Hospitality Tourism




Hospitality and Tourism Management: Creating a Memorable Experience

Fall Semester

HTMP 1 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 course is based on project based learning, where students will be presented with problems from hospitality professionals in the community, come up with a solution, present it to the industry professional and possible assist in the solution. Students are also able to network with individuals in their field. This course provides the instruction for students to earn certification as a Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®). The course also helps the student prepare for the Certified Hospitality & Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP) certification. Students will also serve as ambassadors and tour guides for groups coming in to see the programs at STA. This allows them hands on experience in hospitality. Students will be required to attend a few after school events as ambassadors.

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

High School Credits: 3 units

LSR7 Weighted Credit:  .666

NON Lee’s Summit Schools Weighted Credit: Varies by school

College Dual Credit: Missouri State University (MSU) HSP 210 & HSP 215 (3 hrs credit each course for eligible students)

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Hospitality Tourism Management Program


Have you considered A Career in Transportation?

  • Tour guides and escorts
  • Meeting and convention planners
  • Cruise director
  • Airline stewardess


Have you considered a job in Attractions?

  • Theme Parks
  • Museum Technicians
  • Park Naturalist
  • City and State Parks and Recreation Workers
  • Cruise Entertainment
  • Fairs and Festivals Event Planner
  • Museum, Zoo, Aquarium, and Local Attractions
Food and Beverage

Have you considered a career in Food and Beverage?

  • Chefs, Bakers, Cooks, Pastry Chefs
  • Baristas
  • Waiters and Waitresses
  • Catering and Banquet Managers
  • Concierges
  • Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
  • Housekeeping
  • Maintenance
  • Bellhops
  • Hotel Managers
  • Front Desk Supervisor
  • Guest Room Attendant
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Hospitality Tourism Management Program

  • College-like Atmosphere
  • Collaborative, Project-based Learning
  • Work with Industry Professionals
  • Fun Atmosphere
  • 100 Hour Internship
  • 6 College Credits Through MSU
  • 2 Certificates (Recognized Worldwide)

Instructor: Abby Bastian