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Regional Occupational Programs (ROP)

Mission Statement - ROP training is offered to residents of Santa Clara and San Benito Counties by the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Some classes are offered at Gavilan College. In some of the classes, students may earn high school or college credit*, and upon completion they may be eligible for advanced placement at Gavilan College. ROP provides students with training to secure jobs, upgrade skills, or prepare for advanced career education. Students must be 16 years of age or older to participate. Classes are free for both high school students and adults.

Gavilan College Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides career development and workforce preparation opportunities. ROP offers classes in diverse areas such as: accounting, business, CISCO Networking Academy, computer science, health careers, public safety, and public and human services. ROP courses focus on the training that students need to compete in today’s technical job market. The skills acquired help students attain employment, upgrade their skills, and/or pursue higher levels of education in their chosen occupation. Following completion of classes, students receive an ROP Certificate of Completion. ROP classes may have additional fees for textbooks and supplies.

*Gavilan College fees are charged for Gavilan College credit. For most current course listings, contact the ROP Specialist.

ROP Classes

Accounting

General Office Accounting

This course is designed to prepare students for entry-level office accounting positions. Emphasis is on practical accounting applications. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s ACCT 103.

Advisory: Eligible for Mathematics 205

Hours: 3 hours per week for one semester

Computerized Accounting - QuickBooks

An introduction to computer-assisted accounting. Hands-on use of a microcomputer menu-driven accounting package to do general ledger, sales journal, cash receipts journal, cash payments journal, purchases journal, payroll, receivables, payables and related financial reports. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. Repeatable whenever a new software package is adopted. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s ACCT/CSIS 120.

Advisories: CSIS 1 or CSIS 2 or the equivalent computer experience. ACCT 20 or ACCT 101 or ACCT 103 or ACCT 105 or the equivalent accounting experience.

Hours: 3 hours per week for one semester

Payroll Accounting

An introduction to the calculating, journaling, paying and reporting of employee earnings, employee withholding and employer payroll tax expenses. The course emphasizes procedures which conform to federal and state legal requirements. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s ACCT 105.

Advisories: Eligible for Mathematics 205, completion of Accounting 101

Hours: 2 hours per week for one semester

ROP Administration of Justice

Introduction to the Administration of Justice

The history and philosophy of justice as it evolved throughout the world; in-depth study of the American system and various sub-systems; roles and role expectations of criminal justice agents in their interrelationships in society; concepts of crime causations, punishments and rehabilitation; ethics, education and training for professionalism in the social system. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s AJ 10.

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260

Hours: 5 hours per week for one semester

ROP Cisco Networking Academy

Networking Essentials

This is the first course in the Microsoft Certified System Engineer series and the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum. It introduces network standards, concepts, topology and terminology including LANs, WAN, the OSI model, cabling, IP addressing, network hardware and various protocols. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s CSIS 175A.

Prerequisites: CSIS 2/2L or ROP Computer Office Applications, Elementary Algebra

Advisories: CSIS 45 (C++), CSIS 181 (PC Hardware)

Hours: 8 hours per week for 9 weeks

Router Theory and Router Technologies

This course is the second of three courses in the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum. This course is an introduction to router concepts and terminology including Ethernet and Token Ring frames, RIP and IGRP routing protocols, distance vector and link state routing, routing loop issues, TCP/IP basics, IP addressing, and IP access lists. Students will get hands-on experience configuring Cisco routers. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s CSIS 175B.

Prerequisite: Networking Essentials (CSIS 175A)

Advisory: CSIS 48

Hours: 8 hours per week for 9 weeks

Advanced Routing/Switching/WAN

This course is the third/last course in the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum. This course covers the advanced features of router and routing concepts including IPX access lists, LAN segmentation, network congestion issues, cut-through and store and forward switches, and the operation of the Spanning Tree protocol. Other topics include: Wide Area Network services including LAPB, Frame Relay, ISDN, HDLC, PPP, DDR, LMI’s and maps and subinter- faces on the Cisco router. This class includes practice using the Cisco routers. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s CSIS 175C.

Prerequisite: Router Theory and Router Technologies (CSIS 175B)

Hours: 4 hours per week for one semester

ROP Computer Classes

Computer Office Applications

This course offers practical business skills and concepts with hands-on experience in computer operations using Microsoft Office. Software includes: MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint. Afternoon class may include Introduction to the Internet and Network Communications.

Prerequisites: None for day class. Evening class: keyboarding skills

Hours:

Day - 6 hours per week for one semester

Evening - 4 hours per week for one semester

ROP Computer Repair Technician

Operating Systems

This course will survey current computer operating systems such as UNIX, Mac, NetWare, Microsoft Windows 98, NT and 2000. Topics include file system management, systems requirements, network systems integration, security, and regular maintenance procedures. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s CSIS 182.

Advisory: CSIS 1 or CSIS 2 or equivalent computer experience

Hours: 4 hours per week for one semester

PC Hardware

This course examines computing hardware, operating systems, and software applications from a technical side to enable students to select, install, maintain and optimize a computer system. This course will help prepare students to pursue the A+ Hardware Certification. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s CSIS 181.

