About Eden Area ROP (Regional Occupational Program)
Eden Area ROP offers over 135 career-preparation courses in the areas of Business, Health, Home Economics, and Industrial Technology at the ROP Hayward Center and throughout the various school sites in Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo Unified School Districts. Many ROP courses have been articulated with Chabot Community College District, awarding college credit to ROP students achieving articulation standards. Most Hayward Center ROP courses offer community classroom and cooperative education instruction (work site learning). Upon successful completion of an ROP course, students receive a Certificate of Completion indicating occupational and work behavior skills demonstrated by the student.
Experience is the greatest teacher. ROP gives students the hands-on experience needed to get and keep a job. In our ROP classes you will learn new skills, train for a new career, or build on your current skills. Many students continue their education to advance their career. And…ROP skills pay college bills.
Eden Area ROP is accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a joint venture of Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo Unified School Districts.
The mission of the Eden Area Regional Occupational Program is to prepare high school and adult students for further education, as well as to instill skills, workplace attitudes, and knowledge that will enable them to compete successfully in a diverse, technologically advanced and ever-changing economy.