Hospitality & Tourism SHSM

Sector profile

A dynamic, growing sector, the hospitality and tourism industries include opportunities in accommodation, food and beverage services, recreation and entertainment, and travel services. Jobs in this sector tend to provide plenty of opportunities for advancement, widely transferable skills, and ongoing training.

Program requirements

In the Hospitality & Tourism major, students will take 8 credits in grade 11 and 12:
  • 4 Hospitality & Tourism major credits
  • 1 English credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 1 Math credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 1 Business Studies/Science credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 2 co-operative education credits to gain workplace experience that helps you refine, extend and practice your Hospitality & Tourism knowledge and skills
Additionally, students will have opportunities for
  • Experiential learning, career exploration and reach-ahead activities in Hospitality & Tourism
  • Certifications and training programs in arts and culture, including:
    • 4 compulsory certifications: Standard First Aid, WHMIS (generic), CPR (Level C) with AED, Customer Service
    • 2 additional certifications and/or training courses as specified in the sector-specific guide
  • Engaging with a sector partner to explore sector-related content, skills, and knowledge involving either ICE (innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship), coding, or mathematical literacy.

Future career paths

For Hospitality & Tourism majors, possible career paths 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

Get more information

Call the guidance department at the following schools that offer the Hospitality & Tourism SHSM program:

  • St. Patrick’s High School – 613-733-0501
  • St. Francis Xavier High School – 613-822-7900