As of this point I have decided on going with the 4 round logos and then combining them into one logo for DCT. Similar to the bottom red shaded image on the above sketch sheet.
My original idea was to make 4 block logos that would combine into a 5 block logo and form the DCT logo. This proved harder than I imagined it would be.
I decided the below idea looks to collegiate. Collegiate doesn't really scream technology...it says tradition so I don't feel this is a good fit for what the departments are looking for.