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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

  • English Power Words

    English Power Words

    Power Words will help you to understand the “hidden meaning” behind test instructions. Each week we will post a new Power Word. Be sure to learn all 12! Check the […]

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  • Lessons from the Humble Potato

    Lessons from the Humble Potato

    ROC’s newest program, Food Science, is off to a rousing start.  This comprehensive class is designed to give students a “farm to table” look at food production, preparation, and marketing.  […]

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  • Together we have something special …

    Together we have something special …

    “It is a great privilege to be here at ROC.” – Deysi M. (Senior, EBHS/ROC) For many teenagers, summer is the perfect time to dip their feet into the labor […]

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  • The “Teen Whisperer” comes to ROC

    The “Teen Whisperer” comes to ROC

    He’s been called the “Teen Whisperer” and has spoken at over 2,800 schools, conferences and events, and to more than 4 million teens and pre-teens.  With humor and compassion, nationally […]

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  • The toughest class you’ll ever love!

    The toughest class you’ll ever love!

    ROC is nothing if not real world.  For our Law Enforcement course, that includes learning about proper arrest procedures, a suspect’s constitutional rights, and memorizing penal codes.  It also means […]

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  • ROC Orientation 2015

    ROC Orientation 2015

    With a new school year comes new opportunities and experiences for the nearly 1,000 students who have enrolled in one of ROC’s 17 on-site programs. An Orientation was held on […]

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  • Former Student Returns to ROC

    Former Student Returns to ROC

    Having graduated from both Independence High School and ROC’s Nursing Assistant (NA) program earlier this summer, Caitlyn Sneddon spent her day off from work speaking to this year’s NA students. Day […]

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  • Introducing ROC’s New Instructors

    Introducing ROC’s New Instructors

    ROC is pleased to welcome two new instructors to our campus for the 2015-2016 school year. Our new AG/Food Science teacher, Tamara Tomaschow, comes to us from the U.C. Davis, […]

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  • SkillsUSA National Champion

    SkillsUSA National Champion

    ROC fielded its largest ever team (almost 100 students) in the annual SkillsUSA regional and state competitions held earlier this year. Seven of these students qualified for the national competition, […]

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  • Animal Care: Year In Review

    Animal Care: Year In Review

    ROC’s Animal Care Tech Program had an astonishing amount of class activity and individual success this past year.  CLICK HERE  to read a one-page overview of program events and student accomplishments, […]

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