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    Career & Technical Education

    Consumer Services, Hospitality, and Tourism

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    Programs in the Human and Consumer Services, Hospitality, and Tourism cluster offer opportunities for students to pursue interests in careers related to the largest, fastest growing industry in the United States. Programs include options for students to earn industry certifications and/or college credit. Students interested in Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management, Barbering or Cosmetology engage in real-world experiences through internships and mentoring opportunities. This experience allows students to apply their classroom instruction in meaningful ways to give them (through licensure or certification) a head start in their profession.

    • Ensure that all high school graduates are career and college ready
    • Prepare students to earn industry certifications
    • Promote the transferable skills of problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communication
    • Provide value-added options for all career pathways
    • Prepare students for occupations in the 21st century workforce

    Consumer Services, Hospitality, and Tourism Programs

    Rolling pin and whisk graphic in a circleBaking and Pastry

    Students in the Baking and Pastry program have an opportunity to explore the hospitality industry and professional baking. In this program, students use food chemistry and professional kitchen equipment to produce edible food products fit for sale to consumers. Students will learn the application of sweet and savory food concepts...

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    Barber pole graphic in a circleBarbering

    Students in the Barbering program learn basic hair cutting techniques for men and women, fundamentals and techniques of shaving, beard and mustache trimming, skin care, massage, and various chemical services. Emphasis is placed on hygiene, safety, sanitation and state board rules and regulations...

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    Blow dryer graphic in a circleCosmetology

    Cosmetology is the art and science of beautifying the skin, hair, and nails. The Cosmetology program combines theory and clinical instruction to provide students with practical skills in the field of cosmetology. Students are required to complete 1500 hours of cosmetology instruction before applying to take the Maryland...

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    Chef hat graphic in a circleCulinary Arts

    Students will learn how to use commercial equipment, purchase food, plan menus, provide banquet buffet service, management, cooking, baking, and sanitation techniques, and may be eligible to receive sanitation certification. Career opportunities include dining room management or supervisor, food service management...

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    Burger and drink graphic in a circleFood 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, preparation of international cuisines, food safety and sanitation, customer service relations, accounting, cost control...

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