Hospitality and Tourism


Hospitality and Tourism programs prepare students for careers in skilled occupations, and for personal life. Hospitality and Tourism programs utilize state standards based upon industry recognized standards and national Family and Consumer Sciences standards to ensure students are prepared for their transition to college, career, community, and personal life.

The Employability Skills for Career Readiness Standards must be an integrated component of all CTE course sequences.


    Baking & Pastry

    The Baking and Pastry program provides students with an in-depth study of the baking and pastry arts. Areas of study include baking terminology, tool and equipment use, formula conversions, functions of ingredients, and methods used in creating breads, pastries, cookies, and other desserts. The fundamentals of dough and basic decorating skills are also covered.

    Culinary Arts

    The Culinary Arts program provides students with an introduction to the principles and techniques of commercial food production. Areas of study include basic skills in food handling, food and nutritional science, equipment technology, cooking methods, kitchen safety, sanitation procedures, and employability skills in an environment that models industry standards.

    Hospitality & Tourism

    The Hospitality and Tourism program provides students with an introduction to many career areas in the hospitality field. Students will learn the roles of jobs in both the front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house in travel and tourism, hotel operations, food and beverage, and event sales and service.



      The Cosmetology program is designed to prepare students for the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Exam and to meet the 1800-hour requirement for licensure. Students have the opportunity to receive a master license that allows them to choose many career options such as a nail technician, aesthetician, or hair stylist. Areas of study include theory and clinical instruction in professional ethics, sanitation, human anatomy, facials, skin care, makeup application, manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, haircutting, haircoloring, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, and all phases of hair care.

      Family & Consumer Sciences

      The Family and Consumer Sciences program provides instruction in family and consumer sciences topics to prepare students for adult roles and responsibilities. The major focus is on developing skills for balancing home, work, and life by studying how to be successful with life management, wealth management, family development, home management, health and fitness, and leadership and community participation.

      Foods & Nutrition

      The Foods and Nutrition program provides an in-depth study in the areas of food preparation, nutrition and their relationships to personal and family wellness. Students study the importance of food choices and learn preparation techniques to maintain nutrition with the goal of fitness. Other topics include foods and customs, individual needs throughout the lifecycle and occupations in the food services industry.

      Human Development

      The Human Development program introduces the topic of Human Development. Areas of study include the stages of human growth and development throughout the lifespan. Topics include developmental stages and influences on physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth.