What are students getting out of ROP?
Regional Occupational Program Information
Coastline ROP (Regional Occupational Program) is an exemplary, innovative career technical education program that prepares students for college and career success and contributes to the economic development of the communities we serve.
ROP classes provide students a rich curriculum that is aligned to state standards and evaluated by industry members.
- California CTE Curriculum Standards are organized into 15 industry sectors. Coastline ROP has courses and programs in 13 of the 15 state industry sectors including: Agriculture and Natural Resources ▪Arts, Media, and Entertainment ▪ Building Trades and Construction ▪ Business and Finance ▪Education, Child Development, Family Services ▪ Engineering and Architecture ▪ Health Science and Medical Technology ▪ Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation ▪ Information and Communication Technologies ▪ Manufacturing and Product Development ▪ Marketing, Sales, and Service ▪ Public Services ▪ Transportation.
- More than one-third of Coastline ROP’s courses meet the UC/CSU admission requirements.
- Course pathways are aligned with postsecondary programs promoting sequential skill building.
- Advanced placement and/or credit are available at local community colleges for some classes.
- Many classes include internships at local business and industry sites where ROP students improve their critical thinking skills, communication skills, and work attitudes.
- Research shows that students who take ROP courses improve their grade point averages, feel a greater connection to learning, and are more successful in college and careers once they graduate.
- ROP courses are taught by skilled teachers credentialed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
- Coastline ROP is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).