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    REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM

     

     

    The North Orange County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) is one of 72 California state-funded programs providing quality job training, career guidance, and job placement assistance for a diverse high school and adult population.  These programs and services prepare students for employment, occupational changes, and/or further occupational education, which will enable students to contribute successfully to a rapidly changing society.  Besides the community training sites, ROP classes are located on 22 high school campuses and in five centers.  New ROP courses are constantly being developed in response to an expressed labor market demand and/or an effort to provide career pathways for high school students.

    Courses vary in length from six-week units to two-year certificate programs.  High school students receive one credit toward graduation for every fifteen (15) hours of classroom attendance.  Thirty (30) hours of paid work experience when attending a CVE class also earns one credit toward graduation.  A maximum of 40 credits earned outside the regular school day through ROP may be applied toward high school graduation. 

     

    The following programs are offered on campus DURING THE SCHOOL DAY:

    ROP ACCOUNTING OCCUPATIONS

    10 Credits / Grades 10-12

    Prerequisite:  Keyboarding / computer skills; 2.0 GPA or better

    HS (h)

     

    If you earn money, you will want to keep track of it, and accounting shows you easy ways to do that.  You will learn how to prepare income statements and balance sheets.  You will also have the opportunity to learn software such as Excel, Word, QuickBooks Pro and Peachtree Accounting.  The class prepares students for entry-level employment in office settings and advanced training.  Cerritos, Fullerton, and Westwood Colleges grant advanced placement and/or credits to students who complete the course with grades of A or B.  This course meets one of the requirements for the Business Careers Pathway Cord.

     

    ROP CARPENTRY / CONSTRUCTION OCCUPATIONS I - III

    5-40 Credits / Grades 9-12

    Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA)                                                        

    Prerequisite:  None

    HS (h)

     

    Are you happiest working with your hands and creating things that last?  You will learn how to use both hand and power tools safely; how to read blueprints, measure and specify materials, and build projects from the ground up.  You may participate in contests and community events.  The four-year program (BITA) will prepare you for advanced training, jobs, or apprenticeships.  This course meets one of the requirements for the Manufacturing Careers Pathway Cord.

     

    ROP COMPUTER ASSISTED DRAFTING (CAD) I-III

    5-30 Credits / Grades 9-12

    Prerequisite:  Strong math background; good visualization and fine motor skills; patience

    HS (h)

     

    This course introduces the student to the various areas of drafting that are used in engineering and industry.  Basic engineering AUTOCAD skills enable the student to graphically communicate the shape, size, and structure of objects, parts, and manufactured items found and used in

    industry.  Subsequent semesters of study train students in computer drawing using state-of-the-art CAD software.  Areas covered include floor plans, kitchen and bathroom design, roof styles, elevations, foundation details and plans, plot plans, and dimensioning techniques.  This course meets one of the requirements for the Engineering Careers Pathway Cord.

     

    ROP INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN (IED)

    5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

    Prerequisite:  Algebra I recommended

    HS (h); CSU / UC (g)

     

    In this course students use a problem-solving model to design solutions to real-world challenges, including improving existing products and inventing new ones.  Using sophisticated three-dimensional modeling software, students create designs and communicate product details.  Emphasis is placed on analyzing potential solutions and communicating ideas to others.  Students who successfully complete the one-year class are eligible for one year of UC-approved a-g elective credit.  This course meets one of the requirements for the Engineering Careers Pathway Cord.

     

    ROP PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (POE)

    5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

    Prerequisite:  Algebra I or above

    HS (h); CSU / UC (g)

     

    This one-year course is part of Project Lead the Way, a curriculum designed by engineers for future engineers!  Using activities and projects, students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science, and technology in an engineering problem-solving process.  The course addresses social and political consequences of technological change.  Students will explore careers in engineering and technology, including technology systems and manufacturing processes.  Students who successfully complete the one-year class are eligible for one year of UC-approved a-g elective credit.  This course meets one of the requirements for the Engineering Careers Pathway Cord.

     

    ROP CHILD DEVELOPMENT F / S

    5-10 Credits / Grades 9-12

    Prerequisite:  None

    HS (h); CSU / UC (g)

     

    You will study children’s developmental stages from conception through early adolescence.  You will focus on the emotional/psychological, cognitive and physical aspects of development, and on the influences on development of heredity and environmental factors.  Students who successfully complete two semesters of the Child Development course are eligible for one year of UC-approved a-g credit.  This course meets one of the requirements for the Education Careers Pathway Cord.

     

    ROP CAREERS WITH CHILDREN I (Preschool Lab)

    5-10 Credits / Grades 10-11

    Prerequisite:  None; ROP Child Development recommended

    HS (h)

     

    Are you patient, inventive, creative, and organized?  If so, then you are ready for this real-world setting.  You will learn to recognize developmental stages in children ages 2.5 to 5 years of age in the preschool lab.  You will learn teaching methods that work to help little children love to learn in a happy, structured environment.

     

    ROP CAREERS WITH CHILDREN II (Preschool Lab)

    5-10 Credits / Grades 11-12

    Prerequisite:  ROP Careers with Children I

    HS (h)

    This class prepares students for working with young children in preschool and home settings and for advanced training.  Orange Coast College grants advanced placement and/or credits at the college to students who complete the course with grades of A or B.  See your instructor for details.

