Hospitality Foundations

Dual Credit High School Academy

​CVTC and local high schools have partnered to offer incoming high school juniors and seniors with different learning styles a modified hands-on training program to pursue a career in hospitality. This is an opportunity to earn high school and college credit. Dual credit academies give high school students a chance to navigate their interests and career options to develop the most successful individualized career path. Credits earned through this academy may be applied to CVTC's Hospitality Foundations Program. By successfully completing all the courses in this academy and the required internship students will have the basic job skills to gain employment in the hospitality field and earn their Hospitality Foundations Technical Diploma.

First 8 weeks 

    8/29-10/12|  Hospitality Applications Tue & Thu  (9:00-10:55) 

    8/29-10/12| Safety and Sanitation Fundamentals Tue & Thu  (11:00 – 11:55)

    8/29-10/12| Guest Relations Tue & Thu  (12:00 – 1:55)


Second 8 Weeks

    10/23-12/15| Hospitality Internship Tue & Thu  (9:00 – 10:55) 

    10/24-12/14|Working Smart Tue & Thu  (11:00 – 12:00)

Course Description

Hospitality Applications (2 Credits)

Offers hands-on learning opportunities to practice and apply hospitality tasks required to seek entry-level employment. Students will be guided in applying and demonstrating positive interpersonal skills and professional customer service skills while focusing on maintaining a safe work environment, safe food facilities, and positive worker habits. Hospitality Applications enhance students' knowledge through the application of tasks and demonstration of skills through classroom learning and lab experiences.


Safety and Sanitation Fundamentals (1 Credit)

Helps students develop a foundation for detecting safety hazards and bringing awareness to best practices to maintain safe facilities. Students will explore safe working habits targeting areas such as principles of safe lifting, proper use of cleaners and chemicals, personal hygiene and health, proper storage and handling of foods, as well as cleaning and sanitizing.


Guest Relations Fundamentals (1 Credit)

Introduces students to the importance of working with others in a constructive and cooperative working relationship. Students will explore ways to better handle challenging customers and be provided experiences to recognize positive interpersonal skills and professional customer service.


Hospitality Internship (1 Credit)

Students will apply course competencies in employment opportunities at WITC and community-based placements. The course competencies include: apply essential hospitality tasks, demonstrate interpersonal skills, demonstrate customer service skills, apply safe food, facilities, and worker habits, apply constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and apply strategies to better handle challenging customers. 

Working Smart (1 Credit)

In collaboration with student internship to address employability skills in a natural, work-based learning environment. Students will continue the development and enhancement of job-seeking skills, while practicing job retention skills such as problem-solving, time management, accountability, self-awareness and working relationships.  

Just the Facts

Fall 2023
6 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
8/29/2023 - 12/15/2023High School Academies follow all scheduled CVTC breaks.

Days of Week //
Tuesday & Thursday

Times //
9 a.m. - 1:55 p.m.

Classroom Location //
CVTC Business Education Center

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