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
Owner/Operator of a Business
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.