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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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State Budget Welcome to the Southern California Regional Occupational Center, also known as SoCal ROC.

We 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!”

Christine A. Hoffman, 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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Chinese Career Technical Educators Visit SoCal ROC
Chinese educators visited SoCal ROC located in Torrance.

SoCal ROC Recognizes Certificated and Classified Employee Representatives
The SoCal ROC Certificated and Classified Employee Representatives were commended for their service.

2014 SoCal ROC Fashion Show: “Yin & Yang: Where Opposites Intertwine”
After months of sketching, designing, sewing and draping dress forms, SoCal ROC Fashion Design students presented their 2014 collections.

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"What you want to be eventually, that you must be every day; and by and by the quality of your deeds will get down into your soul."

Frank Crane

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Another SoCal ROC Success Story.
MercedesclearspaceM. was just employed as a Dental Assistant after completing the Registered Dental Assisting course(s).

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