Computer Science
  • Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS)

A degree in computer science prepares students to pursue careers in programming, software development, cyber security, network systems administration and more. This program satisfies the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in computer science at many four-year institutions, including Montana State University-Bozeman, Montana Tech, and the University of Montana-Missoula.

Computer technology is in the cars we drive, the appliances we use, the services we utilize and the games we play.

People who are trained in computer science are in demand in almost every facet of our society, including business, government and non-profit entities.


  • Transferring to a bachelor’s degree program in computer science is easy through FVCC’s partnerships with state universities.
  • A career in computer science in itself can lead to high paying jobs, or it can be combined with another field to create your ideal career. For example, you could combine art and computer science for a career in computer animation; criminal justice and computer science for a career in computer security or forensics; medicine and computer science for a career in medical technology; computer science and engineering for a career in robotics and artificial intelligence; education and computer science for a career in educational technology.

Attributes of Successful Computer Science Professionals

  • Mathematically and technologically adept
  • Enjoy troubleshooting problems and identifying solutions
  • Team player with good communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to think both analytically and creatively

Computer Science Salaries

  • Computer and information research scientists: $100,660;
  • Software developers: $90,530;
  • Computer systems analysts: $77,740;
  • Computer programmers: $71,380;
  • Network systems administrators ar: $69,160;
  • Database administrators: $73,490; and
  • Computer support specialists: $46,260;
  • Interested? We would love to be in touch with you!


Student Support Center Advisor

Jori Bullemer

LRC 129

(406) 756-3905
Faculty Advisor

Jim Goudy

BSS 129

(406) 756-3617

For general information, contact the Admissions Office: (406) 756-3847.