ROP/C

Statewide analysis

The number of UC-approved secondary Regional Occupation Programs / Centers (ROP/C) courses increased statewide from 1195 to 1262, an increase of 5.3 percent compared to last year. Of the 1334 public comprehensive and alternative high schools in California, 391 or 29.3 percent have one or more UC-approved ROP/C courses.

A-G subject requirements

In analyzing the “a-g” subject requirements, ROP/C courses are approved in all areas except the history / social science ("a") and English (“b”) subject areas. There were substantial increases (12.8 percent) from the previous year in courses approved in the “g” subject area.

Subject Area

Courses

Percent of Total

History / social science (“a”)

0

0.0%

English (“b”)

0

0.0%

Mathematics (“c”)

5

0.3%

Laboratory science (“d”)

45

3.6%

Language other than English (“e”)

28

2.2%

Visual and performing arts (“f”)

607

48.2%

College-preparatory elective (“g”)

577

45.7%

Total

1262

100%

The top 15

In terms of specific courses approved, the top 15 ROP/C courses are:

Course Title

Courses

1)  Sports Medicine (HC)

68

2)  Veterinary Science (AG)

53

3)  Art and History of Floral Design (AG)

38

4)  Graphic Design (AE)

38

5)  Film and Video Production (AE)

35

6)  Art and Animation (AE)

34

7)  Photography 1 (AE)

34

8)  Computer Graphics (AE)

32

9)  Architectural Design (IT)

29

10)  Digital Photography (AE)

29

11)  American Sign Language 1-4 (PS)

28

12)  Virtual Enterprise (BUS)

24

13)  Visual Imagery (AE)

21

14)  Child Development (HE)

21

15)  Art of Graphic Design (AE)

18

       Multimedia Communication Design (AE)

18

Source: CDE California High School Career Technical Education Course report [DOC]

AG = Agriculture and Natural Resources course
BUS
= Business Education course
HC
= Health Science and Medical Technology course
HE
= Home Economics Careers and Technology course
IT
= Industrial and Technology Education course
AE
= Arts, Media and Entertainment course
OT
= Other CTE Industry Sector course

Adding an ROP/C course to an “a-g” course list

All ROP/Cs, have been awarded program status which allows the program to submit their curriculum on behalf of the schools and districts they serve. ROP/Cs are responsible for submitting their own courses for UC approval before they are added to a school’s or district’s “a-g” course list. Once the individual course is “a-g” approved, designated schools can add the ROP/C course to their own course list as a previously approved course.