Career Technical Education (CTE/ROP)

Career Technical Education Courses

CTE courses offered at Berkeley High School emphasize high growth, high wage careers in regional sectors.  These courses, often A-G accredited, emphasize not only rigorous and relevant content, but career exploration built into the curriculum and experienced through internships and field visits.

Industry Sectors:

  • Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Public Service
  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment
  • Information Technology
  • Building Trades & Construction
  • Engineering & Manufacturing

CTE Courses:

  • Law and Social Justice

 

Regional Occupational Programs

The Contra Costa County Department of Education also collaborates with Berkeley HS to offer a number of courses with a focus on career preparation.

CTE/ROP is the Contra Costa County Office of Education’s career training program designed for high school juniors and seniors. The goal of CTE/ROP is to help students gain knowledge and skills for future careers.

In addition to the skills developed for specific fields, each class helps students develop a résumé, review effective interviewing techniques and identify sources of employment.

CTE/ROP is an excellent way to prepare for college. If students are uncertain about their college major or career choice, CTE/ROP provides an opportunity to explore a career field. Students use the skills they develop in CTE/ROP to gain higher paying part-time work to help pay for college expenses.

Internships and hands-on experience provide students the opportunity to “try-out” career choices before investing time and money in college or post-secondary training.

The following courses are currently being offered at Berkeley High School:

ROP Advanced Digital Photo
ROP Computer Science
ROP Art of Video Production
ROP Environmental Science
ROP Biotechnology
ROP Community Service Professions
ROP Fire Science
ROP EMT

 

 

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The Berkeley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, disability, medical condition, homelessness or foster status, in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Discrimination based on protected class includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, and bullying. All inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD’s nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filling of discrimination complaints should contact:

Beverly Bueno
District Compliance Officer & Title IX Coordinator
Office of the Superintendent

2020 Bonar Street Berkeley, Ste.
113Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: 510.486.9338
Fax: 510.644.7712
Email: beverlybueno@berkeley.net

 

Inquiries may also be referred to the:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
Telephone: 415-486-5555
FAX: 415-486-5570
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov

 

 

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