The College offers two baccalaureate courses namely: A Ladderized Program for the Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and Bachelor of Science in Travel Management. IN 2007, to keep abreast of the changing developments in the field of hospitality, the College changed its name to College of Hospitality Management.
BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management was first offered in 1995 and was housed in one of the Nursing buildings at the Main Campus along McArthur Highway in Valenzuela City. In 1998, in response to the call of globalization and better equip its students, the College sent its senior students abroad for their practicum --- thus joining the International Practicum Training Program. The following year, in December of 1999, CHED granted the College its recognition.
The clamor to provide quality training for its students paved the way to try other forms and venue. On-board training became a means to meet the required practicum hours for the senior HRM students. Thus, the 1st On-Board training was held in 2002, aboard Superferry. In 2005, the College applied for PACUCOA accreditation and in 2007, the College was granted Candidate Status by the PACUCOA.
BS in Travel Management is a newly opened course under the College of Hospitality Management and was offered in 2007-2008, with an initial population of approximately 85 students. OLFU is the only University in Valenzuela to offer the course. The College opened the Course in response to the growing tourism industry in the Philippines and other countries.
The College, with its increasing student body, was moved from the Nursing Bldg to Dr. VM Santos Bldg in 1996. In May of 2007, the College found its home in the newly constructed San Lorenzo Bldg, a 5-floor building at Serrano Street, Marulas, Valenzuela. The new facility showcases cutting edge kitchen equipments, appliances and hotel amenities; and spacious and well-ventilated rooms. In 2011, CHIM revealed it's new Kitchen Auditorium to better demonstrate and teach new culinary techniques.
All programs are available in all three OLFU locations, with complete facilities for each campus
The OLFU CHIM Faculty members are notable professionals in the field of hospitality and tourism industry. They are recognized in their fields of profession nationally and globally. Their commitment to excellence is evident in active professional careers enhanced by strong academic preparations. They were given constant professional development, with programs that make them become more effective providers of learning. They are members of accredited industry organization such as AAHRMEI, COHREP, UFTE and NDAP. They were also able to win awards from different prestigious national competition like COP and NFS.
Students experience all aspects of hotel operations, food and beverage service management. CHIM has provide a fully equipped mini hotel with a reception area and housekeeping area. Sustaining the enhancement of skills in food and baking production, generous hands-on experiences are provided in well ventilated food laboratories. A beverage laboratory with a functional bar is also provided for hands-on learning on various beverage preparation and service techniques.
HIGHLIGHTS & ACHIEVEMENTS
The different programs under the College of Hospitality & Institutional Management were accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) and Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities (ACSCU), are organizations certified by the Federation of Accrediting Agency of the Philippines (FAAP), is responsible for accrediting educational institutions. Recently, the College was certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as ISO 9001: 2008
- Accredited Level I Status , PACUCOA
- Accredited Status, ACSCU
- Certified by FAAP
- ISO 9001: 2008 Certified
- Conducted social events/ records that highlight the community (Ex. Longest Putong Pulo and Longest Antipolo Suman to name a few)
- Culinary Awards in Chefs on Parade 2011
- Community-involved programs