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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 bachelor's 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 & Events
DECA Team Excels at State Competition
Keeping their winning streak strong, the W.A. Lettinga DECA team took home six first-place, three second-place, and one third-place award along with eight finalist medals at state competition in Grand Rapids last weekend! Davenport’s commitment to real-world, hands-on learning and the DU Excellence System competencies helped the team create and present viable solutions in case studies and role plays that impressed the judges and helped them shut out 200 strong competitors.
College of Technology Open House
Davenport University is hosting an open house for anyone interested in our technology programs. Admissions and Advising will also be there along with Meijer, Amway and Farmer's Insurance Company to answer all of your questions.
#AlexaGRR Hackathon
Alexa is the speech and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo. Today you can use Alexa to listen to music, play games, check traffic and weather, control your household devices, and lots more. Alexa offers a full-featured set of APIs and SDKs that you can use to teach her new skills and add her into devices and applications of your own.
Homecoming 2016!
Join us for an entire week of events including a bonfire, tailgating, chili cook-off, pep rally and more. Celebrate DU and all it has to offer.
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
​Amazon lowers minimum for free shipping to $35 - CNET
The retail giant matches Walmart by offering free two-day shipping to shoppers who spend more than $35. The threshold used to be $49.
NBA head: Player's flat Earth tease was commentary on fake news - CNET
Commentary: Before the NBA All-Star Game, Adam Silver explains what he believes Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was doing by suggesting the Earth is flat.
​Apple reportedly nabs Israeli facial recognition startup - CNET
With RealFace's technology, users are authenticated by simply showing their mugs. Perhaps Apple will use it in an upcoming iPhone.
Trump refers to nonexistent Swedish incident, internet's jaw drops - CNET
Commentary: In Sweden, they're frantically seeking a supposed major incident that happened there. No Swede knows about, but the US president does.
Next 'Purge' movie will be born on the Fourth of July - CNET
The creator of the dystopian horror series has said the fourth film will explain how America came to accept the 12 hours of lawlessness.
​Lego BrickHeadz Batman and Robin go for collectible superfans (unboxed) - CNET
Lego's bigger-than-minifigure figures are focused on big characters at small scale.
SpaceX launch heaps new history on top of old in major first - CNET
The commercial space company is now in charge of the historic launch pad that sent astronauts to the moon and hosted the shuttle program for years.
The renter's guide to smart-home tech - CNET
Don't let not owning a home stop you from taking advantage of smart-home tech.
Google is finally taking fitness seriously with Android Wear 2.0 - CNET
It won't replace a Fitbit, but there is still a lot it does well.
NBA star Aaron Gordon looks to app to stay Lucid - CNET
The high-flying slam dunker says his success is partly due to a mental-training app that keeps him grounded.
Who's yer daddy? James Earl Jones back as Mufasa of 'Lion King' - CNET
Fans just can't wait for the actor with the booming voice to return to Pride Rock in the upcoming remake.
You can now fly a toy drone with just hand gestures - CNET
The Aura quadcopter ditches a traditional stick controller or smartphone for a glove that lets you fly with a wave of your hand.
NBA star Kyrie Irving believes Earth is flat - CNET
Commentary: On a podcast, the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard suggests people should do their own research.
ZOMG! 1990s favorite Zima is about to make a zomeback - CNET
Throw on that Hypercolor T-shirt and dance the Macarena. One of the weirdest icons of the 1990s is heading back to stores.
Dreaming of a new 787 - CNET
Boeing's newest Dreamliner aircraft, the 787-10, made its debut this week at the company's factory in South Carolina.
Stephen King's creepy 'Castle Rock' coming to life on Hulu - CNET
It's like horror-fan Christmas! A mysterious teaser hints at an upcoming anthology series set in King's spooky Maine town.
'Hidden Figures' and the true NASA stories behind the movie - CNET
NASA's chief historian explains the real events that inspired the inspirational Oscar-nominated film.
Facebook is going live on NBA All-Star weekend - CNET
NBA and Turner Sports are teaming up to show NBA All-Star festivities on Facebook Live.
New Lotus one-off pays homage to James Bond's Esprit spy car - Roadshow
Because who doesn't want to drive around humming the Bond theme?
Deliver shipments to Electric Avenue in the Mercedes Urban eTruck - Roadshow
It's completely electric, and it's about to hit European roads for the first time.
Historic SpaceX launch scuttled, reset for Sunday - CNET
Elon Musk's rocket company had to put off sending snacks to the International Space Station and simultaneously opening a new chapter in space history.
Logan's high points: Wolverine's films, ranked - CNET
"Logan" is already being praised as Hugh Jackman's best outing as X-Men hero Wolverine. Before it hits screens, we rank the competition.
Gasp! Time to ditch my grandfathered unlimited data plan? - CNET
Is Verizon's new unlimited plan tantalizing enough to make the switch? CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice.
The iPhone 8 may feature a MacBook-like Touch Bar - CNET
The latest report suggests the lower portion of the screen will reserved for virtual buttons.
BeatsX are the workout headphones I never knew I needed - CNET
Apple's new earphones stayed around my neck all day and I'm going to have a hard time letting them go. But there's one thing I just can't come to terms with.
Faculty Members
Pamela Imperato, Ph.D

Dean of the College of Technology.

pamela.imperato@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
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
Ola Marie Taylor, MBA

Marie is a Teaching Learning Coordinator.

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

Associate Department Chair 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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