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Southern California Regional Occupational Center

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Phone  +1 310-224-4200
Address  2300 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501, USA
Hours  Open today · 7:30AM–9:30PMTuesday7:30AM–9:30PMWednesday7:30AM–9:30PMThursday7:30AM–9:30PMFriday(Cesar Chavez Day)ClosedSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday7:30AM–9:30PMSuggest an edit
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The Southern California Regional Occupational Center or SoCal ROC is located in the South Bay suburbs of Los Angeles of Torrance, California. It is a Joint Powers Authority serving 6 school districts (Inglewood, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, and Torrance). SoCal ROC serves an area encompassing 14 cities and certain unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The total population of this community is approximately 721,000. SoCal ROC is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. All courses are certified by California State Department of Education. Instructors are credentialed by the State of California. SoCal ROC is nationally recognized as an Exemplary Career-Oriented Secondary School. Admission is open to high school and adult students throughout Southern California. High school students from the participating districts have priority for enrollment. SoCal ROC is located at 2300 Crenshaw Boulevard in Torrance, California.



The Southern California Regional Occupational Center served as the model for the State of California when Regional Occupational Centers were founded in 1967. At that time, the centers were intended to provide training for trades in traditional occupational settings. With the 21st Century came new challenges and higher expectations for the work force. Today, the wage earner has to be more educated, more technically dependent, and more self-reliant than was his/her counterpart 40 years ago. Yet, the Southern California Regional Occupational Center has remained the model for the State through the development of innovative programs, a major emphasis upon technology, and an awareness that Career Technical Education is for everyone, from the individual seeking to enter the job market with upgraded skills, to the college-prep student desiring greater academic challenge and the opportunity to apply knowledge learned.

Classes offered

Course Outlines are developed with the cooperation of industry representatives from the career area for which the courses are designed. All course outlines are approved by the Board of Education and certified by the California Department of Education. All course outlines are aligned to the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards and California State Content Standards in Language Arts and Mathematics.

  • School of Art and Design
  • Begin your artistic career in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world! Get hands-on experience at SoCal ROC with your visionary and innovative ideas: develop a video game; animate characters; create brochures, logos, postcards, and flyers; illustrate characters; edit photos; design a clothing line; produce a fashion show; silkscreen clothing and paper materials; and build a website. Students use sewing machines, a silkscreen press machine, and software including 3D Max, Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and InDesign to produce their creative ideas

  • School of Engineering and Design
  • Jobs in the engineering sector are in demand. Build your foundation to your future with an exciting career pathway at SoCal ROC's School of Engineering and Design. Activities are hands-on and project based. Students learn how to use math, science, and technology for problem solving to construct model airplanes, repair cars, trouble-shoot computer hardware, connect computer networks, design 3D architecture, design products, interpret blueprints, understand principles and laws of engineering, assemble robots, weld metal, wire structures, thread pipes, and participate in many other team building projects.

  • School of Finance and Business
  • Today, the world operates in a global economy. Students build their business acumen learning business concepts such as finance, planning, marketing, management, business ethics, budgeting, customer service, and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access). Students empower their skills in real-life projects at local On-the-Job Training sites.

  • School of Health Sciences
  • Healthcare professions are some of the fastest growing career fields, and opportunities in the health profession will continue to grow. SoCal ROC offers a study of exciting career pathways in the healthcare industry. Students are engaged in real-world learning in SoCal ROC's state-of-the-art medical and dental classrooms. They acquire industry-current knowledge and practical skills that include anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, surgical preparation, pharmaceutical measurements, sanitation, injections, procedures, health and safety procedures, office procedures, transcribing, animal handling, coding, law and ethics, patient relations, and child development. Then, they apply their skills at job sites in the South Bay as part of their "On-the-Job Training". Students also learn how to interpret and communicate with the deaf.

  • School of Public and Consumer Services
  • The Public and Consumer Services sector provides jobs in the beauty industry and environmental industry. Students perform real-world learning as; beauty skills such as cutting, straightening and coloring hair; manicuring and facials; customer service, front office, food service and general hospitality skills in the hotel/restaurant industry.


  • Laurie St. Gean, Ed.D., Superintendent
  • Atlas Helaire, Ed.D., Executive Director of Student Support Services / Programs
  • Teresa Farquhar, Director of Technology
  • Board of Education

    The Southern California Regional Occupational Center is governed by its own Board of Education. The six member Board is composed of one Board Member from each of the participating JPA school districts as well as two Board Members-at-Large.

  • President: Brad Waller Redondo Beach Unified School District
  • Vice President: Alice Grigsby (Board Member-at-Large)
  • Clerk: William Watkins, Ed.D. El Segundo Unified School District
  • Barbara Lucky, Esq. Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
  • Terry Ragins Torrance Unified School District
  • Ellen Rosenberg Manhattan Beach Unified School District
  • Ida VanderPoorte (Board Member-at Large)
  • Open to Inglewood Unified School District
  • Websites

    SoCal ROC


    Southern California Regional Occupational Center Wikipedia