Create challenging and cutting edge computing career possibilities by earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Software Engineering.
Montana Tech professors are experienced in the industry and have broad academic interests. Low student-faculty ratio allows close interaction with these professors on real-world projects. Enjoy easy access to lab computers and state of the art equipment and development platforms (Sun Fire Server, NAO H25 humanoid robot programming, Android app development, iPad app development, and much more).
Students graduate with practical experience designing, building, testing and maintaining software systems. Graduates are in high demand. The department has maintained 100% placement in well paying positions for over 10 years. Check out the rest of our website to learn more about these ABET accredited programs.
Over the summer I had an internship with Zoot Enterprises in Bozeman MT. I worked with a group of 3 other interns on a demo for the sales team to use. Zoot is an amazing company with a casual atmosphere and approachable bosses. The teams are very helpful and everyone is willing to help with questions. My favorite part of working for Zoot was the amazing flexibility and not having homework. You could arrive as early or late as you wanted as long as you were getting your work done. Since I was being paid hourly this meant I could work whatever hours I wanted as long as I got 8 in total. I would highly recommend seeking out opportunities at Zoot to any students who want a company where your boss will know you by name and that has a casual atmosphere.
Google recently flew two Tech students out to visit the Google Sunnyvale and Mountain View campuses in the San Francisco Bay area between August 12th-15th for a flurry of professional development and networking activities.
Figure 1 Keith and Carson at Google’s Main Campus. Keith is the good-looking guy on the left. Carson is on the right.
Carson Fiechtner is a Junior in the Software Engineering program at Tech; he interviewed with Google and was invited to attend Google’s CodeU, a program for high potential students to strengthen their skills. Over the course of 2-3 months, he worked with a team of students from around the country and with a Google Engineer to build a web-based service. His attendance at Google in San Francisco was included as a cool capstone experience and reward for this hard work. Carson is from Miles City, MT; he enjoys skiing and hanging out with his roommate.
Keith Bocian is studying Data Science and Computer Science at Tech; he was selected as a 2017 Google Veteran Scholar – a program funded by Google and administered by the Student Veterans of America. He attended Google’s 2018 Summer Annual Scholars’ retreat, which was conducted concurrently with Carson’s CodeU capstone experience. The Scholars’ retreat was an opportunity to connect with current and former Google Scholars, as well as Google developers and HR professionals. Keith enjoys his wife’s cooking, reading, and playing with music and technology.
Both students learned how to code at Montana Tech (beginning with CSCI135, Fundamentals of Computer Science I), and have enjoyed learning from Tech’s Computer Science Faculty.