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University of Houston College of Technology


University of Houston College of Technology

The University of Houston
College of Technology
Established 1941
Type Public
Dean William Fitzgibbon, Ph.D.
Students 1,668[1]
Location Houston, Texas
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Houston
The College of Technology annex, one of the college's facilities

The University of Houston College of Technology is one of twelve academic colleges at the University of Houston. It offers eight undergraduate degrees and six graduate degrees throughout the three different departments. The college is primarily housed in three separate building complexes on campus, and is associated with four different labs. In Fall of 2006, there were 1,668 students enrolled in the college.[1]


  • History 1
  • Departments 2
  • Research 3
    • Labs 3.1
      • AT&T Technology Lab 3.1.1
  • Demographics 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The College of Technology at the University of Houston started in 1941, when a group of local firms contributed funds to create a third permanent building at the UH campus. In 1945, the first programs were offered including the first Engineering Technology program in the state of Texas.[2] By 1968, a Bachelor of Science in Technology was offered by the college.[3]


  • Department of Engineering Technology
  • Department of Human Development & Consumer Sciences
  • Department of Information and Logistics Technology

A fourth department is also being planned as the Department of Life Sciences Technology.



The College of Technology operates several research laboratories including the AT&T Technology Lab, Intelligent Sensor Grid and Informatics Lab, Power Electronics Research Lab, Remote Optical Circuits Lab, and Wireless and Optical Networking Lab.

AT&T Technology Lab

The AT&T Technology Lab is a joint effort between the UH College of Technology and AT&T, Inc..[4] After a two-year planning phase between the two entities, the AT&T Technology Lab was opened in November 2006. The lab is equipped with a campus-wide three-node SONET/MPLS testbed used for high-definition videoconferencing among other testing purposes. Other major sponsors of the lab are Fujitsu and Polycom.


During the Spring 2003 semester, there were 2139 students enrolled in the college. The gender distribution of the college was 65 percent male and 35 percent female.[5]

The racial makeup of the college was 36 percent White, 23 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, and 19 percent Black. Persons of Hispanic origin, regardless of race, accounted for 18 percent of students enrolled.[5]

International students account for 2 percent of the enrollment. This includes students from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Taiwan, and Thailand.[5]


  1. ^ a b Fall 2006 Facts. UH Office of Institutional Research. Retrieved 12 November 2007.
  2. ^ College Video. UH College of Technology. Retrieved 12 November 2007.
  3. ^ Our History, UH College of Technology, Retrieved 08 August 2007.
  4. ^ "UH AT&T Lab". UH College of Technology. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  5. ^ a b c Student Demographics, UH College of Technology, Retrieved 08 August 2007.

External links

  • UH College of Technology
  • UH College of Technology iTunes U

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