Colleges and Schools
Academic Services Center
Department of Civil, Mechanical and Related Technologies
Department of Electrical-Electronics Technology
Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences
Department of Industrial Technology
College of Technology Web site: www.tech.uh.edu
Uma G. Gupta, Ph.D., University of Central Florida
John W. Hansen, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Debbie Hurts, B.B.A., Texas Southern University
Director, Academic Services Center:
Carl V. "Carlo" Deason, M.B.A., Lamar University
College of Technology Mission Statement:
The mission of the College of Technology is to provide intellectual leadership in the areas of teaching, research, and service in technology-related disciplines in association with outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs.
The college will achieve its mission through the following activities:
The College of Technology has been part of the University of Houston for 60 years and is well-known in the community for its contributions to the education of traditional and non-traditional students. The faculty play a leading role in providing and guiding the implementation of high quality, leading-edge technology education in Texas and in the nation. Our graduates are often leaders in their fields and are employed all over the world.
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 the areas of neural networks, applications of fuzzy logic, 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, applications of Constructivist theories, early childhood education, dietary habits, mineral metabolism, metabolic diseases, and attitudes and beliefs in nutrition knowledge.
Faculty research in the Department of Industrial Technology is concentrated on improving education in the areas of Technology Education, Business and Office Education, applied research, Distance Learning, and Graphic Communications Education. The following pages present descriptions of the degree requirements and courses offered by these departments.
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:
Delta Pi Epsilon
is 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 Theta
is 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 Omicron
is 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 Pi
is 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 Chi
is the honor society for students in the Civil TechnologyConstruction 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 Pi
is 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: Office of Admissions