Advisory: CSIS 124, CSIS 1 OR CSIS 2, or equivalent computer experience

Hours: 4 hours per week for one semester

ROP Computer Science

C++ Programming I

An introduction to the concepts and methods of computer programming using C++. Students will be introduced to procedural and object-oriented programming design methodology. Topics covered include variable and constant declarations, selection statements, repetition, functions and recursion, arrays, strings, pointers, and an introduction to classes and objects. This course will prepare students for the Programming II class. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s CSIS 45.

Advisories: CSIS 10 or equivalent, Math 205 (Elementary Algebra)

Hours: 4 hours per week for one semester

ROP Clinical Medical Assisting

Basic Clinical Medical Assisting

Course provides a basic introduction to clinical medical assisting. Emphasizes principles, understanding of skills necessary to perform basic clinical medical assisting, procedures safely and effectively. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s AH 170.

Prerequisites: Eligible for English 250, English 260 and Math 205

Hours: 10 per week for one semester

Advanced Clinical Medical Assisting

Course provides introduction to clinical experience in advanced concepts of clinical medical assisting including specialty procedures and treatments. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s AH 171.

Prerequisites: Beginning Clinical Medical Assisting or equivalency. Equivalency determined by written and performance exams.

Hours: 10 per week for one semester

ROP Home Health Aide

Home Health Aide

Course is designed to prepare students to provide basic health care in the home. Includes interpretation of medical/social needs, personal care services, cleaning tasks, nutrition, and the scope of limitations of a home health aide. All students who achieve a grade of “C” or better will be issued a Home Health Aide certificate from the State of California. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s AH 182.

Prerequisites: California CNA certification or concurrent enrollment in Nursing Assistant Course; equivalency determined by written and performance exams. Also eligible for English 250 and English 260. Clearance from Dept. of Health Services (Form HS 283) required before student participates at a health facility.

Hours: Total of 40 hours for one semester

ROP Medical Office Procedures

Medical Billing

This course is computerized billing procedures for a medical office using Medi-Soft software. Students will learn the patient billing features of this software and complete a capstone simulation giving them hands-on realistic medical front office practice. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s BOT 181.

Prerequisites: Eligible for English 250 or grade “B” or better in 10th grade English as well as some computer experience

Hours: 2 per week for 9 weeks

Medical Coding

This course will introduce the student to the theory and procedure of coding for medical diagnoses, an increasingly essential and specialized healthcare communication system. This course is not a certification course, CPT coding is covered, with an overview of ICD-9 coding. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s BOT 183.

Advisory: BOT 180

Hours: 3 hours per week for one semester

Medical Office Procedures

This specialized course includes medical office, patient record management, coding/billing and private/government health insurance programs, and professional ethics. Medical Office transcription using dictation from various specialties is also included. Transcription units and Microsoft Word on computer are used for transcribing. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s BOT 182.

Prerequisites: Completion of Medical Terminology (BOT 180) and word processing skills using windows

Hours: 5 hours per week for one semester

Medical Terminology

This course introduces fundamentals of medical wordbuilding used in the health profession (prefixes, word roots, suffixes, and abbreviations) as well as review of body systems, with emphasis on definition, spelling and pronunciation. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s BOT 180.

Prerequisites: Eligible for English 250 and 260 or grade of B or better in 10th grade English

Hours: 3 per week for one semester

Records Management

Principles covering records management in business including alphabetic, numeric, geographic, and subject systems; an understanding of how records are created, classified, stored, retrieved, transferred, and disposed of; organizing and managing both manual and automated records systems are explained. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s BOT 160.

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Hours: 3.5 hours per week for one semester

ROP Networking

Applied Networking

This course covers fundamental networking concepts and develops the skills and knowledge to set up and maintain small business/home networks. This course is not hardware or vendor specific. It helps students prepare for the "Network" + "Certification" exam, and industry wide, vendor-neutal certification program developed and sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA).

Advisory: CSIS 124

Hours: 3.5 per week for one semester

ROP Nursing Assistant

Fundamentals of Nursing - Convalescent

A course to provide a basic introduction to patient care in the convalescent setting. Emphasizes principles, understanding and skills necessary to perform basic nursing procedures safely and effectively. Includes introduction to health care, planning, safety, infection control, personal care, basic procedures, rehabilitation, nutrition and clients’ rights and needs. At the completion of this course, students will qualify for state certification as a nursing assistant. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s AH 180.

Prerequisites: Eligible for English 250 and English 260 on College Placement Assessment. Clearance from Dept. of Health Services (Form HS 283) required before student participates at a health facility.

Hours: 12 per week for one semester

Nurse Assistant - Acute Care *

Completion of the course listed below will qualify students for a Certificate of Completion as a Nursing Assistant in the Acute Care Facility and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification. Students receiving the certificate will have job entry skills for Nurse Assistant in the Acute Care Setting. For college credit, enroll in Gavilan’s AH 181.

Prerequisites: AH 180 or equivalent

Hours: 5 lecture, 9 lab for one semester

* Not all majors/certificates may be offered during this catalog cycle. Please contact a counselor for current information - (408) 848-4723.