Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

SCED Code: 16001
Virginia Extended Description: 18
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 18 Weeks
Hours: 70
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No

Students enrolled in Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation focus on developing professional skills to prepare for employment in this global industry, rich in diverse career opportunities. The program examines the evolution of the hospitality industry and recreation and leisure industries, including travel and tourism, lodging, food and beverage, and conference and event planning. 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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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
  • Food Service Managers
  • Lodging Managers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
  • Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
  • Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
  • Building Cleaning Workers, All Other
  • Baggage Porters and Bellhops
  • Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
Recreation, Amusements & Attractions
  • Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling
  • Lodging Managers
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
  • First-Line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services
  • Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
  • Amusement and Recreation Attendants
  • Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other
  • Recreation Workers
Travel & Tourism
  • Food Service Managers
  • Lodging Managers
  • Managers, All Other
  • Tour Guides and Escorts
  • Travel Guides
  • Travel Agents
  • Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks

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