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College of Technology
Hands-On Learning from Industry Experts

Why the College of Technology? 

At Davenport we offer hands-on learning to get the job you want. Technology careers are some of the fastest growing, and highest paying jobs in today's work environment. Davenport University's programs incorporate many features includinig;
  • Prior certification course credit, transfer course credit and prior learning assessment that help you accelerate your time to degree completion. 
  • Being designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) & Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).
  • Receiving designation from Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) in 2015 as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE), one of thirteen institutions nationally.
Take a look at our undergraduate and graduate programs in technology including our new BS in Computer Information Systems Co-Op and our new MS in Computer Science.
Prospective Students
Undergraduate

Whether you are a student right out of high school or an adult looking for your first degree, Davenport University offers many options in our undergraduate, technology degree programs.

Choose your Bachelor degree program.

Choose your Associate degree program.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

 

Graduate

If you have just completed your bachelors degree or want to further your career, our graduate degree programs will help you get to where you want to be.

Choose your Graduate program.

Graduate Certificate

Please take some time to view the following videos about our College of Technology programs. 

Online

Most of our technology programs offer classes that can be taken online and some degrees can be achieved completely in an online format.

Choose your online Undergraduate program.

Or your online Graduate program.

Got Questions?

Please feel free to browse the selections below for additional information

Center for Academic Excellence

Davenport University has been designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance & Cyber Defense

Information Security and Assurance Center

Davenport University and the College of Technology are committed to improving the practice of protecting information

Certifications

There are many opportunities to gain certifications to enhance your marketability. In addition, some certifications you already have may qualify for course credit.

Scholarships

Worried about the cost of tuition? There are plenty of scholarships that you may qualify for.

Registered Student Organizations

Getting involved on campus is easy. Contact Student Services for information.

Davenport News
How Michigan can become a leader in cybersecurity education?
The Department of Homeland Security projects that by 2020 there will be a shortfall of 1.5 million jobs in the field of cybersecurity. The truth is that Michigan like most other states is falling behind in producing high school graduates with an interest and skill set in the field.
Bytes Computer Camp
Are you looking for something fun and exciting to do this summer? See what Davenport has to offer with our summer computer camp. Davenport is deeply passionate about empowering the next generation of software developers, coders, game designers, engineers and innovators. We have many options for students to get engaged in computer activities.
The College of Technology’s Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society Chartered!
The College of Technology’s Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Honor Society was formally chartered as the Eta Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon on Friday, April 8. UPE President, Mr. Chris Lammers, formally accepted the charter from Dr. Daniela Raicu, UPE’s International President, during the chartering ceremony held in the Robert Sneden Auditorium on the Grand Rapids Lettinga Campus. Mr. Lammers was joined on stage by Vice President Zachary Fryling, Secretary Garrett Lampson, and UPE Adviser, Dr. Brian Kowalczk.
Davenport and the partnership with the Defense Cyber Crime Center
Davenport University was recently selected as one of only eleven schools across the nation who meet the requirements for designation by the Defense Cyber Crime Center Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE). CDFAE designates academia to a digital forensic education standard based upon knowledge, skills, and abilities used in the field. Mark McKinnon, digital forensics faculty, will serve as the partnership program manager between Davenport University and the DC3. Mr. McKinnon is a certified computer examiner and certified forensic analyst.
Student veterans can choose from 57 ‘veteran-friendly schools’
Davenport University is ranked as a Gold Standard for veteran friendly schools in Michigan. The Veteran-Friendly School program, created by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, recognizes institutions of higher learning for their dedication to student veterans and dependents utilizing their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits.
New Master of Computer Science Degree
In March, the Board of Trustees approved the MS, Computer Science program. The master program in computer science emphasizes software development, theoretical foundations of computer science and cyber security. It is designed to prepare students for professional positions in industry, government and business, and for graduate work at the doctoral level.This program will help DU be recognized as having the latest and most innovative technology education.
Infragard, Partnership for Protection
The Michigan Infragard conference was hosted by Davenport University on May 18th. The Michigan Chapter of this National Organization provides members and information security experts in business, education and government a means to share information to prevent, protect and defend against hostile acts in the critical infrastructure and key resources. Professor Ron Draayer and Michael Case of Davenport were honored at the event for their service and commitment to the organization. On behalf of the University, Dr. Pamela Imperato accepted a plaque in appreciation of our long commitment to partnering with Infragard and facilitating state-wide infrastructure security training.
Global News in Technology
See SpaceX fire up a recycled rocket for the first time - CNET
SpaceX has a grand plan to deal away with single-use space rockets, and it took a big step toward completing its ambitious recycling program this week.
Apple counters Samsung in Supreme Court struggle - CNET
If you steal one chocolate chip, should you pay for the whole cookie? That's one way of characterizing the issue at hand.
Sony financials reveal PlayStation accounts for 78 percent of profits - CNET
PS4 ships 3.5 million units in three months.
Holy crap, this 2016 Mazda Miata has a 525-horsepower V-8 - Roadshow
A hairdresser's car, this sure ain't.
Rescue services called to help marooned Pokemon Go players - CNET
Technically Incorrect: In the UK, the tide comes in and a number of players are stranded on an island.
Driveclub VR is launch title for PlayStation VR in Japan, will have new tracks - CNET
Cockpit view and realistic 3D audio are mentioned as features in the game.
Did you buy a GTX 970? Nvidia owes you $30 if you live in the US - CNET
A proposed settlement to a class-action will see Nvidia shell out $30 for each GTX 970 purchase.
BMW's robots create 3D models of its cars with insane accuracy - Roadshow
It's able to scan a car with an accuracy of less than 100 micrometers.
What's that smell? Death. Famed corpse flower blooms once again - CNET
If you can't get to the New York Botanical Garden, you can re-create the smell by leaving a bunch of raw meat out in the sun.
Apple Store may start suggesting items based on your purchases - CNET
A new "For You" section will reportedly debut in an upcoming version of the Apple Store app, according to Bloomberg.
The Oregon Trail is back, but this time it's a card game - CNET
A Target exclusive, the card game should bring back a wagon load of nostalgia.
Apple hires former QNX CEO, may suggest shift in auto strategy - Roadshow
Insider sources told Bloomberg that Apple might be focusing more on software than an actual, physical automobile now.
This may be the GoPro Karma drone - CNET
GoPro's first drone will hit before the end of 2016 -- and this may well be what it looks like.
Well, that was fast: Mercedes pulls ad for Drive Pilot semi-autonomous system - Roadshow
YouTube copies of the ad were pulled shortly after safety advocates called it misleading.
Steam puts 175 virtual-reality games on sale this weekend - CNET
The Steam VR Weekend Sale offers discounts of up to 80 percent.
London calling: LinkedIn pinpoints top cities for Americans working abroad - CNET
Sydney and Toronto also listed as key destinations, survey says. Teaching is top occupation for Americans working overseas.
Dieselgate what? Volkswagen reclaims global sales crown - Roadshow
VW upended Toyota's reign as king of sales with strong showings from Audi, Porsche and Skoda.
Get ready to clear some space: PlayStation VR asks for 60 square feet to play - CNET
New documentation details some serious space requirements to set up Sony's VR accessory.
Microsoft job cuts hit 2,850 more positions - CNET
The layoffs come amid the tech giant's continuing transition to a focus on cloud computing.
A day at Apple summer camp: Racing bots and coding for fun - CNET
Like Google and Microsoft, Apple is investing in programs to teach your kids how to code and play with technology.
Australia has moved 1.5 metres, so it's updating its location for self-driving cars - CNET
Strewth! Australia will update its latitude and longitude to make sure self-driving cars, drones and tractors know where they're going.
CNET UK podcast 491: Pokemon Go hasn't helped Nintendo, solar flight success and 'Jason Bourne' reviewed - CNET
The massively popular game is doing little for Nintendo's woeful bottom line, but a plane has circumnavigated the globe without a drop of fuel -- and lots more on this week's podcast.
Three incredible interactive art displays set to wow Tokyo - CNET
The app-enabled interactive art exhibits play with the idea of nature in digital spaces, from kaleidoscopic butterflies to exploding koi.
Crave giveaway: Sony HT-XT1 to boost your TV's sound - CNET
Want to enhance your home audio setup? Do it with this week's prize, a compact, feature-rich sound stand that goes under your TV, rather than in front of it.
Clinton on Trump: 'A man you can bait with a tweet' - CNET
Technically Incorrect: During her speech at the Democratic National Convention the candidate digs at her rival's tweeting complex. It turns out to be her most retweeted moment.
Faculty Members
Pamela Imperato, Ph.D

