Course Descriptions

Administration of Justice

The Administration of Justice Program is divided into two one-year courses. Introduction to Administration of Justice (ADJU10) is the first year and Advanced AOJ: Principles of Investigation (ADJU20) is the second year.

Introduction to Administration

of Justice

This course focuses on critical thinking exploration of historical and contemporary issues in administration of justice. This includes the study and analysis of the core principles and components of the American criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections), the evolution of administration of justice, criminal behavior theory, crime categories, policing models, challenges in policing, and career opportunities.

  • A-G approved by CSU and UC.

  • 10 credits per semester for high school credit for Career Technical Education

  • 3 units for college earned at end of year for Dual Enrollment in Shasta College

Advanced AOJ:

Principle of Investigations

This course addresses the evolution of investigation, techniques, procedures, and ethical issues in the investigation of crime, including organization of the investigative process, crime scene searches, interviewing and interrogating, surveillance, source of information, utility of evidence, scientific analysis of evidence, and the role of the investigator in the trial process.

  • 10 credits per semester for high school credit for Career Technical Education

  • 3 units for college earned at end of year for Dual Enrollment in Shasta College

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).

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).

Careers with Children

Careers with Children is an introductory course to the Careers with Children Program. It is designed for students with an interest in working with children from birth to 3rd grade. This comprehensive program provides entry-level job skill training at a work site classroom. Students will learn and apply developmentally appropriate skills techniques that reflect the latest research in Early Childhood Education.

Course Goals and Student Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  1. Examine and discuss major theories of child development.

  2. Identify and describe ways in which developmental domains are continuous, sequential and inter-related.

  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the physical, social/emotional, cognitive and language development of children, both typical and atypical, in major developmental stages.

  4. Investigate and explain sources of developmental change and reasons for disturbances in the developmental process.

  5. List different program types, delivery systems, and licensing and regulation structures in early childhood settings.

  6. Define developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate practice as related to developmental ages and stages.

  7. Describe the relationship of observation, planning, implementation, and assessment in effective programming.

  8. Exhibit proficiency in the following areas according to the Employability Rubric;

(Responsibility, Communication and Reliability)

Dual Enrolled with Shasta College (up to 6 units may be earned)

Child Psychology

The Child Psychology class is a 2nd year, advanced class designed to prepare students on pursuing a career in Family and Human Services. Students will examine the different ways trauma can impact children and provide plans for helping them in the classroom environment. Students will explore principles and strategies of positive guidance that are both effective and flexible for adults interacting with young and school age children. Cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics and needs of children will be examined. Students will acquire knowledge, tools and readiness to provide guidance and support to children experiencing trauma in their lives. Students will apply this knowledge by volunteering in a variety of early childhood programs and family services organizations

Course Goals and Student Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  1. Assess behavioral and situational anecdotes to identify common problems that evolve in adult-child relationships.

  2. Identify and apply successful ways to handle common problems.

  3. Utilize knowledge of the social and emotional development of children and adults.

  4. Use knowledge of characteristic behavioral patterns of children and adults to problem solve situational anecdotes.

  5. Explain the current service delivery system environment in which social work and human service clients’ needs are addressed

  6. Demonstrate critical thinking in envisioning ways of collaborating, negotiating, and advocating in working with and within social welfare and human service agencies and institutions

  7. Identify and be able to uphold the legal, ethical, and professional practice responsibilities of working with social work and human service organizations with attention to cultural humility and oppressed groups

  8. 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)

Early Childhood Ed

Early Childhood Ed is a second year, advanced class for the Careers with Children program. It is designed for students with an interest in working with children from birth to 3rd grade. Students will examine a teacher's role in supporting development and fostering the joy of learning for all young children using observation and assessment strategies. Students will examine the interacting influences of family life and community experiences that affect the developing child. The student will identify supportive community resources available to children, families and communities and examine the importance of knowledge and advocacy in the promotion of quality outcomes for children, families and communities.

Course Goals and Student Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  1. Identify key ways in which the environment functions as an essential component of curriculum and present in curriculum plans the progression from “simple to complex” and “concrete to abstract” and explain how these concepts are critical to learning.

  2. Examine major areas of content learning for young children and discuss activities, materials, and approaches which most effectively support that learning in an early childhood classroom accessible to all children.

  3. Create written curriculum plans that show a familiarity with appropriate materials, equipment, and teaching approaches that will support optimum learning and development for all young children.

  4. Apply understanding of children’s learning and development to design and evaluate age appropriate foundational curriculum in areas such as language and literacy; physical/motor mastery; creativity and the arts, mathematics, and science.

  5. Analyze and discuss the interacting influences of family and community on the developing child.

  6. Evaluate current research in developmental science, with an emphasis on children's social-emotional learning.

  7. Discuss the impact of family, neighborhood, school, and community on healthy development.

  8. Discuss and describe the rich diversity of approaches to the socialization process in our community, our nation and our world.

  9. Exhibit proficiency in the following areas according to the Employability Rubric;

(Responsibility, Communication and Reliability)

Dual Enrolled with Shasta College (up to 6 units may be earned)

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).

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

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.


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

Cybersecurity & Ethical Hacking

Course Title:

This course equips students with the basic knowledge, foundational principles, and entry-level skills needed by today's organizations that are challenged with rapidly detecting cybersecurity breaches and effectively responding to security incidents. The student could be part of a team of people in Security Operations Centers (SOC's) monitoring security systems, protecting their organizations by detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats.

The Ethical Hacking portion of the course is highly practical but it won't neglect the theory; we'll start with ethical hacking basics, breakdown the different penetration testing fields and install the needed software (on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X), then we'll dive in and start hacking straight away.

Course Topics


  • Security controls and vulnerabilities

  • Security principles and threats

  • Security procedures and operations

Ethical Hacking

  • Gain access

  • Side Attacks

  • Exploitation

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).

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).