Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is ROP?

1. What is ROP?

Regional Occupational Program (ROP) is a public education service that provides practical, hands-on career preparation and career guidance. Tri-Cities ROP, one of 74 ROPs in California, is a cooperative career training program established by the El Rancho Unified and Whittier Union High School Districts.

The ROP is designed to provide students with the technical skills required for particular jobs. Community-based internships in local business and industry sites are offered in many classes. Every course offers a unit on employment seeking skills. All programs are approved by the California Department of Education and are financially supported by public education funds.

2. Who is eligible?

2. Who is eligible?

Most ROP courses are open to all high school students. Some upper level courses are open only to juniors, seniors, persons 16 years of age or older, and to adults.

3. Why take ROP?

3. Why take ROP?

ROP can help you get the experience needed to get a job of your choice, help you update your existing skills, or train you in a new field. ROP prepares students to obtain jobs and promotes further advancement in particular career areas.

4. Can you earn high school or adult credits?

4. Can you earn high school or adult credits?

Job skill attainment is the main objective of ROP classes. Upon successful completion of an ROP course, grades are issued by the ROP for high school students. Credits may be issued by your high school or adult school and applied toward graduation.

5. What is the cost?

5. What is the cost?

Costs vary depending on the class. High school students, taking a class for high school credit, do not pay fees. Adults pay a fee for each class. For most adult classes, a deposit is also required to reserve a seat. This deposit (part of the class fee) is refundable if the class is canceled or reaches capacity. Review the class schedule for more information regarding current fees and deposits.

Adults and high school students are responsible for fulfilling prerequisites and purchasing supplies. Adults are required to purchase the course textbook. If a course has prerequisites and/or required supplies, they will be listed in the course description in the class schedule.

TCROP reserves the right to modify fees charged prior to the start of any class. Furthermore, while every effort is made to publish accurate fee information, errors might occur. TCROP reserves the right to correct such erroneous fee information prior to the start of the course.

6. Why should I take ROP if I am going to college?

6. Why should I take ROP if I am going to college?

Tri-Cities ROP has entered into Articulation Agreements with the following community colleges: Cerritos, Fullerton, Rio Hondo, Mt. San Antonio, and Los Angeles Trade Technical. These agreements permit students who have successfully completed selected courses to enroll in training at the community college without having to repeat previously covered material.

7. Do I receive a certificate upon completion of the course?

7. Do I receive a certificate upon completion of the course?

Students who complete training and achieve a level of skill sufficient for successful employment (as determined by their instructor) are awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Depending on the course you take, you all also be given an opportunity to earn a industry certificate that demonstrates your knowledge in that specific career area.

8. Do you have job placement assistance?

8. Do you have job placement assistance?

Students successfully completing courses receive assistance in securing employment by the classroom instructor and/or the ROP Job Placement Program. Job placement is not guaranteed.

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