CTE/ROP is the largest
program within the Contra Costa County Office of Education's Student
Programs. It is a career training program designed for high school juniors
and seniors and adult learners. The goal of CTE/ROP is to help students learn
about career opportunities and develop job skills. Learn about CTE/ROP's Mission and Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
The Contra Costa County Office of Education delivers state-of-the-art educational programs to over 12,000 students and adults.
Courses are taught in all 34 comprehensive high schools in Contra Costa
County, as well as Emeryville, Berkeley, Albany, and Piedmont high schools,
and at two adult sites. The high school program includes a broad range
of academically focused career courses such as Art & Animation, Biotechnology,
Careers in Teaching, Computer Programming,
Environmental Science, Fire Science, Analytical Forensic Science, Sports Medicine, and
Video Production. Among the 72 CTE/ROPs in California, Contra Costa County CTE/ROP is the leader with over 50 courses which have earned U.C.'s “a-g” approval
CTE/ROP's job training courses for adults include high demand health specialties such as Clinical
Medical Assistant, Administrative Medical Assistant, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, and Process Plant Operator training in partnership with Chevron.
What Is CTE/ROP?
CTE/ROP is the Contra Costa County Office of Education's career training
program designed for high school juniors and seniors. The goal of CTE/ROP
is to help students gain knowledge and skills for future careers.
In addition to the skills developed for specific fields, each class helps students develop a résumé, review effective
interviewing techniques and identify sources of employment.
CTE/ROP is an excellent way to prepare for college. If students
are uncertain about their college major or career choice, CTE/ROP provides an opportunity to explore a career field. Students use the skills
they develop in CTE/ROP to gain higher paying part-time work to help pay for college expenses.
Internships and hands-on experience provide students the opportunity
to “try-out” career choices before investing time and money
in college or post-secondary training.
CTE/ROP also offers job training opportunities for adults who need to
upgrade existing skills or acquire new ones. CTE/ROP staff assist adult
students with job search information and interview preparation.
CTE/ROP Facts & Statistics:
Contra Costa County CTE/ROP:
Is operated by the Contra Costa County Office of Education
Provides training for current and emerging careers
Employs highly qualified teachers with industry experience
Uses individualized instruction
Provides state-of-the-art instructional equipment
Low cost courses for adults
Curricula and new programs reflect labor market needs
Is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
and approved by the California State Department of Education
Courses include California State Academic Standards and Career Technical Education Standards, as well as
Courses are reviewed annually by Industry Advisory Committees
Offers nearly 90 rigorous and relevant career courses
More than 180,000 students have completed
CTE/ROP training in the past 40 years.
Approximately 80% are employed in related occupations
or are enrolled in advanced training.
CTE/ROP Students include:
Over 12,000+ high school students from 34 high schools in Contra Costa
and Alameda Counties
Hundreds of adults who are upgrading skills or learning new skills annually
Services and programs of the Contra Costa County
Office of Education CTE/ROP are available to anyone 16 years of age or
older without regard to race, creed, color, ancestry, sex or physical