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Game Design Certificate

Level 1 Workforce Certificate

The Certificate Program provides similar classes to the degree program; however, there are no academic classes in these individual curricula. A student that commences study as a certificate student and later desires to complete the degree program will find that the classes taken for a certificate will readily transfer to the degree program.

Upon completion of the Level 1 Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Identify the software development cycle.
  • Conceive, design, and build a simple computer game.
  • Communicate technical issues related to game design through presentations and reports.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

This Level 1 Workforce Certificate can be completed through a mix of face-to-face, hybrid and online classes. Several of the courses are offered in an 8-week term, rather than a 16-week term. The program is designed to take two semesters, or 32 weeks to complete, and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Certificate Requirements

First Semester
ARTC 1325 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER GRAPHICS 3 credit hours
GAME 1306 DESIGN AND CREATION OF GAMES 3 credit hours
ITSE 2321 OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING 3 credit hours
ITSE 1333 MOBILE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT 3 credit hours
GAME 1309 INTRODUCTION TO ANIMATION PROGRAMMING 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Second Semester
GAME 1343 GAME AND SIMULATION PROGRAMMING I 3 credit hours
GAME 2342 GAME DEVELOPMENT USING C++ 3 credit hours
EECT 1300 TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE 3 credit hours
GAME 1328 VIDEO GAME DESIGN 3 credit hours
ITSE 2310 iOS APPLICATION PROGRAMMING 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 30

Capstone Requirement: Students completing the certificate must pass a comprehensive program exam with a score of 70% or higher to satisfy the capstone requirement. Exam must be scheduled with the Department Chair.