Qingdao Vocational and Technical College of Hotel Management (HVTCHM), which was established with the approval of Shandong People’s Government in 2002, is not only a government-owned, full-time, vocational higher education institution but also the first independent government-owned hotel management college in China. It belongs to Shandong Education Department and Shandong Lu Shang Group. The college was first founded in 1945 and has more than 60 years’ history of vocational education. There’re over 15,000 students and 800 staff. HVTCHM offers tuition and culture programs in various areas.
The college is located in the world famous Mountain Lao scenery area of Qingdao and occupies an area of 660 hectares with a total classroom and office space of 240,000 square meters. It has multimedia classroom, computer room, language lab, campus network, campus radio and television and other modern teaching facilities and advanced equipment. The college has a modernized library, which has millions of collection literature.
Currently the college attracts around 13000 students, including exchange students and international students from Korea and Taiwan province. The college has established an extensive cooperative relationship with the educational institutions and enterprises in Switzerland, USA, France, Germany, Singapore, Korea and Hongkong, Macau, Taiwan province. The high level international communication pattern, which exports local high-quality educational resources and introduces foreign high-quality educational resources, has been built.
The college currently has more than 800 staff, including 600 fulltime teachers and the percentage of the teachers who have practical experience is over 87%. Most of the staff has the degree of master or above, as well as professional certificate and practical experiences in international college and enterprises.
The college currently consists of 8 departments and 1 Continuing Education School, including Tourism and Hospitality Management Department, Hotel Engineering Department, Culinary Art Department, Business Management Department, Information Technology Department, Art Department, General Education Department, Ideological& Political Education Department.
According to the economic and social development needs, the college sets up more than 40 majors and forms the professional layout in the areas of inclusive business education, culinary art, hotel engineering, information technology, art and design and other related fields, with the tourism and hotel management specialty as the core.