CTE/ROP is the Contra Costa County Office of Education's career training program designed for high school juniors and seniors. The goal of CTE/ROP is to help students gain knowledge and skills for future careers.
In addition to the skills developed for specific fields, each class helps students develop a résumé, review effective interviewing techniques and identify sources of employment.
CTE/ROP is an excellent way to prepare for college. If students are uncertain about their college major or career choice, CTE/ROP provides an opportunity to explore a career field. Students use the skills they develop in CTE/ROP to gain higher paying part-time work to help pay for college expenses.
Internships and hands-on experience provide students the opportunity to “try-out” career choices before investing time and money in college or post-secondary training.
CTE/ROP also offers job training opportunities for adults who need to upgrade existing skills or acquire new ones. CTE/ROP staff assist adult students with job search information and interview preparation.
ROP Courses at Mt. Diablo High School include Construction Technology, Biotechnology, Biological Science Laboratory Research, Restaurant Occupations, Commercial Baking, Commercial Foods: Nutrition & Wellness.