Programming and Game Development A.A.S.
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Learn how to write code and develop games and applications for a living.

FVCC’s Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Programming and Game Development prepares students to work in the growing software, mobile apps and gaming industry with skills in structured and object-oriented programming, scripting languages and hands-on experience using specialized software and hardware tools.


This degree can be obtained in two years and has a variety of elective options.


  • Economic forecasters predict a 30 percent growth in software development jobs by 2026 in Northwest Montana.
  • Roughly half of the jobs that pay $57,000 or more per year are in occupations that commonly require applicants to have at least some computer coding knowledge or skill, according to a 2016 analysis of 26 million U.S. online job postings by market analytics firm Burning Glass and Oracle Academy.
  • Virtual Reality hardware sales are predicted to hit $40 billion by 2020 as new software becomes available, according to playable media and games market research company SuperData.

“FVCC’s Programming & Game Development AAS program is the first of its kind in Montana. I’d love to meet you in person and tell you more about this program. You can reach me at 756.3617 or” -Jim Goudy, M.S.,  Associate Professor, Computer Science/Web Technology


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.