Hospitality and Tourism

The hospitality industry is one of the largest career sectors in the world and continues to grow at a rapid pace. The Hospitality and Tourism Program prepares students for employment in careers such as reservation and transportation agents, travel destination specialists, tour operators, transportation attendants, cruise ship consultants, entertainment management, lodging, and senior living management. Studies include planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety, and environmental issues.

Program Offered At
Potential Industry Certifications / Credentials

  • CIW Social Media Strategist
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Areas of Study

  • The Hospitality and Tourism program includes a blend of hands-on exercises combined with traditional lectures and discussion. No prerequisite technical or artistic skills are needed.
  • Students are encouraged to expand their own creative possibilities in a unique blend of creative and technical work.
  • Class projects bring together technical and communication skills such as project planning, financial analysis, technical production and environmental issues.
  • Students learn aspects of the Hospitality and Tourism career cluster through competency-based applied learning, academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills.

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
Labor Market Information

This program supports students' college and career readiness. Students are college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in college credit-bearing courses within an associate or bachelor degree program without the need for remediation. Students need these same attributes and levels of achievement to enter and succeed in post-secondary workforce education or to enter a career path offering a living wage and future advancement.