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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 including;
  • 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
Davenport University Business Professionals of America competition
Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition
BPA is not just for business students. This organization showcases competitions from technology fields as well. Our technology students perform with excellence in competition, showing off their talents and knowledge. In this year's National competition in Florida, our technology students swept all 3 places in C++ and C# Programming!
Davenport University secure coding specialty in the computer information systems program
Secure Coding Specialty
Starting this Fall you will have the option to specialize in Secure Coding in our Computer Information System BS degree.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Global News in Technology
British Airways resumes flights after major computer outage - CNET
The airline scotched all flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday due to a "major IT system failure." By Sunday, most systems were up but the airline said to expect delays.
All of the iPhone 8's rumored features brought to life in beautiful concept designs - CNET
These concept illustrations elegantly tie together the best of the current crop of iPhone 8 rumors.
Woz: Tesla, not Apple, will have the next tech moonshot - CNET
Commentary: Apple co-founder says he's betting on Tesla to be at the forefront of the next big thing. He says Elon Musk creates products to please himself.
US official considers laptop ban on all international flights - CNET
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says restrictions on electronics larger than a phone could be coming to more flights to and from the US.
Google's gaming AI is retiring from beating human players - CNET
After taking down human Go champion Ke Jie, the AlphaGo program will use its brains to help scientists tackle society's most complex problems.
Trump tweetstorm accuses media of inventing leaks - CNET
Commentary: The US president, who once said he loves WikiLeaks, believes that many of the current leaks to newspapers are fake.
Behold, the inner workings of the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar - Roadshow
It's a Formula 1 car for the road, borrowing the best of Mercedes-AMG's motorsport technology to build one seriously gnarly road car.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's mother killed in boating mishap - CNET
Kalanick's father was injured as well, when the couple's boat struck a rock.
Google to US: Too expensive to provide wage data in gender suit - CNET
The tech giant says it's "burdensome" to meet Labor Department demands in a trial involving salary and gender at Google, says a report.
A rare event that stopped an ancient war comes to the US soon - CNET
When a total solar eclipse surprised soldiers in ancient times, it brought an end to years of war. Now the same rare experience is coming to the US.
Before you install the Amazon Video app on Android, read this - CNET
It's dangerous to go alone outside Google's vetted app store, but it's the price you pay for free software.
Best Star Wars effects, picked by this year's FX Oscar winner - CNET
Adam Valdez, winner of the 2017 visual effects Oscar for "The Jungle Book", shares his favorite jaw-dropping Star Wars FX -- and breaks down the innovations behind them.
CNET UK podcast 520: Google and HTC's latest launches and Star Wars nostalgia - CNET
We delve into some amazing Star Wars secrets, like why the movie's effects team needed a hot tub behind the studio.
These are our favorite YouTube channels (not called CNET) - CNET
Every week we ask folks around the office a question to see what makes them tick. This week we asked which YouTube channels they love the most.
Here's your first look at the Mercedes-AMG hypercar's powertrain - Roadshow
If you've wanted a Formula 1 car for the road, this is about as close as you're going to get.
'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump with '125 Days' video - CNET
The ghost of former president Richard Nixon haunts Donald Trump and suggests burning any tapes in this new parody video from "The Simpsons."
Chipotle's latest bug hurts your wallet, not your stomach - CNET
The Mexican food chain tells its customers Friday that their credit card information has been stolen by hackers.
Tech giants to Congress: Please change how NSA spies on people - CNET
Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon band together in a push for internet surveillance reform.
Samsung accidentally spills the beans on two new phones - CNET
Samsung references two unannounced Galaxy J phones on its website. Were they supposed to be secret?
'War Machine' review: Brad Pitt satire lacks killer instinct - CNET
Netflix enlists its biggest star yet, but the satire never quite snaps to attention.
CNET asks: Google Home or Amazon Echo? - CNET
CNET's latest Prizefight, Google Home vs. Amazon Echo, ended in a draw and we want you to be the tie breaker.
Sergey Brin rumored to be building world's largest airship - CNET
The Google co-founder reportedly wants the airship to be half delivery charter for humanitarian aid, and half luxury liner.
Men are freaking out over a women-only screening of 'Wonder Woman' - CNET
"Why don't you ungrateful females take what you have been given or stay in the kitchen." And that's just one comment left on the Alamo Drafthouse's Facebook page.
The 404 Show 1701: Jill Schlesinger on reunions, the housing market and more (podcast) - CNET
Jill Schlesinger returns to help us better understand the current housing market, why college and high school reunions are still a thing and what it means to "age in place."
Space's mysterious fast radio bursts: What the heck are they? - CNET
We're about to enter an era of research into one of the newest phenomena in all of space. Here's what you need to know.
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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