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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

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



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. 


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


There are many opportunities to gain certifications to enhance your marketability. In addition, some certifications you already have may qualify for course credit.


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
Genomics startup halts next-generation gene sequencing - CNET
23andMe's CEO confirms it has stopped working on advanced technology that could help people learn more about their DNA.
Samsung earnings burned by Galaxy Note 7 - CNET
Operating profit at the company's mobile division plummets 96 percent to its lowest level in nearly eight years.
Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star destroyed - CNET
Technically Incorrect: Can we blame Hillary Clinton? Can we? No, we can blame a man with a pickax and a sledgehammer.
Memes are finally bigger than Jesus - CNET
Technically Incorrect: According to Google Trends, memes have finally taken over from the savior as humanity's core adoration.
New 'Sherlock' season will arrive earlier than expected - CNET
"Sherlock" actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will chase down new mysteries beginning on January 1.
New Apple TV app said to help viewers discover shows - CNET
New "watch list" app will recommend programs to viewers based on their history of viewing on Apple TV, USA Today reports.
'Big' debate: Is that Bill Murray or Tom Hanks in the pic? - CNET
A 3-year-old photo is going viral. Is that the "Ghostbusters" star, or "Forrest Gump" himself?
Microsoft: Here's the next dimension. Now help us get there - CNET
Microsoft enlists "creators" as it dials up its vision that "mixed reality," including 3D and virtual and augmented reality, will be the next era of computing.
Google Cast is recast as Google Home companion app - CNET
Ready to release its Home voice-operated speaker next week, the company has delivered an update to its old Google Cast setup app.
How we may've made Friday's massive internet outage worse - CNET
If a website is suffering from a cyberattack, don't keep trying to get to it.
20 genius costumes for conquering Halloween - CNET
From a baby-Ripley "Aliens" Power Loader to the "Stranger Things" opening credits logo, we've got a gaggle of costumes that venture outside the Halloween norm.
Museum of Modern Art adds original set of emoji to its collection - CNET
These "humble masterpieces of design" were the start of a new visual language, says the museum.
Tesla turns a profit: $22m in Q3 income - Roadshow
Has Tesla turned the corner? The company's Q3 numbers show a profit. A small one, but a profit nevertheless.
Gold-plated drone takes wing with bling - CNET
This super-luxurious and super-expensive DJI Phantom drone plated in gold will break your heart if it ever gets stuck in a tree.
'Inferno' director Ron Howard talks drones, Dante, Dan Brown - CNET
CNET asks Ron Howard: Are tech entrepreneurs the Dantes of today?
Verizon says Yahoo name isn't going away - CNET
With established brands like Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Finance, the acquisition still makes a lot of sense, says Verizon executive Marni Walden.
Delta app tracks luggage using RFID tech - CNET
Travelers can use the updated Fly Delta app to pinpoint the location of checked-in luggage and follow its journey within an airport and from one plane to another.
Apple delays AirPods release - CNET
The company says it needs "a little more time" to get the wireless headphones ready.
Can Microsoft Surface Studio one-up the iMac? (The 3:59, Ep. 130) - CNET
We also talk about Apple's ho-hum earnings and upcoming Mac event.
Comcast sues Nashville over Google Fiber law - CNET
The lawsuit claims that Nashville's new ordinance, which facilitates the installation of Google Fiber, violates FCC rules.
Chicken crazily replaces pizza crust in KFC's new Chizza - CNET
Why did the junk-food junkie cross the road? To book a one-way flight to Tokyo.
Microsoft will pay you $650 to ditch your MacBook for a Surface - CNET
The company will accept Apple computers at Microsoft stores starting Thursday.
Viral optical illusion asks if these legs are oiled or painted - CNET
Look at these legs. They are either slathered in oil or streaked with white paint. Which option do you see?
Palantir CEO doesn't care if you like his company - CNET
Losing customers in the private sector is no big deal. That's just one of the tech business heresies delivered by Alex Karp during the WSJD conference.
Rare human-size Godzilla figure will tower over your life - CNET
A random drawing decides which 10 fans get the chance to own this 3D-printed Godzilla, which stands over 6 feet and costs more than $40,000.
Faculty Members
Pamela Imperato, Ph.D

Dean of the College of Technology.
Bob Clarkson, MBA, PMP

Associate Dean in the College of Technology
Lonnie Decker, Ph.D., CCNA

Department Chair for Networking, Cyber Defense and MSIA.
Gabriela Ziegler

Department Chair for Computer Science, MSCS and MSTM
Pete Anderson, CCNP

Associate Professor of Networking
Denny Bobeldyk, Ph.D., CCIE

Associate Professor of Information Assurance
Nancy Burns, Ph.D., ITIL

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
Richard Comden, MPA, MCP, A+

Associate Department Chair in Computer Information Systems.
Ron Draayer, MM, MSIS, CFE, MCP

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems.
Brian Kowalczk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science.
Linda LeSage, MBA, PMP, ITIL

Associate Department Chair for Computer Information Systems.
DuAnne Masselink, MBA, PMP

DuAnne is a  Teaching Learning Coordinator.
Tony McCutchen

Associate Department Chair in Networking.
Mark McKinnon, CCE, GCFA

Associate Professor in Information Assurance
Marie Taylor

Marie is a Teaching Learning Coordinator.
Vivianne Moore, Ph.D., MS

Associate Professor in Computer Information Systems
Jim Veneziano

Associate Department Chair in Computer Information Systems.
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