Course Descriptions

A+ Certification

This program is a one-year course: One semester in class and one semester in a field experience internship. The course is intended to prepare students for entry-level positions in the computer service industry and to attain the industry standard A+ Certification. Students achieve hands-on experience in:

  • Hardware & System Components
  • Peripherals
  • Troubleshooting
  • Customer Service Techniques
  • Networking
  • Mobile Devices

Articulated with Shasta College (up to 8 units may be earned).

Administration of Justice

This course provides students with the basic skills and knowledge to begin the complex process of becoming a law enforcement officer. The causes and remedies for crime and the history lf law enforcement are explored. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of modern law enforcement agencies and court systems at the local, state, and federal level.

Major Topics:

  • Career Area
  • Evidence
  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
  • General Investigation
  • Red Cross Training/CPR Certification
  • Community Relations
  • Decision Making/Life Skills
  • Firearm Training/Safety
  • Laws/Court Systems/Mock Trial
  • Professionalism

A-G approved by CSU & UC.

Articulated with Shasta College (up to 3 units may be earned).

Automotive Technology

This course is designed to give students the entry-level skills required to diagnose, service and repair modern automobiles. Students may work on their own automobiles in the ROP shop and will also have opportunities for internships in community shops.

Major topics:

  • Orientation & Evaluation
  • Safety Rules & Regulations
  • General Shop Practices
  • Technician's Tools; Service Manuals
  • Fluids, Oils & Lubricants
  • Cooling, Heating & Electrical
  • Automatic & Manual Transmissions
  • Brakes, Wheels & Tires
  • Fuel Exhaust & Emission Control
  • Engine Repair & Service Techniques
  • Parts Department Operations
  • Body & Fender Repair/Painting
  • Communication Skills
  • Personal Skills Related to Employment
  • Thinking & Problem Solving Skills
  • Employment Literacy

Smog Certification Training is available to adults - fee-based class.

Approved by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) & NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation).

NATEF industry certifications may be earned.

A-G approved by UC & CSU.

Articulated with Shasta College (up to 15 units may be earned).

Careers with Children

The Careers with Children program is designed to help students interested in working with children from birth to 3rd Grade. This experience provides entry-level job skill training at a worksite classroom. Students learn and apply developmentally appropriate skills techniques that reflect the latest research in Early Childhood Development. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the historical roots of Early Childhood Education.
  • Define different Early Childhood Education program types, delivery systems, licensing and regulation structures.
  • Describe the relationship of observation, planning, implementation and assessment as an effective strategy for learning.
  • Identify practices promoting positive classroom management, guidance, communication and problem solving.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ages and stages of childhood development.
  • Define criteria strategies for children with special needs.
  • Exhibit proficiency in the following areas according to the Employability Rubric: Responsibility, Communication and Reliability.

A-G approved by CSU and UC.

Articulated with Shasta College (up to 6 units may be earned).

Child Psychology

The Child Psychology program is designed to prepare students to pursue a career in Family and Human Services. Students study child growth and development, nutrition and health practices, learning theories, and developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum activities. Students will also obtain employment and management skills, such as positive guidance, professional behavior and standards, and laws and regulations related to the field. Students apply this knowledge in a variety of early childhood programs and Family Services organizations. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

Define different Early Childhood Education program types, delivery systems, licensing and regulation structures.

Summarize child care and development standards, licensing, regulations, and codes.

Implement the principles and practices of good nutrition, health and safety for infants and children.

Communicate and interact effectively with families and communities.

Demonstrate an understanding of ages and stages of childhood development.

Define criteria strategies for children with special needs.

Exhibit proficiency in the following areas of the Employability Rubric: responsibility, communication and reliability.

A-G approved by CSU and UC.

Articulated with Shasta College (up to 6 units may be earned).

Cisco Internetworking

CISCO is a two-year course completed in one year and is designed to provide students with networking theory and industry standard hands-on experience in leading edge computer networking technology. Prepares students for Industry Standard CCNA Certification. Students achieve hands-on experience in:

  • Configuring a Network Operating System
  • OSI Layers, Troubleshooting
  • Subnetting IP Networks, IPV4, IPV6
  • Routing Protocols (RIP, OSPF, EIGRP)
  • Switching Layer 2 and Multi Layer
  • DHCP and NAT
  • Access Control Lists
  • WAN Protocols (PPP, HDLC, Frame Relay)

Articulated with Shasta College (up to 8 units may be earned).


