HEART: Hospitality, Eateries, Amusements, Recreation & Tourism

General Information

The HEART: Hospitality, Eateries, Amusements, Recreation & Tourism Career Learning Community (CLC) provides students the skills and experience they need to pursue a future in a fun, exciting and dynamic industry that offers ample growth opportunities. Beyond skill development, students will figure out which jobs and which segments of the industry they like the most.

Who should consider this CLC?

Students who are inspired by:

  • A fun, fast-paced work environment where every day is different;
  • Limitless growth potential;
  • Collaboration and communication;
  • First-hand interactions with diverse people and cultures;
  • Potential for travel and adventure;
  • Providing exceptional customer service and creating memorable experiences for customers or guests; or
  • A love for food, entertainment, sports, or travel

What are some career fields that align with this CLC?

  • Culinary arts
  • Entertainment
  • Event planning
  • Marketing
  • Parks and recreation
  • Sports management
  • Tourism management

Industry Credentials Aligned to CLC

  • ServSafe
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Recreation, Amusement &


Western Albemarle High School

Course Overview

GATEWAY10th Grade

Complete the Gateway course:

Hospitality and Tourism 1


PATHWAY SEQUENCE11th – 12th Grade

Choose a pathway and complete the sequence of courses for that pathway:

Introduction to Culinary Arts + Culinary Arts Specialization or CATEC’s Professional Culinary Arts I class

Travel, Tourism and Destinations 1 and 2

Sports & Entertainment Marketing 1 and 2


CAPSTONE12th Grade

Complete the Capstone course:

Hospitality and Tourism 2


PATHWAY PLUS10th – 12th Grade

Complete at least one Pathway Plus course:

Business Management or PVCC BUS 100/200 Business and Management
Entrepreneurship 1 or PVCC BUS 116/165 Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Psychology or PVCC PSY 200/230 Principles of Psychology/Developmental Psychology or AP Psychology
Leadership & Design Thinking
Geospatial Technology 1 or JMU GEOG 161 Geospatial Tools and Techniques
World Geography or AP Human Geography

HEART Course Descriptions

For more information about course registration, career development, or our Career Learning Communities, please contact your school counselor.