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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
Solar eclipse: Desperate brands leap on the sunny side - CNET
Commentary: So many brands squeezing their products into the solar eclipse frenzy, hoping to make a buck. But a small brand does something delightful.
For speakers or headphones, how much bass is enough? - CNET
Bass is the guiltiest of guilty pleasures for audiophiles.
Google brings video previews to search results on phones - CNET
In Google's Android app and in Chrome for Android, you'll now have an idea of what's in a clip before you bother playing it.
This McLaren 720S is a flying purple people eater - Roadshow
Grimace, your ride has arrived.
Here’s a pint-size speaker with a big sound - CNET
The little Vanatoo Transparent Zero speaker has a big heart, says the Audiophiliac.
Here's how Porsche builds its unique braided carbon wheels - Roadshow
Spoiler alert: There's a lot of carbon fiber involved.
How to photograph the eclipse with your phone - CNET
Not sure how to go about shooting photos of the solar eclipse? We got you.
The movies we had to leave before the end - CNET
Every week we ask folks around the CNET offices a question about pop culture. This week we wanted to know which movies they simply had to walk out of or turn off because they couldn't take it anymore.
The 43 best Android games of 2017 - CNET
These are unequivocally the best Android games on the planet and some of the best games on any system right now.
The 47 best iPhone games - CNET
If you're all about the iPhone, these are some of the best games you can play.
Want more women in tech at your company? Make it a focus - CNET
Commentary: The design thinking process behind tech development should be applied to diversity efforts, says one of Intuit's top technologists.
Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet electrifies Pebble Beach - Roadshow
The 18.7-foot convertible concept is battery powered and stunning to look at.
Galaxy Note 8 preorders may come with some serious extras - CNET
Samsung could follow its lead from last year and offer a bundled gift worth hundreds.
Alexa finally listens for Fire TV. It was worth the wait - CNET
Now Amazon's always-listening Echo and Dot speakers can control Fire TV devices without the remote, using just your voice. Bingeing just got even easier.
CNET UK podcast 527: Nokia's flagship and Andy's train-talking rage - CNET
Andrew Hoyle is joined by Katie Collins to discuss Nokia's new flagship Android phone and why chatting on the tube is bad for Andy.
Hey, Josh Cartu, how did you get to race Ferraris? - Roadshow
Some of us just want to own a Ferrari; Cartu takes his to the limit in the Ferrari Challenge series.
NASA greets Earth-buzzing asteroid Florence in September - CNET
A large asteroid named Florence will thrill astronomers when it comes in for a September flyby of Earth.
Amazon was selling Echo Dots for the low, low price of $0 - CNET
For a short window on Friday, Amazon appeared to be giving away these devices through an unadvertised promotion. The orders have since been canceled.
The 404 Show 1710: A conversation with Austin Walker (podcast) - CNET
Waypoint's Austin Walker talks with Jeff about what it's like creating Vice's guide to gaming from the ground up, the culture shock of appearing on TV, visions of solar eclipses and the future.
Did a new Xbox just leak? - CNET
A German electronics store might've just spilled the beans on the latest Xbox.
Samsung hints hard about dual Galaxy Note 8 cameras in its latest ad - CNET
It's clear when you know what you're looking for.
'The Punisher' is coming to collect in first trailer - CNET
Netflix tucks a brief look at Frank Castle and his new Marvel series at the end of the final episode of "The Defenders."
Mark Zuckerberg is taking two months of paternity leave - CNET
The Facebook CEO says he'll take one month off after the upcoming birth of his second daughter and another month off in December.
Best Buy's 50-hour 'Black-Friday like' sale returns tonight - CNET
Last year's 50-year anniversary sale was such a hit Best Buy is bringing it back for 2017 with deals on iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Windows PCs and more.
Trump OKs plan for independent Cyber Command - CNET
White House raises stature of Cyber Command within the military, giving it more autonomy. The next move could be splitting it off from the NSA altogether.
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
Dr. Gabriela Ziegler, Davenport University College of Technology
Gabriela Ziegler, DM-IST

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
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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