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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
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
Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date official: March 29 in NY - CNET
Samsung tries to overshadow the LG G6 and everything else.
Everything Nokia announced at its MWC 2017 press conference - CNET
Nokia is back in the phone game, and this time it's got Android on board.
Actor Bill Paxton dies at 61 after surgery - CNET
Paxton was perhaps best known for his roles in "Aliens" and "Twister."
LIVE NOW: Watch Samsung's Mobile World Congress press conference - CNET
Samsung won't have the Galaxy S8 at the world's biggest phone show, but it will show something new. Here's how to watch live.
Samsung bets on tablets -- at a time no one's buying them - CNET
The company's two new devices and stylus take aim at Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface. But will anyone bite?
Google Assistant is coming to a lot more Android phones - CNET
The virtual assistant previously exclusive to Pixel phones will soon be making its way to phones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK.
Trump tweets scorn for NY Times Oscars ad (ad goes viral) - CNET
Commentary: The president offers his usual flurry of weekend tweets, including an announcement that he won't attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Lenovo's Moto goes metal with new G5 and G5 Plus phones - CNET
Lenovo kicks off day zero of Mobile World Congress with metal upgrades for its Moto lineup while still keeping to the same competitive price of last year's models.
Moto G5 Plus specs vs. Moto G5, Huawei Honor 6X, Nokia 6 - CNET
Lenovo's two new Moto G phones compared to other supercheap-but-good Android handsets.
Amazon will make a Moto Mod with Alexa for the Moto Z - CNET
It's the latest in a new batch of Moto Mod coming to the company's flagship phone.
New Moto Mod goes after the Nintendo Switch - CNET
It's the most aggressive of the five new Mods and seven new concepts that Moto broke out for Moto Z phones.
DJI's M200 drones can take more than just pretty pictures - CNET
Their new line of rugged commercial drones can tackle dangerous jobs to aid in search and rescue, power line surveying or bridge inspection.
Huawei P10 vs. iPhone 7 vs. Google Pixel vs. OnePlus 3T - CNET
Here's how Huawei's new flagship phone stacks up to the competition.
How the Huawei Watch 2 compares with smartwatches from Apple, Samsung, LG - CNET
Here's how Huawei's new smartwatch stacks up to the competition.
This 'Gigabit' phone is 5G hype's jump-the-shark moment - CNET
ZTE makes a serious claim for its newest "phone." But don't hold your breath on actually getting to use one.
A world free of charging cables? It's all up to Apple - CNET
Wireless charging sounds like a great idea. Too bad a chaotic number of different players and technologies keep muddling it up for everyone.
Huawei Watch 2 solves the smartwatch battery conundrum (sort of) - CNET
Huawei has unveiled a feature-packed smartwatch with a boosted battery and two new P10 smart phones with fancy Leica cameras.
Oscar goes to...Amazon, for playing nice (sorry, Netflix) - CNET
Amazon beat Netflix to be the first streaming service with a best picture Oscar nomination. The wrinkle is that Amazon isn't actually streaming the film.
LG G6 hopes to out-iPhone the iPhone 8 - CNET
By addressing some of the key rumors of Apple's upcoming flagship, LG is planting an early flag in the premium phone category. But will it even get noticed?
LG G6 is the first phone to debut Dolby Vision HDR - CNET
LG's flagship phone delivers HDR-grade video content from Netflix and Amazon Video that Dolby promises will save on battery life and data consumption.
5G phones are coming earlier than you thought - CNET
A standards body says the next-generation wireless network can hit a deadline of 2019 instead of 2020.
How to follow CNET's Mobile World Congress team on social media - CNET
Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, and the CNET team will be covering it from all angles on social media.
Which film will win the 2017 visual effects Oscar? - CNET
"Deepwater Horizon", "Doctor Strange", "The Jungle Book", "Kubo and the Two Strings" and "Rogue One" battle to be crowned FX experts at Sunday's Academy Awards.
The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE sports hardcore aero galore - Roadshow
Built to dominate the track, the ZL1 1LE options package certainly looks the part.
Report contradicts Uber's explanation of robocar red light slip - CNET
After video showed an Uber self-driving car running a red light, the firm cited "human error" by the ride-along driver. But a report faults the autonomous tech.
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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