Fall Semester: HTMP1 introduces the hospitality and tourism industry on a global scale with a large focus on diversity. The program provides students with broad-based learning on the tasks, knowledge, and skills required by anyone wishing to build a career within the hospitality and tourism industry. The course incorporates the best of modern technology with a selection of online coursework, simulations and hands-on learning. This curriculum is industry-driven, therefore, matching the needs of hospitality employers across the world. This course provides the instruction for students to earn certification as a Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®), Certified Front Desk Representative, or Certified Restaurant Server. The course also helps the students prepare for the Certified Hospitality & Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP) certification.
Spring Semester: HTMP 2 prepares students for entry level jobs in the hospitality and tourism industry. The content focuses on the leadership and managerial aspects, responsibilities, knowledge, and skills required by an entry-level leader in the hospitality and tourism industry. Students are required to complete 100 hours of paid or unpaid work experience in one or more of the following qualifying positions: Accommodations, Food & Beverage, Transportation, or Attractions. Once the workplace experience is met, students are eligible for a professional certification from the American Hospitality Lodging Educational Institute. This designation is recognized internationally, and is called the Certified Hospitality & Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP).
- Grade: 11 or 12
- GPA: 2.5 (Unweighted)
- Attendance: 90% or better
- Math: Algebra I, B- or better
- Reading/Writing: 10th grade level
Recommended: Introduction to Human Services (offered traditional or online), Introduction to Hospitality (START), Foods 1/Culinary Foundations
Credits: 3 units
Dual Credit: Missouri State University (MSU) HRA 210 & HRA 215 (3 hrs credit each course for eligible students)