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3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
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    Northwest Vista College
   
 
  Apr 25, 2018
 
 
    
Northwest Vista College Schedule/Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

Game Development A.A.S. - Specialization in Game Programming


The Game Programming specialization covers processes, languages, and methods used in Software Development. It focuses on Game Development, and prepares students for that specific type of software development.  

With this degree, you may seek jobs such as: 

QA Tester, Junior Programmer, Junior Software Developer, Junior Unity Developer

Related Awards:

Windows Programming Level 1 Certificate  

C++ Programming Occupational Skills Award 

Java Programming Occupational Skills Award  

Total Credit Hours Required: 60


Milestone Course(s)


*** denotes Milestone course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program.

Additional Program Information


The Game Programming specialization prepares students for entry-level positions in the video game industry using the principles and techniques of interactive game programming and software development. Students will learn various programming and scripting languages, data structures, game and software testing, game design, and game engine operation. Project management, creative design, teamwork and communication skills are integrated throughout this dynamic curriculum to prepare students to work on a creative team in the video game industry. Graduates of this program have advanced training in programming languages including Java and C++.  These skills can be applied across industries which rely on software development and computer programming.

Because the Game and Programming work environments demand highly advanced skills, it is recommended that students consider this program as an entry point to continued higher education rather than as a terminal degree. Students should consider transfer plans with universities that offer Bachelors of Applied Science and/or Bachelors of Applied Technology Degrees.

Notes:


Program CIP: 10.0304

Major Code:  GMPG