Adult Career Education


North Orange County ROP provides high-quality career education for post-secondary and adult students, preparing them with the knowledge and experience to graduate workforce ready. Taught by industry-experienced instructors, students learn fundamental principles in the classroom and gain clinical experience through rigorous hands-on training in local businesses, offices, and work-sites. Students are able to confidently earn vital certifications and/or state licensures to meet the demands of current labor markets.

North Orange County ROP adult courses are held at Trident Education Center in Anaheim, CA. Students can enroll in a wide range of career pathways to serve communities in northern Orange County and nearby surrounding communities.

North Orange County ROP is part of the North Orange County Regional Consortium, NOCRC – a collaboration with Anaheim Union High School District, Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Garden Grove Unified School District, Los Alamitos Unified School District, North Orange County Community College District, Orange County Department of Education and Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.

North Orange County ROP courses are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Our Mission

North Orange County Regional Occupational Program equips and empowers tomorrow’s innovative, civic-minded professionals through career technical education.

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Contact Information




Main Office Address

North Orange County ROP Education Center
385 N. Muller Street
Anaheim, CA 92801

Main Office Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Campus Address

Trident Education Center
1800 W. Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92804

“All the educators and staff that I’ve interacted with expressed nothing but the want for my peers and me to succeed and thrive in the medical field.”

Darrin Gadaingan, Vocational Nurse Training Program Graduate


North Orange County ROP

Ligia Hallstrom

Dr. Ligia Hallstrom

Administrator, Instructional Programs

Darline Torres-Garcia

Dental Assistant Training Program Director
VN Director

Lianne Matthews, DHSc, RN, CPHQ

Vocational Nurse Training Program Director
Lulu Amador

Lulu Amador

Instructional Coach
Son Kim

Son Kim

Adult Education Program Specialist
Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller

Career Technical Education Counselor


Ligia Hallstrom

Welcome to North Orange County Regional Occupational Program (ROP). I am honored to be the Administrator of Instructional Programs for Adult Education. This leadership position requires great responsibility, passion, and a vision to create an educational environment that will prepare you to join the workforce with knowledge, confidence, and clinical skills you will carry on with compassion, ethical professionalism and highest standard of care centered on the patient.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for us all, but at North Orange County ROP, we remain committed to providing high-quality instruction and services to meet the needs of our diverse student population. COVID-19 has not changed our commitment to our students and community, nor has the pandemic changed NOCROP’s mission and vision. In the broadest sense, the pandemic has simply modified how we will ultimately accomplish our goals.

Our Adult Education team is committed to ensure an optimal educational experience to nurture your growth through exploration and discovery throughout the program in the classroom and clinical setting. Whether you are looking for information about the steps to apply, register for classes or search for courses or program information, our website is the place to go.

Our dedicated faculty and staff pride themselves on a personal commitment to your success, so please do not hesitate to ask our counseling team for guidance. It is genuinely my sincere privilege to be a part of NOCROP’s student-centered community with exceptional team who is ready to serve you. We hope to make NOCROP Adult Education your choice.