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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
Avengers react to 'Justice League' trailer in snarky mashup video - CNET
Avengers Assemble -- to watch the League unite. Sure, Bruce Wayne's rich, but Tony Stark thinks he can match him million for million.
Stephen Hawking debuts new voice (for fun, of course) - CNET
Commentary: In a charity skit, the physicist listens to Liam Neeson, Bill Gates and Miss Piggy -- among many others -- before choosing, well, someone more appropriate.
Trump takes to Twitter to promise death of Obamacare - CNET
Commentary: After what some call a crushing defeat, the president got up on Saturday morning to reassure his faithful.
Samsung's Gear VR may be the Galaxy S8's greatest fringe benefit - CNET
The Galaxy S8 may well be the next must-have phone. But thanks to this upcoming accessory, it's also a Trojan horse for VR.
Why I'm not buying the Galaxy S8 this year - CNET
Samsung's next phone won't be mine.
First look at 'Twin Peaks' cast, plus more clues - CNET
Agent Cooper and the rest of the quirky cast return in David Lynch's unusual murder mystery series, which gets a revival on Showtime starting May 21.
Uber crash hits the brakes on self-driving car tests - CNET
A collision in Arizona between one of the company's robocars and a human-driven vehicle prompts Uber to halt the autonomous program while it investigates.
The first official 'Justice League' trailer, shot by shot - CNET
Get an early look at the ultimate DC Comics superhero team-up with Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg. Warning: possible spoilers ahead!
Florida beats Wisconsin at the buzzer and Twitter's still buzzing - CNET
Chris Chiozza sinks one to send the Gators into the Elite Eight, and fans are either overjoyed or destroyed.
'Justice League' comes together in first official trailer - CNET
Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg join Batman and Wonder Woman -- and we'll soon learn how well Bruce Wayne can play with other superheroes.
'Ghost in the Shell' takes on its critics - CNET
Rupert Sanders talks about the challenges of bringing the beloved anime to life, and why he cast Scarlett Johansson as the cyborg Major Kusanagi.
A visit to the fantastically weird Antique Toy Museum - CNET
A sole collector in Mexico City has created one of the most amazing toy museums in the world. Come take a look.
Every series of 'Power Rangers,' explained - CNET
Here's a complete rundown of every "Power Rangers" series in the franchise's 25-year history, from a superfan and someone who vaguely remembers yelling "Triceratops" as a kid.
How the filthy rich live: A $65,000 LED bed is the norm - CNET
At Manhattan's Luxury Technology Show, expensive phones, expensive bedding, cocktail weenies and Grillbot.
Bose investigating QuietComfort 35 after firmware complaints - CNET
Some users are complaining that the noise-cancelling is diminished after updating their headphone's firmware -- but CNET can't reproduce the problem.
Samuel L. Jackson has one NSFW message for moviegoers - CNET
The actor delivers an unmistakable warning to those who think their phone call takes precedence over the film.
Wal-Mart, PepsiCo and Dish pull YouTube ads over hateful videos - CNET
Big brands are flexing their political muscle as they pull even more ads from Google's YouTube after the ads appear next to extremist videos.
FedEx will pay you $5 to use Adobe Flash on your browser - CNET
No, seriously. It's gotten so bad that FedEx feels it has to pay you to use Flash, a technology derided as being outdated and unsafe.
Baby got back! April the Giraffe's livestream has returned - CNET
Don't panic! Animal lovers' favorite maternity-suite cam is up and running again, as fans await the calf's birth.
Uber reportedly tells female recruit sexism 'systemic in tech' - CNET
A manager for the ride-hailing company writes a seemingly tone-deaf message to a potential employee, according to The Guardian.
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. Apple CEO Tim Cook tweets his admiration.
Apple's new iPad is the best value 9.7-inch tablet (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 77) - CNET
Do you want to dock your iPhone in your MacBook? Apple patents reveal the company's thinking about it. Plus, the Red iPhone 7, new iPhone SE, new iPad and more.
Trump talks up Charter's $25 billion investment and jobs - CNET
The president pats himself on the back as the cable operator commits $25 billion for broadband infrastructure and reiterates plans to hire 20,000 workers.
Trump treasury secretary: R2-D2 won't take your job for 50 years - CNET
Commentary: In an interview with Axios, Steve Mnuchin says he's very optimistic that AI won't affect jobs in the long run. He offers a Star Wars analogy.
Footy McFooty Face leads poll for soccer team's name - CNET
Social Cues: When San Diego asks the internet to name a possible MLS expansion team, the voters don't disappoint.
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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