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TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND GUEST SERVICES MANAGEMENT

The following schools offer training programs in
Tourism, Hospitality and Guest Services Management. 


Tourism, Hospitality and Guest Services Management
Course Sequence

12 credits required for graduation

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
3 credits 3 credits 3 credits
3 credits
Exploratory and
Introduction to Hospitality
Customer Service Management Advanced Customer Service Management Professional Hospitality

Tourism, Hospitality and Guest Services Management
Course Descriptions

EXPLORATORY AND INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY (HM110) (3 credits)
All Grade 9 students go through the Exploratory Program.  Please see page 7 for more detail. Students deciding to enter the field of tourism, hospitality and guest service management will be introduced to many career opportunities in the field. All students will be introduced to soft skills necessary to succeed in the hospitality industry. Students will explore the major areas in the field, including lodging, food and beverage, and travel and tourism. Technology-related mathematics, reading, business writing and vocabulary are integrated throughout the curriculum. Grade 9 students will also be introduced to the customer service industry through facility tours.

GUEST SERVICE MANAGEMENT (HM210)(3 credits)
Students in Grade 10 will begin an in-depth study of Guest Services Management.  Students begin to develop basic guest service skills through role playing of meeting and greeting guests, telephone operations and handling guest complaints.  Business communication skills are an important aspect of grade 10.  Students will focus on business writing and oral communication skills.  Sophomore students will complete an in-depth study of front office operations.  Through the use of REMCO Night Vision® software, students explore the guest cycle starting with reservations continuing through check-out.  Students continue to develop guest service skills through site tours and job shadowing.  Technology-related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, and science are integrated throughout the curriculum.

ADVANCED GUEST SERVICE MANAGEMENT (HM310) (3 credits)
Students in Grade 11 will focus on food and beverage service including dining room and banquet service.  Students start to prepare for Skills USA competition and the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) food and beverage performance assessment.  Guest service and business etiquette in the workplace is a primary focus of grade 11.  Juniors continue to develop their portfolio which includes completion of job applications and cover letters.  Students in grade 11 have the opportunity to participate in Work Based Learning (WBL) as well as role play with industry professionals and job shadowing.   Soft skill development, including critical thinking and problem solving skills, are developed in grade 11. Juniors also continue with training through REMCO Night Vision® software for property management as well as begin the new Job Journey Program which prepares students for interviewing and networking as well as other components of the job search.   Technology-related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blueprint reading and science are integrated throughout the curriculum.

PROFESSIONAL HOSPITALITY (HM410) (3 credits)
In Grade 12, students continue to develop guest service and soft skills in anticipation of entering the hospitality industry.  Seniors complete their resume as part of their portfolio.  Mastering interview skills is a critical aspect of preparation to entering the work force.  Team building, leadership skills and equality in the work place are explored in relation to guest service management.  Sales and marketing including event planning, developing business relationships, and internal and external sales are key components to master in the senior year.  Students will demonstrate the highest standard of food Safety training by completing ServSafe Certification through the National Restaurant Association.  Students continue to participate in job shadowing activities at various approved sites. Seniors are also provided an opportunity to interview for various positions with local hospitality businesses including the two casinos in southeastern Connecticut. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work Based Learning (WBL).  Students culminate the year with a Senior Project which prepares them for work opportunities in the Hospitality Industry.  Technology-related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blueprint reading and science are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Students can choose to further their education at numerous colleges and universities across the country in order to obtain a two year or four year degree in travel tourism and hospitality management related fields. Immediate employment opportunities include: casinos; hotels and resorts; restaurants and banquet facilities; as well as the many customer service establishments.
*College Career Pathways - Students successfully completing this program may qualify for advanced college credit.

 

 

 

 

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