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 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
  • Concierges
Recreation, Amusements & Attractions
  • Recreation Workers
Restaurants & Food/Beverage Services
  • Food Service Managers
  • Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
Travel & Tourism
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
  • Tour Guides and Escorts
  • Travel Agents

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