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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
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
Amazon's Chinese competitor heads overseas... with bad English - CNET
The German e-commerce company brings Chinese online shopping platform Taobao to Singapore -- with content translated using Alibaba.
Trump laptop ban mocked on Twitter by Middle-Eastern airline - CNET
Commentary: Royal Jordanian Airlines takes to Twitter to offer an amusing list of things to do if you don't have your laptop or tablet.
WikiLeaks: CIA tools could infiltrate MacBooks, iPhones - CNET
A new series of leaked documents appears to show tools from as far back as 2009 that could infect Apple products. They required physical access.
Twitter considers premium offering for professionals - CNET
The social network says it is conducting a survey to gauge interest in an enhanced version of TweetDeck.
Teen sues mom for taking away his phone - CNET
Commentary: In Spain, a 15-year-old is so upset at the loss of his device that he takes his mom to court for "mistreatment."
I want my big TV: Girt by CNET podcast 103 - CNET
It's TV season and the team talks big panels, small changes and what to look for when you're buying a new screen.
'Justice League' teasers showcase Aquaman, Batman, Flash - CNET
Individual characters get their moments in the spotlight as Saturday's much-anticipated full teaser approaches.
Trump sits in a big truck, internet drives meme into ground - CNET
Keep on trucking, America. The president's love for trucks inspires a wheely awesome Twitter trend.
If Spotify were a CD store, it would be bigger than Greece - CNET
If the internet died and some of the biggest online services had to turn into brick-and-mortar stores, it would take an awful lot of bricks and mortar to make that happen.
Discovery could reverse aging and help us live on Mars - CNET
The breakthrough, which relates to how our cells repair damaged DNA, could lead to an antiaging pill. After successful treatments in mice, humans are next.
Tech industry employees: We have a diversity problem? - CNET
A new report from Atlassian shows a gap between the perception and reality of diversity in tech.
AT&T's 911 outage left 12,600 callers in the lurch - CNET
A network configuration error left thousands of AT&T customers around the country without access to emergency 911 service for five hours, the FCC said.
Most Android users running outdated security patches: report - CNET
A cybersecurity company found that 71 percent of Android users on major US carriers are easy targets for hackers.
'Rogue One' Blu-ray extras reveal 'sleepless nights' making CGI Leia - CNET
The bonus content for Star Wars spin-off "Rogue One" hints at the film it could have been -- but not the way fans might expect.
Senate votes to kill broadband privacy rules - CNET
Lawmakers invoke the Congressional Review Act to kill controversial privacy rules adopted by the previous Federal Communications Commission.
Disney CEO drops Han Solo, 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' hints - CNET
We get a peek under the shroud of mystery surrounding the next two Star Wars films. CEO Bob Iger also offers fans new hope about movies beyond Episode IX.
Nintendo Switch: Tips, games, problems and everything else you need to know - CNET
Your ultimate beginner's guide to Nintendo's hybrid tablet/handheld/TV game console.
AT&T pulls ads from YouTube, other Google sites - CNET
The US carrier joins British retailers after ads appear next to extremist videos on YouTube.
Top 10 emojis that could come in mid-2017 - CNET
Emoji 5.0 has 69 new candidates coming in a few months. We ranked which ones we thought were the best.
Social media's favorites from 69 new emojis coming soon - CNET
There's a new crop of emojis coming in mid-2017. Here are the ones people on social media think will be the best.
CNET asks: What's your favorite type of refrigerator? - CNET
Today the variables in refrigerator designs are almost limitless. Do you prefer one over another? Bring your opinions to the table and let's see what the majority likes.
Facebook Messenger gets Reactions and Mentions - CNET
The app becomes more like Facebook: You can now add reaction emoji to individual messages and @ mentions in group chats.
'The Handmaid's Tale' trailer sets stage for horrifying future - CNET
Hulu's upcoming series based on the Margaret Atwood novel shows a future where women have been stripped of their rights. This trailer reveals how it happened.
4-year-old gets Siri to help save mom's life - CNET
Commentary: A UK child unlocks his unconscious mother's iPhone by pressing her thumb to the home button and asking Siri to call for help.
Is the iPhone SE worth your time? (The 3:59, Ep. 199) - CNET
We talk about where the iPhone SE stacks up in Apple's portfolio, the latest Android watch and how to get our work out on!
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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