The pandemic greatly affects the Hospitality and Tourism industry, but despite this, the College with the support of the Administration continues to increase the number of students who wanted to take up the course. The lockdown and restrictions paved the way to equip the faculty of the College to be tech-savvy. Using the best online applications to convey the learning to our students. Our students will savor our newly renovated facilities, which will hone their skills and social and professional growth.
Welcome to the College of Hospitality and Tourism. The College provides exciting educational opportunities for students from all backgrounds. Our curricular offerings prepare the student for success in the real world. In this bachelor’s degree program in Hospitality and Tourism Management, you’ll learn about business fundamentals and how they apply specifically to the hospitality and tourism sector. With the support of our friendly and dedicated professional faculty, each student will develop their skills and use those skills in many different elements of the hospitality and tourism service world. Courses combine theory with practice, ensuring students are fully prepared to meet the market’s demands. The programs ensure that our graduates are proficient in all aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry, increasing their earning potential and offering a strong foundation for career progression. Our courses are designed to allow students to learn and practice the competency and knowledge to work effectively in a hospitality and tourism environment.
CRISELDA A. REGENCIA, MAIE-AS, EdD - IEM
In 2000, through the concerted effort of Dean Erlinda R. Punongbayan, Faculty, and Mrs. Felicisima De Guzman, the Registrar, reviewed and revised the Food Service Management curriculum and initiated the application of a change in nomenclature from Food Service Management to Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Under the Autonomous Status of the university, the application was granted and thus the birth of a certificate program of Associate in HRM. With the continuing growth of the hospitality and tourism industry, the newly appointed dean, Edna O. Imperial, together with her faculty, again review and revise the curriculum of Associate in HRM and design a curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management. This was submitted and approved by CHED and paved the way for the College of Nursing and Allied Health to offer the BSHRM, the first graduates of BSHRM joined the 2006 Commencement Exercises of PCU.
In 2010, CHED recommended that BSHRM be separated from the College of Nursing, and the University established the School of Tourism and Hospitality Studies and started to offer a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management. During that time, the laboratories for skills training and practicum were fully completed, MOCK hotel, CHARMS Bar, Food Laboratory 1 and 2, and the University Canteen which also houses the University Book and Brew and Campus Grill. Affiliations and linkages from the different hotel and tourism industries were established for the practicum of students. Academic tours to various hotels and resorts in the Philippines have been an essential component of the student’s learning experiences. The college also ventured into International Practicum.
During the pandemic, the University decided to change the name of the college from STHS to College of Hospitality and Tourism for better distinction. Also, during the pandemic, the University completed the renovation of existing laboratories. The college is also starting to reconnect to the hospitality and tourism industries for student face-to-face internships such as City Garden Suites, Savoy Hotel, Shakey’s, Lugang Restaurant, and various Tour and Travel Agencies to name a few. From 146 students for SY 2020-2021 to 333 students for SY 2022-2023, the college’s priority is to strengthen not only the curriculum offering but also the faculty and student development programs which aim to develop a self-directed individual who is competitive in both locally and globally integrating Faith, Character, and Service in all their endeavors. All for the glory of God.
Creates globally competitive hospitality and tourism workers rooted in Christian Faith and upholding Christian Character for selfless and GOD-centered service.
In support of the PCU Mission, CHT commits itself to:
- Provide the highest quality of hospitality and tourism education thru competent and Christian leadership.
- Develop highly qualified and globally competitive workers for the hospitality and tourism industry.
Curricular Strategy here
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (see curriculum)
Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management (see curriculum)