training programs

Students in the regional occupational program.

regional occupational program

The Regional Occupational Program (ROP) is a free job readiness course offered through a partnership with Chevron and the Contra Costa County Office of Education that helps prepare students for a job in the petrochemical and related industries. Students will learn the basic processes and equipment common to the industry and have an opportunity to make connections with local employers. The courses also help develop strong communication and teamwork skills, and job safety is emphasized throughout.

program info

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (IMM)
Classes Start: January and July
Sessions: One class session per day (Monday – Thursday).
Either 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Class Length: 80 days
Cost: None
Course: The IMM course will help students prepare for an entry level maintenance/mechanic job in the petrochemical and related industries.

Curriculum includes:

  • Shop and Field Safety
  • Plant Processes and Equipment
  • Communication and Teamwork
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Basic Welding and Pipefitting
  • Industry-related Math and Science

Process Plant Operator (PPO)
Classes Start: January and July
Sessions: One class session per day (Monday – Thursday).
Either 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Class Length: 80 days
Cost: None
Course: The PPO course will help students prepare for an entry level operator job in the petrochemical and related industries.

Curriculum includes:

  • Job Safety
  • Plant Processes and Equipment
  • Communication and Teamwork
  • Piping and Heating Systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Industry-related Math and Science

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Pass a basic math and reading comprehension assessment
  • Have a valid CA driver’s license
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ROP contact 

Call 925-942-3467 or go online