College of Economicsand Trade, authorized by the People’s Government of Henan Province and registeredin the Ministry of Education, is a higher vocational college directly under theadministration of the Education Department of Henan Province. Seated in theLongzihu College Park of Zhengzhou, the provincial capital of Henan, a famous,scenic, and rich city historically and culturally in the middle part of China,occupying an area of 843 mu, with a building area of 45,000 square meters, thecollege at present consists of ten secondary schools and two teachingdivisions, namely School of Finance and Taxation, School of Accounting, Schoolof Business, School of Business Administration, School of Foreign Language andTourism, School of Information and Electronics, School of Computer Engineering,School of Engineering Economics, School of Design Art, School of International(Further) Educational, Physical Education and Social Sience teaching divisions.In addition, there is one provincial model software technology school and four internationalprograms as well as three applied undergraduate specialties in cooperation withNorth China University of Water Resources and Electric Power. The totalenrollment is more than 21000.
Specializingin business, the college adopts a coordinated development mode among thesedisciplines, i.e. economics, administration, engineering and arts, and isdetermined to cultivate high-quality skilled students with strong hands-on capabilityand good professional ethics. It offers fifty-four major programs in thefollowing categories: finance and business, electronics and information,culture and arts, transportation, civil engineering and water conservancy,tourism, education and sports, public management and service, journalism andcommunication. Especially, the environmental art design, i.e. soft decorationand pottery, is on the national vocational demonstrative education register of nationalcultural inheritance and innovation; The specialties of the computer applicationand the art design have training bases sponsored by the central finance;Accounting computerization, computer application technology, decoration artdesign, e-commerce, application of electronic technology, international economicsand trade, and investment and money management are seven pilot specialties of comprehensivereform in Henan province; Accounting computerization, computer applicationtechnology, e-commerce, decoration art design, logistics management, andfinancial management are six specialties with provincial characteristics; The electronicapplication technology training base and logistics management training base areprovincial demonstrative training bases; the e-commerce specialty has thesecondary vocational teacher training base in Henan province; ManagementPrinciples, Practical English, Graph and Image Application Technology,Ideological and Moral Cultivation and Legal Basis,Comprehensive Training of Accounting, Practical Hotel English are six provincialhigh quality resource sharing courses; The five teaching teams respectively ininternational trade, accounting computerization, e-commerce, computingapplication and business English are of provincial level. The college adheresto the “quality-oriented and connotative development” strategy, observes theconstruction requirements of "relying on the key, running with characteristics,highlighting the advantages, and creating the brand-name", and strives to establishspecialty groups of finance and business and aviation economics to serve the regionaleconomy development of Henan province. Centering on the construction projectsof the Henan Quality College Education Program, and emphasizing specialtyconnotation construction, the college has always been one of the leading highervocational colleges.
Featuringsuperior conditions, the college is equipped with fully functionalcomprehensive teaching buildings, multimedia buildings, lab buildings, thelibrary, lecture halls, terrace classrooms, etc. Modern facilities include thecampus network, multimedia teaching network, electronic reading rooms andcomputer centers. Thirteen highly virtual training centers consist of those offinancial accounting, taxation and finance, modern business, logisticsmanagement, electric and electronic techniques, computer application, design art,aviation, tourism, journalism and secretarial services, engineering costmanagement, digital voice, and student innovation and entrepreneurship.Excellent in utilities and design, a best choice for learning, the librarycomprises 1.149 million volumes, and provides full access to China JournalFull-text Database, VIP Database for Chinese Technical Periodicals, ChinaPatent Full-text Database, and others.
Guided by theemployment and driven by the reform, the college has strengthened the skillstraining, highlighted the characteristics of vocational education, introducedseveral personnel distribution reform methods like "competitiveemployment, dynamic appointment, low-place elimination, and performance-relatedpay", and "percentile assessment system", and pioneered theintroduction of the ISO international quality management system to theeducation system in the whole province. According to the talent cultivationmodel of "university-enterprise cooperation and work-integrated learning",the college has emphasized the joint between the college and the localindustry, disciplines and enterprises, and teachers and professional positions;has supplied the enterprises and institutions with abundant highly technicaltalents through such approaches as the "order-based training","stratified teaching", "three levels of competitions" and" requirement of double certificates"; has constructed a creditablefaculty with profound theoretical knowledge and remarkable practical abilitythrough the projects of the "degree upgrading", "doublequalification certificates", "teacher technical post promotion";has guaranteed the steady rise of the talent training quality through an uniqueteaching quality monitoring system of "students' evaluation ofteaching", "teachers’ evaluation of learning", and "thethird party assessment". Special focus on graduate employment has led tothe establishment of career counselling office, which offers suggestions andsupport through employment classes and lectures, and feasible measures like “order-basedtraining”, resulting in a graduate employment rate of 98% or above.
In recentyears, the college has been awarded over one hundred honorary titles such asthe National Advanced Vocational Education Collective, National Model Home ofStaff, National Advanced Unit of Business Training, Demonstrative College ofHenan Province, Pacesetter of Civilized Units of Henan Province, Top 10 MostInfluential Vocational Colleges of Henan Province and Certificates like theProvincial May 1 Labor Certificate. The college has been approved as theNational Quality Higher Vocational College Construction Unit, National LanguageStandardization Demonstrative College, one of the First Demonstrative HigherVocational Colleges of Henan Province, one of Henan's First Brand ImageDemonstrative Colleges, Demonstrative Unit of Digital Campus of Henan Province,Demonstrative Software Vocational and Technical College of Henan Province andDemonstrative College of Student Entrepreneurship Education of Henan Province.Wang wenyuan, vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political ConsultativeConference (CPPCC) National Committee, and leaders of the Provincial People'sCongress, the Provincial Committee of CPPCC, and the Provincial EducationDepartment have visited the college several times, highly appraising thecollege's educational philosophy and standardized management. News media whohave reported the events of the college are many including Xinhua Inside, ChinaEducation Newspaper, Guangming Daily, Henan Daily, Henan Television, ZhengzhouDaily, Zhengzhou Television, Zhengzhou Education Television, Henan BusinessDaily, Dahe Daily, and Henan Education.