Length: 65-69 credits
Purpose: Individuals who are seeking their first employment or those who wish to qualify for promotion in a present position or to another field, including self-employment, may benefit from this program. Students will be provided a broad background in game and simulation development, with practical applications in creative arts, audio/video technology, creative writing, modeling, design, and programming. Upon completion of the program, the student will be prepared for immediate employment.
Employment Objectives: Completion of this program may lead to employment or career advancement in any of a wide variety of positions such as such as game and simulation technician, art/animation specialist, game/simulation designer, testers, programmers, and audio/video specialist. Primary tasks and functions graduates will be able to perform include the design and development of programs related to game and simulation in such industries as health care, forensics, education, entertainment, engineering, and government.
Potential Certification: A student may elect to take a certification exam. The examinations generally require a testing fee paid by the student. After completion of this program, a student will be academically prepared to take the following examinations:
- Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD).
- Certiport, Inc. - IC3.
Curriculum Requirements: Students must successfully complete all of the general education and program requirements listed below to be awarded this degree.
Program Learning Outcomes: A student will be able to:
- demonstrate minimum proficiency in General Education Skills which are defined as oral communication, written communication, mathematical/problem solving, scientific reasoning, information literacy, and critical thinking;
- demonstrate proficiency with computer hardware, software, operating systems, and business applications;
- demonstrate acceptable workplace skills, attitudes, and behaviors; and
- design and develop a computer game using professional principles and standards.