Hospitality and Tourism
The Specialist High Skills Major program at Mitchell District High School builds on the success of the culinary program. As part of our program, students operate the "Twisted Carrot" cafe where they plan, prepare, market and serve a wide variety of meals. Through connections with local farmers and our own garden, the students gain seed-to-table understanding and learn about the importance of farmers in the food chain and environmental issues. Students also work on catering events that allow them to develop their serving and food preparation skills.
What will students in a hospitality and tourism major study?
- Sector Specific Courses- Click here for pathway chart of credits and certifications.
Two cooperative education credits to gain workplace experience that enables students to refine, extend and practice sector-specific knowledge and skills.
Experiential learning, career exploration and reach ahead activities within the sector.
Certifications and training programs/courses in first aid, CPR, hazardous materials and customer service. Click here for pathway chart of credits and certifications.
Essential Skills and work habits required in the sector.
What are the future career paths for a hospitality and tourism major?
For hospitality and tourism majors, possible careers include:
- Apprenticeship – baker, cook, chef, special events coordinator
- College – flight attendant, food service manager
- University – nutritionist, dietician, hotel/resort manager
- Entry level workplace – hotel valet, bartender