(661) 831-3327 | 501 S. Mt. Vernon • Bakersfield, CA 93307

Welcome to ROC!

The KHSD Regional Occupational Center is a public education career/technical training institution. There are a variety of programs offered to those interested in developing or improving job skills. All courses are designed to prepare students for entry-level employment. Classes at ROC are open to high school juniors, seniors, and adults.


Recent Posts

  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome Back!

    Welcome to the Regional Occupational Center (ROC)! Kern High School District’s premier Career Technical Education (CTE) center features 25 stellar training programs, all offering credit toward students’ high school graduation […]

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  • Our Virtual Yearbook, 2015-2016

    Our Virtual Yearbook, 2015-2016

    With no yearbook per se, we offer students this time capsule of their 2015-2016 ROC experience.  For everyone else, we’ll call it our Year in Review.  125+ articles and thousands […]

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  • Summer Fashion on Display

    Summer Fashion on Display

    Laurie Brucker, Style Ambassador for the Outlets at Tejon, knows where to turn when she needs help with a fashion project in Kern County … ROC’s Fashion Merchandising program and […]

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  • ROC Hits SkillsUSA National Gold

    ROC Hits SkillsUSA National Gold

    Congratulations to the eight ROC students who represented Kern High School District at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference held at the Louisville (KY) Exposition Center. By virtue of their award-winning […]

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  • 4.0+ Students Excel at ROC

    4.0+ Students Excel at ROC

    For Amaya Estelle, ROC Animal Care was the perfect complement to her senior AP Calculus and Honors Geology classes at South High. With a 4.42 GPA throughout her high school […]

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  • Mr. Pollard, Mr. Hong, Ms. Patteson, Mr. Mears, and Mr. Suazo

    New Teachers Plan for Next Year

    ROC is pleased to announce the addition of five new staff members, all of whom will be launching new programs beginning in August 2016. They will spend the summer developing […]

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  • Banking Student Praises ROC

    Banking Student Praises ROC

    For a student’s perspective on ROC, we turn to one Morgan Polston, who made the following (excerpted and edited) comments during her Business, Banking and Finance Certificate Night ceremony:  I […]

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  • Fashion Merchandising Accolades

    Fashion Merchandising Accolades

    Congratulations to ROC Fashion Merchandising students Karen F. and Mitchell C. on their FHA State Gold Medal win. The pair were featured in an earlier article highlighting Mitchell’s fashion design prowess. […]

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  • Business Admin students completed 187 college courses

    Business Admin students completed 187 college courses

    Michelle Summers, program coordinator for ROC Business Administration has announced that a total of 38 students in ROC Bookkeeping / Accounting, ROC Records Management, and ROC Administrative Office Assistant programs qualified […]

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  • My Year in Animal Care

    My Year in Animal Care

    Edited excerpts from Certificate Night speech from ROC Animal Care‘s Faith Martinez (AM class president) Good evening everyone.  I had the privilege of being a part of the Animal Care […]

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