The College was established in 1959 when the institution was still named Mountain National Agricultural College. It offered the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Homemaking (BSAH) which was later renamed to Bachelor of Science in Home Technology (BSHT) in 1971. Master’s Degree programs were first offered in 1981 consisting of the Master of Science in Home Economics (MSHT) and Master of Arts in Teaching Practical Arts (MATPA). In 1984, DHT was renamed, Department of Home Economics (DHE) under the College of Teacher Education (CTE). In 1986 The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (BSND). In 1988, BOR Resolution number 206 was passed creating the College of Home Economics and Technology (CHET) and authorizing the offering of 1 year Certificate in Home Management Arts (CHMA). In 1994, Resolution No. 610 renamed MSHT to Master of Arts in Home Economics (MAHE) and MATPA into Master of Arts in Technology and Home Economics (MATHE)
With Resolution No. 206, s. 1988 of the Benguet State University Board of Regents, the College of Home Economics and Technology (CHET) was created, separating it from the College of Teacher Education. The Department of Home Economics remained as one of the Departments of the College headed by a Chairman. In 1989, a certificate course in Home Management Arts was offered under the Department of Home Economics.
In March 19, 1988, Board Resolution No. 818, s. 1998 was approved, renaming the BSHE major in Education to BSHE, major in Technology and Home Economics (THE), or BSHE, major in Home Economics and Livelihood Education (HELE). In 1998. BOR Resolution no. 818 approved the offering of 2 major courses for BSHE namely Technology and Home Economics (THE) and Home Economics and Livelihood Education (HELE). A year later, the BOR Resolution 881 approved the Associate in Health Science Education (AHSE) of BSND. In 2000, by virtue of BOR Resolution No. 997, s. 2000, the offering of the ladderized Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Technology (BSET) was approved. In 2008, the BSHE curriculum was revitalized, making it a straight Home Economics education program, by the virtue of BOR Resolution No. 1701, s. 2008.
In 2010, the Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM) was offered through of BOR Resolution No. 1914 s. 2010. In 2018, the nomenclature of the BSET was revised to Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship in 2018 to fully comply with CMO 18 s. 2017. The program has two specializations namely the Food Enterprise and Apparel and Fashion Enterprise. BSHRM underwent the same process of curriculum enhancement and was renamed into Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM) in 2019 through BOR Resolution no. 2903 anchored on CMO 62 s. 2017. 2 new programs were offered starting 2021 namely the Bachelor of Science on Food Technology (BSFT) and the Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management (BSTM) both approved through BOR Resolution No.173 s. 2021. On July 19, 2022, the BOR approved the enhanced curriculum and renaming of the Master of Arts in Technology and Home Economics (MATHE) to Master of Arts in Technical-Vocational Studies (MATVS) through Board Resolution no. 277, s. 2022. A new Master’s degree program, the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (MSND), was offered starting school year 2022-23 through BOR No. 76 s. 2022.
As of August, 2022, the College offers five (5) Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) graduate studies under five (5) Departments namely Department of Home Economics (DHE); Department of Human Nutrition (DHN); Department of Entrepreneurship (DOE); and Department of Hospitality Management (DHM) and Department of Tourism Management (DTM).
1. Develop globally competitive graduates with high ethical standards, relevant knowledge and skills to face the demands of technological advancement and societal developments; and
2. Enhance and strengthen the quality of research and extension services in home economics; entrepreneurial technology; nutrition and dietetics; and hotel and restaurant management.
College of Home Economics & Technology
Benguet State University
Km. 5, Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet