Hospitality & Tourism Career Pathway

High School Diploma


Associate's Degree/Certificate (1-2 years)


Bachelor's Degree (4 years)


    Try Your Hand at Work


  • Industry Job Shadow
  • Hospitality Apprenticeships/Internships
  • Travel Internships
  • Work the School Concession Stand or Food Service
  • Summer Job in Culinary, Hospitality, or Tourism
  • Food Bank Volunteer

    College Major Options


  • Parks, Tourism, & Recreation
  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality Management
  • Food Service Management
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership

    Career Options


  • Chefs and Head Cook
  • Hotel Manager
  • Food Service Manager
  • Gaming Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Concierge
  • Food & Beverage Supervisor
  • Resort Manager
  • Tour/Recreation Guide
Industry Recognized Credentials
American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary Arts Certification
ProStart National Certificate of Achievement
AAFCS Culinary Arts Competency Assessment
ServSafe Certification
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) Professional Certification
Recommended High School Courses
    Culinary & Hospitality Courses:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • ProStart
  • Hospitality and Tourism
    Other Valuable Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Senior Year Math
  • Communication/Public Speaking
  • Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Intro to Business
  • Life Skills/Prep for Life
  • Career Planning
  • Personal Finance
Recommended Dual Enrollment
    Culinary & Hospitality Courses:

  • Food Service Sanitation (CULA105)
    Other Valuable Courses:

  • Accounting I (ACTG101)
  • Intro to Business (BGEN105)
  • College Writing (WRIT101)
  • Technical Writing (WRIT121)
  • Intro to Communication (COMX111 or COMX115)
  • Contemporary Math (M105)
Postsecondary Options in the Montana University System
Flathead Valley Community College Gallatin College Missoula College Montana State University Bozeman University of Montana