Career Tech Ed/ROP

Career Tech Education (CTE)/ROP

ROP/Career Tech Education (CTE) offers career preperation training to high school and adult students who are residents of Riverside County.

Why take CTE?

Experience is the best teacher. CTE can help you get the experience needed to get a job of your choice and/or help up grade your skills. In addition, if you are a high school junior or senior, you can recieve high school credits for completed classes.

Who can enroll?

CTE classes are open to all student 16 years of age or older. Priority is given to high school seniors, then juniors, followed by adults. Some classes have special requirements and/or age prerequisites.

How much does the training cost?

Students may incur some costs for books, uniforms, protective equipment, supplies, medical/legal clearances, and state certification exams as requiredby the specific course of study.

What do I do if I am interested in taking ROP/CTE classes?

If you are a junior or senior in high school talk to your high school counselor. Also, contact CTE/ROP office (760) 863-3300 to obtain an application or visit or come to the counseling office.

These are the following programs offered in the Coachella/Indio/Palm Desert Areas (please note that you must provide your own transportation):

  • Cosmetology
  • Digital Imaging
  • Construction Technology
  • Careers in Education
  • Child Care Occupations
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Acute Care/Hospital Occupations
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental X-Ray Technician
  • First Responder
  • Home Health Aide
  • Medical Assisting-Administrative/Front Office
  • Medical Assisting-Clinical
  • Medical Computerized Billing
  • Nurse Assistant
  • Restaurant Occupations
  • CIS-Business Computers
  • CIS-Office Technologies
  • Computer Repair
  • Retail Sales Marketing
  • Auto Collision and Refinishing
  • Auto Technology


 For more information or
to sign up for a course, call the CTE/ROP office at (760)863-3300 or visit