Orange County Robotics Consortium

​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the OCRC Webpage. If this is your first time hearing about the OCRC, welcome! The Orange County Robotics Consortium (OCRC) launched in 2018 with an ambitious vision: To bring opportunities for Elementary and Middle School students to participate in Official VEX IQ Programming and Competitions.This ambitious vision became a reality as the OCRC hosted its first VEX IQ Competition "Next Level." in February, 2019. See the slideshow of photos from the amazing February 2019 event at the bottom of this page.

This year, the OCRC continued to build​ on the momentum of excitement from Year 1 and had the honor to host this year's ​competition: Squared Away!  Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the Orange County Department of Educaiton. Thank You, to all the teams that came out to compete in our 2nd regional event. 

Stay tuned as we prepare to launch into the new season. Be sure to register early to join us for the: VEX IQ Competition Program Orientation; Squared Away Robot Build Workshop; VEX IQ Competition Team Management Workshop; and VEX IQ Robot Programming Workshop in 2020.

Click here to access the Dec. 2019 competition page on Robot Events


OCRC VEX IQ ​Program Orientation

During this orientation workshop, attendees will learn the essentials of running a VEX IQ Competition Team. In addition, attendees will get access to resources and professional learning to ensure a successful robotics competition season.

Link to Flyer

September 18, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


OCRC Squared Away Robot Build Workshop​ 
During the Robot Build Workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to bring their VEX IQ robot kit to build the latest robot to ensure success for all student teams. In addition, attendees that successfully build will have an opportunity to test drive on the Squared Away field.

Link to Flyer
​October 2, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

TOAcce​ss archive presentation

​OCRC VEX IQ Team Management Workshop

Teams are formed and robots are built. Now what? During this session attendees will get insight into team dynamics, recommendations for managing the engineering notebook, and resources and support to ensure the team is a success.

Link to Flyer 
​October 24, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

VEXcodeIQ Blocks Programming Workshop

With just a month until the official competition, join us for the programming workshop to learn how to program your robot using VEX Code the new Scratch - Like Block Based Coding Environment.

Link to Flyer
November 7, 2019
​4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

OCRC Squared Away Competition

Saturday, December 14, 2019



 2019 OCRC VEX IQ Competition

Thank you to all of the participating teams for making the OCRC VEX IQ Competition a success. We look forward to seeing teams compete in the OCRC VEX IQ Squared Away Competition, Saturday, December 14, 2019. For information on the official competition, please visit: https://www.r​​ 
Thank you for visiting the OCRC Webpage. The OCRC is a program of the STEM & Humanities Unit and Office of Career Education within the Educational Services Division of the Orange County Department of Education.

Should you have any questions, or need any information, please contact:

Omar Shepherd, Curriculum Specialist
Educational Service
Phone: 714-327-1069

Julie Roney, Coordinator
Educational Services