Hospitality and Tourism

Are you interested in getting paid to help people have fun?  How about being around delicious food in striking tourist locations, or helping set up an interactive dolphin show at a world class aquarium?

Careers in the Hospitality and Tourism cluster help people who are looking for a relaxing vacation or mini vacation- even if it’s only going out to dinner at a nice restaurant!

Some of the career opportunities in this cluster are:  

  • Restaurant Management 
    Become a small business owner or food service manager
  • Hotel and Resort Manager
    Run a hotel and casino in Las Vegas, become a lodging manager or housekeeping supervisor at a local hotel
  • Destination and Events Management
    Work as an event planner, a travel agent or become a vacation tour host
  • Culinary Arts
    Become a chef, own your own bakery or manage a catering company
  • Recreation and Gaming
    Find your career as a fitness technician, work as a lawn service manager or manage a golf course
  • Environmental, Historic and Cultural Preservation
    Careers in this pathway range from becoming a museum curator to working as a forest fire-fighter

CNM offers these suggested Dual Credit courses if you are interested in pursuing careers in Hospitality and Tourism:

HT 1102

Lodging and Food Service Industry

BA 1131

Business Interpersonal Skills

HT 1101

Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Today

CULN 1101

Introduction to Culinary Arts

NUTR 1010

Personal and Practical Nutrition

See the CNM catalog for descriptions and prerequisites for these and many more available courses.

For more information on the Career Clusters initiative in New Mexico, you can review Work in New Mexico.