ROC is a great way to explore career choices, get trained in a specific career, and get focused before you start college or work. If you are in a Career Pathway at your high school, ROC classes can provide the work-based learning facet of your Pathway, but previous training is not required. ROC gives high school and adult students the hands-on experience and technical skills needed to get and keep a job.
Career… College… or both? For students who plan to get a full-time job after high school, ROC teaches marketable skills which qualify students for higher paying jobs. College-bound students use skills gained in ROC to overcome a difficult barrier to success in college: the high cost of tuition, books and living expenses. What better way to offset college expenses than a well-paying, part-time job? Many ROC classes also relate to a college major.
There are no fees for high school students. Adults pay a nominal, non-refundable fee. Cost, time commitments, and program options will be reviewed with adults in an individual meeting with a ROC Recruitment and Career Technician (RCT). Therefore, adults are asked to schedule a RCT appointment at 831-3327 rather than completing the online application form.
All classes offer high school credits. High school students take ROC classes in place of or in addition to other electives. You can also jump start a college career with ROC. Students earn college credits towards a certificate or degree program at the Bakersfield College in some ROC programs.