Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Teacher: Emily Nalda

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Program is a nationally recognized program that was developed by industry experts and members of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Students will explore a variety of subjects including hospitality marketing, culinary careers, hotel management, and cost management. This program can also be completed in conjunction with the International Baccalaureate Career-related Program (IBCP). The tourism industry offers significant job creation across all regions and has long been an industry with tremendous success for long-term career pathways. Tourism is recognized as a major driver of economic growth and development.

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Program helps high school students take steps toward promising hospitality careers. The curriculum introduces the hospitality and tourism industry on a global scale with a large focus on diversity. The curriculum is industry driven as evidenced by the fact that more than 60 industry leaders served as subject matter experts, ensuring that today's program matches the needs of hospitality employers across the world. The program also focuses on developing students' managerial and leadership skills.

The HTMP program consists of four components that students are required to complete: three in-school courses; an industry-mentored, work-based learning experience guided by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) competency checklist; two AHLEI end-of-course examinations; and the Certified Hospitality and Tourism Management Professional credential.

The work-based learning experience is guided by the HTMP Competency Checklist and Montgomery County Public Schools internship requirements. The competencies reflect what employers have identified as being integral to success in the industry and represent portable, transferable skills that will be of value in a variety of different work environments.

Program Highlights

● Students will have the opportunity to participate in catering events to utilize culinary, management, and customer service skills learned in the classroom.

● Students apply learned theory and skills during authentic internship experiences.

● Students will have the opportunity to earn the industry-recognized ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification.

 

Courses Include

● Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

● Marketing for Hospitality

● Hospitality and Tourism Management

● Internship, Hospitality and Tourism Management

 

Sample Course Plan

 

Certifications/Awards for Completing High School Plan

● Articulation Agreement:

○ Montgomery College (Pending)

● Certification:

○ Certified Hospitality and Tourism Management Professional

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Local Colleges Offering a Continuation of the Program:

Montgomery College

University of Maryland Eastern Shore at The Universities at Shady Grove