ROP: Regional Occupational Program

ROP: Regional Occupational Program Website 

What is ROP?
ROP courses are designed to provide students experience and training that will give them opportunities to explore classes, and prepare within broad career pathways. Learning experiences are designed to reinforce academic skills through applied learning that is career and job related. Learning takes place not only in the classroom, but also in the workplace where students develop strong work ethic and employability skills as they explore careers.   Students are engaged in both the technological and cultural changes that are part of our rapidly changing society.

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the California Department of Education, and state, federal and private grants, fund the program. ROP is managed from the Santa Cruz County Office of Education with outreach counselors at each high school.   Classes are taught on high school campuses and high school students generally have first priority to enroll. Classes may be scheduled within the regular high school instructional day or in the late afternoons and evenings. 

Talk to Sheri Williams, ROP Counselor, in the Harbor High Career Center, if you have questions. 


Bike Repair
Construction Technology
Criminal Justice
Graphic Design
Health Careers
Medical Technician
Green Construction
Sports Medicine
Video Production