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Regional Occupational Programs (ROP)

What is ROP?

Regional Occupational Program (ROP) is a public education service that provides practical, hands-on career preparation and career guidance. East San Gabriel Valley ROP/TC  is one of 72 ROP's in the state of California. The ROP is designed to provide students with the technical skills required for particular jobs. Community-based internships in local business and industry sites are offered in many classes. Every course offers a unit on employment seeking skill, which includes the job application, resume, and interview preparation.

Who is eligible?

ROP courses are open to all high school students. Certain classes are available for all students, but juniors, seniors, and persons 16 years of age or older, are eligible to be in classes that include an internship at a local business.  

Why take ROP?

Experience is the best teacher. ROP can help you get the experience needed to get a job of your choice, or help you update your existing skills, or train in a new field. ROP prepares students to obtain jobs to support the ever-increasing costs of college and promotes further advanced education in particular career areas.

What is the cost?

High school students do not pay any registration fees. Certain classes do require the student to get a TB test and/or purchase a uniform.

Where are ROP classes located?

Classes meet at local high schools and business and industry sites. After basic classroom instruction, every attempt will be made to provide internships near the student's home. High school students are bus passes to get to and from their course site or internship.


Are you paid while in an ROP class?

Because the ROP is a career preparation program, students are not paid while enrolled in class. However, "Cooperative" courses combine paid employment with weekly classroom instruction to give advanced training to students who have attained employment.

Can you earn high school credits in an ROP class?

Yes, upon successful completion of an ROP course, credits and grades may be issued and applied toward high school graduation.

Why should I take ROP if I'm going to college?

Whether a student plans to go to a university, college, or directly into the workforce, effective job skills and experience are an asset. ROP courses may give students an edge in obtaining entrance into a variety of related college and university majors. ESGVROP/TC has entered into articulation agreements with the following community colleges: Citrus College, Glendale Community College, LA Trade Tech, Mt. San Antonio College, and Chaffey College. These agreements permit students who have successfully completed selected courses to enroll in training at the community college without having to repeat previously covered materials.

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This list shows ROP classes and the times they are offered. These classes do not meet at the West Covina campus. Bussing is not provided to or from class. Students are responsible to find their own way to class. For course descriptions regarding the classes below, please click here.




C Section (1 - 3 p.m.)  Classes (Periods 5 and 6)

Graphic Arts/Silkscreen

Health Careers 

Retail Sales


D Section (3 - 5 p.m.) Classes (Periods 7 and 8)

A + Certification for Computer Repair

Administration of Justice

American Sign Language

Early Childhood Education

Graphic Arts/Silkscreen

Health Careers 

Retail Sales

Video Technology

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