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 (WASC)
  • 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 with industry experience and experienced in their related industries

Who can take ROP classes?

  • High school students enrolled in one of our fi ve partner districts

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 partner 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?

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?

  • High school students can access employment information in their high school careers centers


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