Hospitality & Tourism

Program Description

The program prepares students for entry-level careers in this high-demand industry. Hospitality and tour-ism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel-related services. Hospitality and tourism careers require an emphasis in hands-on experience. CTE program students can earn industry certifications. The program also prepares students to pursue post-secondary education.

Students in the program will apply their knowledge and skills in industry work experiences. This may include laboratory-based, paid or unpaid work experiences for students.

Course Content

  • Guest Relations
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Hotel Business Operations
  • Housekeeping: Quality Guestroom Service
  • Operational Finance
  • Banquets & Catering Events
  • Human Resource Principles
  • Destination & Tourism Concepts
  • Travel-Related Services

Business and Industry Partners

Aimbridge Hospitality · Best Western Plus · DoubleTree Hotel Houston Intercontinental · Hyatt Regency North Houston · Holiday Inn Houston – Intercontinental Airport · Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental

Program of Study

Industry Certifications

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management Professional (American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute)

Possible Career Pathways

  • Business Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Concierge
  • Facilities Planning Manager
  • Food Services Manager
  • Hospitality Administrator
  • Hotel/Motel Manager
  • Meetings and Convention Planner
  • Reservation and Ticket Agent/Travel Clerk
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Travel Agent
  • Travel Guide
  • Event Planner
  • Destinations Manager
  • Director of Convention and Tourists Bureau
  • Sales Director
  • Catering and Banquet Manager
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Director of Operations

*Median Pay Per Year

$32,700 – $110,120
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

*The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median Pay Per Year range includes occupations listed on Bureau of Labor Statistics.

HS Endorsement: Business & Industry
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Principles of Hospitality & Tourism Hotel Management Travel and Tourism Practicum in Hospitality Services I and Extended Practicum in Hospitality Services I Practicum in Hospitality Services II and Extended Practicum in Hospitality Services II