A new, cutting-edge academic unit at UM-Flint will open in 2021 that will educate and prepare students for key roles in the diverse technical career fields of the 21st century. The U-M Board of Regents enthusiastically approved the establishment of the new College of Innovation & Technology at its Sept. 17 meeting. UM-Flint will join a small group of universities in the state that have a college dedicated to technology degree programs.
The new college will fill a gap in the technology workforce that exists between vocational technical training offered by community colleges and the science-based bachelor’s degree programs in engineering and computer science. It will offer four-year bachelor’s degrees in technology and prepare graduates for employment in automotive, manufacturing, artificial intelligence, health care, aerospace, cybersecurity and other sectors of the economy.