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Computer Game and Simulation Development - Programming Track A.A.S. (CGP)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

This degree is designed to prepare the student to be an entry-level programmer in the computer video game
and simulation industries or related fields. Positions include but are not limited to: game developer, gameplay programmer, producer, and user experience designer. Students utilize industry-standard development
environments, two-dimensional graphics software, scripting languages, as well as two- and three-dimensional
game engines to develop games and simulations in a team environment for both the personal computer and mobile platforms. Effective project management techniques are used as games and developed collaboratively. Students may choose to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities for game development. Programming skills in scripting languages, Adobe Flash ActionScript, and C++ may be used in other software development careers.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • obtain an entry-level position in the computer gaming industry or design and program games and simulations as an entrepreneur.
  • create visual and auditory artistic assets for use in computer games and simulation projects often developed collaboratively with the Digital Art Track students.
  • design and program user experiences in computer video games from concept to completion using two- and three- dimensional game engines in a team-based work environment using appropriate project management strategies.
  • develop applications using scripting languages, Adobe Flash ActionScript, and C++.
  • design and develop relational databases for use in computer games.
  • design engaging mechanics and systems for game projects.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ART 107 Digital Design 3
CIS 105 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3
CIS 112 Computational Thinking and Programming Logic 2
CIS 180 Introduction to Project Management 3
ENG 105 College English I 3
Semester Total 14
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ART 118 2D Game and Simulation Graphics 3
CIS 118 Game & Simulation Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS 133 User Experience Design 3
ENG 107 Technical Writing 3
DMP 116 Sound Design for Animation 3
Semester Total 15
Summer Session
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
IDS 105 Thinking, Problem Solving & Team Building 3
Semester Total 3
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
CIS 114 Intro to Game Design 3
CIS 155 Introduction to Computer Science - Structured Programming C++ 3.5
CIS 181 3D Game and Simulation Programming 3
CIS 255 Database Environment 3
MAT 160 College Algebra or higher level Math course 3
Semester Total 15.5
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BUS 248 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management 3
CIS 209
or CED 272
Computer Game and Simulation Programming Capstone
Elective Physics 4-5
Elective Humanities/Social Science 6
Semester Total 16-17
Credit Total 63.5-64.5