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Hotel And Restaurant Management

Do you remain calm under pressure? Do you enjoy working with people? Are you a good decision maker and problem solver?

The Hotel and Restaurant Management Academy introduces students to the diverse aspects of the hospitality industry, including careers in lodging, travel and tourism, airlines and cruise lines, sport and recreation, resorts and theme parks, and restaurants and food services. Students will have opportunities to participate in industry-sponsored events and competitions and will receive individual mentoring from professionals in the hospitality industry. Students completing the coursework are prepared for entry-level employment on the management track in hotels and restaurants, and can earn college credit toward degree programs at some of the best hospitality colleges and universities in the U.S.

Electives

The industry advisory committee recommends students enroll in a business elective and complete at least two years of Spanish in preparation to enter the hospitality industry.

Prerequisites

While no specific courses are required as prerequisites, students should seek hospitality work experiences to confirm their career academy choice.

Certifications

Upon completion of the second year course, students will be eligible to take the ProStart and Hospitality and Tourism Management examinations to document the skills and knowledge required for pursuit of a professional career path in the hospitality industry. Students will also have the opportunity to earn ServSafe certification.

College Credit

Through a special partnership with Howard Community College’s Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies, seniors enrolled in Management and Leadership in Hotels and Restaurants (880M) are eligible to be dually enrolled in two threecredit college courses, Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (HMGT101) and Food Prep I (HMGT120).

Students with passing scores on both Year One and Year Two ProStart Examinations and successful completion of coursework and industry hours may be eligible for articulated credit from a range of local and national colleges and universities including Howard Community College, Anne Arundel Community College, Widener University, and Johnson and Wales. The list of postsecondary institutions awarding credit is always growing. For recently added colleges and universities, please visit the following websites: Restaurant Association of Maryland Educational Foundation (www.ramef.org) and the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Foundation (www.ahlef.org).

Successful Academy Students:

  • Maintain a C average in all academy coursework.
  • Take Year One and Year Two Hospitality and Tourism Management examinations and complete a minimum of 100 hours of work experience in the lodging industry (required for students pursuing the Certified Hospitality and Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP) designation).
OR
  • Pass Year One and Year Two ProStart examinations and complete 400 hours of mentored industry experience (required for students pursuing ProStart certification).

Suggested Course Schedule

Below is a suggested high school course schedule for students interested in the Hotel and Restaurant Management Academy
Grade Level Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7
Ninth Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Fitness & Health required Technology Education required Fine Arts available
Tenth Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Elective available Elective available Elective available
Eleventh Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Elective available Introduction to the Hotel and Restaurant Management Industry 877M
Twelfth Grade English required Mathematics required Elective available Elective available Management and Leadership in Hotels and Restaurants 880M