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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
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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.
Global Campus

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.

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Software Resources

Davenport offers an opportunity for students to obtain software programs at a substantial discount...and some are even FREE!

Davenport News & Events
Aaron House, Alumnus from Davenport University
Creating Opportunities
Aaron House, ’16, doesn’t take the generosity of others for granted. That is why after years of having amazing opportunities and supportive mentors in the IT field, he created a scholarship at Davenport University geared at helping underserved populations obtain jobs in technology. For House, investing in a scholarship means more than helping students pay for their education. It opens doors.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon induction ceremony at Davenport University
Upsilon Pi Epsilon Induction Ceremony
Davenport's Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) honor society inducted its newest members last week. UPE is an honor society that recognizes academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Computing and Information Disciplines. Click the link to learn more about this opportunity.
Andrew Cranmer from Davenport University
Infiltrating the Department of Defense: Davenport alumnus builds computer science career
You need national clearance to know what alumnus Andrew Cranmer, 2015, is working on for the Department of Defense in South Carolina. Many of his duties are classified due to national security. “Basically, if a project comes up that needs a computer scientist who has skills in machine learning, computer vision, biometric security or similar areas, I can be pulled into the project,” he said.
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!
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.
Global News in Technology
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Oh valley of plenty.
Facebook employees stage rare protest against Zuckerberg's response to Trump - CNET
Employees are participating in a virtual walkout because they think Facebook made the wrong call.
Senators propose COVID-19 contact-tracing privacy bill - CNET
The bipartisan effort aims to protect users as technology is used to trace the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Twitter hides Rep. Matt Gaetz tweet for glorifying violence - CNET
The tweet is still on the service, but users need to click a button to see it.
Blown engines: These 11 cars need rebuilds most, says Consumer Reports - Roadshow
Engine, head gasket and transmission issues stood out for 11 vehicles, and each model often experienced problems around the same mileage.
Roku Channel launches 100 free live TV channels in program guide - CNET
The new grid-style option includes lots of ad-supported content including news, kids and lifestyle programs.
Hard-to-find Nintendo Switch Lite is in stock at Best Buy, Amazon and Target - CNET
Just updated: Here's where you can find the $200 portable version of Nintendo's hot gaming console.
Contact tracers concerned police tracking protesters will hurt COVID-19 aid - CNET
Police in Minnesota say they've started "contact-tracing" demonstrators. That's created a trust problem for medical workers in the pandemic.
These single and dual dashcams start at $52 and have never been cheaper - CNET
The Vantrue N1 and N2 dashcams have Father's Day written all over them.
'Cursed' wallpaper image reportedly crashes Samsung, Google, other phones - CNET
Using a specific wallpaper image causes some phones to soft-brick.
The Anonymous Minneapolis 'hack' comes from old breaches repackaged in misinformation - CNET
The majority of the leaked passwords and logins belonging to Minneapolis city employees were already available from other breaches.
Tech giants pledge funds to fight racial injustice - CNET
Apple, Facebook, Verizon and others are promising millions of dollars to support civil rights groups.
Porsche Chairman is 'optimistic' about post-COVID-19 Taycan sales - Roadshow
What are the keys to Porsche's success as the world gets back to business in the second half of 2020? Optimism, says Oliver Blume, chairman of its executive board.
Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition honors the 1950s - Roadshow
This is the first of a number of Heritage Design Editions, and we like what we see.
SpaceX to follow historic astronaut mission with yet another launch - CNET
Less than a week after sending humans to space for the first time, Elon Musk's company has another routine launch ready to go.
Five myths about your credit score and credit history - CNET
Are you believing credit scoring myths? Here's the breakdown of what is real and what isn't.
Control all the things: Get Kasa Smart Plugs for less than $9 each - CNET
Control lamps and small appliances with a two-pack or four-pack of these hub-free smart plugs, near their lowest price ever.
Blackout Tuesday: In response to George Floyd's death, musicians to go silent - CNET
Mick Jagger, Peter Gabriel, Quincy Jones, Billy Bragg among those vowing to turn away from business as usual and instead work for racial justice.
These 1080p webcams are in stock right now, starting at $28 - CNET
You get a choice of three webcams with features like wide-angle lenses and privacy covers for $32 or less.
Trump vs. Twitter: Here's what you need to know about the free speech showdown - CNET
The president targets social media companies with an executive order.
Black Lives Matter - CNET
Commentary: Please join our sister sites in fundraising to help address racism.
NASA's SpaceX astronauts to bring back a very special flag from the ISS - CNET
"Nine years later," Elon Musk tweeted. The US flag flew on the first and last shuttle missions, and could only be claimed by a crew launched from Florida.
Google Pixel phones get bedtime features and safety tools - CNET
The tech giant's latest "feature drop" focuses on safety, sleep and an adaptive battery to let you know how long it'll last.
Which states require face masks? Breaking down the rules for everywhere in the US - CNET
Everything you need to know about face mask mandates.
Education app reveals users' sensitive information, research finds - CNET
Spanish company 8Belts put info on hundreds of thousands of customers into an unsecured database, according to a report.
Faculty Members
Dr. Michael Carey at Davenport University.
Mike Carey, Ph.D. MBA. CM

Interim Dean

Michael.Carey@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, 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

Professor in Computer Information Systems.

llesage@davenport.edu
DuAnne Masselink, MBA, PMP

Teaching Learning Coordinator.

dmassilink@davenport.edu
Tony McCutchen

Professor in Networking.

Tony.McCutchen@davenport.edu
Mark McKinnon, CCE, GCFA

Associate Professor in Information Assurance

mmckinnon2@davenport.edu
Ola Marie Taylor, MBA

Teaching Learning Coordinator.

mtyler@davenport.edu
Jim Veneziano

Associate Department Chair in Computer Information Systems.

James.Veneziano@davenport.edu
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