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  About North Orange County ROP

North Orange County Regional Occupational Program is a cooperative effort in career technical education by
five school
districts in North Orange County, and it is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. ROP classes are appropriate for students who want to: explore careers options, gain employability skills, earn high school credits, prepare for advanced education and training, learn new job skills and/or increase work experience, or earn advanced placement/credits at local community colleges.  

          C O N T A C T        

North Orange County ROP
Education Center
385 N. Muller Street,
Anaheim, Ca  92801

Regular office hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm,
Monday through Friday.
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Student Information Services:
registration and program information,
transcripts, and status of classes, etc.
Information Phone: 714-502-5858

          H I S T O R Y            

North Orange County ROP is based in Anaheim, California and offers accredited career technical education and skills training as part of the public school system in Southern California.  North Orange County ROP teaches skills to about 23,000 students annually, 21,000 of whom are high school students. ROP holds classes at 23 high schools and at satellite locations. Classes are taught in wide range of career pathways. North Orange County ROP is an equal opportunity educator/employer.

Regional Occupational Programs were founded in 1967 by Governor, Ronald Reagan, to provide work-ready employees for California businesses.  ROP programs came to Orange County in 1971.  There are four ROPs in the county, and together they provide career technical education to more than 60,000 students annually.

North Orange County ROP is a collaborative effort in career technical education by five school districts:Anaheim Union High School District; Brea Olinda Unified School District; Fullerton Joint Union High School District; Los Alamitos Unified School District; and Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.

North Orange County ROP serves communities in north Orange County and nearby portions of Los Angeles County. Cities served include Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Whittier, and Yorba Linda.

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North Orange County ROP is accredited by WASC Accreditation Logothe Western Association of Schools and Colleges and its classes are certified by the California State Department of Education.

Mission Statement

North Orange County Regional Occupational Program provides
high-quality, relevant career technical education, and prepares all students
to succeed in employment, career advancement and further education


North Orange County ROP will be recognized as the premier career technical provider in California for high school students.  Every high school student in each of our five districts will have access to a sequence of rigorous and relevant career technical courses.  These courses, taught by experienced and engaging instructors, will enrich students' high school experience and provide them with the career compass needed to navigate a challenging future.


Regional Occupational Program Expected Results for Students are called "ROPERS"

Student Services

The Student Information Department at the Education Center assists with registration processing. ROP offers on-campus career guidance services for high school students. Additionally, preschooling programs are on a few campuses.  More >

Afterschool ROP Classes  

Students can take classes at a high school other than the one that they normally attend, and the credits will transfer to their school.  Most high schools allow students from other schools to attend ROP classes on their campuses after regular school hours. Afterschool Schedule

Fee-based Adult Courses 

Students must meet all minimum age and evalulation requirements to enroll in fee-based medical courses. Fee-based classes are supported entirely by the cost of running the class.  More >

ROP Celebration of Success

The annual North Orange County ROP Celebration of Success is an awards program supporting and honoring student achievement. The event is held at a major venue in Anaheim, California.  More >  


North Orange County ROP is an equal opportunity educator/employer. Job announcements are posted on our Human Resources Department web page.  Discover  More >


Administrators work as a team to provide career-technical training to students as part of the public school system in Southern California.

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Student/Community Profile

California Education Code 52302.8 requires ROP to  serve a smaller percentage of adults than high school students.

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Business Partners

• Attention Employers!

ROP works with local business and industries to provide internship and on-the-job training opportunities for students through business partnerships.  More >

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