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Career Technical Education (CTE/ROP)

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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 Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs) adobe acrobat file(PDF; 86k, 1 pg.).

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About Career Technical Education (CTE/ROP)

 

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 42 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 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 over 60 rigorous and relevant career courses
  • More than 180,000 students have completed CTE/ROP training in the past 37 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

CTE/ROP Students of Excellence Awards Celebration*

Thursday, May 8, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Concord Senior Center
2727 Parkside Circle Concord, CA 94519
(925) 671-3320

 

*All CTE/ROP teachers are required to attend CTE/ROP Teacher
In-Service Meetings

 

Adult CTE/ROP Programs

CTE/ROP offers career training opportunities for adults who need to upgrade existing skills, or acquire new ones.

 

Health and Human Services

Administrative Medical Assistant

Step 1 :
Instruction includes medical office procedures, charting, medical ethics, medical terminology, and patient safety. Basic computer skills required.
Prerequisite: Pass basic skills test & instructor interview.

Location:
Antioch (Prospects)

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Clinical Medical Assistant

Step 2:
Train for back office positions. Course includes medical terminology, anatomy, laboratory procedures, charting, and documentation. Students intern in local medical facilities.
Prerequisite: Pass basic skills test & instructor interview. Must be 18 years old. Current TB test and physical required prior to starting internship.

Location:
Antioch (Prospects)

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Industrial/Engineering Technology

Process Plant Operator

Learn mechanical skills for boilermaker, pipefitter, machinist and welder. Learn other skills needed to pass employment tests for industries.
Prerequisites: Pass basic math/reading test, valid California Driver’s License, instructor interview.

Location:
Richmond

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Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Learn mechanical skills, communication skills, and job skills needed for a career in the petrochemical industry.

Location:
Richmond

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Adult CTE/ROP Enrollment

Please call to enroll in an adult CTE/ROP course:

Medical Classes 925.427.2404
Industrial Classes 510.758.4782

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High School CTE/ROP Programs

CTE/ROP prepares high school students for college and careers.

 

High School CTE/ROP Course Information

High School CTE/ROP programs are available in the following Industry Sectors:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
  • Building Trades and Construction
  • Education, Child Development and Family Services
  • Engineering and Design
  • Finance and Business
  • Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing and Product Development
  • Marketing, Sales and Service
  • Public Services
  • Transportation

Go to detailed High School CTE/ROP Course Information

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High School CTE/ROP Course Enrollment Information

Please call to enroll in a high school CTE/ROP course:

School Districts CTE/ROP Career Guidance Liaison Phone Number
Albany, Berkeley, Emery, John Swett, Piedmont, Martinez, West Contra Costa County Districts and Alvarado Adult 510.758.4782
Antioch, Liberty, and Pittsburg Districts, Delta Beauty, Prospects 925.427.2404
Acalanes High, Campolindo High, Miramonte High, Clayton Valley Charter, Mt. Diablo USD 925.942.3436
Martinez and San Ramon Districts, Las Lomas High, Marchus, and Paris Beauty College 925.942.3348

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.

 

Community College Articulated Courses

High School students earn elective credits in all CTE/ROP classes. Transfer credits or waivers may be available in the following classes, through articultaion agreements with Tech Prep with local community colleges:

Contra Costa College

Law Enforcement Careers

  • Pinole Valley High School
Diablo Valley College

Architectural Design

  • Heritage High School
  • Monte Vista High School

Advanced Architectural Design

  • Heritage High School
  • Monte Vista High School
  • Pittsburg High School

Careers With Children

  • Ygnacio Valley High School (non-credit articulated)

Careers in Teaching

  • California High School
  • Hercules High School
  • Northgate High School
  • San Ramon Valley High School
  • Ygnacio Valley High School

