Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

SCED Code: 16001
Virginia Extended Description: 18
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 18 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No

Students enrolled in Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation focus on developing professional skills and using emerging technologies to prepare for employment in this global industry, rich in diverse career opportunities. The program includes instruction in the industries of lodging, food and beverage, travel and tourism, and recreation and fitness. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
  • Concierge
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Front Desk Clerk
  • Front Office Manager
  • Reservationist
Recreation, Amusements and Attractions
  • Camp Counselor
  • Recreation Worker
Restaurants and Food and Beverage Services
  • Caterer
  • Food Service Manager
  • Host, Hostess
Travel and Tourism
  • Director of Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Director of Tourism Development
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Tour, Travel Guide
  • Travel Agent

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