Department of Culinary Arts and Hotel Management, College of Human Science and Social Innovation, HungKuang University
The history of the Department
In the 1980s, Taiwan’s economic development structure changed from a primary and secondary industry to a tertiary service industry. With the improvement of the national economy, the strengthening of government policies, and the increase of resources in the hospitality industry, the market economic environment showed that there was a strong demand for talents in the hospitality industry. Therefore, the school established the department in 1999.
At the beginning of the department, there were three classes, one in the daytime program and two at the nighttime continuing education. Since the year of 2007, in order to cater students’ diverse characteristics and enhance their skills, the department curriculum has been divided into two tracks “Culinary Arts” and “Hospitality Service” from the second year of the daytime program students, for professional instruction (please refer to the following table as the development history of the department). With the excellent education of the department, students’ performance in during-school internships and after-graduation workplace has been repeatedly praised by the industry. In response to the continuous growth of the hospitality industry, the department continued to hire more teachers and enrich the facility. In the year of 2009, the department added one more class for each the daytime and nighttime program. In the year of 2010, the department had three classes in the day school and two classes in the night school program. In the year of 2014, the department added two-year college program in hospitality management and stopped the program in the year of 2015. In the year of 2015, the department added one more class for the nighttime school to have three classes in total for night school program. Since the year of 2016, the second-year students of the continuing education department had been divided into two tracks, “Hospitality” and “Beverage Service”, and resumed one joint track as “Culinary Arts and Hotel Management” from the year of 2010.
|1967||HUNGKUANG five-year Nursing College was established.|
|1991||The school’s name was changed to “Private HUNGKUANG Medical and Nursing College”.|
|1997||The school was restructured to become four-year college.|
|1999||Established the four-year “Department of Food and Beverage Management” for daytime and nighttime continuing education program. It was renamed to “Department of Culinary Arts and Hotel Management” in the same year.|
|2003||The school was renamed to University of Science and Technology.|
|2007||Students enrolled in the department after the year of 2009 of the daytime program will be divided into two tracks, namely the “Hospitality Service” and “Culinary Arts” from sophomore.|
|2010||Three classes in the day school of the department.|
|2014||The department added two-year college program.|
|2015||Three classes for continuing education in the department.|
|2016||Students enrolled after the academic year of 2015 in the nighttime program was divided into two tracks, “Hospitality” and “Beverage Service” from sophomore.|
|2020||Students enrolled after the academic year of 2020 in the nighttime program was resumed one joint track as “Culinary Arts and Hotel Management”.|