Commercial Baking

  • Mt. Diablo High School

Computerized Accounting

  • Concord High School

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

  • Heritage High School
  • Pittsburg High School

Construction

  • Mt. Diablo High School

Culinary Arts

  • Antioch High School

Advanced Culinary Arts

  • Antioch High School
  • Monte Vista High School

Design Drafting

  • Heritage High School

Multimedia

  • Mt. Diablo High School

Restaurant Careers

  • Mt. Diablo High School

    (Introduction to Kitchen & Safety & Sanitation)

Las Positas College

Fire Science

  • California High School (expires 2014)

Los Medanos College

Advanced Auto Technology

  • Antioch High School

Careers with Children

  • Deer Valley High
  • Freedom High School
  • Monte Vista High

Careers in Education

  • Freedom High
  • Pittsburg High
Vista College

Art of Video

  • Berkeley High School

Graphic Design

  • Albany High School

Photography

  • Albany High School

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Career Technical Education (CTE/ROP) Employment Opportunities

The Contra Costa County Office of Education CTE/ROP Program offers quality career training classes that contribute to our students' educational achievement and the economic development of our county and state.

Through career guidance, employment training, job development, and educational support services for high school students and adults, CTE/ROP's partnership programs are preparing Contra Costa students for their place in tomorrow's work force. Highly qualified teachers with industry experience are the cornerstone of our programs.

Individuals who have an interest in joining the CTE/ROP teaching team, and meet the credential requirements listed below, are encouraged to mail or fax their resume outlining their educational and industry background to:

Contra Costa County Office of Education,
CTE/ROP
77 Santa Barbara Rd.
Pleasant Hill, CA., 94523

or FAX their resume to: 925-934-1057, attn. CTE/ROP Employment Opportunities.

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CTE/ROP Teacher Resources

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CTE/ROP Parent Resources

To Our Parents,

We hope this site helps you to better understand the Contra Costa County Office of Education CTE/ROP and the benefits it offers your student. You can find course offerings, career information, youth services, and information regarding what's going on in your local schools. If there is something you would like to see that is currently not being offered, please contact us with your suggestions.

Parent Resource Links

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CTE/ROP Contacts:
Director, Student Programs 925.942.3368
Administrative Assistant III 925.942.3368
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, Martinez, West Contra Costa County Districts and Alvarado Adult 510.758.4782
Antioch, Liberty, and Pittsburg Districts, Delta Beauty, Prospects 925.427.2404
Acalanes High, Campolindo High, Miramonte High, Clayton Valley Charter, Mt. Diablo USD 925.942.3436
Martinez and San Ramon Districts, Las Lomas High, Marchus, and Paris Beauty College 925.942.3348
 
Data Technician II 925.942.3491
Purchasing Assistant II 925.942.3404
CTE/ROP Sites:
Acalanes High , Principal 925.818.0712
Albany High , Principal 925.942.3368
Alhambra High , Principal 925.942.3368
Antioch High , Principal 925.427.1072
Berkeley High , Principal 925.942.3368
Berkeley Tech , Principal 925.766-1938
California High , Principal 925.427.1072
Campolindo High , Principal 925.818.0712
Clayton Valley High , Principal 925.818.0712
College Park High , Principal 925.818.0712
Concord High , Principal 925.818.0712
De Anza High , Principal 925.942.3368
Deer Valley High , Principal 925.427.1072
Dougherty Valley High , Principal 925.427.1072
El Cerrito High , Principal 925.942.3368
Emery Secondary School , Principal 925.942.3368
Freedom High , Principal 925.427.1072
Hercules High , Principal 925.942.3368
Heritage High , Principal 925.427.1072
John Swett High , Principal 925.942.3368
Kennedy High , Principal 925.942.3368
Las Lomas High , Principal 925.818.0712
Liberty High , Principal 925.427.1072
Marchus School , Principal 925.602.4400
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 925.942.3368
Pinole Valley High , Principal 925.942.3368
Pittsburg High , Principal 925.427.1072
Prospects/Antioch - Adult , Principal 925.427.1072
Richmond High , Principal 925.942.3368
San Ramon Valley High , Principal 925.831.9589
Ygnacio Valley High , Principal 925.831.9589

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