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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 & Events
#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
The sharp Volkswagen I.D. concept has a little bit of Golf in it - Roadshow
With a 300-ish mile range and a production variant slated for 2020, the I.D. is the first step in Volkswagen's move to dominate the EV market.
Donald Trump's latest conspiracy theory takes on Google - CNET
The Republican nominee might prefer Bing or Yahoo for his Hillary Clinton news.
Samsung: More than 1 million Galaxy Note 7 owners have a safe battery - CNET
The new devices were issued as part of the company's global recall of an estimated 2.5 million Note 7 phones.
Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft join forces to push AI - CNET
No, these companies aren't going to take over the world (quite yet). They want to educate the public about the benefits of AI.
AOL wants to save the internet from 'the death of email' - CNET
Say hello to Alto, an email client that hopes you'll be thinking "You've Got Mail" for years to come.
HP says sorry (sort of) for crippling third-party ink cartridges - CNET
A fix is in the works to reverse a recent OfficeJet security update aimed at blocking counterfeit cartridges.
Get Gary Johnson some coffee for his second 'Aleppo' moment - CNET
Social Cues: Tech giants form a Voltron-esque nonprofit so you can stop worrying about the Terminator.
Tinder's new feature helps you get a booty call even faster - CNET
The dating app is testing a feature that could mean more views for your profile -- and potentially more matches.
See Bell Labs' historic phones and next-gen networks (pictures) - CNET
Bell Labs, famous for inventing fundamental telephone and computer technology, now is showing off work under Nokia to revolutionize mobile networks.
Inside historic Bell Labs, where tomorrow's tech is born - CNET
Bell Labs, now run by Nokia, shows off its superfast next-gen 5G networks, smarter smartwatches and a drone that delivers new mobile network capacity.
BMW's Concept X2 is a look at our dystopian, all-crossover future - Roadshow
Sorry, folks, it's all oversized hatchbacks from here on out.
QX Sport Inspiration is an evolutionary step in Infiniti design - Roadshow
It may be a concept, but it shouldn't stay that way for too much longer.
Finally! A good reason to take pictures of your food - CNET
Food-tracking app Lose It lets users snap photos to log their meals and overcome dieting drudgery.
Infiniti's variable-compression engine offers diesel efficiency with petrol power - Roadshow
The company claims it's production ready, but it's not slated to appear in any production car just yet.
Mercedes-Benz jump starts new EQ brand with Generation EQ concept - Roadshow
Mercedes' first electric SUV concept is part of its plans to produce a lot more electric vehicles.
Apple moving UK HQ to site famous for Pink Floyd, 'Doctor Who' - CNET
Apple will be the largest tenant in the redeveloped Battersea Power Station by the banks of the river Thames.
Spotify launches in Japan: Better late than never - CNET
The country's music business is worth over $2.5 billion, but it may be tough for Spotify to get a big piece of that pie.
'Suicide Squad' beats 'Iron Man', cracks US' top 50 highest grossing films - CNET
DC's ensemble film has grossed $318.5 million in the US alone.
Ghost in the Shell gets a VR movie and a 4D chair to boot - CNET
The VR experience comes ahead of Hollywood's 2017 adaptation of the franchise, and celebrates Ghost in the Shell's 25th anniversary.
Five of the best 2+2 convertibles for a weekend getaway - Roadshow
There are a surprising number of options when it comes to picking a drop-top to enjoy with three of your friends. Here are the best ones.
Google doodles with a ballpoint pen - CNET
Thursday's Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of László József Bíró, inventor of the ballpoint pen.
Hewlett-Packard's history frozen in time - CNET
William Hewlett and Dave Packard's 1960's-era offices look today just as they did then.
Apple and Deloitte partner on 'Enterprise Next' service - CNET
Consulting firm will try to help the iPhone maker boost sales of iOS devices to businesses.
This Commodore 64 bad boy helps drive an auto shop in 2016 - CNET
An auto repair shop in Poland does just fine running some of its operations on a C64C from the '80s, thank you very much.
Clinton, Trump schooled by Twitter on debate tactics - CNET
Social media responds as the presidential candidates spar over everything from cybersecurity to taxes.
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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