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.
Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL)
10920 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
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.
While no specific courses are required as prerequisites, students should seek hospitality work experiences to confirm their career academy choice.
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.
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).
Suggested Course Schedule
|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|