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Administrative Assistant


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Career Technical Education (CTE/ROP)

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 adobe acrobat file

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High School

Adult Programs

For Teachers

For Parents

Sites and Contacts

Course Hotline & Enrollment Information: (925) 942-3368

About Us

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 61 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 Industry Standards
  • 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 handicap.

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Important Dates

2017 Students of Excellence Awards

The 2017 Students of Excellence Awards Ceremony was held on
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 3:30 p.m. at the Concord Senior Center

View the Students of Excellence Program here (pdf)

Contacts & Sites

CTE/ROP Contacts:
Director, Student Programs 925.942.3368
Administrative Assistant III 925.942.3368
Work-Based Learning Liaison 925.942.3484
FAX, CTE/ROP   925.934.1057
For principals at specific sites, please see CTE/ROP Sites below
Career Guidance Liaisons
Albany, Berkeley, Emery, John Swett, Piedmont, West Contra Costa USD 510.231.1442 ext. 27431
Antioch and Liberty Districts, Delta Beauty School, Prospects 925.427.2404
Acalanes High, Campolindo High, Las Lomas High, Miramonte High, Clayton Valley Charter, Mt. Diablo USD 925.942.3436
Pittsburg, and San Ramon Districts, Alhambra High, Marchus, and Paris Beauty College 925.297.9207
Data Technician II 925.942.3491
Purchasing Assistant II 925.942.3404

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CTE/ROP Sites:
Acalanes High , Principal 925.818.0712
Albany High , Principal 707.301.7123
Alhambra High , Principal 925.766.1938
Antioch High , Principal 925.766.1938
Berkeley High , Principal 707.301.7123
Berkeley Tech , Principal 707.301.7123
California High , Principal 925.818.0712
Campolindo High , Principal 925.818.0712
Clayton Valley High , Principal 925.766.1938
College Park High , Principal 925.818.0712
Concord High , Principal 925.818.0712
De Anza High , Principal 707.301.7123
Deer Valley High , Principal 925.766.1938
Dougherty Valley High , Principal 925.818-0712
Dozier-Libbey High , Principal 925.766.1938
El Cerrito High , Principal 707.301.7123
Emery Secondary School , Principal 707.301.7123
Freedom High , Principal 925.766.1938
Hercules High , Principal 707.301.7123
Heritage High , Principal 925.766.1938
John Swett High , Principal 925.766.1938
Kennedy High , Principal 707.301.7123
Las Lomas High , Principal 925.818.0712
Liberty High , Principal 925.766.1938
Marchus School , Principal 925.766.1938
Miramonte High , Principal 925.818.0712
Monte Vista High , Principal 925.818.0712
Mt. Diablo High , Principal 925.818.0712
Northgate High , Principal 925.818.0712
Piedmont High , Principal 707.301.7123
Pinole Valley High , Principal 707.301.7123
Pittsburg High , Principal 925.766.1938
Prospects/Antioch - Adult , Principal 925.766.1938
Richmond High , Principal 707.301.7123
San Ramon Valley High , Principal 925.818.0712
Ygnacio Valley High , Principal 925.818.0712

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Page updated on: February 28, 2018

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