Change of Major
Prerequisites and Corequisites
Readmission from Suspension
Academic Grievance Policy
The degrees in Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Technology,
Civil Technology, and Mechanical Technology are accredited by the Technology
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202,
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
Civil, Mechanical and Related Technologies
Civil TechnologyConstruction Management 1
Mechanical Technology 1
Computer Engineering Technology 1
Electrical Technology 1
Human Development and Consumer Sciences
Human Nutrition and Foods
Human Development and Family Studies
Consumer Science and Merchandising (Pending Approval)
Technology Leadership and Supervision
Technology Leadership and Supervision/Occupational Technology
Industrial Distribution (Pending Approval)
Information Systems Technology
For information on the Master of Science programs in Technology, refer
to the Graduate and Professional
Studies catalog and the College of Technology web page: www.tech.uh.edu/
Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, and Endorsement Programs
The College of Technology in cooperation with the College of Education
has several options in teacher education, vocational certifying, and endorsement
programs available for students who are interested in teaching in public
schools, private schools, and community colleges.
Certification for Secondary School Teachers
The Department of Industrial Technology is responsible for programs in
Business and Office Education, Technology Education, and Trade and Industrial
(T & I) Education.
The Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences is responsible
for the program in Marketing Education.
Certification for Elementary School Teachers
(Pre-kindergarten - Grade 6)
The Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences offers a major
in Human Development and Family Studies that leads to certification of
elementary school teachers.
Refer to the Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences and
the Department of Industrial Technology sections of this catalog for more
information about these programs. Specific regulations regarding certification
can be found in the College of Education in the Undergraduate Studies
Catalog. (Note: All students who are completing courses in teacher
certification must complete the TASP test to comply with State policy,
even though they may be TASP-exempt.)
The goal of the Academic Services Center in the College of Technology
is to ensure that each student has access to competent and consistent
academic advising at all stages of the students college career.
All incoming freshmen and transfer students are strongly encouraged to
go through orientation, where pertinent policies and procedures are introduced
and potential problems are discussed.
Orientation for the college is handled in conjunction with the Dean of
Students Office. Once the student has been given an overview of the university
and college, the undergraduate advisor of the students major helps
students with initial schedule planning and registration. Thereafter,
advisors are available on an ongoing basis to answer questions and provide
Academic advising is important:
- upon entering (freshman or transfer);
- to change a major;
- to declare a minor;
- to clarify any academic policy or procedure;
- to file a degree plan;
- to file petitions (Note: a petition is not considered valid until
it is signed by the department chair and the college dean); and
- at the beginning of the semester before graduation, to verify all
requirements for graduation.
After selecting a major field of study, and not later than the beginning
of the junior year (60 semester hours), students should request that a
degree plan be prepared through the Academic Services Center. Students
declaring a minor must file a minor degree plan. All degree plans in the
College of Technology require the signature of the student, academic advisor,
and the department chair. Students must meet all requirements of the catalog
under which they are graduating. The official degree plan remains in effect
unless a 13-month break in enrollment occurs.
Change of Major
Students must have a 2.00 minimum cumulative grade point average to change
their majors to any of the colleges degree programs.
Students with less than a 2.00 cumulative grade point average are encouraged
to obtain academic advising from an advisor in their intended major; however,
they are not eligible for admission to the major until the required grade
point average is attained.
To apply for a change of major, consult the Academic Services Center
and submit an under-graduate general petition requesting the change. Attach
a University of Houston transcript or appro-priate transfer transcript
to the petition.
After reviewing the petition, the department chair and the college dean
will forward notification of approval or disapproval to the Academic Services
Center. Students should pick up their copy of the petition from the center.
Prerequisites and Corequisites
Students are responsible for taking prerequisites to courses in which
they enroll. If course "A" is a prerequisite to course "B,"
it means that course "A" must be taken first. If course "A"
is listed as a corequisite of course "B," courses "A"
and "B" must be taken together. An instructor may drop students
from any class if the student lacks a prere-quisite or corequisite. Students
may not drop a course that is a corequisite for another course unless
they also drop the corresponding course. Students should be aware that
prerequisites are cumulative; if course "A" is listed as a prerequisite
to course "B," then any course that is a prerequisite to course
"A" also must be completed before the student enrolls in course
Each student is expected to take the responsibility for knowing university
and college academic regulations as they are listed in the Undergraduate
Studies catalog, including the requirements for the degree program, appropriate
course work, and the course prerequisites.
Students are expected to verify their class schedules each semester and
to take the responsibility for having any necessary corrections made within
the established time periods listed in each schedule. Students should
retain all documents of registration and course adjustments (drop/add),
as well as any other transaction affecting enrollment during their period
of study at the university.
Readmission from Suspension
Any student suspended from the college for academic or disciplinary reasons
is ineligible to enroll in classes during the designated period of suspension.
After that specified period, students may apply for readmission. Readmission
from suspension is neither automatic nor guaranteed. The student must
express the desire for readmission and request initiation of the readmission
process by completing a "Readmission from Suspension Petition,"
which can be picked up from the Academic Services Center, Room 385 T2.
It is the students responsibility to see that ALL college transcripts
from ALL universities or colleges (UH and transfer schools) are included
with the petition. If the student is in active enrollment at a community
college or university, the student should request a progress report from
the instructor and attach it to the petition.
The deadline dates for submitting the petition are as follows:
A student readmitted from academic suspension enters on probation. The
following requirements must be met to avoid further academic action.
- Students must meet with an advisor each semester.
- Students may enroll in no more than 12 semester hours during the fall
and spring semesters, and no more than six semester hours during the
- Students must not earn any "I" or "F" grades.
- A minimum semester GPA (2.0) must be earned each semester while on
- Additional conditions may be required.
Academic Grievance Policy
Occasionally, justifiable grievances may arise concerning the violation
of university, college, or department academic policies or procedures.
The College of Technology is committed to resolving these grievances in
a fair and orderly manner. As a result of this commitment, the college
has established procedures for resolving these grievances.
An academic grievance results from actions taken against a student by
a member of the faculty, whether full-time or part-time, staff, or administration
that -violate a university, college, or department academic policy or
procedure. Because assigning a grade or evaluating a students work
performance involves the facultys professional judgment and is an
integral part of the facultys teaching responsibilities, a grade
or an evaluation is not the basis for a justifiable grievance unless violation
of explicit university, college, or department policy can be shown to
have affected the grade or evaluation.
No person shall be subjected to retaliation for having utilized or
having assisted others in the utilization of the grievance process.
- A grievance is initiated by discussing the matter with the party involved.
If the grievance is not resolved, the process continues by discussing
the matter with the department chair. [If the case directly involves
a department chair, the student shall discuss the grievance initially
with the Associate Dean.]
- If the grievance continues to be unresolved, a written grievance shall
be initiated by submitting a written complaint to the chair of the department
involved or to the Associate Dean if the chair is a party of the grievance.
- The student who does not receive a satisfactory resolution at the
department level shall file an appeal with the Office of the Dean for
a hearing by the College Grievance Committee.
The procedures an undergraduate student must follow are available in
writing in the office of each department in the college, in the Academic
Services Center (385-T2), and in the Office of the Dean (300-T2).
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