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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
Two Davenport students working on computer wiring hardware.
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

 

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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. 

Three Davenport students working on a computer project in the classroom.
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

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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

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Certifications

There are many opportunities to gain certifications to enhance your marketability. In addition, some certifications you already have may qualify for course credit.

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Scholarships

Worried about the cost of tuition? There are plenty of scholarships that you may qualify for.

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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
Database and Analytics Specialty
Starting this Fall you will have the option to specialize in Database and Analytics in our Computer Information System BS degree.
Bytes Computer Camp at Davenport University
Bytes Computer Camp
Our 9th - 12th graders enjoyed their time at the Bytes computer camp. Students participated in events such as 3D computer modeling, programming, Robotics demonstration and cyber security. If you missed your chance this year, join us next year.
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
Apple iCloud security change in China raises privacy questions - CNET
Apple is moving encryption keys for China-based users' data from the US to the Asian country. Some say that's bad for dissidents. Apple says the keys are safe.
The LG V30S ThinQ phone is the V30 with better memory and AI - CNET
The smartphone is part of LG's new strategy of offering more frequent, minor upgrades to flagship devices.
Did Samsung just accidentally release a Galaxy S9 launch video? - CNET
Commentary: In what seems like a painful faux pas, the three-minute, business-oriented video is making its way across YouTube.
Prophet Isaiah's 'signature' may have been found on clay seal - CNET
But damage to the inscription removes the final letter that would have spelled out "prophet," so we may never know.
'Black Panther 2': Kendrick Lamar wants to play a villain - CNET
Rapper who curated and produced the blockbuster film's soundtrack says Erik Killmonger was "misunderstood."
Ghostbusters World AR game looks like a spirited Pokemon Go - CNET
If you've had a dose of a freaky ghost, baby, you better play... this new ghost-capturing mobile game from Sony. Watch out, Slimer.
Samsung Galaxy S9: Launch date, specs, price and everything else we know - CNET
Samsung unveils its next generation flagship on the eve of Mobile World Congress.
World’s best headphones converge in NYC jamboree - CNET
The Audiophiliac samples a bevy of uber headphones and comes away with an even greater appreciation of the art of headphone design.
Samsung Galaxy S9 event: Watch it live here - CNET
Samsung is revealing its answer to the iPhone X on Sunday in Barcelona. Here's how you can follow along.
Dropbox IPO filing shows more than $1B in annual revenue - CNET
The company, one of the first of the Silicon Valley unicorns, says it has 11 million paying subscribers out of 500 million total registered users.
How to stop worrying about speaker impedance - CNET
The Audiophiliac and ELAC’s speaker designer Andrew Jones set out to demystify speaker impedance.
No scruffy nerf-herders allowed in this Star Wars home theater - CNET
Show Us Yours: Missourians Patrick and Stephanie enjoy witnessing the firepower of their fully armed and operational entertainment station.
VW inexplicably decides to build a convertible SUV, baffling everyone - Roadshow
The German giant thinks that the way forward to profitability is to chop the roof off of its smallest SUV.
Doom on the Switch shows motion controls still have a place - CNET
Or, how I learned to stop flailing and love the Joy-Con.
How 'Early Man' mixes painstaking puppetry with a little CG - CNET
Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park talks us through Aardman's stop-motion creative process.
These LED bulbs offer 100 watts worth of light: Which is best? - CNET
100-watt replacement LEDs like these are plenty bright and surprisingly affordable. Let's put them to the test.
5 Best Picture Oscar winners you can watch on Netflix - CNET
There’s no better time than awards season to look back on the classics. Check out all the films that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture on Netflix.
This TV sound bar uses phone tech to aim audio at your ears - CNET
The prototype from the mobile mavens at Qualcomm borrows from Wi-Fi technology to find the sweet spot.
Facebook says it 'failed' by presenting VR shooting demo at CPAC - CNET
Commentary: The social network removes the game and acknowledges it should have reconsidered presenting it at the big conservative conference.
Making is now part of the AirBnB experience - CNET
Making is now part of the AirBnB experience
Tesla tax credits will start to phase out once 200,000th car delivered - Roadshow
The $7,500 federal tax credit for EV buyers will dry up in phases once automakers cross the 200,000-vehicle mark.
'Black Panther' villain lives with his parents: So what? - CNET
Actor Michael B. Jordan , who plays Killmonger in the blockbuster film, isn't ashamed of his family ties or his anime fandom.
Jim Henson's 'Labyrinth' returning to theaters for three days - CNET
Late rocker David Bowie memorably played the Goblin King in the 1986 fantasy cult classic.
Infowars YouTube account is two strikes away from a ban - CNET
The Alex Jones Channel, Infowars' biggest YouTube account, has one strike against it for a school shooting conspiracy video, according to a report.
Airbnb will expand 'experiences' to 1,000 cities this year - CNET
The lodgings company added day trips and excursions a year ago. Now it says it's putting its "foot on the gas."
Faculty Members
Dr. Pamela Imperato at Davenport University.
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 at Davenport University
Brian Kowalczk, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Technology

Brian.Kowalczk@davenport.edu
Samer Hanoudi at Davenport University
Samer Hanoudi

Professor in Computer Science

samer.hanoudi@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 from Davenport University
Vivianne Moore, DM, 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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