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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
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
Airbus plans on making a flying, self-driving car by 2018 - Roadshow
The company announced the project last year, and its CEO on Monday said the plan is to have a working prototype by year's end.
The 20 speakers in this jacket turn you into music - CNET
The jacket was recently demoed in Japan but, sadly, it's not yet known if it'll be available for public purchase.
Microsoft Australia releases waterproof, inflatable, non-functioning Xbox controller - CNET
Because at this point, why not?
Patriots' Belichick says he doesn't care about 'SnapFace' and 'InstantChat' - CNET
Commentary: In comments after a Facebook Live video reveals the Pittsburgh Steelers coach deriding his team, Bill Belichick says all that newfangled tech doesn't interest him.
Shark switches to asexual reproduction, gives male-less birth - CNET
The leopard shark is the first known to produce pups asexually after previously reproducing with a mate.
Giant gravity wave spotted on Venus - CNET
The wave in Venus' atmosphere could be the biggest seen in the solar system.
Astronaut Gene Cernan, last man on moon, dies at 82 - CNET
Cernan made significant contributions to the US space program, going into space three times during his career at NASA.
Donald Trump says he will keep personal Twitter account - CNET
Commentary: Why change Twitter handles when you're already one of the greats?
This super bowel ad will show you surgery happening live - CNET
Cancer Research UK will show a colonoscopy live to highlight the simple ways you can look for and prevent cancer.
Google's doodle highlights MLK's message of unity - CNET
Doodle honors the slain civil rights leader on national holiday observing his birthday.
How the NFL's Aaron Rodgers became a meme superstar - CNET
The Green Bay Packers quarterback became a meme king after his team's comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Ingenious antismoking billboard coughs at smokers - CNET
Commentary: In Sweden, a billboard looks normal. Until a smoker walks by, that is.
Comeback kids: Nokia goes low while BlackBerry aims high -- for now - CNET
Ten years ago, Nokia and BlackBerry were the hottest names in phones. Now, both are struggling to live another year.
Library book returned 100 years overdue has perfect title - CNET
Based on its name alone, one could have guessed that this short-story collection wasn't going to make it back in 1917.
Samsung heir formally accused of bribery by prosecutors - CNET
South Korean prosecutors have officially requested an arrest warrant for Jay Y. Lee, Samsung's de facto leader since 2014, in a political bribery scandal.
Tina Fey channels Princess Leia, gets in a Trump dig on 'SNL' - CNET
The comedian shows up in a version of Carrie Fisher's famed Star Wars costume, and soothes Felicity Jones' nerves.
China tightens grip on app stores - CNET
There's no Google Play Store in China, but there are plenty of imitators. And now, they all have to register with the government.
Verizon's network is ancient, says T-Mobile - CNET
Commentary: In a new, biting ad, T-Mobile suggests Verizon is a bit of an old dog.
Rest in peace, 'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty - CNET
A 1949 Washington Post article about an exorcism inspired the book that became one of the most terrifying films ever.
Joe Biden, surprised with Medal of Freedom, sparks one last meme - CNET
President Obama's presentation to the vice president, about a week before they leave office, has inspired a batch of humorous tweets.
Twitter-verse grapples with Trump's tweets on civil rights icon - CNET
Commentary: After Rep. John Lewis declares him no legitimate president, Donald Trump scoffs and says Lewis is all talk.
Creepy 'what's in the box' ending to 'Se7en' was an accident - CNET
The unnerving final scene that spawned Brad Pitt's infamous line almost didn't make it into the 1995 film.
On SNL, Trump gets trumped on Russian hacking - CNET
Commentary: Inevitably, Saturday Night Live mocks Donald Trump's press conference. Inevitably, Vladimir Putin infiltrates it too.
PBS Kids, with a new channel, turns to tech old and new - CNET
For a free, 24/7 kids' channel, PBS experiments with cutting-edge interactivity, but it also relies on a TV tech as retro as it gets: broadcast airwaves.
Nintendo's Fils-Aime: The Switch won't oust the 3DS - CNET
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime chats with CNET about how a device you can hold in your hand isn't actually a handheld.
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
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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