College and Career Readiness

The Contra Costa County Office of Education is committed to supporting College and Career Readiness (CCR) for all students in Contra Costa County. The CCR department helps coordinate Career Technical Education (CTE) programs at school districts through the Regional Occupational Program (ROP), the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG), and the K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12SWP). Support includes funding of ROP classes, articulation with community colleges, alignment to UC/CSU 'a-g' requirements, work-based learning opportunities, teacher credential assistance, and much more.

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 10,000 students at 20 high schools, a county special education facility, 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 within the 15 state recognized industry sectors. 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


The K12 Strong Workforce grant funds a consortium of Contra Costa and northern Alameda County school districts to expand and strengthen CTE pathways within the Health & Medical Technology, Information & Communication Technology, Engineering & Architecture, and Manufacturing & Product Development industry sectors. In addition, the grant provides opportunities for increased Work-Based Learning (WBL) experiences for students.

Office Contacts

Director III, College and Career Readiness Hilary Dito  (925) 942-3368
Manager, College and Career Readiness; K12 SWP Coordinator Nicholas Morgan  (925) 942-3359
Administrative Assistant III Crystal Gatts  (925) 942-3368
Data Technician Kham Phaxaypraseuth  (925) 942-3491
Purchasing Assistant II Gina Schenk (925) 942-3404
FAX, CTE/ROP   (925) 934-1057


Site Contacts 

SITE Coordinator, College and Career Readiness
Acalanes UHSD, Albany High, Alhambra High, John Swett High, 
Piedmont High, San Ramon Valley High, Monte Vista High, Chevron Adult
Jeff Brauning
(707) 301-7123
Antioch USD, Liberty UHSD, Pittsburg USD,
Clayton Valley Charter High,
California High, Dougherty Valley High, CMA Adult
Dan Hanel
(925) 766-1938
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