     

    ROP EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER

    5-10 Credits / Grades 10-12

    Prerequisite:  None

    HS (h)

     

    Whether you want to be a lifeguard, a firefighter, or a medical worker in any branch of medicine, this class will give you a great introduction.  You will learn skills to assist Emergency Medical Services providers at the scene.  You will study patient assessment, triage, first aid, emergency responsibilities, and ethical/legal issues and responsibilities.  This class prepares you for the EMT class and advanced studies in the field.  This course meets one of the requirements for the Medical Careers Pathway Cord.

     

    ROP FIRE TECHNOLOGY

    5-10 Credits / Grades 10-12

    Prerequisite:  None                                                                                         

    HS (h)

     

    If you are very physically fit, self-disciplined and highly ethical, the firefighting service may be a good match.  You will learn about careers within the fire service, about fire behavior, firefighting tactics, ethics, legal issues and history of the fire service.  This class trains you for further education.  This course meets one of the requirements for the Medical Specialties Pathway Cord.

     

    ROP HEALTH FITNESS / SPORTS MEDICINE TECHNICIAN I - II

    5-20 Credits / Grades 10-12

    Prerequisite:  None

    HS (h)

     

    Love sports and fitness?  You will learn to prevent sports injuries by the use of proper body mechanics in exercise.  You will learn to recognize and evaluate sports injuries when they occur.  You will also learn rehabilitation methods and current treatment modalities.  By the end of class, you will be able to assess health fitness and develop an exercise regimen to maintain and promote physical well-being.  The class prepares you for advanced training and for working under supervision with your school’s sports teams’ members.  This course meets one of the requirements for the Medical Specialties Pathway Cord.

     

    ROP VIDEO PRODUCTION I – III (GRIFFIN NEWS)

    5-20 Credits / Grades 11-12

    Prerequisite:  None                                                                                         

    H.S. (h)

     

    This course prepares the student to work in a production or post-production facility.  Advanced students will be taping school events, sports, classroom activities, etc. to create the Griffin News student broadcast, a campus news show that is aired weekly to all students at LAHS.  Students will plan stories, learn filming techniques, and use editing software.  This course meets one of the requirements for the Communications Careers Pathway Cord.

     

    ROP VITAL LINK

    5-10 Credits / Grades 11-12

    Prerequisite:  None

    HS (h)

     

    This class is for students who want to be prepared to enter the workforce either upon graduation from high school or during/after postsecondary education.  Students will learn skills that business

    has identified as necessary for success in the workplace.  Students will learn how to set up and run a small business which includes marketing, personnel, accounting, and business management.  Students will also learn how to manage personal finances:  setting up a budget, balancing a checkbook, and identifying savings and investment options.  Students will leave the class with a resume, a portfolio, and job shadowing experience to assist in the college and career search process.  This course meets one of the requirements for the Business Careers Pathway Cord.

     

    ROP ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    5-10 Credits / Grades 11-12

    Prerequisite:  None

    HS (h)

     

    Are you a motivated, independent thinker?  Does the idea of being your own boss sound great to you?  This course teaches you the skills necessary for starting and operating a small business.  You will learn how to develop a business plan, create a marketing strategy, choose and maintain an accounting system, and complete paperwork necessary for developing and operating a new business.  This course meets one of the requirements for the Business Careers Pathway Cord.

     

     

    The following program is offered off campus AFTER SCHOOL for students who need to earn credit while employed.

     

    ROP RETAIL CAREERS (CVE)

    Variable Credit / Grades 10-12 (15 class hours = 1 credit)

    Prerequisite:  None                                                                                         

    HS (h)

     

    This course allows you to use the hours that you are employed in a retail setting toward elective high school credit.  Earn ½ credit each week if you work at least 15 hours at your job.  An additional 1 credit is given for each 15 hours of class attendance.  This class is offered at a local high school for 2.5 hours, one day each week.  This course meets one of the requirements for the Business Careers Pathway Cord.

     

     

    You might also enjoy the following nearby ROP classes:

     

    Aquatics, Marine Diving

    Culinary Arts Institute/Chef and Baker

    Dental Assistant

    Design and Fabrication for Engineering Careers

    Esthetician

    Financial Services/Banking

    Hospitality/Knott’s Berry Farm

    Masonry

    Manicurist

    Medical Core

    Nursing Assistant

    Pharmacy Technician

    Retail/Merchandising Careers

    Water Safety Instructor

     

     

    For complete ROP course catalog and enrollment information, contact:

     

    Christy Ricks, College/Career            - OR -     North Orange County ROP Education Center

        Guidance Specialist                                       385 N. Muller Street

    Los Alamitos High School                                 Anaheim, CA 92801

    Phone:  (562) 799-4780, ext. 82240                 (714) 502-5874

    Fax:  (562) 799-4802                                        www.nocrop.us

     

     

    Students who choose to enroll in an on-campus ROP class which is offered during the regular school day should see their high school counselor.  For classes offered after the regular school day, enrollment forms are available from the Career Guidance Counselor in the College and Career Center.

    North Orange County ROP is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.