Tourism College of Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences (TCCUAS) is located in Wei Xinghu International Tourism Resort where boasts a picturesque AAA scenic spot with mountains on one side and lake on the other, Yongchuan district, Chongqing. Majors include:
i) Bachelor: Exhibition Economy and Management (EEM) Tourist Sites Management (TSM)
ii) Diploma: Exhibition Planning and Management (EPM) Tourism Management (TM)
EEM is one of the three most distinctive majors in Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences (CUAS) for it was built as the first and earliest exhibition major among 22 higher educational schools that provide exhibition education nowadays in China.TM in TCCUAS is the first testing major which has authorized as the important teaching-reforming project by ministry of education in Chongqing.
TCCUAS keeps membership with many well-known domestic industry associations include China Convention and Exhibition Society (CCES), China Tourism Hotel Association (CTHA), Tourism Education Association (TEA) et cetera while it is also famous for the examination center for Self-study Test of Higher Education both in Tourism and Exhibition.
Furthermore, TCCUAS is one of the most excellent tourism colleges characterized by exhibition education and is known as a high-level education organization among tourism institutions and exhibition associations in western China.
Currently, Two Faculties and Two Centers had been established in TCCUAS which are comprised of the following:
i) Tourism Faculty & Exhibition Faculty
ii) Tourism Development Research Center & Exhibition Economy Research Center
TCCUAS possesses a reasonable and high-level personnel structure which has 25 full-time teachers include 10 Associate Professors/Professors, 3 Doctors, 12 Lecturers as well as 10 Masters. 3 of them have been abroad for further study while 1 of them has been qualified as the IV-level lecture in TAFE in Australia. 8 experts from hospitality or tourism industry are employed by TCCUAS as the part-time Professors at the same time.
To create the “learning-oriented, service-oriented, intensive-development, ecotype and sustainable development” is the school motto which indicates TCCUAS has three attributes that are regarded as localization, education and the multidisciplinary.
TCCUAS as a new college benefits by the advantage of university discipline and the strength of tourist resource in western Chongqing, southern Sichuan and northern Guizhou. It aims to construct a more characteristic and energetic educational system in Tourism and Exhibition. At present, there are more than 750 students who major in EEM (Bachelor), Business Management (TSM, Bachelor), EPM (Diploma) and Tourism Management (Diploma). Simultaneously, TCCUAS provides a widely rang of industry training toward students and society such as exhibition planner, exhibition project manager, tourism professional manager, tour guide, hospitality industry training, tourism destination management etc.
TCCUAS not only attaches great importance to the quality and characteristics of students’ training and try hard to cultivate enterprising spirit and practical ability as the core of education but also still focusing on teaching, professional practice and quality development of mutual integration. It has built a theory-practice educational system by integrating the theory teaching, practice skill, campus culture, social practice and in-post training into an organic combination. Meanwhile, TCCUAS has also valued the significance of practicing-teaching and has built 6 training rooms in school and cooperates frequently with industry as the table shows:
Graduates are welcomed by the industry and the employment rate is more than 90% every year which leads TCCUAS has been awarded “Advanced Group” for many times by Employment Department in CUAS and Chongqing.
Additionally, friendly cooperation with industry associations and foreign universities in western and eastern countries is on the way to sustainable development. For instance, communication with Victoria University in Australia, CCES, CTHA and the tourism departments in Beijing, Shanghai, Yunnan and Guangdong.
TCCUAS always insists on the scientific outlook on development while trying to learn the advanced experience from other universities and taking the initiative to change the inappropriate educational ideas to strengthen the discipline. It is hopeful to realize the objectives that make TCCUAS as the prestigious college in western China and achieve the demonstration effect by significant contribution to motherland.