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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree in Software Developer/Game Design

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Software Developer/Game Design A.A.S. Degree

Sarita Medhekar, Software Developer/Game Design Coordinator
Madison Monroe Educational Building, Office 114
(409) 984-6390 or

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Software Developer/Game Design provides a degree alternative to students interested in programming, database administration, and introductory game development. The degree emphasizes major programming languages, as well as the courses necessary to develop skills for designing effective web pages, designing and implementing databases, and integrating multimedia, graphics, and animation for introductory game design.

Students gain skills in digital animation, 2-D and 3-D digital modeling and basic programming. In addition to courses, the program may also have students designing games as part of a team project. Students may be required to analyze and create solutions for a real-time problems in the industry, using the programming skills and resources they've obtained in class. Common coursework includes the following topics:

  • Computer science
  • 3-D game programming
  • Game scripting
  • Coding and testing
  • Lighting, shading and texture
  • Programming logic
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Examples of Game Design Student Projects
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Project 1 Project 5
Project 2 Project 6
Project 3 Project 7
Project 4 Project 8


Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Year
Fall Semester
GAME 1303 Introduction to Game Design & Development 3
GAME 1336 Introduction to 3D Game Modeling 3
IMED 1416 Web Design I 4
POFT 1313 Professional Workforce Preparation 3
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
Spring Semester
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
ITSE 1333 Mobile Applications Development 3
ITSE 1346 Database Theory and Design 3
ITSC 1359 Introduction to Scripting Languages 3
ITSE 2321 Object-Oriented Programming 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing 3
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
ITSE 2357 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 3
Spring Semester
  Humanities/Fine Arts 3
ITSE 2359/
ITSE 2386
Advanced Computer Programming or
Internship-Computer Programming/Programmer, General
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
Total 60
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