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Hospitality & Tourism Management

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Career pathways span secondary and postsecondary education, align to employer needs and careers, and provide high-quality education, training, and support services for youth and adults.

In Delaware, career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered in charter, comprehensive, and technical school districts. These pathways continue through adult education, occupational training programs, and postsecondary programs that are administered by partnering state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.

Hospitality & Tourism Management

The Hospitality & Tourism Management pathway is designed to prepare students for employment in the hospitality industry. Students explore management and technical skills needed for success and practice industry-specific skills that can be used in all aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry. Students also acquire employability skills such as leadership, guest services, accountability, teamwork, and responsibility.

The program prepares students for careers such as front office supervisor, front desk associate, director of tourism, and general manager.

Sequence of Courses:

Introduction to Hospitality
& Tourism Management
Lodging Management
Food & Beverage
Management / Event Planning
and Management

Early College Credit/Credentials:

Certified Hospitality & Tourism
Management Professional / Certified
Guest Service Professional /
Certified Front Desk Representative /
Certified Guestroom Attendant
ServSafe Manager Certification
CPR / First Aid / AED Certification
Up to 3 college credits at Delaware
Technical Community College

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops
Mentorships

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:
$68,670

Common Positions:
Lodging Managers

Associates Degree

Average Salary:
$44,870

Common Positions:
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Custodial Workers

Certificate

Average Salary:
$25,870

Common Positions:
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

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Wage Differential

Bilingual employees are compensated with a language differential of 5-20% more per hour than the base rate of a monolingual employee

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Student pathway Testimonials

Beatriz Ramirez , Student at William Penn

“Now I know what I want to do with my life, thanks to the focus on careers at William Penn. At first, I picked culinary arts because I didn’t know what else to do. But I fell in love with it!”