College of Hospitality and Tourism Management

The tourism and hospitality industry is one of the world's largest industries and offers unrivalled opportunities for an exciting and rewarding career. The Hotel, Restaurant Management and Tourism programs respond to this challenge with a comprehensive blend of practical and theoretical courses driven by the industry.

UC College of HRM and Tourism offers opportunities for aspiring professionals in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. UC is committed in providing globally competitive graduates that continually address the fast changing needs of the industry.

The program's performance-based training is increasingly recognized as vital in promoting the standards of excellence required in today's business world. Graduates of Hotel, Restaurant Managementand Tourism will have a broad base of management and technical skills which enables them to immediately be productive in the workplace.



The HRM and Tourism programs of UC started with 275 students under the College of Business Administration, headed by Dr. Leonarda R. Aguinlade. It was in September 2003 when Mr. Isagani A. Paddit was hired by the school as the first HRMT teacher and became the Department Head. The following term, new HRMT teachers were hired to meet the faculty requirements of the department.

In its second year, the department started showing its prowess in HRMT related competitions. As a result, the enrollment continued to increase. On March 22, 2005, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED-CAR) granted its government recognitions to Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant Management of UC.

In September 2005, the College of Hotel,Restaurant Management & Tourism (CHRMT) was recognized as a separate college upon the recommendation of Dean Leonarda Aguinalde and the approval of the Board of Trustees under the deanship of Mr. Isagani Paddit.

CHRMT became one of the flagships of the University of the Cordilleras in providing academic excellence and trainings validated by its increasing population, attributed to the performance of its students during competitions and the adoption of the Ladderized Programs in BS Tourism and BS HRM. The Ladderized Program was part of the initiative of the President of the Philippines under E.O. 358 mandating CHED and TESDA to integrate its best practices in quality education. UC-CHRMT is proud to be the first among the universities in Baguio to adopt the Ladderized Education Program (LEP) in BSHRM and BST where Dean Paddit was part of the Technical Working Group (TWG) in the realization of such curriculum adopted by CAR and Region 1.

Mission and Vision


To be the center of excellence in providing quality training for future hoteliers, restaurateurs and tourism professionals equipped with functional knowledge, skills and right attitude.


To develop, transform and produce globally competent leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry through sound curricula, industry-based facilities and professional instructions.


Our values are Academic Excel­lence, Integrity, Teamwork and Social Responsibility.

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