Curriculum and Accreditation
North Orange County ROP is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and its classes are certified by the California State Department of Education.
Articulation is a formal agreement that connects sequenced courses offered at North Orange County ROP to 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.
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.
North Orange County ROP courses combine classroom and hands-on training. All instruction is based on the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned with the Common Core State standards. These standards prepare students for career and college. Classes are conducted using one or more of the following methods.
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 in PDF form.
Learning takes place through a combination of traditional and online classroom instruction. While applied requirements of the course are completed in-person at North Orange County ROP locations of other pre-determined sites, at least 30% of the course content is delivered via the internet. In-person meeting dates, times, locations, and other relevant factors vary from course to course and are made available to students prior to registration.