# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism (8139/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8139
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12

This course examines the components of the hospitality and tourism industry, including attractions, lodging, transportation, and food and beverage. Other topics include the history, political, social, and cultural impacts hospitality and tourism have had on local, state, and global environments. Students will develop competencies in the areas of communication, customer service, marketing, industry technology, economics, and management functions, and will be provided with opportunities for hands-on, real-world applications. Applying academic skills from other disciplines (e.g., mathematics, science, English, history/social science) is also a part of this course.

NOTE: This course, Opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism (8139), replaces course 8165, Travel and Tourism Marketing; and course 8160, Hotel Marketing.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Hospitality and Tourism
    • Lodging
    • Recreation, Amusements and Attractions
    • Restaurants and Food and Beverage Services
    • Travel and Tourism

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.