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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
Davenport University Business Professionals of America competition
Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition
BPA is not just for business students. This organization showcases competitions from technology fields as well. Our technology students perform with excellence in competition, showing off their talents and knowledge. In this year's National competition in Florida, our technology students swept all 3 places in C++ and C# Programming!
Davenport University secure coding specialty in the computer information systems program
Secure Coding Specialty
Starting this Fall you will have the option to specialize in Secure Coding in our Computer Information System BS degree.
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
Walt Mossberg signs 'out' - CNET
The legendary tech journalist is retiring. He wrote his last column on Thursday.
New hack threat may be hiding in your movie's subtitles - CNET
Malicious code inserted into subtitle files downloaded from movie subtitle databases could be used to hijack your device, researchers warn.
Snapchat makes it easier to create prom, love and food filters - CNET
On-Demand geofilters let you easily customize filters for your business and special events. Snapchat added five new filter themes.
Apple reveals belief in reincarnation - CNET
Commentary: Are they strange at Apple? Depends on your perspective on the company's latest ad.
'Jetsons' movie set for launch with 'Sausage Party' director - CNET
George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, Astro and Rosie will rocket onto the silver screen.
Samsung: Iris scanner hack highly improbable - CNET
After a video surfaced of hackers fooling a Galaxy S8 iris scanner, Samsung was quick to defend its technology.
All the movies and TV shows hitting Amazon Prime in June 2017 - CNET
"Star Trek Beyond" and "Gone Baby Gone" are two of the major titles coming to Amazon Prime.
Mark Zuckerberg speech trolled by Harvard newspaper sabotage - CNET
The Harvard Crimson found itself altered Thursday, with Photoshopped images and weird headlines about its commencement speaker "Mork Zinkletink".
Trump's iPhone reportedly has just one app: Twitter - CNET
Commentary: The US president's favorite social network is also the only third-party app on his phone, reports Axios.
The far-fetched but fascinating case for aliens from Trappist-1 - CNET
Could the system of seven Earth-size planets 40 light-years away host ETs? Some researchers argue they could some day, if they don't already.
Zuckerberg to Harvard grads: Choose a purpose, not a career - CNET
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, one of the Ivy League school's most famous dropouts, tells graduates it's this generation's turn to do great work.
The Trump administration wants to hack your drone - CNET
New proposed legislation would give the government authority to hack, control and destroy any drones that it views as a threat.
Forget flat and curved, Samsung's new display stretches - CNET
The company has developed new OLED screen technology it says could eventually be used in wearables, cars and other devices.
Apple News hires an editor-in-chief - CNET
Lauren Kern is leaving New York Magazine to join Apple.
Apple designer creates bonkers $12,000 hourglass - CNET
Industrial designer Marc Newson's embraces copper and curves for a strange and luxurious take on timekeeping.
See Saturn's magical color-changing north pole - CNET
A swirling NASA animation shows the shift in Saturn's north pole colors as seen by the Cassini spacecraft.
'Veep' showrunner: 7 is the perfect age to see 'Star Wars' - CNET
David Mandel, an avid Star Wars collector, shares why he went to great lengths to re-create the same experience he had as a kid in 1977 for his own kids.
Motorola talks smack about Samsung's battery tests (The 3:59, Ep. 233) - CNET
Also on the podcast, we look at why T-Mobile's Digits offer is perfect for drug dealers, and we have a lot of questions about Dubai's RoboCop.
The more Juno: Exploring Jupiter's deeper mysteries - CNET
Researchers are analysing the information gathered about Jupiter by NASA's Juno probe, and the first papers are in.
Amazon's grocery pickup spots are now open for business - CNET
Two AmazonFresh Pickup locations in Seattle are open to the public -- if you're an Amazon Prime customer.
Essentially, Andy Rubin has something big to share next week - CNET
The former Android boss's new phone startup, Essential, will reveal more details on May 30.
BMW 8 Series rises from the grave in new concept - Roadshow
The German luxury carmaker promises style and performance in its new flagship coupe.
Hollywood vets' VR shop releases its first animated short - CNET
The Virtual Reality Co. (aka the one working with Steven Spielberg) is putting out its first animated VR project, "Raising a Rukus," on Samsung Gear VR.
Netpicks: Everything coming and going on Netflix for June 2017 - CNET
"Orange is the New Black" returns for its fifth season at the beginning of the month.
Daniel Craig? Stars you forgot were in Star Wars films - CNET
From a young Keira Knightley to a cameo by the actor who played Cliff on "Cheers", here are some of the unexpected stars of Star Wars.
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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