Pamela is the Dean of the College of Technology.

pamela.imperato@davenport.edu
Bob Clarkson, MBA, PMP

Bob is the Associate Dean in the College of Technology

Bob.Clarkson@davenport.edu
Lonnie Decker, Ph.D., CCNA

Lonnie is the Department Chair for Networking, Cyber Defense and MSIA.

Lonnie.Decker@davenport.edu
Gabriela Ziegler

Gabriela is the Department Chair for Computer Science, MSCS and MSTM

Gabriela.Ziegler@davenport.edu
Pete Anderson, CCNP

Pete is an Associate Professor of Networking 

Peter.Anderson@davenport.edu
Denny Bobeldyk, Ph.D., CCIE

Denny is an Associate Professor of Information Assurance  

Denny.Bobeldyk@davenport.edu
Nancy Burns, Ph.D., ITIL

Nancy is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems  

nburns@davenport.edu
Bruce Collins, MS ISM

Bruce is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems.

Bruce.Collins@davenport.edu
Richard Comden, MPA, MCP, A+

Richard is an Associate Department Chair in Computer Information Systems.

Richard.Comden@davenport.edu
Ron Draayer, MM, MSIS, CFE, MCP

Ron is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems.

Ron.Draayer@davenport.edu
Brian Kowalczk, Ph.D.

Brian is an Associate Professor of Computer Science.

Brian.Kowalczk@davenport.edu
Linda LeSage, MBA, PMP, ITIL

Linda is an Associate Department Chair for Computer Information Systems.

llesage@davenport.edu
DuAnne Masselink, MBA, PMP

DuAnne is a  Teaching Learning Coordinator.

dmassilink@davenport.edu
Tony McCutchen

Tony is an Associate Department Chair in Networking.

Tony.McCutchen@davenport.edu
Mark McKinnon, CCE, GCFA

Mark is an Associate Professor in Information Assurance

mmckinnon2@davenport.edu
Vivianne Moore, Ph.D., MS

Vivianne is an Associate Professor in Computer Information Systems

Vivianne.Moore@davenport.edu
Marie Taylor

Marie is a Teaching Learning Coordinator.

mtyler@davenport.edu
Jim Veneziano

Jim is an Associate Department Chair in Computer Information Systems.

James.Veneziano@davenport.edu
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