Regional Occupational Programs (ROP)
ROP provides job training classes in occupational areas such as 3D computer animation, accounting, veterinary sciences, business, computer science, web design, culinary arts, construction, medical assistant, landscape maintenance, child development, graphic communications, commercial photography, automotive technology, and many more.
These classes provide practical experience as well as high school credit. A certificate of completion is provided upon successful completion. Classes are free, usually held at local high schools, and are open to all residents of San Diego who are 16 years of age or older. Over 2000 classes are held at over 108 locations throughout San Diego County.
Who can participate?
Classes are open to all residents of San Diego County, 16 years of age or older.
Where do I enroll in ROP?
If you are over the age of 18 and/or an emancipated youth, enroll at the ROP Service Center where the course you want is offered. If you are between the ages of 16 and 18, enroll through your high school counselor. There are ROP Service Centers in every school district in San Diego County. Call the County Administrative Office at (858) 292-3529 or check out the San Diego County ROP website at http://www.sdcoe.net/rop/
Adult Education non-diploma Programs
Besides high school programs and GED courses, Adult Education Schools offer courses on many other subjects. There is usually a fee for taking these courses; however because there is no high school credit offered no grades are given. For fun and to gain new skills, you can choose from classes such as photography, cooking, exercise/fitness, art, foreign language, etc.
For more information, check the San Diego County Adult Education website at http://www.sdcoe.net/adulted/