Colleges and Schools
|Academic Services Center||713-743-4100|
|Department of Civil, Mechanical and Related Technologies||713-743-4040|
|Department of Electrical-Electronics Technology||713-743-4070|
|Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences||713-743-4110|
|Department of Industrial Technology||713-743-4090|
Dean: Uma G. Gupta, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
Associate Dean: Carole E. Goodson, Ed.D., University of Houston
Business Administrator: Joanne Nixon, B.B.A., University of Houston, Downtown
The College of Technology at the University of Houston is dedicated to being recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for providing the highest quality education focused on the dynamic knowledge and applications of existing, new, and emerging technology in engineering, industrial, and social settings. Our educational programs will facilitate the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students as managers prepared for change and innovation. The faculty engage in applied research and service activities that transfer knowledge and change practices within a dynamic, highly technological workplace.
To achieve these objectives, the College of Technology has committed to attaining the following program objectives for all undergraduate students.
The college has been part of the University of Houston for almost 60 years with graduates employed all over the world. Faculty of the college take a leading role in providing and guiding the implementation of high quality technology education in Texas and the nation.
The College of Technology is organized as four departments: Civil, Mechanical and Related Technologies (CMRT), Electrical-Electronics Technology (ELET), Human Development and Consumer Sciences (HDCS), and Industrial Technology (ITEC). The faculty of these departments are involved in a wide spectrum of scholarly activity. Research in the Department of Civil, Mechanical, and Related Technologies focuses on the management and conservation of energy sources, heat transfer, materials and manufacturing, computer graphics, construction management, construction materials, and surveying and environmental issues. Research in the Department of Electrical-Electronics Technology involves cutting-edge subjects in the areas of neural networks, applications of fuzzy logic, materials reclamation and recycling, space environment plasma issues, power quality, and high frequency amplification. Faculty in the Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences research subjects in cognitive styles, multiple talents, workforce preparation in merchandising and distribution, applications of Constructivist theories, early childhood education, dietary habits, mineral metabolism, metabolic diseases, and attitudes and beliefs in nutrition knowledge. Instructional technology faculty research in the Department of Industrial Technology is concentrated on improving public school education in the areas of Technology Education, business and office education, applied research, and distance learning. The following pages present descriptions of the specific majors and the requirements and courses offered by these departments.
The degrees in Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Technology, Civil Technology, and Mechanical Techology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202, telephone 410-347-7700.
The teacher education programs in Consumer Science and Merchandising (Marketing Education certification), Human Development and Family Studies, and Information Systems Technology are accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The program in Human Nutrition and Foods is approved by the Commission on Accreditation/ Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetics Association, 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois, 60606-6995, telephone 312-899-4876.
The Human Development Laboratory is a research, demonstration, and training unit in the Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences. It serves as a model demonstration program of child care and education, a site for faculty and student research, and a resource to other university units for student observation, practicum, and internship experiences.
The laboratory has four classrooms for children 18 months through kindergarten. Each classroom operates under the leadership of a master teacher, an assistant teacher, and a teacher-aide. The laboratory is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and serves the Houston community. The laboratory is a community resource which offers tours, observation visits, and consultation. Laboratory teachers engage in classroom research to develop activities, principles of teaching, and program rationales based on developmental psychology, especially the theory of Jean Piaget.
The laboratory is also a research site for faculty in the areas of health and human performance; psychology; optometry; nursing; education; and journalism in addition to faculty associated with the Speech, Hearing, and Language Clinic. A variety of research projects include studies of parent-child interaction, transition to parenthood, imaginative play, developmental changes in emotional expression, children's conceptions of shadow phenomena, and developmental stages in classroom activities.
Computer resources in the College of Technology support students and faculty in teaching/learning, research, development, and administration. Computer facilities housed in the college include:
Several scholarships are available to students majoring in one of the technology disciplines. Typically, the following scholarships are available:
Scholarship information and applications may be obtained in room 385-T2, Academic Services Center.
Delta Pi Epsilonis an honor society for graduate students who are interested in furthering the goals of education for and about business through leadership, research, and cooperation within business education. Prospective members must have completed eight semester hours beyond the bachelor's degree and have an overall 3.00 cumulative grade point average.
Omicron Tau Thetais a national professional honor graduate society in vocational-technical education established to acknowledge outstanding leaders in education, government, business, and industry. Eligibility for membership requires a bachelor's degree, completion of at least eight semester hours of graduate work with a GPA of at least 3.0, and evidence of a graduate major in MSOT.
Phi Upsilon Omicronis an honor society for students majoring in Human Development and Consumer Sciences. Prospective members must have earned 42 semester hours (12 semester hours in residence) with a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average.
Pi Omega Piis an honor society for Information Systems Technology majors who are interested in furthering the goals of education for and about business. Prospective members must have completed 15 semester hours in the discipline with a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average.
Sigma Lambda Chiis the honor society for students in the Civil Technology-Construction Management major. Prospective members must have attained at least junior class standing and have completed at least 24 semester hours of credit at the University of Houston with a minimum 2.80 cumulative grade point average.
Tau Alpha Piis the honor society for engineering technology majors who have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours in the departments of Civil, Mechanical, and Related Technologies and Electrical-Electronics Technology. Students must have maintained a minimum 3.30 grade point average at this university.
The College of Technology offers opportunities for participation in activities outside the formal classroom structure. Each organization has its own activities and requirements for membership.
Student organizations in the college include the following:
For applications and admissions information: email@example.com