This course is designed to meet the training needs of those students wishing to take the Cosmetology Program and Examination to become a licensed cosmetologist. Sixteen-hundred (1600) hours are required by the State to develop skills in the following, as well as other areas:

  • Chemical Waving & Straightening
  • Scalp & Hair Treatments
  • Hair Cutting and Shaping
  • Facials and Manicuring
  • Hairdressing
  • Hair Coloring
  • Length & Durations

This course is offered at the Shasta School of Cosmetology (SSOC).

High school students of STROP member districts interested in the Cosmetology Program should see their high school Career Center or guidance counselor for specific information on how and when to enroll.

Shasta School of Cosmetology

Director: DJ Hambelton

678 North Market Street

Redding, CA 96003

(530) 243-7990

Firefighting Program

The Firefighter Program is divided into two one-year courses. Public Safety is the first year and Firefighter Training is the second year. Fire students may choose from three different options:

  1. Enroll in the First Year Public Safety class as a junior, then enroll in the Firefighter Training class as a senior (recommended) with optional Ride-along program (requires instructor's approval).
  2. Enroll in the Public Safety class only, either as a junior or senior.
  3. Enroll in the Firefighter Training class only, as a junior or senior (priority given to seniors).

Public Safety (1st year at the ROP Center)

Major Topics:

  • Fire Service Orientation & Indoctrination
  • Incident Command Systems
  • Hazardous Materials for First Responders
  • First Responder Emergency Medical Care
  • Career Placement

NOTE: Public Safety is a prerequisite for the Ride-along portion of Firefighter Training

Firefighter Training (2nd year at Fire Station #5, corner of Hartnell & Churn Creek)

Firefighter Training is designed to prepare students for entry-level job positions. All hours must be completed and competencies attained before certifications can be considered.

Three Major Units:Fire Suppression: The first unit is designed to provide the student with basic fundamentals and training skills for the fire service, including fire suppression operations and techniques, philosophy and history of fire protection, career in fire protection, fire behavior and chemistry, prevention and investigation and firefighting apparatus operation and tactics.

Wildland Firefighter Training: This unit meets or exceeds minimum requirements for entry-level firefighter positions with the California Department of Forestry (CDF) and the United States Forest Service (USFS).

Ride-along: This unit is designed to provide the student with on-the-job work experience by spending time in a working fire station, responding to actual emergency situations, participating in fire prevention and public education programs, attending special training sessions and completing all necessary station and vehicle maintenance requirements.

Articulated with Shasta College (up to 9.5 units may be earned).

Medical Assistant

This program is two years in length and designed to give the student the opportunity to acquire knowledge about Allied Health Professions, HIPAA, infection control, general health, human anatomy & physiology and nutrition. The student spends their junior year in the classroom and community classroom site acquiring patient care knowledge and skills. Students will then apply to take the advanced, 2nd year Medical Assisting program. During this 2nd year, students will learn entry level skills for a medical office. Upon achieving a minimum of 75% in overall class, good attendance and professionalism along with instructor's approval, the student will enter a community classroom site. Students must also wear a set of industry approved scrubs.

Patient Care Technician

This course introduces students to both direct patient care and indirect care provided by the various hospital departments. It covers job opportunities and basic office procedures. Some subjects covered are:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic Nursing Skills
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Patient Preparation
  • Vital Signs
  • Charting, Feeding, Bathing
  • Patient Nourishment/Dietary Needs
  • Communication Skills
  • Legal Issues
  • Dress Code and Code of Conduct
  • Preparation for the Work Force
  • Job-seeking Skills

Restaurant Occupations

This course takes place at the ROP Restaurant, which is a small restaurant open to the public and located in the Shasta County Office of Education building at 1644 Magnolia Street, Redding.

The Restaurant Practices and Food Service Occupations program is designed to prepare students for success in the food service and hospitality industry, as well as progress academically into higher education. the course combines scientific principles with real world applications of food preparation and nutrition. the course emphasizes a sound theoretical foundation for applied restaurant activities in the following areas:

  • Careers & Job Skills
  • Safety & Sanitation
  • Scientific Method/Experiments
  • Quality Customer Relations
  • Culinary Utensils & Equipment
  • Weights & Measures
  • Culinary Essentials
  • Safe Knife Handling Skills
  • Culinary Nutrition & Food Science
  • Pantry Skills -- Salads & Garnishes, Sandwiches & Appetizers
  • Baking Food Preparation
  • Meat, Poultry & Seafood
  • Stock & Sauces
  • Controlling Foodservice Costs
  • Menus & Marketing

The integration of the actual restaurant and catering operations has been an ongoing process in keeping updated to the current food service needs and trends. The opportunity to intern in community restaurant facilities is available to students who exhibit initiative and express a desire to train in the industry.

A-G approved by CSU and UC.

Industry certifications through the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals may be earned.

Articulated with Shasta College (up to 2 units may be earned).