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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

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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AAS Software Developer/Game Design Degree Plan
Course Title SCH
First Year
Fall Semester
GAME 1303 Introduction to Game Design & Development 3
IMED 1416/
GRPH 1405
Web Design I or
Introduction to Graphic Arts and Printing
4
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
ITSC 1359 Introduction to Scripting Languages 3
POFT 1127 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
Spring Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition 3
GAME 1336 Introduction to 3D Game Modeling 3
IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media 3
ITSE 2321 Object-Oriented Programming 3
POFI 2350 Databases 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
MATH 1314/
MATH 1332
College Algebra or
Contemporary Mathematics I
3
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3
ITSE 2357 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming 3
ITSW 2337 Advanced Database 3
POFT 1313 Professional Workforce Preparation 3
Spring Semester
XXXX x3xx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
XXXX x3xx Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
GAME 1304 Level Design 3
ITSE 2359 Advanced Computer Programming 3
Total 60