Prince George's County Public Schools
Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism

Academy Overview 
Programs of Study in this career cluster have a variety of career 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, Hospitality 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 Academy of Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism 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. 

Hospitality Management 

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Program will provide broad-based learning on the tasks, knowledge, and skills required by anyone wishing to build a career within the hospitality and tourism industry. Year one content deals with specifically with information required for operational level employee positions and responsibilities. The second year content focuses on the leadership and managerial aspects, responsibilities, knowledge, and skills required by an entry-level leader in the hospitality and tourism. Upon acceptance into the program students will be required to purchase specific materials such as uniform, proper shoes, and trade tools.

Recommended Electives: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy for Teens, and Psychology.

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.

 

 

 

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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

  • 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)

 

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
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