Courses Courses Arts and Design Arts and Design Animation Graphic Arts Photography Web Design Business Business Accounting Administrative Communication Finance Marketing and Sales Operations Project Management Small Business Soft Skills Career Online High School Career Online High School Online High School Diploma Computer Applications Computer Applications Autodesk Microsoft QuickBooks Windows Computer Science Computer Science Programming Construction and Trades Construction and Trades Construction Environmental and Energy Trades Health and Fitness Health and Fitness Alternative Medicine Dental Fitness Medical Veterinary Wellness Hospitality Hospitality Hospitality Service Information Technology Information Technology Cloud Computing Networking Other Security Language Language Languages Legal Legal Legal Studies Math and Science Math and Science Mathematics and Science Teacher Professional Development Teacher Professional Development Child Development Classroom Technology Math and Science Reading and Writing Test Prep Test Prep Exam Prep Writing Writing Writing and Editing Skill Map Resources Resources About ed2go Externship Programs Financial Assistance Find a School Blog MyCAA


(855) 520-6806

See all results for ""

See All Courses

ed2go Career Online High School Online High School Diploma High School Diploma with Hospitality and Leisure
Return to Online High School Diploma

High School Diploma with Hospitality and Leisure

The Hospitality and Leisure Certificate course prepares you for a career in the events, leisure, food services, tourism, and hospitality industries. The course teaches customer service, personal, and professional skills used in a wide variety of locations and settings. This is an excellent opportunity for those already working in one of these industries who want to apply for a management position, or for those interested in starting a new careerin one of these fields.


Career Online High School is a division of Smart Horizons Career Online Education, a private school district that has been granted District Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal. This means that the SHCOE district and all its schools are accredited, and that Smart Horizons Career Online Education is recognized across the nation as a quality school system.

AdvancED is the unified organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). AdvancED provides nationally recognized accreditation for school districts and individual schools and represents 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide, educating 15 million students.

Students and community members can learn more about the District Accreditation Process at

Smart Horizons has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1780 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500 McLean, VA 22102.

State Restrictions

"Students interested in pursuing post-secondary education within their state should check with the state to understand the requirements. States may impose requirements for receiving state financial aid. For example, an online high school diploma may not be recognized by some colleges and universities within a state to receive financial aid. It is recommended that students check with a specific institution for any specific restrictions—this is particularly important for residents of New York and New Jersey."

18 Months / 750 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

State Center Community College District

Why this school? It's been chosen based on your location or if you've visited this school's website. Change School

Learning Method


Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

Contact Us for additional information

High School Diploma with Hospitality and Leisure

Contact Us

Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES2017

What You Will Learn
  • Earn your AdvancED/SACS accredited high school diploma
  • Earn a "Leisure and Hospitality" career certificate
  • Complete a career portfolio with cover letter, resume, and more
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 18 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 750 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Receive an accredited high diploma, which allows you to apply for a broader scope of jobs
  • Develop the skills needed to thrive in a professional setting or at a higher education institution
  • Learn how to effectively study, communicate, and problem solve, and take these skills into your personal and professional life


Expand All
  1. Hospitality and Leisure IV: Semester 1
    1. Hospitality and Leisure IV: Semester 1 Pretest
    2. The Hospitality and Leisure Services Industry
    3. Beneficial Skills, Knowledge, and Attributes for the Hospitality Industry
    4. History of Temporary Lodging
    5. The Accommodation Sector 1
    6. The Accommodation Sector 2
    7. Food and Beverage Service Jobs 1
    8. Food and Beverage Service Jobs 2
    9. Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness
    10. Foodborne Illnesses
    11. Personal Identifiable Information
    12. Gaining Trust
    13. Losing and Rebuilding Trust
    14. Relationships In and Out of the Workplace
    15. Drug Misuse and Abuse
    16. Alcohol Misuse and Abuse
    17. Hospitality and Leisure IV: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
    18. Learn definitions and tasks performed by peer specialists
    19. Learn the value of inspiring hope and contributing to the development of a recovery culture
    20. Be introduced to appropriate roles in the workplace
    21. Understand how their own values are formed and how understanding themselves effects the way in which they understand others
    22. Be introduced to concepts such as conflict resolution, cultural competency and tolerance
    23. Understand the importance of self-care and design a self-care plan
  2. Hospitality and Leisure IV: Semester 2
    1. Hospitality and Leisure IV: Semester 2 Pretest
    2. Golf Course and Resort Jobs
    3. National and State Park Jobs
    4. Theme and Amusement Park Jobs
    5. Casino and Gaming Industry Jobs
    6. Event Coordination
    7. Hospitality Law
    8. Situational Awareness
    9. Security Awareness
    10. Understanding and Preparing for Active Shooter Events
    11. Preventing and Responding to Active Shooter Events
    12. Discrimination in the Workplace
    13. Choosing the Right Resume for the Job
    14. Writing a Winning Resume
    15. Using Technology and Your Resume
    16. Preparing for an Interview
    17. Attending an Interview
    18. Hospitality and Leisure IV: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam

Instructors & Support

Karen Panerali

Karen Panerali has more than 20 years of experience in instruction, curriculum development, and academic support. Her teaching experience includes high school, college, and corporate training settings. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Journalism and a Master of Arts in liberal arts studies.




All students entering Career Online High School must be at least 16 years of age prior to the first day of class and have successfully completed the 8th Grade at an accredited institution. Minors will be required to obtain parental consent to enrollment and acknowledgment of responsibility.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Speakers or headphones.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


Expand All
Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?


When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive eighteen (18) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more:

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.

Browse All