Sequences of Courses

Principles of Hospitality & Tourism (1 credit) - 9th grade

The hospitality and tourism industry encompasses lodging, travel and tourism, recreation, amusements, attractions and resorts, and restaurants and food beverage service. Thehospitality and tourism industry maintains the largest national employment base in the private sector. Students use knowledge and skills that meet industry standards to function effectively in various positions within this multifaceted industry. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

Hotel Management (1/2 credit) - 10th grade

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to pursue staff and management positions available in the hotel industry. This in-depth study of the lodging industry includes departments within a hotel such as front desk, food and beverage, housekeeping, maintenance, human resources, and accounting. This course will focus on, but not be limited to, professional communications, leadership, management, human resources, technology, and accounting. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

Restaurant Management (1/2 credit) - 10th grade

This course will emphasize the principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the management of a variety of food service operations. The course will provide insight into the operations of a well-run restaurant. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

Dual Credit Culinary Arts (2 credits) - 11th grade

This lab-based course is a dual credit course in cooperation with El Centro College. This course equips students with foundation culinary and management skills leading to a strong career in the restaurant/food service industry. Studies begin with the fundamentals and focus on aspects of the food service industry including business management, culinary arts and baking/pastry arts with emphasis on production skills and techniques. Standards included in the Culinary Arts course are designed to prepare students for nationally recognized industry certifications, post-secondary education and entry-level careers.  Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences including both student and industry organizations. Through this course, students will have the opportunity to receive 9 hours of college credit.

Hospitality Services (2 credits) - 11th grade

This course provides students with the academic and technical preparation to pursue high-demand and high-skill careers in hospitality related industries especially front of the house restaurant management and hotel & lodging management. Students participate in off campus hospitality rotations. Standards included in the Hospitality Services course are designed to prepare students for nationally recognized industry certifications, post-secondary education and entry-level careers. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences including both student and industry organizations.

Dual Credit Practicum in Culinary Arts (3 credits) - 12th grade

This unique practicum course is a dual credit course in cooperation with El Centro College. The course combines classroom instruction with actual business and industry career experiences. In this course you will design, develop, open and operate a restaurant as you work with your classmates in this exciting, team-based opportunity. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, operational planning and execution, customer service, menu development and production techniques. In addition, you will continue to work through an industry-developed curriculum combined with job-based work experience designed to reward you with a nationally recognized industry certification. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences including both student and industry organizations. Through this course, students will have the opportunity to earn 8 hours of college credit.

Practicum in Hospitality Services (3 credits)- 12th grade

In this unique Work-Based Learning practicum you will gain valuable experience by using your acquired knowledge and skills in learning experiences that combine classroom instruction with industry work experience. This practicum requires a written cooperative agreement with a business/industry training sponsor. By combining your classroom learning with industry work experience this course is designed to reward you with a nationally recognized industry certification. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences including both student and industry organizations.