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 The Lodging Management Program (LMP) team from Okkodo High School won the 2011 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP competition. Shown L to r: Jessica DeVera, Raquel Maminta (team captain), Donna Lubas, and Iris Lapid. Standing behind the champs are Barry Mead, Guam LMP State Director and GCC Adjunct Associate Dean, and Norman Aguilar, then-Okkodo LMP instructor and current Tourism Dept. Chair.
Program Description

The three-year Tourism and Hospitality Program at the secondary level provides high school students with education and training to prepare for entry-level to semi-skilled level jobs in the tourism and hospitality industry.  Students can earn from three to five credits in the Tourism & Hospitality cluster towards graduation.  Students who successfully complete all course requirements will be awarded the GCC Certificate of Completion in Tourism.  GCC Certificate of Mastery in Tourism will be awarded to those who completed all the required courses in addition to at least one credit in Co-Op work experience.  Students are eligible to earn national certificates from the Educational Institute of American Hotel and Lodging Association.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Perform basic fundamental skills in the various positions required in lodging operations. 
  2. Gain sufficient knowledge to meet national standards for lodging operations. 
  3. Demonstrate perceived professional and career planning skills. 
  4. Demonstrate industry technical skills in night audit, sales and marketing, banqueting, and general knowledge in the lodging industry.
Career Pathway Opportunities
The CTE Work Experience component of the curriculum places high school students into jobs at hotels and other tourism related businesses. These jobs often lead to full-time offers once the student graduates, and the companies are often willing to work around the employee's schedule when the employee enrolls into a postsecondary program. 
The GCC Advantage
The CTE LMP curriculum has kept pace with the tourism industry, teaching students what they will need to know to be successful in the workplace. Also, well-qualified GCC faculty and Career Technology Education (CTE) counselors assist students with progressing through the requirements, assuring successful completion of the three year program.  Students have the option of either receiving a certificate of completion or a certificate of mastery. Finally, high school LMP students seeking to continue their tourism industry education are eligible to receive college credits for high school courses successfully completed upon enrolling in freshman LMP courses at Guam Community College.

Academic Counseling
All students who enroll in GCC CTE programs offered at Guam's public high schools must do so through the GCC Career Counselor assigned to their respective high school. The Career Counselor can help you decide if enrollment in the CTE Lodging Management Program is the most appropriate way for you to fulfill GDOE elective requirements and prepare for college and/or the workforce. The Career Counselor can also help you draft an educational plan that may allow you to graduate from high school with GCC postsecondary program credits, giving you a head start on your postsecondary associate degree or certificate.  
Contact Information
Location: Room 304, Building 300
Phone: 671.735.5629
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
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