About TISOH

The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) is a unique school developed to provide quality, practical short-term continuing education and career training programs which enable participants to apply their learning toward personal fulfillment, professional advancement and career development in the hospitality industry.

View and download our 2018-2019 School Catalog [PDF], which contains a complete listing of our programs, policies, procedures, and services.

Delivering the Mission

TISOH’s course content, for each diploma and certificate offering, is predominantly task-oriented and practical, so that learning parallels the duties and responsibilities of industry incumbents. TISOH trains individuals using hands-on approaches that are applicable to specific industry jobs and professions, as opposed to traditional degree-focused pedagogical methods. TISOH’s core mission of quality service and professionalism, consistent with the hospitality industry’s standards, is a key component of all TISOH’s certificate and diploma offerings. Our staff and industry professional instructors set appropriate examples by interacting with students, and each other, in the spirit of hospitality.

Why a Pineapple?

The pineapple is a traditional symbol of welcome, friendship, conviviality, and hospitality. In this spirit, quality service and professionalism, consistent with the hospitality industry’s standards, are TISOH’s core mission.

Our Vision: An Investment with Great Returns

  • Purpose: Since 2005, TISOH has been offering career-focused, practical training to individuals looking to enter into, or advance within, the hospitality industry.
  • Practical: TISOH provides practical training from credentialed industry professionals
  • Flexible: With three ways to learn, TISOH offers a learning format for everyone- 12-week semester (evenings), 5-week FASTtrack (daytime), Online
  • Comprehensive: Courses integrate theory, practice and off-site learning
  • Inclusive: TISOH offers programs suitable for a wide range of students- from entry-level to rising stars in hospitality
  • Two ways to graduate: TISOH offers industry-recognized diplomas and certificates

Value of a TISOH Education

  • Documented credentials recognized and respected by the hospitality industry worldwide
  • Your competitive advantage
  • Learn cutting edge knowledge and skills
  • Included networking opportunities
  • Demonstration of initiative and drive
  • Stronger resume
  • Access to career placement counseling

 

About Our Facility

Welcome to TISOH and a World of Hospitality

Located minutes drive from the Las Vegas Strip, our modern welcome center greets visitors and prospective students each day. Glimpse into our enchanting design lab, the first stop of every tour. The Administration building houses the admissions, academic, student, and career services centers.

Design Lab: a Working Showroom of the Latest in Event and Wedding Decor

The TISOH Design Lab is a collaborative effort from many industry sponsors coming together to showcase the latest trends in event decor, lighting, linens, graphics, and much more. This working laboratory allows our students to touch and feel and experience how spaces are transformed into event venues that delight and mesmerize. The roomscape is designed by creative maestro and TISOH lecturer Lenny Talarico CSEP, Executive Director of Events for the world-famous MGM Resorts Event Productions.

Student Lounge: a Great Place to Meet New Friends and Future Colleagues

Every student becomes part of the TISOH community and the student lounge and recharge bar is a great place to start making friends. Each semester, dozens of industry guests, students, alums, administrators, and instructors pass through the halls. In addition to classes, complimentary workshops are held for current students and alums. The TISOH is also home to a number of Las Vegas-based hospitality associations. The institution is truly a hub for hospitality.

Innovative Classroom Design Inspires Creative Learning

State-of-the-art classrooms include the latest teaching technologies including 80″ flat screen monitors, tiered seating, power inputs in every training table, and WiFi throughout the complex. The lecture hall features a massive purpose built hotel front desk equipped with property management systems from Par Springer Miller and Go Concierge, to simulate real-time guest interactions.

Small Class Sizes Mean the Focus is on You

TISOH class sizes are normally between 8 and 12 students, allowing for much more personal learning interactions. Certified industry instructors engage students with small group activities, guest speaker panels, and projects, fostering an environment where students can be an active part of the experience. The Academic building houses our classrooms, lecture hall, student resource center, student lounge, events center, and production studio.

Interactive Online Learning

TISOH programs are available online through our powerful mobile-friendly Brightspace platform. Study 24/7 at your own pace from anywhere you have internet access. Learn through engaging audio-visual lectures that you control. Interact with your industry professional instructor and classmates through chat and discussion forums. Add a hands-on element with externship opportunities either in Las Vegas or in your home city, arranged by TISOH.