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Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation Management

When you plan activities, do you naturally consider the participants’ experience, ensuring every detail is just right? If so, a career in Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Management could be a good fit for you. Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation is one of the fastest growing industries in the world which includes recreational and corporate travel coordinators, meeting, convention and event planners, entertainment and fitness directors, marketing and sales managers, and more!

This Capstone Course meets at Paradise Park.
Students will need to provide transportation to job shadowing and internship opportunities throughout the year.

Course Features:

  • Real-World Transferable Skills: The curriculum for this class is industry-driven, therefore matching the needs of hospitality employers across the world. Skills learned will cross multiple industries as companies strive to create unique and memorable customer experiences.
  • Industry Connections: Students will hear from industry professionals, participate in job shadowing opportunities, and complete a minimum of 100 internship hours through on-site events at Paradise Park with the go karts, batting cages, and mini golf course as well as outside experiences with business partners, based on student interest.
  • Early College & Dual Credit Opportunities: Students who are interested in the Early College Program can choose the Hospitality Pathway as well earning college credit through Missouri State University.
  • Industry Certification: Our program allows students to earn their Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP©), ServSafe Food Handler, and Hospitality & Tourism Specialist (HTS©). 

Who Should Enroll?

A hospitality program is ideally suited for individuals who possess a passion for providing exceptional customer service and creating memorable experiences for guests. It is a perfect fit for those who are sociable, adaptable, and enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Whether you aspire to work in hotels, restaurants, resorts, event management, or any other hospitality-related field, enrolling in our HTRM program will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this industry.

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