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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
Future shock! 'The Jetsons' rebooted as live-action sitcom - CNET
Jane, stop this crazy thing! ABC plans to give the futuristic family from the 1960s cartoon new life.
Another Galaxy Note has its batteries recalled, but this time it isn't Samsung's fault - CNET
A recall on some of the batteries found in Note 4 devices echoes last year's Note 7 recall. Here's what to do if your phone is one of them.
BMW, Daimler might combine car-sharing forces - Roadshow
There's no good way to mash up Car2Go and DriveNow. Car2DriveNow?
Jupiter's Great Red Spot rages in NASA image - CNET
With a little processing help, a NASA Juno spacecraft image of Jupiter shows off the planet's stormy beauty.
Twitter to livestream the solar eclipse chase across the US - CNET
The social network is partnering with the Weather Channel to capture Monday's big moment in the sky.
Is the Nokia 8 a worthy flagship phone? (The 3:59, Ep. 269) - CNET
Nokia is back with a sexy handset. Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is now available for preorders. And a total eclipse is on the way!
Hyundai Next Generation FCEV crossover makes hydrogen hot - Roadshow
It's not just a rebadged Genesis GV80.
Say goodbye to those fake clickbait videos on Facebook - CNET
Facebook says it’s putting a pause on annoying videos that are really just pictures with a play button.
Girl Scouts reach for stars with NASA space merit badges - CNET
The Girl Scouts look beyond Earth with a set of new astronomy merit badges developed with NASA and the SETI Institute.
The BMW Z4 returns in stunning new concept form - Roadshow
If this is what Toyota and BMW have been working on, it's time well spent.
YouTube TV adds 14 cities, now available to half of US homes - CNET
The $35-a-month streaming service expands with a focus on local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC stations from Boston to Seattle, with 17 more cities coming soon.
Volvo built free eclipse glasses, but for the XC60's moonroof - Roadshow
You'll be able to sit and watch the whole thing from the comfort of your car.
China cracks down on VPN sellers on Alibaba, other e-tailers - CNET
The Chinese government is warning the country’s top websites against selling virtual private networks, which it has outlawed.
Hyundai wants a 300-mile Genesis EV in 2021, Kona EV next year - Roadshow
It's moving away from hydrogen fuel-cell tech, but not entirely.
Essential Phone available for preorder, after delays - CNET
Android creator Andy Rubin's phone can be preordered online, including through Sprint if you want a discount.
Tour every planet in our solar system through NASA images - CNET
There are eight planets in our solar system (sorry, Pluto), and each has a unique story. Come visit every one from mini Mercury to mysterious Neptune.
Squarespace won’t host racist websites, either - CNET
The website service decides to drop a “group of sites," giving them 48 hours' notice.
Get a refurbished Fitbit Blaze fitness-band smartwatch for $99.99 - CNET
Let's try this again. Plus: a top-rated folding keyboard and your chance to win some prizes!
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch: Watch it live here August 23, 8 a.m. PT - CNET
Samsung will soon launch the Galaxy Note 8. Watch it happen here on CNET.
The problem with tech diversity reports - CNET
Tech companies have gotten in the practice of releasing diversity reports, but are those reports transparent enough? Not really.
Leak shows off LG's upcoming V30 from all angles - CNET
You can thank leakster Evan Blass for these new images.
Reports: Facebook shut internal forum that grew sexist, racist - CNET
The social network closed the message board, which was popular with Donald Trump supporters, shortly after the election.
HBO's social media accounts hacked by OurMine - CNET
The White Hat collective obtained access to several Twitter accounts, including the main HBO account, "Last Week Tonight" and "Game of Thrones."
Spotify removes 'white power' music from its service - CNET
In the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy, the music-streaming company removes bands flagged as racist by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2014.
Ron Howard drops a moon-size hint about Han Solo film - CNET
Everything's under control, situation normal. It's just that the director of the Star Wars standalone film delivered a fully operational clue.
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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