ROP, or Regional Occupational Program, provides Career Technical Education (CTE) courses, training, services, and specialized programs year-round as part of the California public school system.  North Orange County ROP (NOCROP) teaches skills to 22,000 high school and adult students each year.  There are 74 regional occupational programs and centers in California. Career and technical training is offered by ROP in a wide variety of career fields.  

High school students have registration priority over all other students. Adults may register in some classes as space permits.  Career and technical training is offered by ROP in almost any field where there is a promising local job market.  Classes are taught in simulated work settings in high school or ROP campus settings.   All high school students are eligible to take appropriate ROP Classes.  



A student must have 4 BOHS classes on campus before enrolling in a late afternoon or evening ROP class.  If a student has 4 BOHS classes on campus, the student must attend a ROP class that earns 5 credits per semester.  It is the student’s responsibility to get to the off-campus ROP class on time and to attend classes regularly.  Students who miss more than 3 consecutive classes may be dropped from the late afternoon or evening ROP class, which may result in a transfer to Brea Canyon and possible non-graduation.  If students don’t complete the 1st semester ROP class they will be enrolled in a BOHS class on campus and will jeopardize their chances of taking a ROP Class for 2nd semester.  Juniors must be enrolled in 5 BOHS classes before registering for a ROP class.

Credit for ROP Classes

Students who successfully complete a semester in a ROP class can potentially earn 5 credits if the class meets at least 4 hours per week.  For classes that meet more than four hours, credit is issued at 1 credit for every fifteen hours of productive attendance.   A maximum of 10 credits can be earned each semester.

Cooperative Vocational Education (CVE) Policy

All senior students enrolling in a ROP CVE class must be enrolled in at least 4 BOHS classes on campus.  All CVE students must attend a control class once a week related to the job they do.  Credit for CVE classes is earned at the rate of 1 credit for every 30 hours worked in a two-week period and 1 credit for every 15 hours of control class attended.  Junior students must enroll in a 5th class, which may be a ROP class or a Brea class when registering for CVE.  Work credits will not be given for students who miss the control class.

ROP Summer School

Credit given for summer school classes varies due to the length of the course.  Credit is issued at the rate of 1 credit for every 15 hours of productive attendance (see Cooperative Vocational Education above for CVE Policy).  The number of classes a student must be enrolled does not apply during the summer.

ROP Credit, No-Credit Policy

Students who enroll in a ROP class may elect to take that class on a credit only option.  This option must be exercised with the Career Guidance Specialist before the end of the fourth week of the ROP class.


This course is designed to prepare students as service workers in the health and fitness industry as well as student athletic trainers and therapeutic aides. Students completing this course will find work in such places as health and fitness centers, physical therapy offices, athletic programs, and extended health care facilities.


1st Semester (Fall) – Emphasis on Health and Fitness with topics including: Careers in Sports Medicine, Fitness Instruction, Physical Fitness Assessment, Physical Conditioning, Designing a Conditioning Program, and Nutrition and Weight Management.


2nd Semester (Spring) – Emphasis on Sports Medicine with topics including: Athletic Training, Emergency Preparedness and Assessment, Assembling First Aid Kits and Equipment Bags, Infection Control, Vital Signs Assessment, Basic Life Support (including CPR and First Aid certification), Injuries to the Tissues, and Taping Wrapping and Bracing.


(Personal Trainer option) – This class builds on the 1st semester and focuses on Fitness Instruction with preparation for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certification Examination. Students will be competent to assess a client’s health/medical/fitness status effectively; design safe and effective physical activity programs utilizing goal setting, exercise science principles, and safety guidelines; implement the exercise program safely and effectively; modify the program as necessary to achieve reasonable goals; and adhere to all codes, laws and procedures applicable within the recognized scope of practice for personal trainers.


(Sports Medicine option) – This class builds on the 2nd semester and focuses on detailed examination of athletic injuries with topics including: Injuries to the Head, Spine, Upper Extremities, Chest and Abdomen, Pelvis and Lower Extremities, Environmental and Medical Emergencies, Return to Play, Therapeutic Modalities, and Physical Rehabilitation.

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