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Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism

Overview

SQ-person-working-on-a-car.jpgThe programs of study in this career cluster include Barbering, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, and ProStart offer a variety of pathway options. Each program includes opportunities for students to earn industry certifications and/or licensure with an added value of articulated college credits. Students participating in these programs are actively engaged in real-world experiences through internships and mentoring opportunities. These experiences allow students to apply classroom instruction in meaningful ways giving them a head start to viable careers.

Requirements to Enroll and Complete Program: Be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Learn more about possible careers, majors and certifications

Did You Know?

  • 1/3 of CTE Students can earn college credit and/or industry certification through CTE1
  • CTE Graduates earn significantly more than those who majored in academic fields2
  • 6 in 10 Students plan to pursue a career related to the CTE area they explored in high school.3
  • CTE Graduates with technical or applied science associates degrees out-earn bachelor’s degree holders by $11,000.4

Barbering

(2-year pathway)

The Barbering program of study provides theoretical and practical skills necessary for students to become proficient in aspects of haircutting and styling, shaving, and permanent cold waving. Students accepted into the program will be required to purchase specific materials such as a uniform, proper shoes, and trade tools. Students are also required to earn 1200 clock hours and take the Maryland State Board Barbers examination. Upon passing the exam, students graduate as licensed professionals.  Recommended Electives:  Advanced Placement Science courses, Entrepreneurship, Anatomy and Physiology.

Courses

  • Beginning Grade Level: 11th

Programs Location(s)

Crossland High

 

Cosmetology

(2-year pathway)

The Cosmetology program offers instruction and experiences to include techniques of cutting and styling hair, make-up artistry, nail and skin care including applying hair treatments, performing chemical services and salon management. 

Students accepted into the program will be required to purchase specific materials such as a uniform, proper shoes, and trade tools. Students are also required to earn 1500 clock hours and take the Maryland State Board Cosmetologist examination. Upon passing the exam, students graduate as licensed professionals.  Recommended Electives:  Advanced Placement Science courses, Entrepreneurship, Anatomy and Physiology.

Courses

  • Beginning Grade Level: 11th

Programs Location(s)

 

Culinary Arts

(2-year pathway)

The Culinary Arts program of study includes an introduction to various food service careers. Students develop a broad understanding of American Culinary Federation (ACF) skills and competencies, practice the fundamental concepts and techniques of food preparation and professional industry standards, and demonstrate appropriate principles of cooking practices, safety and sanitation procedures, knife skills, and meal planning. Students will participate in a monitored work-based learning internship with a chef in the industry. Upon acceptance into the program students will be required to purchase specific materials such as a uniform, proper shoes, and trade tools. Recommended Electives: Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy for Teens, and International Culture and Cuisine.

Courses

  • Beginning Grade Level: 11th

Programs Location(s)

* Boundary Students Only

 

Food and Beverage Management (ProStart)

(2-year pathway)

The ProStart program introduces high school students to a wide variety of careers within the restaurant, food service, and hospitality industry. Students will study and practice professional food preparation of international cuisines, food safety and sanitation, customer relations, accounting, cost control, marketing, and an introduction to aspects of restaurant management. Upon acceptance into the program students will be required to purchase specific materials such as a uniform, proper shoes, and trade tools. Students are required to take end-of-course exams and complete a 400-hour work-based learning experience. Recommended Electives: Food and Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy for Teens, and International Culture & Cuisine.

Courses

  • Beginning Grade Level: 11th

Programs Location(s)

* Boundary Students Only

 

Possible Certifications

  • ACF Certified Junior Culinarian
  • ServSafe Certification
  • Certified Rooms Division Specialist
  • National ProStart Certificate of Achievement
  • Cosmetology or Barber License

Possible Careers

  • Executive Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Cosmetologist
  • Barber Stylist
  • Nail Technician
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Professional Chef
  • Travel Agent
  • Resort Manager

College Credit Options

Prince George’s Community College - Articulated Credit upon successful completion of the Culinary Arts or ProStart Programs, students may be eligible to earn credit for the following courses:

  • HSM 1550 Food Service Manager Training and Certification (1 Credit)
  • HSM 2050 Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry (3 Credits)

Stratford University - A student who successfully completes courses listed below will be granted advanced credit for CUL 111 Culinary Theory & Sanitation (4.5 Credits), CUL 121 Kitchen Fundamentals (4.5 Credits), CUL 160 Fundamentals of Baking (4.5 Credits), HOS Hospitality Supervision (4.5 Credits):

  • Culinary Arts, Professional Cooking or Professional Baking/ Pastry pathway in the Maryland ACF CTE Program of Study including: Foundations of Professional Cooking (2 Credits), Professional Cooking (2 Credits), Professional Baking (2 Credits)
  • Maryland CTE Program of Study in Food and Beverage Management

ProStart pathway including: Food Service Professional 1 (1 Credit), Food Service Professional II (1 Credit), Food Service Professional (400 Hour Internship)

Program Contact Information

Melissa Richardson, Program Coordinator
meli.richardson@pgcps.org

Department of Career and Technical Education
Green Valley Administrative Offices
2215 Chadwick Street
Temple Hills, MD 20748

Phone: (301) 669-6012
Fax: (301) 669-6090

1 Source: My College Options®/ACTE research study (2016). National sample includes 40,192 high school CTE students., 2 Jacobson and Mokher, Florida Study of Career and Technical Education, 2014, as cited in the 2014 National Assessment of CTE Final Report, 3 NRCCUA® and ACTE 2016, 4 Schneider 2013, College Measures