College and Career Readiness (1)

The Contra Costa County Office of Education supports career technical education through two major programs, the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) and the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG).

Program Information: (925) 942-3368



ROP provides innovative Career Technical Education to prepare students for challenging careers, post-secondary education, and lifelong learning.

About Us

The Contra Costa County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) annually serves nearly 12,000 students at 34 high schools, a county special education facility, a cosmetology school, two adult detention facilities, and two adult training centers in Contra Costa and northern Alameda Counties.

Contra Costa County ROP:

  • Offers more than 90 standards-based courses within the 15 state-identified Career Technical Education (CTE) industry sectors
  • Includes nearly 70 ROP courses that are UC ‘a-g’ approved (the most of any ROP in the state)
  • Employs highly qualified ROP teachers with industry experience
  • Provides leadership and support to teachers, schools, and districts in college and career preparation for students
  • Collaborates with schools, business/industry partners, and community colleges to develop, implement, and strengthen career pathways

For more information about ROP, see our most recent WASC report, read our ROP Newsletters, or check out the program from our annual Students of Excellence ceremony.


The CTE Incentive Grant funds a consortium of Contra Costa and northern Alameda County school districts working together to provide High Quality CTE for high school students. CCCOE support includes:

  • Leadership at All Levels
  • High Quality Curriculum and Instruction
  • Career Exploration and Guidance
  • Student Support and Leadership Development
  • Industry Partnerships
  • System Alignment and Coherence
  • Effective Organizational Design
  • System Responsiveness to Changing Economic Demands
  • Skilled Faculty and Professional Development
  • Evaluation, Accountability and Continuous Improvement
  • CTE Promotion, Outreach, Marketing, and Communication

Office Contacts

Administrative Assistant III Crystal Gatts  (925) 942-3368
Work-Based Learning Liaison Sandy Wallenstein (925) 942-3483
Purchasing Assistant II Gina Schenk (925) 942-3404
FAX, CTE/ROP   (925) 934-1057


Site Contacts 

SITE ROP Principal
Albany High, Berkeley High, Emery High,
Piedmont High, West Contra Costa USD
Jeff Brauning
(707) 301-7123
Antioch USD, Liberty UHSD, Pittsburg USD,
Alhambra High, Marchus School, John Swett High,
Clayton Valley Charter High, Paris Beauty College, 
Acalanes UHSD, Mt. Diablo USD, San Ramon Valley USD
Dan Hanel
(925) 766-1938
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