THE PROCESS

ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

If you ever dreamed of running a restaurant or hotel, helping people plan trips around the world, being involved in big events such as the Crawfish Boil, or managing a football stadium, you were imaging yourself in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries – hospitality and tourism. The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) may be just the place for you to fulfill your dreams.

PREREQUISITES: NONE | STARTING GRADE: 10TH

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01 FRESHMAN

In the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT), you begin to build a foundation for understanding the business world with Business Technology Applications with an introduction to the area of Career Technical Education with emphasis on Hospitality and Tourism.

SOPHOMORE 02

You’ll be introduced to industry principles within Hospitality and Tourism through classroom presentations, guest speakers, extended classroom experiences, and job shadowing. You will explore Restaurants, Hotels, Tourist sites, and Entertainment venues as well as gain information regarding post-secondary educational opportunities.

03 JUNIOR

This year, you will be introduced to the keystone of the hospitality and tourism industry with Culinary Arts I and Travel and Tourism I. It will include hands-on experiences in a commercial kitchen with professional executive chefs and leaders in the travel industry, along with exposure to electives such as marketing and sales promotion to further expand your knowledge. The following summer, AOHT students will participate in paid internships with area businesses in the hospitality and tourism industry, which can even lead to full-time employment. The summer internship is an excellent experience and addition to your high school portfolio.

SENIOR 04

As a senior in the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, you will learn about the finer points of Culinary Arts and Travel and Tourism with Culinary Arts II and Travel Tourism II, whetting your appetite for furthering your pursuit of a career in this exciting and fast-growing industry as well as acquiring knowledge in the area of entrepreneurship and accounting. AOHT students will also have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, obtain extensive job shadowing, apprenticeships, and develop lifelong skills.