ROP Health Path

ROP In Health Sciences

Illness, injury, disability…no matter what other changes may come about in our world, it’s safe to say that these realities will still exist.

That means competent healthcare practitioners will always be in demand.

Whether you aspire to be a lab tech, a first responder, or a nursing assistant, you can be sure of a long successful career…as long as you have the right training.

Fortunately, there are many excellent ROPs that can help you prepare.

Here’s our rundown of Health Science ROPs.

Coastline Regional ROP

Coastline Regional offers very specific training for a number of high-demand medical careers.

Courses offered during the 2020-2021 school year include:

  • CNA Internship (Pre-Certification)
  • CTE Medical Pathways
  • Dental Assistant (training offered for both Front and Back Office positions) 
  • Medical Careers & Health Systems
  • Medical Nursing Careers Internship
  • Pharmacy Technician (both coursework and an internship)
  • Sports Medicine & Athletic Training

 North Orange County ROP

NOCROP Patient Care pathway is designed to prepare students for careers in the healthcare fields.

Courses offered during the 2020-2021 school year are:

  • Medical Careers
  • Body Systems and Disorders
  • Dental Core
  • Medical Assistant: Clinical and Administrative
  • Nursing Assistant: Long-Term Care
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Sports Medicine and Therapy

Some courses are offered during school hours, while others meet after school.

Baldy View ROP

Baldy View also provides a selection of courses via their Patient Care Pathway, preparing students for careers in the healthcare occupations.

In 2020-2021, Baldy View will offer the following courses:

  • Healthcare Occupations
  • Health Support Services
  • Medical Assisting: Foundations and Clinical
  • Pharmacy Clerk
  • Registered Dental Assistant
  • Sports Medicine
  • Exploring Athletic Training

Tri-County ROP

Tri-County ROP offers three pathways for students entering the health science and medical technology fields:

  • Hospital/Community Health Services
  • Patient Care
  • Sports Medicine

Clovis High School Career and Technical Education

Clovis High School offers a modest selection of ROP coursework to prepare students who are considering careers in the medical field.

Courses offered during the 2020-2021 school year are:

  • Sports Medicine/Fitness
  • Principles of Athletic Training
  • Rehabilitation Therapy

Santa Cruz County Career Education Partnership

Santa Cruz provides career preparation programs for students entering the fields of Medical Assisting and Dental Assisting.

The Dental Assisting program gives hands-on learning opportunities for students in the following areas:

  • CPR
  • X-Ray
  • Dental nomenclature
  • Computer applications
  • Asepsis and universal precautions
  • Dental materials
  • Infection control
  • Sterilization procedures
  • Instrumentation/equipment

Eden Area ROP

Eden Area ROP offers a Health and Services Pathway which comprises Culinary Arts, Education and Criminal Justice as well as health sciences.

Sub-pathways specifically related to the health sciences are:

  • First Responders Fire Science/EMT
  • Registered Dental Assisting
  • Medical Careers

The First Responders pathway can lead to certification as a Paramedic, Fire Apparatus Engineer or Emergency Medical Technician.

Graduates of the Registered Dental Assisting program may earn certifications as Dental Assistants, Dental Lab Technicians or Dental Hygienists.

Students graduating from the Medical Careers pathway may become certified as Medical Assistants, Personal and Home Care Aides or Pharmacy Aides.

Coursework can also lead to a four-year bachelor’s degree programs in various fields such as Psychology, Nursing, Health Science, Behavioral Science and Nutritional Science.

El Dorado Union High School District

El Dorado Career Technical Education program offers three main pathways within the Health Science and Medical Technology sector. They are:

  • Medical Arts and Science
  • ROP Health Careers
  • ROP Dental Careers

Norwalk La Mirada Adult School

NLMAS provides specialized training for adults who wish to enter the following careers:

  • Dental Assistant/Radiology. (Covers Infection Control; leads to Dental Radiology License.)
  • Emergency Medical Responder. (Covers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/CPR.)
  • Nursing Assistant. (Leads to pre-certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant/CNA.)
  • Pharmacy Technician. (Leads to License and National Exam.)
  • Medical Assisting. (CCMA National Certified. Leads to National Exam.)
  • Medical Billing and Coding. (Preparation for the CCMA National Coding Exam.)

If you’re ready to enter the dynamic and essential healthcare industry, any of these ROPs are a great place to start.