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Great Falls College Computer Technology Department Hosts Meet the Experts Panel | State

GREAT FALLS – The Department of Computer Technology at Great Falls College is hosting a Meet the Experts in Information Technology panel for students and prospective students to better understand careers in computers and information systems.

Panelists will include professionals from companies such as Raytheon, DA Davidson, Brightvine, Motion Encoding and Benefis Health System.

The panel is Wednesday, October 19 at 5 p.m. in room B101. Enter through Gate 7 into the south parking lot.

“Often we find that people, including even our own students, don’t know what a career in computer technology in Montana really entails,” said Cheryl Simpson, director of the computer technology program at Great Falls College. “So Wednesday will be a chance to talk to people who work in the industry here in Montana. We’ll include cybersecurity, networking, and software development professionals, as well as full-time workers and consultants. .

Great Falls College students, middle and high school students and those looking to change careers and interested in computer technology should come, Simpson said.

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Night falls during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and is part of a push by Simpson and the rest of the Computer Technology Department to raise awareness of Great Falls College’s offerings in technology.

Simpson produces a series of videos on best practices for keeping you safe online. The first two — multi-factor authentication and strong passwords — are now on the college’s YouTube channel. Two more featuring software updates and phishing attacks will be released later this month.

Cybersecurity is one of four computer technology degrees offered at Great Falls College. The others are programming, information support systems, and network security and support.

Wednesday’s event will be streamed live at, but Simpson is encouraging as many people as possible to attend in person, as a reception and the opportunity to meet the experts in person will follow the panel discussion.