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Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster

Program of Study: Lodging & Resort Management

8363V Hospitality Services - Hotel & Restaurant Management (two credits) Grades: 11-12

Students will explore a career in hotel and restaurant management through potential partnerships with local Katy/Houston hotel properties. Students gain first-hand experience by rotating as trainees in Executive Offices, Food and Beverage, Guest Services and facilities Management. Occupationally specific instruction includes the ServSafe® training and certification exam. Students exiting the program have gained the skills and knowledge to be employed in the industry and have acquired a solid basis for a college education in hospitality, culinary or business. Practicum students participate in a non-paid internship at an approved hotel, restaurant, club, or travel agency. 

8366V Practicum in Hospitality Services (two credits) Grade: 12

Practicum in Hospitality Services is an advanced course for the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster.​

Prerequisite: Hospitality Services Hotel & Restaurant Management

Students must provide their own transportation to internship site.

Students will continue perfecting the soft skills learned in Hospitality I while at a nonpaid internship at an approved hotel, restaurant, event planning company or travel agency of their choice. This will also be a chance to network with others in the Hospitality industry and could lead to potential post-secondary opportunities. 

What type of jobs can you do in the Hospitality services industry?

Director of Marketing/Sales

Catering Manager

Owner/Operator of a Business

Travel Adviser

Cruise Director

Hotel Department Shift Leader

Why join Hospitality and what type of experience will students gain?

There are many companies that have a hospitality aspect or section including cruise lines, amusement parks, hotels, resorts and restaurants. The Hospitality Services course at Miller provides the necessary soft skills for any position within this industry. You will perfect your communication skills as well as gain an understanding of face to face customer service.  In previous years students have had the opportunity to go on field trips to local hospitality venues including Taste of Texas, Agave Estates, and Typhoon Texas to observe the hard work necessary behind the scenes to make events run smoothly.

Can you earn a certification while taking Hospitality Services?

Yes! You will have the opportunity to take the ServSafe® management level exam. Having this certification will assist you in receiving better job opportunities with the potential for higher starting pay and is good for 5 years. 

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