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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
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.
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
How to follow CNET's Mobile World Congress team on social media - CNET
Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, and the CNET team will be covering it from all angles on social media.
Which film will win the 2017 visual effects Oscar? - CNET
"Deepwater Horizon", "Doctor Strange", "The Jungle Book", "Kubo and the Two Strings" and "Rogue One" battle to be crowned FX experts at Sunday's Academy Awards.
The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE sports hardcore aero galore - Roadshow
Built to dominate the track, the ZL1 1LE options package certainly looks the part.
Report contradicts Uber's explanation of robocar red light slip - CNET
After video showed an Uber self-driving car running a red light, the firm cited "human error" by the ride-along driver. But a report faults the autonomous tech.
Nintendo Switch's kickstand isn't very good - CNET
You probably won't have to worry about breaking it, though!
BlackBerry KeyOne's mission impossible: Bringing back the brand - CNET
Chinese company TCL will have to work through years of failure if it wants to spit-shine the BlackBerry name.
BlackBerry KeyOne specs vs. HTC U Ultra, Google Pixel, iPhone 7 - CNET
Just how well does BlackBerry's keyboard-toting "comeback" phone stand up against the other guys?
How Nokia made the modern cell phone - CNET
Nokia is planning a comeback at Mobile World Congress by releasing its first Android phones. For a company that made so much mobile history, the stakes are high.
BlackBerry KeyOne caters to physical keyboard diehards - CNET
BlackBerry's comeback phone arrives courtesy of Chinese company TCL, which is tasked with reviving the struggling brand.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible has a whole lot of hustle - Roadshow
With 650 horsepower on tap and the open air flowing through the cabin, what more do you need?
Someone made theme songs for fonts and they're pretty great - CNET
New York composer Miriam Daly wrote and recorded music for fonts. The songs are a Courier for Impact-ful melodies that are definitely worth your Time(s New Roman).
Google Pixel vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Which camera is better? - CNET
Google says its newest phone has the best camera on a phone, ever. Can it beat the iPhone 7 Plus?
Apple iPhone 7 Plus fire caught on video - CNET
The video of an Arizona woman's smoking iPhone attracts attention on Twitter. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but Apple is looking into it.
Nintendo says heck no to unlicensed Mario Kart rental outfit - CNET
Alleging infringement of intellectual property, the gaming giant is suing a company that lets you drive a go-kart on the streets of Tokyo in Super Mario outfits.
First test: How long does the Nintendo Switch's battery last? - CNET
The Switch's best feature is its portability, but does it have the battery life?
Britain is beautiful in these winning photos from new drone photography competition - CNET
The competition was hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority to help spread the word about responsible drone use.
Tech firms stand up for transgender rights in Supreme Court brief - CNET
Apple is among the companies signing a document to be filed as part of a case the high court is hearing next month.
Uber calls Waymo's lawsuit 'baseless' - Roadshow
The ride hailing company shoots down claims it stole self-driving car technology from Google's sister company.
The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE will be a beast on the track - Roadshow
Because every car needs a set of wicked canards.
Apple's 'iPhone' 8 looks to bring a bigger redesigned battery (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 73) - CNET
Want iPhone 7 Plus battery life on the standard iPhone? Apple's working on it.
Sling TV just got cheaper - CNET
The streaming TV service has new lower pricing for four of its most popular content bundles.
Nintendo Switch is safer without its safety straps - CNET
Commentary: I sliced my finger open using Nintendo's new system.
The 404 Show 1692: Win your Oscar pool with Jordan Hoffman (podcast) - CNET
Jordan Hoffman returns to the show to give us his picks for the 2017 Oscars. We'll run through the nominations for most of the categories and get reviews of a few recent releases as well.
FCC Chairman Pai moves to block internet privacy rules - CNET
The controversial rules passed under Obama's FCC establish stricter requirements for broadband and wireless companies than internet companies like Google or Facebook.
Leica just teased not one, but two new Huawei phones - CNET
Just ahead of next week's Mobile World Congress, the German camera manufacturer confirms two Huawei devices. Surprise! Leica is a partner on both.
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
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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