Chongqing Vocational College of Architectural Engineering is an independently established state-run full-time institution of higher education and serves as the unique vocational college of architectural engineering in Chongqing, approved by Chongqing Municipal People’s Government, recorded by the Ministry of Education, affiliated to Chongqing Municipal Commission of Urban-Rural Development and guided by Chongqing Education Commission. Founded in 1956, this market-oriented industry-relied characteristics & skill based college, which is endowed with distinctive industrial features and advantages, has a time-honored history and obeys the motto of “Morality, Diligence, Practice and Innovation”. It has provided numerous practical skilled talents of technology and management for the society.
At present, the College has been equipped with five schools and one department, including the School of Architectural Engineering, the School of Engineering Management, the School of Construction Economics, the School of Decoration Engineering, the School of Rail Transit, and the Department of General Course Education. Seventeen vocational programs have been offered to students throughout China with a schooling length of three years, including the Architectural Engineering Technology, Road & Bridge Engineering Technology, Municipal Engineering Technology, Engineering Survey Technology, Civil Engineering Measurement Technology, Construction Management, Construction Supervision, Engineering Cost, Real Estate Management and Appraisal, Community Management and Service, Landscape Engineering Technology, Architectural Decoration Engineering Technology, Chinese Ancient Architecture Engineering Technology, Urban Rail Transit Vehicle, Urban Rail Transit Operation Management, Urban Rail Transit Engineering Technology, Architectural Electrical Engineering Technology, etc.
The College enjoys a well-structured team of responsible experienced high-quality teachers and the management, values the education and teaching research and practice, and fosters the social resource integration ability of the professional teaching staff. Today, the College has boasted more than 300 faculty members, of whom, nearly 200 are full-time teachers, over 170 enjoy intermediate or senior titles, and more than 100 are “double-type” teachers.
Teaching centered, the College keeps reforming its education, and actively promotes its quality engineering construction. Its “Harbor Approach and Coastal Engineering” Professional Teaching Reform, Innovation and Practice was rewarded the Second Prize of the 6th National Higher Education Achievement Award. Its five scientific research programs including Side Slope Stability Indication Analysis and Research on Key Technologies for Safety Control Based on Monitoring Data were rated as Chongqing’s construction technology achievements of 2011, during which the College also newly set up 18 municipal-level teaching research and scientific research projects, 2 municipal-level teaching teams, 7 college-level teaching teams, 3 municipal-level excellent courses and video courses, and 13 college-level excellent courses and video courses. In addition, its programs of Architectural Engineering Technology and Road & Bridge Engineering Technology were approved to be key ones supported by the national finance, which strengthened the College’s construction for programs. In 2011 the students received 17 honors in the National Mathematical Contest in Modeling, Architecture Design Competition for Vocational Colleges, etc., covering the National 2nd Prize and Chongqing’s 1st Prize in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling.
The College gives high priority to the cultivation of the students’ occupational ability. Comprehensive training centers integrating experimental training, engineering quality testing and network management have been established. Especially the engineering quality testing center passed the certification by Chongqing Bureau of Quality and Technology Supervision and Chongqing Municipal Commission of Urban-Rural Development in 2009, to become an entity for sci-tech services professionally engaged in the technical service and consultancy for the architectural engineering inspection and integrating “teaching, research and production”. The College provides various opportunities and necessary conditions for students to win vocational qualification certificates, which forms a higher education and vocational education “double certificates” teaching plan. Then a graduate from the College can gain both the academic certificate and the vocational qualification certificate, which may realize the seamless connection between the study in the College and the qualification for the work in the enterprise. Now the College is a fixed training organization for the technical management positions of the construction industry in Chongqing, an authorized pilot college for Chongqing’s cost engineer test, and a fixed training organization for the further education of national level-1 constructors and of Chongqing’s level-2 registered constructors.
The College adheres to the talent cultivation mode indicating the cooperation with enterprises and the integration of practice and learning, and positively expands the eternal cooperation, which has been realized by the “tailored” talent cultivation with Chongqing Rail Transit (Group) Co., Ltd., Chongqing Construction Science Research Institute, Chongqing New Longfor Property Service Co., Ltd., and Chongqing Jinke Property Management Co., Ltd.; the professional practice base jointly established by many large famous enterprises and the scholarship by many enterprises to encourage excellent students; and the “professional training to undergraduate course” talent cultivation inter-bridge among Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing Technology and Business University, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, etc. The close cooperation between the College and enterprises guarantees the construction of an integrated education service system of recruitment, teaching, practice and employment.