Academy of Hospitality & Tourism

Faith Lutheran is fortunate to be in a city that is truly a world leader in hospitality and tourism.  Last year, 42.2 million people visited Las Vegas - that’s roughly 807,000 people per week or 3.5 million each month.  McCarran Airport is the 2nd busiest in the United States for origin and destination travel.   People from all over the globe come because Las Vegas understands food and beverage, Las Vegas understands entertainment, Las Vegas understands hotels, and Las Vegas understands conventions. Last year, visitors to Las Vegas spent 34.8 billion dollars.  They are not just coming for gaming. More and more are coming to Las Vegas for non gaming attractions such as shopping, restaurants, concerts and shows, fights, professional sports, hiking, cycling, and museums. 
 
The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) is designed to prepare students to genuinely want to provide happiness while understanding what it takes to create an unforgettable customer experience in the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry.  

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  • COURSEWORK

    AOHT academic requirements include taking Persuasion and Argument, Principles of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Advanced Hospitality and Tourism Management, and one of the following three classes:  Student Leadership – Honors, Foods, or Foundations of Business.
  • ENDORSEMENT

    Faith Lutheran High School offers an AOHT Endorsement that is added to a student’s transcript upon successful completion offering them a competitive advantage over traditional college freshmen.  This AOHT endorsement will suggest to universities that the student is proficient in what it takes to successfully lead and serve in the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

    Students will gain real world experience with a 50 hour internship in the hospitality and tourism industry.  Internships may include hotel operations, food and beverage, tourist attraction, or entertainment in the student’s chosen area of interest.

Requirements & Coursework

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  • GRADE LEVEL & GPA

    Invitations will sent out in January for freshmen and sophomores to apply to the AOHT each January who earn an 80% or higher in the Principles of Hospitality and Tourism Management class first semester.
  • REQUIRED COURSES

    AOHT students must earn an 80% or higher in all required courses.  AOHT academic requirements include taking Persuasion and Argument, Principles of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Advanced Hospitality and Tourism Management, and one of the following three classes:  Student Leadership – Honors, Foods, or Foundations of Business.  
  • COLLABORATIVE EXPERIENCE

    Each year, students will participate in DECA’s state, national, and international business competitions in the areas of Hospitality Services Team Decision Making, Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research, Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling, Hotel and Lodging Management Series, Principles of Hospitality and Tourism, Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series, Restaurant and Food Service Management Series, Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making, Virtual Business Challenge - Hotel Management, or Virtual Business Challenge – Restaurant.