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  ROP Career Technical Education and Training


North Orange County ROP courses combine classroom and hands-on training.  All instruction is based on the California Career Technical Education standards, which are aligned with the Common Core State standards.  These standards prepare students for career and college.
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Classes are conducted using one or more of the following methods:

All instruction is based on the California Career Technical Education standards, which are aligned with the Common Core State Standards.  These standards prepare students for career and college.  Instructional methods used to conduct North Orange County ROP classes include:


Traditional Classroom – Learning takes place in a classroom, lab, or shop setting with hands-on skills training using industry-standard equipment.


Community Classroom (CC) / Work-Based Learning – Learning takes place through a combination of traditional classroom instruction and unpaid on-the-job training at businesses or public agency sites.


Cooperative Vocational Education (CVE) – Learning takes place through a combination of traditional classroom instruction and paid on-the-job training.  Students enrolled in a CVE course must be employed in a related industry.


Online Classroom / Distance Education – Learning takes place using an internet-based, learning management system.  Students complete online classes and assignments via a computer from their home or school.  Computers must be connected to the internet and have a current web browser.  Some of the documents in these courses are made available through PDF form. 

Adobe Acrobat Reader (used for reading PDFs) can be downloaded here:



Articulation is a formal agreement that connects sequenced courses between ROP and community colleges/post-secondary institutions.  High School students who successfully complete an articulated course may receive credit and/or skip the Introductory level course at the community college level.

North Orange County ROP has entered into articulation agreements with several local community colleges. More >

University of California Approved Courses

Certain ROP courses meet UC approved admission requirements.  Designated ROP courses meet the UC Laboratory Science ("d"), UC Visual and Performing Arts ("f"), UC Language other than English ("e"), or UC elective ("g") requirement for admission.  More >


Afterschool Classes

Some ROP class sections for high schools are offered afterschool (often period 7) and are open to all high school students in the districts North Orange County ROP serves

Afterschool class offerings differ by school and district.

Automotive Technology
Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA)
Business Technology (Computer Applications)
Computer Graphics and Design
Careers With Children: Preschool Lab (CC))
Construction Occupations
Dental Assistant
Emergency Medical Responder
Entertainment Park/Tourism Careers (CC/CVE)
Medical Core
Medical Assistant
Preschool Assistant - Careers with Children
Retail Sales/General Merchandising (CC/CVE)
Welding/Metal Fabrication
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Open-entry Classes

If there are openings, high school students may enroll in open-entry classes almost any time during the semester, providing some flexibility for busy students.

Specialized Programs

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) offers employment and training services to in-school and out-of school youth who meet specific eligibility requirements. The program addresses the attainment of basic skills, enhanced opportunities for academic and occupational training and exposure to the job market and employment.  For Information regarding in-school youth WIA participation, call 714-502-5833.  

For Information regarding out-of-school youth WIA participation, call 714-502-5875.

WorkAbility I provides comprehensive employment preparation for special education students, ages 14-22, in four school districts served by ROP.  Eligible students may also receive assessment of career interests and aptitudes, career technical training and workplace skills preparation.  Call 714-502-5851, 714-502-5828, or 714-502-5868.

This year no summer ROP classes will be held from late June through early August.  Fall semester classes start August 10th.

Course Descriptions

Industry Sectors

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Arts, Media & Visual Entertainment

Building & Construction Trades

Business & Finance

Education, Child Development &
     Family Services

Engineering & Architecture

Health Science & Medical Technology

Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation/
     Culinary Arts

Manufacturing &
     Product Development

Marketing, Sales & Service

Public Services / Public Protection

Transportation / Auto Technology

Afterschool Class Schedule                 
Adult Fee-based Course Schedule
CEUs for Certificed Nursing Assistants
   and Home Health Aides
Adult EMT Fee-Based Class


Adult Fee-Based Courses

Adult Fee-Based Programs

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