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Game Design & Programming Certificate

This certificate gives students knowledge of techniques required for software programming fundamentals and game software development. Students work with desktop game design programs as well as online gaming environments using appropriate languages and software.
The primary emphasis of the curriculum is hands-on training in game programming, game design, game development and related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as gaming systems evolve. Students should qualify for employment in business and industry as entry-level gaming designers and programmers, gaming programmer or software development trainees. This certificate program can also be used for completion of the Information Technology A.A.S. – Gaming Design and Programming Option. Students who successfully complete the following courses can be awarded this certificate. Students must adhere to prerequisite courses as described in the course descriptions in the WC catalog.  
(30 hours to complete)

First Semester (15 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
GAME 1302 Interactive Storyboarding 3
GAME 1303 Introduction to Game Design & Development 3
GAME 1336 Introduction to 3-D Game Modeling 3
ITSE 1329 Programming Logic & Design 3

Second Semester (15 total hours)

Course # Course Name Hours
COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals 3
GAME 1304 Level Design 3
GAME 2308 Portfolio for Game Development 3
GAME 1309 Introduction to Animation Programming 3
GAME 2305 Interactive Writing II 3