Arts, Business, and Communications: Hotel & Resort Management Pathway

Pathway Summary: 

Careers in management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel related services.

Pathway Courses:

  • Level 1:  Introduction to Business and Communications 
  • Level 2:  Advanced Business Communications
  • Level 3:  Accounting 1 and Personal Finance
  • Level 4:  Accounting 2 and Advanced Personal Finance and Investments

See Program of Studies and Career Pathways for Other Recommended Electives and Virtual Courses recommended for this pathway.


AP and Dual Enrollment (ECE) Credit Opportunities:

AP 2D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Physics (algebra-based), AP Psychology, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States Government & Politics, AP United States History, AP World History, UConn ECE Music Theory 1 and 2, UConn ECE Music Appreciation, UConn ECE Physics 1201Q, UConn ECE Physics 1202, UConn ECE French 5, UConn ECE Spanish 5, UConn Seminar in Writing through Literature

Certificate Opportunities:

Students enrolled this pathway may complete exams to become certified in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Recommended Clubs & Organizations:

  • Future Business Leaders of America (FLBA)
  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • Eco-Adventures and Archaeology Club
  • High School Bowl

Key Business and Industry Partners:

  • The Water’s Edge Resort and Spa
  • The Westbrook Inn
  • Valley Shore Y.M.C.A.

Future Careers:

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after college:  Lodging Managers, Casino Managers, Director of Operations, Resort Managers, Executive Housekeeper, Concierge, Front Desk Supervisor, Owner, Reservations Manager

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after high school:  Front Desk Worker,  Tour Guides, Recreation Workers, First-line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers, Gaming Supervisors, Gaming Dealers, Lodging Managers, Janitors and Cleaners, Bartenders, Athletes and Sports Competitors, Maintenance Workers, Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, Recreation



Industry Certifications Associate's Degree Bachelor's Degree

Meetings/Conventions/Events Mgt.:  21 credits

Hotel-Tourism:  30 credits

Event Planner:  250-300 hours

Marketing:  28 credits

Accounting Assistant:  20 credits

Business Administration:  24 credits

Human Resources:  27-29 credits

Web Designer:  19 credits

Hotel Management

Hotel-Tourism Management

Hospitality Management-Hotel Mgt.

Sports and Leisure Management





Hospitality and Tourism

Recreation & Leisure

Tourism/Hospitality/Event Management

Hospitality/Resort/Tourism Management





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