Hospitality and Tourism Courses
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
WHAT IS A CTE CONCENTRATOR?
A concentrator is a student who has earned four or more technical credits in a Career Cluster, at least one of which is a completer course. The student may earn all four credits from foundation courses or three from foundation and one from enhancement course for the Career Cluster.
WHAT IS A COMPLETER COURSE?
A completer course is the second or third level in a series that builds upon skills acquired in the previous course. The * beside the course(s) name indicates a completer course.
SAMPLE OCCUPATIONS RELATING TO THIS CAREER CLUSTER
- Lodging Manager
- Travel & Tourism Manager
- Food Service Manager
Course Number: FN41
This course examines the nutritional needs of the individual. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of diet to health, kitchen and meal management, food preparation and sustainability for a global society, and time and resource management.
FOODS II – ENTERPRISE*
Course Number: FN42
Prerequisite: FN41 Foods I OR FH21 Culinary Arts and Hospitality I
This course focuses on advanced food preparation techniques. Food safety and sanitation receive special emphasis, with students having the opportunity to take the exam for a nationally-recognized food safety credential. Students develop skills in preparing foods such as yeast breads, cake fillings and frostings, and learn knife and garnishing skills. A real or simulated in-school food business component allows students to apply entrepreneurial strategies. English/Language Arts, mathematics and science are reinforced.
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING I
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING II*
Course Number: MH31 & MH32
Prerequisite: None, MH31
In this course, students are introduced to the industry of sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Students acquire transferable knowledge and skills among related industries for planning sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Topics included are branding, licensing, and naming rights; business foundations; concessions and on-site merchandising; economic foundations; human relations; and safety and security.
Course Number: BF30
This course introduces students to topics related to business, finance, management, and marketing to cover business in the global economy, functions of business organization and management, marketing basics, and significance of business financial and risk management.
Course Number: MM51
In this course, students develop an understanding of the processes involved from the creation to the consumption of products/services. Students develop an understanding and skills in the areas of distribution, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students develop an understanding of marketing functions applications and impact on business operations.
Course Number: MH42
Prerequisite: MM51 Marketing or MH31 Sports and Entertainment Marketing I
In this course, students are introduced to the industry of travel, tourism, and recreational marketing. Students acquire knowledge and skills on the impact of tourism, marketing strategies of the major hospitality and tourism segments, destinations, and customer relations. Emphasis is on career development, customer relations, economics, hospitality and tourism, travel destinations, and tourism promotion.
Course Number: ME11 & ME12
Prerequisite: MM51 Marketing
OR BF05 Personal Finance OR BF10
Principles of Business and Finance; ME11
In this course students evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements.
CTE ADVANCED STUDIES
Course Number: CS95
Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster
This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation.
MULTIPLE ENHANCEMENT COURSES OFFERED:
- CC45 Career Managment
- BD10 Multimedia & Webpage Design
- BM10 Microsoft Word & PowerPoint (Standard and Honors Level Offered)
- BM20 Microsoft Excel & Access Honors
- FC11 Principles of Family& Human Services
- BF05 Personal Finance
- CS97 CTE Internship