Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster


The Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster focuses on the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food/beverage services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel-related services.

Students learn knowledge and skills focusing on communication, time management, and customer service that meet industry standards. Students will explore the history of the hospitality and tourism industry and examine characteristics needed for success in that industry.       

Salary and job descriptions for select careers in this cluster:

Chefs and Head Cooks
Dietitians and Nutritionists

Certifications offered:

  • Heartsaver CPR/AED First Aid
  • Food Allergens Essentials Certification
  • Hospitality Certificate (AHLA)
  • OSHA-10 hr. Certification (General)
  • ServSafe Manager Certification
  • Start Safe.Stay Safe Workplace Training Certificate
  • Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Certification
  • Texas Food Handlers License

Campuses with Programs in Hospitality & Tourism

CTE Programs of Study/Offered Courses

Culinary Arts

  • Introduction to Culinary Arts
  • Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Culinary Arts
  • Advanced Culinary Arts
  • Practicum in Culinary Arts

Lodging and Resort Management

  • Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • Hospitality Services
  • Practicum in Hospitality Services