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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
Wayne County Community College District Partners with Davenport University
Wayne County Community College District has partnered with Davenport University to include Davenport in the University Center at the district's Western Campus in Belleville. As part of the agreement, students who earn their associate degrees at the community college will be able to transfer their credits to a bachelor’s degree program at Davenport and continue their studies at the same location.
Online Education in Programming
Out of approximately 60 universities, Great College Deals listed Davenport University as 5th for best deals in an online programming degree from an accredited bachelor's level program. They used a number of factors in their determination, including price, student-to-facility ratios and admission rates.
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
Crave giveaway: Awesome CNET Moving Day Grab Bag - CNET
As CNET cleans up before our remodel, one reader will clean up too. This week's free goods include a tough laptop backpack, a hardcover book filled with game art and earphones shaped like devil horns.
Isolation, desperation and tech in the refugee crisis: Girt by CNET podcast 84 - CNET
We took a break from our usual podcast chat about new phones and high-tech gadgets this week to take a look at a tech issue that is really making waves beyond Australia's shores.
Homeland Security investigating Leslie Jones website hack - CNET
The attack that saw the 'Ghostbusters' star's personal information leaked to the web is now under investigation by US authorities.
Apple reportedly readying iPhone for Japan with tap-to-pay - CNET
iPhone maker is developing a handset that will tap FeliCa, the mobile tap-to-pay standard in Japan.
​Adobe to support advanced photo format debuting in Canon's hot new SLR - CNET
The dual-pixel raw format lets photographers fine-tune focus and clear up distracting flare. Those advantages won't be restricted to Canon's own software forever, though.
'Rick and Morty' co-creator wants to hire you for his VR world - CNET
Writer, producer and voice actor Justin Roiland says he wants to make "super duper games" through his new VR development company, Squanchtendo Games.
Norwegian lawmaker caught playing Pokemon Go in parliament - CNET
Technically Incorrect: Trine Skei Grande, leader of the liberal party, just can't get enough of monsters.
Office supplies as fingernail art? This tutorial nails it - CNET
This viral video shows you how to use Liquid Paper, Sharpie pens, scented markers and glitter glue for something more artistic than school and office work. If you're into that sort of thing.
Artist submerges black dress in Dead Sea, salt turns it white - CNET
Salt crystals not only changed the color of the dress, but added hundreds of pounds to its weight.
Netflix's brilliant response to its North Korean doppelganger - CNET
Technically Incorrect: After North Korea launches its own streaming video service, Netflix bows its head in respect. Sort of.
Ultrarare Apple-1 falls short of expected $1M auction price - CNET
Computer believed to be a prototype sells for $815,000 in an auction that sees a portion of the sale price being donated to charity.
Google Fiber reportedly ordered to cut costs, downsize - CNET
Building a fiber-based network is expensive and time-consuming. The company is said to have fallen "well short" of its subscriber goals.
Shooting in 360: From GoPro rigs to immersive iPhone cameras (Open_Tab) - CNET
CNET's Joshua Goldman goes over your options for making 360-degree video, from the high-end to the more affordable, in this excerpt from Open_Tab.
All hail Octobot! Harvard debuts adorable 3D-printed soft robot - CNET
Harvard researchers build a tentacled little robot made entirely of flexible parts. No electronics needed.
New emoji are on the way, including airline pilot and rainbow flag - CNET
The list of hugely popular little drawings on your phone are going to expand again, making your life a little more colorful, one message at a time.
WhatsApp will hand over data to Facebook - CNET
The messaging app's parent company will use the data to target ads and suggest new friends.
Meet the (alleged) aliens of Proxima b - CNET
Almost 60 years ago, an account emerged of aliens from a planet around Proxima Centauri. It's been largely forgotten, but now that we know the planet is real, does the wild story deserve another look?
Record-holding Batman costume stocked with 23 working Bat-gadgets - CNET
Ben Affleck might feel a little envious if he sees this tour of a crazy Batsuit with a suite of functional crime-fighting gadgets.
Think biofuels are better for the environment than gasoline? Think again - Roadshow
That's the word from University of Michigan researchers, who recently studied the claim that biofuel is carbon-neutral.
Sportswriter gets Twitter account back after flap over posting Olympics GIF - CNET
The social network restores the account of a sports writer suspended for posting a GIF of US gymnast Aly Raisman.
Robo-baby contraception attempt leads to increase in teen pregnancy rates - CNET
The use of infant simulators to educate teens about contraception is having the opposite effect, with pregnancy rates up among girls who attend the programs.
CNET's Apple Byte Giveaway - CNET
Byte this and enter for a chance to win* one of two streaming devices with Brian Tong and Apple Byte.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PS4/Xbox One/PC graphics comparison - CNET
How do all versions of the game compare from a resolution and frame rate perspective? New report has the answers.
Need a ghostwriter? Spooky self-writing spellbook has the magic touch - CNET
This sinister Halloween and party prop has the write stuff, and can maybe help with your Hogwarts homework.
The Division DLC delayed, Ubisoft acknowledges 'lingering issues' - CNET
A major patch is coming up to address the game's "most pressing issues."
Faculty Members
Pamela Imperato, Ph.D

Dean of the College of Technology.

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

Associate Dean in the College of Technology

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

Department Chair for Networking, Cyber Defense and MSIA.

Lonnie.Decker@davenport.edu
Gabriela Ziegler

Department Chair for Computer Science, MSCS and MSTM

Gabriela.Ziegler@davenport.edu
Pete Anderson, CCNP

Associate Professor of Networking 

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

Associate Professor of Information Assurance  

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

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems  

nburns@davenport.edu
Richard Comden, MPA, MCP, A+

Associate Department Chair in Computer Information Systems.

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

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems.

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

Associate Professor of Computer Science.

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

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

Associate Department Chair in Networking.

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

Associate Professor in Information Assurance

mmckinnon2@davenport.edu
Marie Taylor

Marie is a Teaching Learning Coordinator.

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

Associate Professor in Computer Information Systems

Vivianne.Moore@davenport.edu
Jim Veneziano

Associate Department Chair in Computer Information Systems.

James.Veneziano@davenport.edu
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