williamsburg Airport. Rental vehicles are authorized by TQC to specific students who are assigned Per Diem orders. For additional information/concerns related to rental vehicles, contact TQC. Visitor passes are required at Base Portsmouth. Visitor passes may be obtained at the base security/pass office. Click here for directions to the base.
Parking: Ample parking is available for students adjacent to C3CEN. Click here for C3CEN Base Map.
Extreme Foul Weather Procedures: In case of extreme foul weather, call the C3CEN Foul Weather Hotline at 757-483-8446 and follow the instructions given.
Student Questions/Concerns: Submit all quota requests (via short term training request) or questions regarding quotas, per diem, berthing and transportation to TQC. Submit course specific questions/concerns to the C3CEN Training Program Manager or contact the applicable C3CEN office via telephone.
Training Branch Chief/Training Program Manager: (757) 686-4238
Operator Course Section Chief: (757) 686-4016
Maintenance Course Section Chief: (757) 483-8652
Course Development Section Chief: (757) 686-4003
Training Program Facilitator/Student Affairs: (757) 686-2130