Hospitality & Tourism Management Program
Hospitality & Tourism Management is a program designed to introduces high school students to the world of hospitality, and the core segments of the industry: lodging, food and beverage operations, tourism, attractions and travel, and event management. The State of Michigan Department of Education formally adopted the program and the 52.09 CIP code in 2021. For academic year 2021/2022 there are 5 schools piloting the program and the course will be formally offered starting with the 2022/2023 school year.
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) provides hospitality training and certification of professional knowledge and skills at every level of hospitality careers. AHLEI provides the study materials and administers the certification process for nearly 30 certification designations trademarked by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
The MRLAEF supports the HTM and the local school offering the program. We provide the educators with monthly webinars, professional development opportunities, and networking with Industry to develop robust advisory boards to help shape their future employees. We provide a hotel operations symposium in the fall and the opportunity to compete against their peers in the spring. Students will also have the work place learning experiences and internships that the MRLA EF will help coordinate.
HTM Curriculum & Learning Objectives
The AHLEI Hospitality & Tourism Management curriculum and Hospitality and Tourism Specialist (HTS) Credential is the preferred method to meet Michigan’s Hospitality Pathway standards.
The curriculum focuses on three main goals:
Unit 1: The World of Hospitality
Chapter 1: What Is Hospitality?
Chapter 2: Careers in Hospitality and Tourism
Chapter 3: Welcoming Guests
Chapter 4: Workplace Skills and Expectations
Unit 2: Lodging Operations
Chapter 5: Introduction to the Lodging Industry
Chapter 6: The Front Office
Chapter 7: Housekeeping
Chapter 8: Engineering
Chapter 9: Safety and Security
Unit 3: Food and Beverage Operations
Chapter 10: The Restaurant Business
Chapter 11: Pricing and Profitability
Chapter 12: Food Safety and Sanitation
Chapter 13: Responsible Food and Beverage Service
Unit 4: Event Management
Chapter 14: Meetings, Conventions, and Special Events
Chapter 15: Banquets and Catering
Unit 5: Travel and Tourism
Chapter 16: Travel
Chapter 17: Tourism
Chapter 18: Attractions
Chapter 19: Resorts, Clubs, and Gaming
Chapter 20: Cruise Industry
Unit 6: Hospitality Business and Leadership Skills
Chapter 21: Effective Leadership
Chapter 22: Entrepreneurship
Chapter 23: Sales and Marketing
Chapter 24: Financial Management
The HTM curriculum is sold by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
Students earning an HTS credential have an understanding of the industry and foundational skills and knowledge in lodging, food and beverage operations, event management, attractions and tourism. The exam is proctored and requires 100 work experience hours.
Michigan Hospitality & Tourism Management Pilot Schools
- St. Joseph High School
- Saginaw Career Complex
- Bay Arenac ISD
- Plymouth Canton Educational Park