Hospitality and Tourism Management Program

Hospitality and Tourism Management

What is the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program?

The Educational Foundation’s (EF) new high school curriculum, the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP), was developed by industry experts and members of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and will take the place of the Lodging Management Program as the official industry-recognized curriculum to prepare students for roles in the hotel industry and beyond.The tourism industry offers significant job creation across all regions, and has long been an industry with tremendous success for long-term career pathways. Tourism is recognized as a major driver of economic growth and development. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) forecasts international tourist arrivals to increase by 3% to 4% through 2013.The HTMP takes advantage of these opportunities, helping high school juniors and seniors take their first real steps toward promising hospitality careers.

EF’s latest high school curriculum introduces the hospitality and tourism industry on a global scale with a large focus on diversity. The program is delivered with graphic-rich textbooks and workbooks, and incorporates the best of modern technology with a selection of online coursework. Most importantly, this curriculum is industry driven as evidenced by the fact that more than 60 industry leaders served as subject matter experts, ensuring that today’s program matches the needs of hospitality employers across the world.

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EI’s new high school curriculum, the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP), was developed by industry experts and members of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and will take the place of the Lodging Management Program as the official industry-recognized curriculum to prepare students for roles in the hotel industry and beyond. The tourism industry offers significant job creation across all regions, and has long been an industry with tremendous success for long-term career pathways. Tourism is recognized as a major driver of economic growth and development. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) forecasts international tourist arrivals to increase by 3% to 4% through 2013.

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Program takes advantage of these opportunities, helping high school juniors and seniors take their first real steps toward promising hospitality careers. EI’s latest high school curriculum (©2012) introduces the hospitality and tourism industry on a global scale with a large focus on diversity. The program is delivered with graphic-rich textbooks and workbooks, and incorporates the best of modern technology with a selection of online coursework. Most importantly, this curriculum is industry driven as evidenced by the fact that more than 60 industry leaders served as subject matter experts, ensuring that today’s program matches the needs of hospitality employers across the world.

– See more at: https://www.ahlei.org/Programs/High-School/HTMP/#sthash.mvDDAe7e.dpuf

Articulation Agreements

Students who successfully complete the Lodging Management Program/Hospitality and Tourism Management Program final examinations, while meeting the classroom and mentored internship requirements, will have a chance to earn college credit from numerous in-state and out-of-state postsecondary institutions. An articulation agreement encourages postsecondary education while avoiding duplication of efforts and classes for students, while in the long run saving students time and money!

Local Agreements:

  • Pulaski Technical College
  • National Park Community College
  • Ozarka College
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • ASU-Heber Springs
  • National Park Community College

Thank you to the annual Lodging Management Program sponsor:

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Certification

The CGSP® certification fee is a separate purchase and is being offered at a deeply discounted rate of $15/student for HTMP students. Certification is ordered through the Educational Institute.

Additionally, the Skills Training programs offered in the media package are the official preparatory courses for the Certified Front Desk Representative (CFDR), Certified Restaurant Server (CRS), Certified Maintenance Employee (CME), and Certified Guestroom Attendant (CGA). Once the students have successfully completed the online course, they have passed the knowledge based portion of each position’s certification exam. From there, they simply need to meet the workplace requirements necessary to be approved for the professional certification.

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Graduates of the Program receive a Certificate of Completion from the Educational Institute after passing the final exam of both Year 1 and Year 2. In addition, after the workplace requirement has been met, students are eligible for a professional certification from the Educational Institute. This designation is recognized internationally, and is called the Certified Hospitality & Tourism Management Professional (CHTMP).

In order to earn the CHTMP certification, students must complete 100 hours of paid or unpaid work experience in one or more of the following qualifying positions:

  • Accommodations—Hotels, resorts, motels, hostels, vacation rentals, vacation ownership, bed & breakfast properties, recreational vehicles and camping
  • Food & Beverage—Restaurants, full-service, fine dining, quick service, banquet facilities, lounges
  • Transportation—Airlines, cruise lines, rail, car rentals, tour/coach operators, bus lines, taxis
  • Attractions—Theme parks, zoos, national/state/local parks, natural wonders, heritage sites

It is preferred that students complete the 100-hour on-site workplace requirement between Year 1 and Year 2; however, the requirement must be completed within 120 days of taking the HTMP Year 2 exam.
Through HTMP’s online course media package, the complete Guest Service Gold® curriculum has been made available to the students. Guest Service Gold® is the official preparatory course for the Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®) designation, and can be completed in as little as 3 hours. Unlike other EI certifications, CGSP® does not include an on-site workplace requirement. This allows HTMP students to achieve an industry-recognized professional certification in their first month of the program.

Please note:

The CGSP® certification fee is a separate purchase and is being offered at a deeply discounted rate of $15/student for HTMP students. Certification is ordered through the Educational Institute.Additionally, the Skills Training programs offered in the media package are the official preparatory courses for the Certified Front Desk Representative (CFDR), Certified Restaurant Server (CRS), Certified Maintenance Employee (CME), and Certified Guestroom Attendant (CGA). Once the students have successfully completed the online course, they have passed the knowledge based portion of each position’s certification exam. From there, they simply need to meet the workplace requirements necessary to be approved for the professional certification.

– See more at: https://www.ahlei.org/HTMP/#sthash.B03yGAYq.dpuf

National Invitational

The National Lodging Management Program Competition is the finale of a nationwide series of state competitions hosted by partner state hotel and lodging associations. The top five ranking teams are awarded medals and generous educational scholarships to help further their careers in the hospitality industry.