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Our Mission

North Orange County Regional Occupational Program equips and empowers tomorrow’s innovative, civic-minded professionals through career technical education.


Our Vision

North Orange County Regional Occupational Program will be recognized as the premier career technical education 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.


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.

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), North Orange County ROP offers accredited career technical education coursework and career readiness training to over 16,000 students in five school districts.

ROP holds classes at 25 high schools, 3 junior high schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 ROP facilities. Classes are taught in a wide range of career pathways to serve communities in northern 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, Stanton, Whittier, and Yorba Linda.


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

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.

 

Instruction

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.


Traditional Classroom

Traditional Classroom

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


Work-Based Learning Community Classroom (CC)

Work-Based Learning Community Classroom (CC)

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)

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

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.


Hybrid Classroom

Hybrid Classroom

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.

 

 

 

Standards for Career Ready Practice (CRPs)

Standards for Career Ready Practice describe the fundamental knowledge and skills that students need to prepare for transition to post-secondary education, career training, or the workforce. These standards are not exclusive to a career pathway, a career technical education (CTE) program of study, a particular discipline, or level of education. Standards for Career Ready Practice are taught and reinforced in all career exploration and preparation programs or integrated into core curriculum, with increasingly higher levels of complexity and expectation as a student advances through a program of study. Standards for Career Ready Practice are a valuable resource for CTE and academic teachers in the design of curricula and lessons that teach and reinforce the career-ready aims of the CTE Model Curriculum Standards and the Common Core State Standards.

Apply appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge.

Apply appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge.

Career-ready individuals readily access and use the knowledge and skills acquired through experience and education. They make connections between abstract concepts with real-world applications and recognize the value of academic preparation for solving problems, communicating with others, calculating measures, and performing other work-related practices.
Communicate clearly, effectively, and with reason.

Communicate clearly, effectively, and with reason.

Career-ready individuals communicate thoughts, ideas, and action plans with clarity, using written, verbal, electronic, and/or visual methods. They are skilled at interacting with others: they are active listeners who speak clearly and with purpose, and they are comfortable with terminology that is common to workplace environments. Career-ready individuals consider the audience for their communication and prepare accordingly to ensure the desired outcome.
Develop an education and career plan aligned with personal goals.

Develop an education and career plan aligned with personal goals.

Career-ready individuals take personal ownership of their educational and career goals and manage their individual plan to attain these goals. They recognize the value of each step in the educational and experiential process, and they understand that nearly all career paths require ongoing education and experience to adapt to practices, procedures, and expectations of an ever-changing work environment. They seek counselors, mentors, and other experts to assist in the planning and execution of education and career plans.
Apply technology to enhance productivity.

Apply technology to enhance productivity.

Career-ready individuals find and maximize the productive value of existing and new technology to accomplish workplace tasks and solve workplace problems. They are flexible and adaptive in acquiring and using new technology. They understand the inherent risks—personal and organizational—of technology applications, and they take actions to prevent or mitigate these risks.
Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Career-ready individuals recognize problems in the workplace, understand the nature of the problems, and devise effective plans to solve the problems. They thoughtfully investigate the root cause of a problem prior to introducing solutions. They carefully consider options to solve a problem and, once agreed upon, follow through to ensure the problem is resolved.
Practice personal health and understand financial literacy.

Practice personal health and understand financial literacy.

Career-ready individuals understand the relationship between personal health and workplace performance. They contribute to their personal well-being through a healthy diet, regular exercise, and mental health activities. Career-ready individuals also understand that financial literacy leads to a secure future that enables career success.
Act as a responsible citizen in the workplace and the community.

Act as a responsible citizen in the workplace and the community.

Career-ready individuals understand the obligations and responsibilities of being a member of a community and demonstrate this understanding every day through their interactions with others. They are aware of the impacts of their decisions on others and the environment around them, and they think about the short-term and long-term consequences of their actions. They are reliable and consistent in going beyond minimum expectations and in participating in activities that serve the greater good.
Model integrity, ethical leadership, and effective management.

Model integrity, ethical leadership, and effective management.

Career-ready individuals consistently act in ways that align with personal and community-held ideals and principles. They employ ethical behaviors and actions that positively influence others. They have a clear understanding of integrity and act on this understanding in every decision. They use a variety of means to positively impact the direction and actions of a team or organization, and they recognize the short-term and long-term effects that management’s actions and attitudes can have on productivity, morale, and organizational culture.
Work productively in teams while integrating cultural and global competence.

Work productively in teams while integrating cultural and global competence.

Career-ready individuals contribute positively to every team, as both team leaders and team members. To avoid barriers to productive and positive interaction, they apply an awareness of cultural differences. They interact effectively and sensitively with all members of the team and nd ways to increase the engagement and contribution of other members.
Demonstrate creativity and innovation.

Demonstrate creativity and innovation.

Career-ready individuals recommend ideas that solve problems in new and different ways and contribute to the improvement of the organization. They consider unconventional ideas and suggestions by others as solutions to issues, tasks, or problems. They discern which ideas and suggestions may have the greatest value. They seek new methods, practices, and ideas from a variety of sources and apply those ideas to their own workplace practices.
Employ valid and reliable research strategies.

Employ valid and reliable research strategies.

Career-ready individuals employ research practices to plan and carry out investigations, create solutions, and keep abreast of the most current findings related to workplace environments and practices. They use a reliable research process to search for new information and confirm the validity of sources when considering the use and adoption of external information or practices.
Understand the environmental, social, and economic impacts of decisions.

Understand the environmental, social, and economic impacts of decisions.

Career-ready individuals understand the interrelated nature of their actions and regularly make decisions that positively impact other people, organizations, the workplace, and the environment. They are aware of and utilize new technologies, understandings, procedures, and materials and adhere to regulations affecting the nature of their work. They are cognizant of impacts on the social condition, environment, workplace, and profitability of the organization.
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