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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
#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
Apple factory manager indicted for stealing thousands of iPhones - CNET
An ex-senior manager at Apple supplier Foxconn is facing charges for stealing and reselling thousands of iPhones.
Hamilton heads, rejoice! 'The Hamilton Mixtape' is here! - CNET
Sound Bites: J.Cole's new album already has a documentary about it, Drake is hella popular on Spotify and that new Childish Gambino is trippy AF.
Disney will transform its Epcot landmark into the Death Star - CNET
For a few hours next week, the Spaceship Earth attraction at Disney World Orlando will herald the latest Star Wars film.
Domino's dashes dreams of pizza delivery by reindeer - CNET
Domino's Japan will transport pizzas by scooter dressed as reindeer rather than actual reindeer after failing to train the animals in proper delivery etiquette.
Hyundai prepares its third rally car for the World Rally Championship - Roadshow
Based on the i20, this new racer is ready to tackle whatever terrain awaits it.
We won't see a new Moto 360 smartwatch anytime soon - CNET
Don't hold your breath for a refreshed Moto 360 to go with the next version of Android Wear.
Paris, Mexico City, Athens, Madrid aim to ban diesels by 2025 - Roadshow
If you want to drastically cut emissions, diesels are a good place to start.
Black hole paints stunning picture as it shapes distant galaxy - CNET
The Hubble Space Telescope captures a distant supermassive black hole playing with its food and the results are spectacular.
Cop arrests beaver perusing fake trees in a dollar store - CNET
Holiday shopping went to the rodents this week when a store called in the sheriff to take a baffled beaver into custody.
Mercedes' wild new headlights project an HD image onto the road - Roadshow
This dazzle-free lighting has a high enough definition to put legible images on the road. Crazy.
New 'Rogue One' clip shows off Jyn Erso's fighting skills - CNET
Watch Jyn Erso take on a crowd of Stormtroopers who go down like a bunch of Imperial bowling pins in this new footage from the upcoming "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."
Get free holiday music today from Microsoft - CNET
Microsoft is giving away albums to get you in the holiday spirit. We won't judge (much) if you go with Justin Bieber's "Under the Mistletoe."
BMW's latest Art Car is not very good - Roadshow
BMW commissioned LA artist John Baldessari to paint its latest Art Car...with limited success.
What's new to stream this weekend (December 2, 2016) - CNET
Hulu has invested in Academy Award-winning movies to watch, including "The Silence of the Lambs."
Pandora said to be open to SiriusXM takeover - CNET
The online radio provider reportedly would entertain an offer from satellite radio company SiriusXM, after spurning its advances earlier this year.
Giant Gundam robot will soon depart Tokyo mall - CNET
The 59-foot-tall mockup is set to leave Tokyo's DiverCity by the spring, according to a report.
Avalanche botnet rocked as law enforcement rushes in - CNET
An international operation takes down a malware hub that supported criminal activities in more than 30 countries.
How can 2016 redeem itself? Twitter users have a few ideas - CNET
Social Cues: Also trending on social media are Draymond Green's latest kick and the possibility of snow in Hawaii.
Oh, yes it did. Twitter finally found a new product chief - CNET
Christmas comes early for the social network as it gets app startup Yes and a new head of product in a package deal.
Play me a story: How video game storytelling has evolved - CNET
CNET Magazine: From Atari to arthouse, Bushnell to Blizzard, we hear from industry heavyweights on how games have grown up.
Selena Gomez crowned queen of Instagram for 2016 - CNET
The top-five most popular accounts on Instagram this year belong to female celebrities.
'Assassin's Creed' takes a diving leap into VR - CNET
The coming big-budget movie shot a virtual-reality experience in the middle of filming -- and pushed the limits of VR in the process.
There's a 99 percent chance your fake Apple charger isn't safe - CNET
Bought your Apple charger online? Maybe read this before using it next.
CNET UK podcast 508: Nokia's return and an all-night cat rave - CNET
Andrew and Katie discuss Nokia's upcoming Android phones, Ofcom's battle with BT and what happens when you go to an all-night cat rave.
Death Star would cost $7.7 octillion per day to operate - CNET
Talk about death to the Empire's budget. A British company runs the numbers, including laundry and light-bulb bills.
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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