Hospitality and Tourism

With an aging population and a vibrant hospitality and tourism market, there is now even greater career opportunity in these service sectors. What's more, employers recognize skilled, educated individuals as stand-outs among the throngs that flock to these highly visible positions ranging from chefs, to hotel personnel management, to tour guides. The SCCTC Hospitality and Tourism curriculum prepares our students for the workplace, helping them to develop and sharpen the skills they need to secure the job and succeed in their careers.


The Hospitality and Tourism industry is one of the largest and most dynamic in the world today for job growth! During our two-year program, students learn core skills that are essential to entering the Hospitality and Tourism industry and are introduced to the many opportunities available locally and worldwide. Local tourism sites will be visited while learning critical skills in communications, customer relations, marketing, and event planning, along with professional development. Via work in local Springfield-Clark County businesses, students have the opportunity to see if a career in Hospitality and Tourism is really for them. Successful completion of this program can also lead to numerous scholarship opportunities for students!

Skills Learned

  •  Strong academic and critical thinking skills
  •  Employability skills such as the ability to work in teams and communicate effectively
  •  Hotel Front desk operations
  •  Event planning basics
  •  Catering, marketing, and sales
  •  Food safety and sanitation procedures
  •  Service guestrooms
  •  Meeting/Banquet set-up and break down procedures
  •  Customer service skills


Career Opportunities
Entry Level:

  •  Banquet Room Attendant
  •  Dietary Aide
  •  Theme Park Worker
  •  Food Truck Worker
  •  Guest Relations
  •  Hotel/Office Housekeeping
  •  Laundry Attendant
  •  Tour Guide at a local historical location or national park
  •  Reservation Clerk

Advanced Level:

  •  Banquet Manager
  •  Convention and Tourism Managers
  •  Supervisor/Director
  •  Inventory/Purchasing
  •  Concierge
  •  Travel Agent
  •  Flight Attendant
  •  Event/Meeting Planner


Employment Opportunities

  • Casinos
  • Travel Agencies
  • Theme Parks
  • Cruise Lines
  • Hotels
  • Spas/Resorts
  • Convention Centers
  • State/National Parks
  • Museums