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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.


Dental Assisting Program 2017



The application period for the Medical Assisting class of 2017/2018 is now closed. If you would like to be notified when the process begins again next year please email Rayona Staniec at rstaniec@santacruzcoe.org


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BikeTech at Sequoia.


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Bill Sunderland retires.

When Bill Sunderland started teaching in 1970, he planned on doing it for only about two years. He said that was his way of giving back to his community.

After that, he planned on becoming a professional mechanic.
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Bike Tech visit to Ibis

Soquel High School Students from ROP Bicycle Technology toured the Ibis bicycle plant in Santa Cruz. Students were able to see how ibis imports their frames, test the product, build the bikes and ship them locally and throughout the world.

This offered students an insight into the cycling industry and exposure to the many careers available at ibis including sales, assembly, engineering, CAD and Graphics.

Ibis staffs around 20 employees, and has grown from a small start-up of five.

Many thanks to all the staff for providing our students with a great tour.


ROP visits Levi Stadium

ROP Video Production students visited with members of the San Francisco 49ers production crew.

Students had the opportunity to meet these professionals and hear about how they got their jobs, their college backgrounds, and their advice for aspiring professionals in these fields. They heard from the team photographer, the video coordinator, the sideline reporter, the audio technician and the online producer, who graciously answered dozens of questions from the students.

The picture was taken in the team cafe where the players eat and where the students were served dinner after the presentation.


Behance Portfolios

Harbor High School Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Video Production students participated in the Adobe Behance Portfolio Review. Twice a year, Behance organizes portfolio reviews across the globe and artists present their work for review by industry representatives.

Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program Instructors, Larkin Wilson and Jenny Angelacos organized the event and selected class portfolio winners to present to the panel.

The event provided students with a valuable career preparation opportunity to present their work and receive valuable feedback from a panel of industry representatives. One of the eleven students received a one year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud based on a recommendation of the panel.


Aliyah Wilson wins scholarship

Congrats to Aliyah Wilson, a Costanoa High School senior enrolled in the Agriculture Production class, who recently received a $500 scholarship from the Aptos Garden Club for enrolling in Horticulture classes at Cabrillo College.

She was selected for one of two scholarships given to high school students. Instructor Kim Woodland and Steve Hambright, Costanoa principal, were at the Garden Club meeting on April 13, 2017 when Aaliyah (center) was presented the award. It was an honor to introduce her and it was a proud moment for ROP and our school community.


Congrats Berri Michel

Project Bike Trip founder, Berri Michel, was recognized by Bike Santa Cruz County with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Volunteer of the Year - Lorenzo Holguin

Congrats to Lorenzo for being recognized by the United Way of Santa Cruz County for his years of service with the Watsonville Bike Shack Cooperative .


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