Regional Occupational Programs (ROP)
ROP training is offered to residents of Santa Clara and San Benito Counties by the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Some classes are offered at Gavilan College. In some of the classes, students may earn high school or college credit*, and upon completion they may be eligible for advanced placement at Gavilan College. ROP provides students with training to secure jobs, upgrade skills, or prepare for advanced career education. Students must be 16 years of age or older to participate. Classes are free for both high school students and adults.
Gavilan College Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides career development and workforce preparation opportunities. ROP offers classes in diverse areas such as: accounting, business, computer science, and health careers. ROP courses focus on the training that students need to compete in today's technical job market. The skills acquired help students attain employment, upgrade their skills, and/or pursue higher levels of education in their chosen occupation. Following completion of classes, students receive an ROP Certificate of Completion. ROP classes may have additional fees for textbooks and supplies.
*Gavilan College fees are charged for Gavilan College credit. For most current course listings, contact the ROP Specialist, Lynda Kerr, 408-848-4816.