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Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

What is ROP?

  • ROP stands for Regional Occupational Program
  • ROP = CTE (Career Technical Education)
  • ROP is a partner with NMUSD to provide career and technical education courses
  • Combines classroom instruction with hands-on learning from credentialed experts in their field/industries
  • Offers free classes in diverse high-growth industries including health care, manufacturing technologies, or digital media arts, among others

Why Take ROP Classes?

  • FREE for High School Students
  • Hands on, experiential learning
  • Earn grades and credits toward high school graduation
  • Enroll in classes that satisfy a-g requirements for UC and CSU
  • Gain experience for employment
  • Internships (Must be 16 years of age)
  • Try & Explore Careers
  • Classes are taught by professionals in their field
  • Stand out on college applications
  • Many ROP courses can receive credit at a local community college (Articulation)


4-year College-Bound:

  • Over half of Coastline ROP’s classes meet UC/CSU admission requirements

Community College-Bound:

  • ROP classes align with corresponding California College programs. Students can earn advanced placement and/or credit
  • Of the 20 fastest growing occupations, 14 require an associate's degree or less.

Seeking Industry Certifications:

  • ROP classes prepare students for certification exams

Seeking Job Experience:

  • ROP's network of business partners provides work-based learning experiences including internships

When & Where are Classes Offered?


  • During & After School
  • Specific times depend on the class and can be found in the ROP Course Catalog
  • Class start/end dates generally follow NHHS calendar


  • NHHS Campus
  • High schools near NHHS
  • ROP's Presidio Campus in Costa Mesa

Classes offered Near NHHS:

  • Administration of Justice (Fall Semester)
  • Animal Health Care Internship (year-long class)
  • Auto Tech Internship (year-long class)
  • Baking & Pastry Fundamentals
  • Careers with Children Internship
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Internship
    • (Pre-Req: Med Careers & Health Systems)
  • Construction Technology Pre Apprenticeship
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Assistant Front Office
  • Dental Assistant Back Office
    • (Pre-Req: Dental Assistant Front Office)
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician
    • (Must take EMR first, seniors only, year-long)
  • Fire Science
  • Medical Nursing Careers Internship
    • (Pre-Req: Med Careers & Health Systems)
  • Medical Careers & Health Systems (year-long class)
  • Pharmacy Technician Internship (year-Long, Seniors Only)
  • Retail Sales & Merchandising Internship


How Do You Register?

  • Talk to your ROP career specialist, Ms. Zuniga to find the best class options for you!
  • Explore ROP's Website
    • Browse available classes and the course catalog
    • Sign up for classes online at during your grade registration window

Registration Reminders!!

  • If you register before your assigned date, your registration will be deleted.
  • Incomplete registration will also be deleted
  • For Year-Long Classes you can only sign up at the end of the spring or beginning of Fall semesters!
  • You can register for open classes up to the second week after classes start!

Info Needed for Registration

  • Email address you check most often
    • NMUSD Students: DO NOT use your student email
  • Date of Birth
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Student Cell Phone Number
  • Language First Learned
  • School Currently Attending
  • Graduation Year
  • Student ID# from Home High School
  • School Counselor Name
  • Special Programs you are in
  • Parent/Guardian Name
  • Parent/ Guardian Email Address
  • Parent/Guardian Phone Number

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