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The Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides students with the opportunity to acquire academic, career and technical skills and to prepare for life-long learning and success in the changing workplace.

Project Bike Trip and Santa Cruz County ROP recognized in US News report - Bicycle Programs Gain Speed

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ROP Floral Design Program Students Visit Residents of La Posada Name Dropping - Santa Cruz Sentinel

The Santa Cruz County ROP Floral Design program taught at Soquel High School visited La Posada Retirement home. The students presented residents with Valentine bud vases and spent time socializing. At the end of their visit the class was asked to return and teach a floral design class. The students stated that the love and enthusiasm that they received from the patients generated a warm sense of wanting to give to the community.

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Joe and Leslie Muzzio congratulate their daughter Amanda Muzzio of Santa Cruz on receiving her white coat at New York University College of Dentistry's White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2018.

The ceremony was held Jan. 19, on the NYU main campus in New York City. The White Coat Ceremony is another step on the path toward becoming a dentist with both a Student Pledge and a Faculty Pledge affirming mutual commitment to professionalism, humanism, integrity and ethics.

Muzzio is a second-year student in the Doctor of Dental Science Program at NYU Dentistry. She graduated from Harbor High in 2009 and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2013. Amanda is also a 2008 graduate of the Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program for Dental Assistants. She credits her grandfather, the late Dr. Richard D. Duoos and the Regional Occupational Program with confirming her commitment to a career in dentistry.

Congratulations to Rayona Mullen- Staniec and the ROP Medical Assisting Program. Great job!

The ROP Medical Assisting Program has been approved to be an affiliated program with the American Medical Technologists. AMT is a national agency that provides certification for allied health care professionals and is recognized in all 50 states. The certification not only demonstrates to employers that they are hiring the best qualified individual for the job but it also meets the federal directive that requires individuals who enter information into an electronic medical record to be certified. A graduate who passes the exam would use the credentials to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Granite Rock

More than 60 students from Watsonville High School's ROP class and James Lick High School in San Jose visited the A. R. Wilson Quarry today as part of Graniterock's Construction Academy.

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Cycle Forward

Eli Young is a forward-thinking San Lorenzo Valley High School soon-to-be graduate. Eli, who has just completed the Level 1 Bicycle Mechanics certificate in ROP Bicycle Technology (sponsored by Project Bike Trip) at Scotts Valley High School, recently brought his love of working on bicycles together with his commitment to community service in a unique project he started called Cycle Forward. [ Read More ]

Debbie Reynon-Volunteer of the Month

DebbieReynon, ROP Dental Assisting Instructor, received two awards from the California Association of Dental Assisting Teachers (CADAT), "Recognition of Service CADAT Life Recipient Award" and for the second year, "CADAT Volunteer of the Year Award". Debbie is honored to be recognized as the first ROP President of CADAT in its 55 year history. [ Read More ]

Success with ROP

Morgan Andrews a former student in Doron Brenner's ROP Computer Aided Design class is designing her way to success.. Of the many careers the class explored, Morgan especially enjoyed civil engineering and was accepted into the engineering program at Portland State University.

While she is still in school today, Morgan is already working in her field, recently serving as lead designer of a $590,000 sewer replacement pro ject in Portland, Oregon. Construction will begin this month.

Way to go Morgan!

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