Hospitality & Tourism

The Hospitality and Tourism Cluster prepares learners for careers in the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel-related services. Hospitality operations are located in communities throughout the world.

Travel and tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world. Each year, travel and tourism employers around the world pay more than $1.6 trillion in wages and salaries and create 12.5 million new jobs. Beginning salaries depend on the employee's skills, education and job level at a hotel, restaurant, tourism office, recreation facility, amusement park or attraction site. Salaries range from entry-level wages to six figures. This industry is known for promoting from within and for its large number of young managers.

2014-15 Programs of Study

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts is designed to prepare students for careers in the culinary field as a personal chef, caterer, executive chef, and food and beverage manager. Course content covers the components of commercial kitchen safety and sanitation, proper tools and equipment, quality food production, and service operation. Upon completion of this program of study, students will gain experience in commercial food production and service operations, while preparing for further training at the postsecondary level.

Course Standards

1Satisfies ½ credit of Economics required for graduation.

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management focuses on the skills and knowledge needed for careers within the hospitality industry, including hotel management, customer service, and travel advising. In this program of study, students investigate the impact of the hospitality industry on the local and global economy, marketing foundations and functions, and human resource management. As students progress through the program of study, they will have the opportunity to complete a Work-Based Learning (WBL) experience as they prepare for future training at the postsecondary level.

Course Standards

1Satisfies ½ credit of Economics required for graduation.

Sports and Entertainment Management

Sports & Entertainment Management is designed to prepare students for occupations such as sales representative, community relations coordinator, and promotions manager. The course content covers facility design, merchandising and advertising, public relations/publicity, and event marketing. As the students progress through the program of study, they will have the opportunity to complete a Work-Based Learning (WBL) experience as they prepare for future training at a postsecondary level.

Course Standards

1Satisfies ½ credit of Economics required for graduation.

Courses for Elective Credit

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Last Update: November 24, 2014