Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ROP? ROP is:

  • State-funded public education, providing career technical education and guidance to meet identified educational standards and industry needs.
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • Part of the Huntington Beach Union, Irvine, Newport-Mesa, Saddleback Valley and Tustin Unified School Districts.
  • Sequential learning designed to improve academic skills.
  • A course of study that combines classroom instruction with hands-on learning.
  • Taught by fully credentialed teachers, experienced in their related industries.

Who can take ROP classes?

  • ROP classes are available to high school students enrolled in one of our five participating districts. Adults may enroll in fee-based classes.

Why take an ROP class? ROP students can:

  • Earn grades and credits toward high school graduation.
  • Enroll in classes that satisfy a-g requirement for UC and CSU.
  • Gain experience required for immediate employment.
  • Participate in courses that offer internships if they are at least 16 years of age.
  • Earn certificates of achievement.
  • Experience careers that may assist in choosing college majors and enhance college admission applications.
  • Upgrade skills, change careers, or prepare for re-entry into the workforce.
  • Prepare for post secondary education.

When and where are classes offered?

  • Classes are held in businesses and on high school campuses located within the five participating districts, during and after school, evenings and Saturdays.
  • The school year is divided into two 18-week semesters, fall and spring. Classes may be one or two semesters in length. See schedule of classes for start dates.

How can you register for classes?

  • High school students register with the ROP career specialist on campus.
  • Students attending alternative high school programs may register with the career specialist or at the Coastline ROP office.
  • Adults may register in person at the Coastline ROP office.

What is the cost?

  • Classes are free to high school students.
  • Some courses charge a fee for fabricated or other items that will be taken home. Check schedule of classes for specific requirements.
  • For information on adult fee-based classes, see the schedule of classes.

What about job placement?

  • Job seeking assistance is available at Orange County One-Stop Centers.
  • High school students can access employment information in their high school career centers.


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