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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
The Renault Trezor Concept is a Formula E car for the road...sort of - Roadshow
With a motorsport-derived powertrain and looks that kill, Renault's Trezor is one of the best concepts at the Paris Motor Show.
Samsung apologizes to China over Galaxy Note 7 recall handling - CNET
After a Chinese broadcaster accuses Samsung of neglecting the country during its round of recalls, apologies and explanations, Samsung delivers one.
Time to welcome October with a Luke Cage marathon - CNET
Social Cues: Twitter bids goodbye to a beloved spacecraft on a comet, and hello to a new Netflix series.
Trump tweets: Check out sex tape of ex-Miss Universe - CNET
GOP presidential nominee's early morning rant on Twitter attacks the former Miss Universe and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
This German youth center helps refugees connect and create - CNET
Freiland Potsdam serves as a gathering place where people of different backgrounds can meet, relax and express their creativity. Here's a look inside.
Refugee camps and city walls show words of hope, anger - CNET
Messages of hope and despair are painted on walls across Europe as the refugee crisis continues to fester.
Germany taps tech to help refugees find community, fit in - CNET
Sites and apps are popping up to help refugees learn German, navigate the country and meet locals.
Audi heads to the races with its all-new RS3 LMS - Roadshow
The automaker loved the RS3 passenger car so much, it went off the deep end and converted it into a touring car.
CNET UK podcast 500: Happy 10th birthday to us! - CNET
Celebrate our 500th episode (and 10th anniversary) with this special bumper-sized edition, featuring faces from the past including "Top Gear" host Rory Reid.
Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration presages a new mid-size SUV - Roadshow
Want a sneak peek at the future of Infiniti's design language? Here you go.
The BMW X2 Concept is here, better get used to it - Roadshow
Welcome to the future, which consists of nothing but crossovers.
Infiniti's VC-Turbo engine puts out V6 power with a diesel's efficiency - Roadshow
By creating a trick system of links within the engine block, Infiniti's able to give drivers the best of both worlds.
Renault's Trezor concept packs Formula E drivetrain, slim silhouette - Roadshow
Renault probably doesn't appreciate it when you keep calling it the "Trevor."
New Generation EQ concept is a sleek electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz - Roadshow
Mercedes-Benz plans on ramping up its electric offerings, starting with this 4-seat SUV.
Lexus' UX Concept is actually pretty scary - Roadshow
Take a good look at that grille before it eats your children.
Meet Viveport, Vive's app store for virtual reality fans - CNET
Shop aims to help VR enthusiasts explore and create VR content while connecting with other customers.
CNET giveaway: Water-resistant SanDisk portable solid-state drive - CNET
Win a sturdy all-terrain SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD designed with photographers, videographers and outdoorsy types in mind.
Asus teams with Secretlab to create slick ROG gaming chairs - CNET
The Taiwanese electronics giant wants to power your gaming computer and support your back at the same time.
Magician's DEAD is a crazy arcade game that's actually coming to the US - CNET
Magician's DEAD is a beat 'em up game where you use motion controls to burn, slash and shoot your enemies down.
Stealing your digital milk: Girt by CNET podcast 89 - CNET
After paying a visit to the truly surreal Woolworths headquarters to check out the new Samsung smart fridge, the Girt Team talks smart home on this week's show.
Teddy Ruxpin is coming back and he's got emoji-like eyes - CNET
The talking bear from your 1980s dreams (or nightmares) is all spiffed up and will be back for 2017.
50% of parents knowingly text their teens while teens are driving - CNET
Technically Incorrect: A new study reveals some stunning statistics about texting behind the wheel and a parent's role in making it worse.
Get ready for TV ads and billboards pushing Facebook Live - CNET
It's all a part of the social network's effort to get regular people to start live streaming more, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
Yahoo whodunnit: Mystery surrounds hackers behind massive breach - CNET
A cybersecurity company claims it wasn't state-sponsored hackers who breached Yahoo user data. Yah-who knows?
Google said to be encouraging Google Home clones - CNET
The Web giant is marshaling the aid of home audio heavy-hitters to challenge the Amazon Echo virtual assistant, Variety reports.
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
Richard Comden, MPA, MCP, A+

Associate Department Chair in Computer Information Systems.

Richard.Comden@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
Marie Taylor

Marie is a Teaching Learning Coordinator.

mtyler@davenport.edu
Vivianne Moore, Ph.D., MS

Associate Professor 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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