The University of Houston at Sugar Land is breaking ground on a new three-story, 100-thousand square foot building to house the College of Technology. Associate Vice President Jay Neal says he expects enrollment at UH Sugar Land to double, adding over 2,500 students, when the building opens.
"The long-term goal is to get to about 10-thousand students out here, and this is a key step in that process," Neal said.
Construction Management and Engineering Technology will join other College of Technology programs already offered at UH Sugar Land in the new building, which will house classrooms and state-of-the-art laboratory space, as well as areas to accommodate industry partnerships.
"The community really sees us as a partner in terms of providing Tier One education to their children, and also providing an incredible workforce for the companies here in Fort Bend County," Neal said.
Construction of the UH College of Technology building will start in April, and the building is expected to open its doors for the fall 2019 semester.
"This new building is a 100-thousand square foot billboard on I-69 to let the community know we are your university," Neal said.