The Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides hands-on career exploration and training to high school students and adults throughout the Tri-Valley.
Courses are held on high school campuses in the Dublin, Livermore Valley Joint, and Pleasanton unified school districts, along with TV Channel 30, the Dublin San Ramon Services District Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (Pleasanton), and the Dublin Beauty College. The Tri-Valley ROP is also contracted by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office to operate educational programs within their correctional facilities.
How do I enroll?
High School Students: Register for ROP classes on your high school campus, just as you would register for any class on your campus. The Career Education Specialist in your high school Career Center is available to assist you: Career Education Specialists
High School Students: ROP courses are open to all high school students, age 16 years and older, within one of our three member school districts (Dublin USD, Livermore Valley Joint USD, and Pleasanton USD)
Adults: At this time there is only one course available to adults, Water Pollution Control. Enrollment priority is given to high school students.
Why take an ROP Course?
Experience is the best teacher. ROP can help you gain the experience you will need to get a job of your choice and will help you update your existing skills or train in a new field. ROP prepares students to obtain jobs to support the ever-increasing costs of college and promotes further advanced education in particular career areas.
Can you earn high school credits for an ROP class?
Yes. Upon successful completion of an ROP course, credits and grades may be issued and applied toward high school graduation.
Why should I take ROP if I'm going to college?
Whether a student plans to go to a university, college, or directly into the workforce, effective job skills and experience are an asset. ROP courses may give students an edge in obtaining entrance into a variety of related college and university majors. Tri-Valley ROP has agreements with Las Positas College in Livermore and Chabot College in Hayward which permit students who have successfully completed selected courses to receive college credits and to enroll in training at the community college without having to repeat previously covered material. In most cases, these credits are transferrable to four-year colleges.
Can a student attend an ROP class that is not on their home campus?
Because Tri-Valley ROP is a regional education organization, students are welcome to take an ROP class on any campus or industry site. Some classes have students attending from all five of our feeder comprehensive high schools.
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