• Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism

    Overview
    The programs of study in this program has a cluster a variety of focus options. Each program includes opportunities for students to earn industry certifications and/or licensure with an added value of articulated college credits. Students, in Culinary Arts, Food and Beverage Management, Cosmetology or Barbering programs, actively engage in real-world experiences through internships and mentoring opportunities. These experiences allow students to apply classroom instruction in meaningful ways, which gives them a head start to viable careers.

    Programs of Study
    The Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism Program features the following programs of study:

    Barbering & Hairstyling Careers
    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 are required to earn 1200 clock hours and take the Maryland State Board Barbers examination. Upon passing the exam, students graduate as licensed professionals. Upon acceptance into the program students will be required to purchase specific materials such as a uniform, proper shoes, and trade tools. Recommended Electives: Advanced Placement Science courses, Entrepreneurship, Anatomy and Physiology.

    Careers in Cosmetology
    Cosmetology instruction and experiences include techniques of cutting and grooming hair; make-up artistry; nail care including new fashionable techniques; applying hair treatments such as shampooing, coloring, cold wave perms and relaxers; applying facial, scalp and skin care treatments; and operating, managing and owning a cosmetology services business. Students are required to earn 1500 clock hours and to take the Maryland State Board of Cosmetologist examination. Upon passing the exam, students graduate as licensed professionals. 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, Advanced Placement Science courses, and Anatomy.

    Culinary Arts
    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.

    Food and Beverage Management (ProStart)
    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 lodging management. Upon acceptance into the program students will be required to purchase specific materials such as a uniform, proper shoes, and trade tools. Recommended Electives: Food and Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy for Teens, and International Culture & Cuisine.

    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


    Dual Enrollment Program Options

    Prince George’s Community College - Culinary and Hospitality Institute
    Anne Arundel Community College - Hospitality and Tourism Institute

    College Credit

    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:

    1. HSM 1550 Food Service Manager Training and Certification (1 Credit)

    2. 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):

    1. 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)

    2. 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
    College & Career Readiness and Innovative Programs
    2215 Chadwick Street
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
    Phone: (301) 669-6012
    Fax: (301) 669-6090
    Email: meli.richardson@pgcps.org