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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
Nuggets from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' press event - CNET
The "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" global press conference reveals new tidbits about the movie without giving away the good stuff.
BMW traps alleged thief by remotely locking him in car - CNET
Stealer's Wheel? Seattle police department quotes "Watchmen" movie in a recap of the recent arrest.
Space lettuce is now officially on the ISS menu - CNET
Astronaut Shane Kimbrough has eaten the first of four space lettuce harvests after the leaf vegetable was proven safe in 2015.
Get fired up with candles that smell like Trump, Putin, Trudeau - CNET
Ooh, burn. Sniff the scent of global power in these candles sold on Etsy. Trump's version even has hair.
Oakland fire commune leader's Facebook post outrages many - CNET
Commentary: At a time when many burned to death, the man responsible for the warehouse commune of artists laments his lost possessions.
Airbnb drops legal fight with NYC over new rental law - CNET
Short-term rental service drops challenge to new law in exchange for not facing fines itself.
Man streamed 115 mph ride on Facebook before crash, police say - CNET
Commentary: In Rhode Island a man is in hospital after allegedly live-streaming a ride from hell along a highway.
Netflix gives 'Sense8' a Christmas special, season-premiere date - CNET
The first season dropped waaaaay back in June 2015, and fans are excited and impatient about new episodes of the sci-fi series.
Lose your laptop at Newark Airport? Join the club - CNET
We bet a bunch of people spent their flights getting up close and personal with the inflight magazine's crossword puzzle. What's a three-letter word for D'OH?
SNL mocks Trump's Twitter obsession, Trump tweets distaste - CNET
Commentary: Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump retweets random people. He tweets all the time. Can he stop? No, he cannot. Neither can real Trump in reply.
Voke is latest to join NFL's VR highlights package - CNET
Virtual reality startup recently acquired by Intel gets its shot at showing highlights of four NFL games this season. Is the Super Bowl next?
Police put GPS tracker in cough syrup, catch alleged burglars - CNET
Commentary: California police are concerned about a series of burglaries at pharmacies. So they take technological action.
When the Genius Bar can't help - CNET
Independent local stores are finding new ways to serve their communities by going where big retail chains can't.
Mounds of Moto Mods: We'll see at least 12 per year - CNET
Those snap-on accessories for the Moto Z phones aren't going anywhere. In fact, Lenovo Moto phones will soon see many more.
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' trailer features so much Baby Groot - CNET
He's obviously going to steal the spotlight in this film.
'Return of the Living Dead' actor Don Calfa passes away at 76 - CNET
The actor also starred in "Weekend at Bernie's," but horror fans know him best for getting a half-bodied zombie to disclose just why the living dead eat brains.
Apple's car letter: What's it driving at? - Roadshow
A note to a US agency is the closest we've come to official word from Apple on an autonomous car project. But it doesn't exactly shine brights on the effort.
Cards Against Humanity has filled in its giant hole to nowhere - CNET
Hole lotta nothing? Turns out the hole, a Black Friday-week stunt, was in Oregon, Illinois, and its short life has now ended.
Mercedes' Digital Light system takes a novel approach to safety - Roadshow
Using a set of mirrors and computer chips, Digital Light can display HD images on the ground and provide anti-dazzle protection for oncoming cars and cyclists.
The art of Minecraft: Building beauty, block by block - CNET
Think you're good at building castles and towns in Minecraft's creative mode? Excerpts from 'Beautiful Minecraft' show what serious talent can do.
Darkness, rain and dirt: My wildlife photography adventure - CNET
How I tried to battle the elements to capture Scotland's stunning wildlife on camera.
Twitter was the place to be in 2016. Is that enough to save it? - CNET
The social network didn't see a rush of new users, even though it was impossible to ignore.
'Game of Thrones' locations in the real world, from King's Landing to the Iron Isles - CNET
The world of Westeros might be fantasy, but the television show is shot in real places all over the world. Here's what several amazing locations look like in real life.
Real-life 'Game of Thrones' locations - CNET
The fantasy world of Westeros from "Game of Thrones" looks a lot like our world...because it's largely shot on location on Earth. Here's a tour of several amazing locations, inset with actual scenes from the show.
FCC slams AT&T and Verizon over zero-rating offers - CNET
Officials say AT&T's DirecTV Now, which lets you stream video without it counting as data, violates net neutrality. They're eyeing a Verizon offer too.
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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