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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.

Adult classes for Fall 2014

Dental Assisting

    DA Application - - Course Orientation

Medical Assisting

    MA Application

Deadlines and Dates for Orientation, Assessments and Interviews are included in the applications. Please download the application and follow instructions.

ROP Students training for Career and College readiness.

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Green Careers Class Harvests Rewards

With the end of the school year, the Watch’s education staff members Adrienne Frisbee and Noëlle Antolin completed Watsonville Wetlands Watch’s first year teaching a Regional Occupation Program (ROP) Green Careers high school course at the Wetlands Educational Resource Center. The class wrapped up with a final field trip to MEarth, an environmental education center in Carmel. This center features native and organic gardens, a constructed wetland, rain water harvest, and a LEED certified commercial kitchen and classroom with solar power and a green roof. This environmental education center brought together many of the ideas, concepts, and skills the 28 high school students have studied over the course of the year. The students took a tour of the property, harvested vegetables and flowers, and made pizzas in the outdoor pizza oven and a salad with their harvest. Click to read the entire article.

Fly-in Poster Winner

Watsonville High senior Jasmin S. used the skills she learned in ROP Graphic Design to create a winning poster for the county wide high school poster contest held by Watsonville Fly-in

Check out the Winning Poster

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