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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
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
'Stranger Things' re-created as an adventure video game - CNET
Game designer Jacob Janerka pays homage to the hit supernatural Netflix series with this point-and-click adventure game art.
Covering the DNC: What I did on my summer vacation - CNET
CNET tech reporter Marguerite Reardon joined 20,000 other newshounds covering the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Here's what it was like.
The DNC in pictures - CNET
CNET's Marguerite Reardon gives you an on-the-ground look at her time covering last week's Democratic National Convention.
Kanye West rants on Twitter to get Apple to buy Tidal - CNET
Technically Incorrect: Where else would the great controversialist try to do business? He just wants to make sweet, streaming music. So he wants Apple to buy Tidal.
'Game of Thrones' will officially end after season 8, confirms HBO boss - CNET
The network would "take 10 seasons if we could," but the show's creators are adamant that eight will be the number.
That time Jason Bourne went to a fake CES - CNET
Being a technology journalist is exactly like being an action hero, especially when superspy Jason Bourne hits a tech trade show in his latest movie.
Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling - CNET
Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know.
Enjoy Disney Infinity now, because many of its features will shut down next year - CNET
Your collection of Marvel, Star Wars and Disney video game characters will do a lot less in 2017.
The stereo gear that amplifies my friendships - CNET
Peter had an irrepressible passion for music. I share that love through his old tube amplifier.
Apple may be hurting its own TV service plans (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 48) - CNET
Apple's hubris is holding back its TV streaming service, the Apple car is focusing on an autonomous driving system, and we've got new Apple Watch details.
Dems hit by another hack - CNET
Hackers attack a group that raises funds for Democratic party candidates running for the House. The FBI is investigating. Also: Clinton campaign says program it used was accessed in different incident.
WhatsApp chats leave a record even after deletion, says security researcher - CNET
Conversations can reportedly be reconstructed from traces of trashed chats.
Marvel's Luke Cage Netflix series increases hip-hop mass appeal, names episodes after Gang Starr songs - CNET
Every episode of the upcoming series will be named after songs by the prolific hip-hop duo and the first three have already been revealed.
YouTube says RNC and DNC watched by more than 9 million viewers - CNET
Both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions had an average of more than 4.5 million viewers.
Social media swoons over photos of young Tim Kaine - CNET
Hipster cred and cheekbone compliments ensue after old photos surface on Twitter of Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine.
The 404 Show Best of 2016: Vladimir Duthiers - CNET
With 2016 more than half over we're taking a look back at the first 7 months of shows and picked one of our absolute favorites to re-run. Vladimir Duthiers is a CBS News correspondent and CBSN anchor who blew us (and our audience) away with his remarkable story.
Stephen Hawking: Being stinking rich shouldn't be our dream - CNET
Technically Incorrect: The famed physicist says we're going to have to start sharing our money more.
Microsoft cuts 2,850 more jobs - CNET
The company continues its streamlining with yet another round of layoffs.
Supercars, super cars and a Gigafactory: Our week on Instagram - Roadshow
Next week, Instagram will be somebody else's problem! Mwahaha. I'll probably still have to write this, though.
Chevrolet wins award for lamest recall of the year thus far - Roadshow
There's nothing as exciting as accidentally forgetting a three-digit code to force a recall of nearly 33,000 vehicles.
Peyton Manning's got nothing to do, lament AT&T and DirecTV - CNET
Technically Incorrect: In new ads selling the NFL Sunday Ticket service, we are supposed to take pity on the retired quarterback.
See SpaceX fire up a recycled rocket for the first time - CNET
SpaceX has a grand plan to do away with single-use space rockets, and it took a big step toward completing its ambitious recycling program this week.
Apple counters Samsung in Supreme Court struggle - CNET
If you steal one chocolate chip, should you pay for the whole cookie? That's one way of characterizing the issue at hand.
Sony financials reveal PlayStation accounts for 78 percent of profits - CNET
The company reports it shipped 3.5 million PS4 units in three months.
Holy crap, this 2016 Mazda Miata has a 525-horsepower V-8 - Roadshow
A hairdresser's car, this sure ain't.
Faculty Members
Pamela Imperato, Ph.D

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

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

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

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

Pete is an Associate Professor of Networking
Denny Bobeldyk, Ph.D., CCIE

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

Nancy is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
Bruce Collins, MS ISM

Bruce is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems.
Richard Comden, MPA, MCP, A+

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

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

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

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

DuAnne is a  Teaching Learning Coordinator.
Tony McCutchen

Tony is an Associate Department Chair in Networking.
Mark McKinnon, CCE, GCFA

Mark is an Associate Professor in Information Assurance
Vivianne Moore, Ph.D., MS

Vivianne is an Associate Professor in Computer Information Systems
Marie Taylor

Marie is a Teaching Learning Coordinator.
Jim Veneziano

Jim is an Associate Department Chair in Computer Information Systems.
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