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Available Courses

Course Outlines are developed with the cooperation of industry representatives from the career area for which the courses are designed. All course outlines are approved by the Board of Education...

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Support for Students

The Career Guidance Specialists assist and provide career pathway guidance for students and parents in selecting a Career Technical Education program based on student interest...

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The Southern California Regional Occupational Center served as the model for the State of California when Regional Occupational Centers were founded in 1967.

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SoCal ROC BuildingWe are the leaders in providing current and relevant Career Technical Education programs that are meeting today’s job demands and careers of the future! Part of the California public school system, our programs are offered to high schools students as well as adults in the South Bay and surrounding communities.

We understand the importance of not only providing our students with theory-based instruction but the opportunity to apply that knowledge through “hands-on” learning activities. Many of the programs offered at SoCal ROC also offer on-the-job training or extern components as well.

There is a difference between just having a job versus doing something for which you have a passion and can earn a good living. SoCal ROC’s programs and career pathways will provide you with the quality educational experiences that will tap into your passion and open doors to exciting career opportunities. I am thrilled that you have chosen SoCal ROC to pursue your career interest. I know you will understand very quickly why our motto is “Education with a Purpose!”

Laurie St. Gean, Ed.D., Superintendent
Southern California Regional Occupational Center

Courses are offered based on the following criteria:

  1. industry standards and identified career area shortages
  2. that meet high school graduation requirements
  3. that meet UC/CSU college entrance requirements
  4. that are part of a sequential pathway

Students may select courses that are from 5 different schools of the following careers including:

School of Art and Design
School of Engineering and Design
School of Finance and Business
School of Health Sciences
School of Public and Consumer Services

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SoCal ROC Landscape/Nursery Career’s Annual Spring Plant Sale
Perennials, vegetables, succulents, California Natives, Mother’s Day baskets/pots and other various plants will be available for purchase.

SoCal ROC Students Honored by Visions of Unity
SoCal ROC Digital Photography students were honored by Visions of Unity for Computer Graphics.

Senator Ben Allen impressed with SoCal ROC
Senator Allen visited several of the programs at the Center.

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"Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money. "

William Lyon Phelps

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Another SoCal ROC Success Story.
SinhueclearspaceM. was just employed as an Insurance Agent after completing the Banking and Financial Services course(s).

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