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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
Two Davenport students working on computer wiring hardware.
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
Chevy Bolt EV owners will see real-time charging station info - Roadshow
With coming updates, the Energy Assist app will show charging stations in use, or if they're offline for some reason.
Google sued by New Mexico AG for allegedly collecting location data, contact lists from students - CNET
The state's attorney general says Google gathered the personal information from Chromebooks the company provided for free.
Uber drivers worry new safety tool will tempt riders to retaliate, nitpick - CNET
Passengers can complain about "harsh braking," "inappropriate remarks" and other elements of their rides. Drivers fear the system may lead to fraudulent claims.
ViacomCBS will 'expand' CBS All Access streaming service this year - CNET
ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish teases that the service will be getting content from Viacom properties like Nickelodeon and Comedy Central.
HBO is coming to YouTube TV - CNET
Game of Thrones fans will be able to watch HBO through the YouTube TV service this spring (not winter, as you might expect).
Westworld leaves the Old West behind in HBO's season 3 trailer - CNET
Dolores is ready for a change of scenery.
Disney Plus comes to Vizio SmartCast TVs with new native app - CNET
Vizio users can now use the Disney Plus app on their smart TVs, after months of using AirPlay and Chromecast workarounds.
40 irresistible things on Amazon under $20 - CNET
We dare you to resist this awesome list.
Warren, Sanders, Bloomberg: Where the Democratic candidates stand on tech - CNET
As the 2020 election unfolds in earnest, here are the views of the major Democratic candidates on the most pressing tech topics.
Tesla Model Y returns a stellar range rating - Roadshow
The electric SUV is also the most efficient vehicle in its class with a 121-mpge rating.
Japan greenlights mission to bring back sample of Mars moon Phobos - CNET
This might end up being the first round-trip journey to the Martian system.
Microsoft to bring its Defender antivirus software to iOS and Android - CNET
It could help protect employees from malware and phishing attacks.
Funko's Snapsies will let kids customize figures right in the toy aisle - CNET
At the New York Toy Fair, Funko shows off a touchscreen machine that kids can use to create toys on the fly.
Scientists discover new snail, name it after Greta Thunberg - CNET
Meet Craspedotropis gretathunbergae, a newly discovered species of land snail.
This company will let you buy your tires online and have them installed at home - Roadshow
Tirescanner.com is looking to disrupt the tire sales industry by bridging the gap between online shopping and having the tires installed, and it's doing it nationwide.
Next Volkswagen Golf GTI teased, and this one's coming to America - Roadshow
Here's our first look at one of the confirmed Golf models coming to the US.
Hyundai's new tech will shift transmission based on road and traffic conditions - Roadshow
Hyundai and Kia transmissions are about to get a lot smarter.
Aukey has a new AirPods Pro competitor that's on sale for $112 - CNET
The Key Series T18NC offers active noise cancellation, a wireless charging case and more. Plus, this 5TB portable hard drive is just $100.
Baby Yoda Star Wars merch lands at Toy Fair: The Child toys we've seen so far - CNET
Fans' patience for The Child toys are rewarded with an animatronic figure, a Build A Bear, a Funko figure and more.
UK Google users to lose EU data protection due to Brexit - CNET
The tech giant is transferring control of UK Google accounts to the US and out of the jurisdiction of EU privacy regulators. But the GDPR will still apply.
Sony's budget Xperia L4 goes the triple-camera route - CNET
Sony has revealed its entry-level Xperia L4 phone will have three cameras including an ultra-wide lens and will also boast a 6.2-inch screen.
Fortnite chapter 2 season 2 Top Secret adds spies and Deadpool - CNET
Make my Slurp Juice shaken, not stirred.
Apple may loosen its grip on default iPhone apps, report says - CNET
Some changes may also be coming to Apple's HomePod speaker.
HTC Vive Cosmos XR blends AR and VR using a snap-on faceplate - CNET
The Vive's VR future is in modular parts. Plus, a peek at "Project Proton."
Honda debuts Civic Type R Sport Line in Europe -- here's why we won't get it in the US - Roadshow
If a smaller wing, downsized wheels and quieter interior are on your wishlist for the Civic Type R, well, you'd better move to Europe.
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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