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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
How the first Star Wars fan got his own adventure on film - CNET
Patrick Johnson saw the original Star Wars before anyone else. But creating a film based on that experience proved harder than escaping a sarlacc.
How being a Star Wars star changed my life - CNET
Jerome Blake played seven characters in the Star Wars saga, launching him into a new world of movie stars and fan conventions. Here's his story.
All the people you never knew were in Star Wars - CNET
From hidden celebrity cameos to FX maestros disguised by makeup, these are the people you might not have known popped up in Star Wars.
Acer's new computer range keeps it thin - CNET
The Taiwanese computer maker unveiled its range ahead of Computex 2017, showing off gaming laptops, convertibles and tablets.
Google AI AlphaGo wins again, leaves humans in the dust - CNET
AlphaGo has taken out two of three matches against human Go champion Ke Jie.
Qualcomm wants Apple manufacturers to pay up - CNET
The chipmaker doubles down on its defense against Apple's lawsuit and requests an injunction against iPhone and iPad manufacturers.
Successful Rocket Lab launch sends New Zealand to space - CNET
Rocket Lab has successfully launched its Electron rocket into Earth's orbit, making New Zealand the 11th country to reach space.
ACLU demands an end to Vermont DMV facial recognition - CNET
Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union detail a surveillance program that the ACLU claims violates Vermont law.
Dubai deploys first robotic police officer - CNET
We're not quite in RoboCop town, but the world's first robotic police officer is now on the beat in Dubai.
Give your cat a comfy spaceship carrier - CNET
This sleek, ergonomic pet carrier looks like a sci-fi travel pod for a pampered cat.
'Last Jedi' preview reveals new characters, juicy plot points - CNET
Here's your first chance to see Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern's characters, in costume.
Instant Braille translator can fit in your hand - CNET
Team Tactile, an all-woman band of MIT engineering undergrads, is working on a device that translates Braille in real time.
Netflix releases first trailer for 'Castlevania' series - CNET
The beloved video game series "Castlevania" is coming to Netflix, and yes, there are whips and vampires.
Apple gives free app development curriculum to schools - CNET
Course work will teach app design to community college students interested in the app economy.
New leaked Tesla chart reveals Model 3 details - Roadshow
A chart, which comes from Tesla sales, shows details of the upcoming Model 3 electric car compared to its big brother, the Model S.
Facebook tweaks Trending Topics again to offer more perspectives - CNET
The social network is also trying to make the feature more visible on phones.
iPhone 8 dummy mock-up brings rumors to life - CNET
There's nothing official about this prototype or video, but Apple fans will eat it up anyway.
How a Star Wars prequel led me to true love - CNET
A cute guy and ugly weather. This CNET executive's love story shows rain is better than sand.
Facebook recruits original shows from Buzzfeed, Vox - CNET
Facebook's original shows are going to feel familiar to anyone watching video already in your News Feed.
Robocar races through Paris streets - Roadshow
Roborace's Robocar made history by being the first autonomous car tested in Paris. And it's a race car to boot.
Robocalls swamped my voicemail, and they snuck in without a ring - CNET
Republicans and others want the FCC to give the OK for spammy messages that slip into your voicemail without notice. Free speech? Or voicemail meltdown?
'Spider-Man: Homecoming': What we know about the film so far - CNET
Peter Parker's getting a big technology upgrade thanks to Tony Stark, and with all these villains, he's going to need it.
​Your next PC may finally get high-speed Thunderbolt ports - CNET
Apple and Microsoft are psyched Intel will build Thunderbolt into its chips. That could help with VR, big monitors and fast external drives.
A Lego Porsche 911 crash test ends exactly as you'd imagine - Roadshow
Sending a Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS through a crash test sounds like a wonderful idea.
What's it like inside a real Amazon bookstore? (The 3:59, Ep. 232) - CNET
We also talk about the downfall of LeEco.
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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