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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
College of Technology Open House
Davenport University is hosting an open house for anyone interested in our technology programs. Admissions and Advising will also be there along with Meijer, Amway and Farmer's Insurance Company to answer all of your questions.
#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
Windows 10 pushing pop-up ad to Chrome users - CNET
Microsoft would really like to help with your online shopping and is promoting a browser extension to let you know.
Ford decapitates 2018 Mustang, will still try to sell you one - Roadshow
Just like the 2018 Mustang coupe, we have no idea how much power the convertible will make.
CIA releases psychic experiment documents - CNET
"Stranger Things" got it wrong. It was the CIA and the Department of Defense, not the Department of Energy, that conducted covert research on potential psychic abilities.
Ford hopes to clean up London's air with plug-in hybrid vans - Roadshow
It's not going to scrub every molecule, but it's a start.
'Dear Angelica': VR that steps inside a painter's brain - CNET
At Sundance, Oculus Story Studio is one of several creative teams probing limits of storytelling in virtual reality. This test: How does it feel inside art?
Anne Hathaway dances with Godzilla in crazy 'Colossal' trailer - CNET
Anne Hathaway does the monster mash in this indie comedy with added kaiju carnage.
Here's what happens when Obama hands @POTUS to Trump - CNET
The White House has a digital transition plan for Twitter and other social media accounts when Obama hands over the keys to Trump.
'Jurassic World' feels real in the movies and in-person thanks to this expert - CNET
He's a top adviser for every "Jurassic Park" film and explains how he works to bring prehistoric creatures to life for film and in the real-life "Jurassic World: The Exhibition."
Windows 10 power slider will let you play longer or work harder - CNET
The simple slider UI means no more digging into power settings to get better battery life or performance.
Inauguration Day reigns on social media - CNET
Social Cues: Also trending on social media is #ThankYouObamas.
Weekend Streaming: 'Voltron: Legendary Defender' returns for its second season - CNET
Netflix's original content makes it super easy to binge watch all weekend.
See how big Trump's hands are in VR - CNET
You can arrange your own presidential meet and greet -- in the Oval Office no less -- with an HTC Vive app.
Sherlock wouldn't be caught dead with an iPhone - CNET
BBC's "Sherlock" embraces modern technology in clever ways, but did the show make a spectacularly ignorant mistake by giving the great detective an iPhone?
Belkin's WeMo Switch just got a lot smaller - CNET
At $35, the Belkin WeMo Mini wants to be a go-to starting point for the connected home.
​How will Uber, Lyft and Airbnb fare under Trump? - CNET
On-demand companies and the incoming president see eye-to-eye on regulation. But on issues like jobs and trade, things get a little sticky.
Obamacare's last gasp: Get Twitch gamers on board - CNET
With Donald Trump's win firing up chants of "repeal and replace," the White House turned to an unlikely ally to promote the Affordable Care Act.
Trump trades in Android phone for Secret Service-approved device - CNET
Tweeter-in-chief Donald Trump has been issued an ultra-secure phone to go with his new responsibilities.
VR smells aren't just for porn, they're coming to games too - CNET
A Japanese company will this year release VAQSO VR, a small cartridge that clips onto a VR headset and breathes scents to compliment the VR world you're in.
Meitu denies selling collected user data, blames China - CNET
The company behind the anime photo app describes the reasons behind the dodgy data collection code discovered by researchers.
Japan adds phone chargers to buses in new trial - CNET
Seeing that battery life drop when you're out in town can be horrifying, but hey, there's a bus for that.
Neko Atsume's trailer proves we are all crazy cat ladies - CNET
The film becomes the second film to be based on a mobile app.
​Uber pays $20M to settle FTC claims it duped drivers - CNET
The ride-hailing company allegedly exaggerated how much drivers could earn on the service. Uber also reportedly misled drivers about its vehicle-financing program.
Amazon greenlights series based on 'Good Omens' - CNET
Six-part series based on comedy about the approaching apocalypse will debut in 2018.
Remote Russian lake deepens old mystery and ruins 'The X-Files' - CNET
Many say it was a meteor blast that flattened a Siberian forest and left a large impact crater when the "Tunguska Event" happened over 100 years ago. New research debunks part of the story.
Star Trek's Gorn turns 50, and it's not easy being green - CNET
The big alien lumbered after Captain Kirk a whole half-century ago, and he's since become a sci-fi icon.
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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