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AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A25450A)

The Simulation and Game Development curriculum provides a broad background in simulation and game development with practical applications in creative arts, visual arts, audio/video technology, creative writing, modeling, design, programming and management.

Students will receive hands-on training in design, 3D modeling, software engineering, database administration and programming for the purpose of creating simulations and games.

Graduates should qualify for employment as designers, artists, animators, programmers, database administrators, testers, quality assurance analysts, engineers and administrators in the entertainment industry, the health care industry, engineering, forensics, education, NASA and government agencies.


AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A25450P)

The Simulation and Game Development curriculum provides a broad background in simulation and game development with practical applications in creative arts, visual arts, audio/video technology, creative writing, modeling, design, programming and management.

Students will receive hands-on training in design, 3D modeling, software engineering, database administration and programming for the purpose of creating simulations and games.

Graduates should qualify for employment as designers, artists, animators, programmers, database administrators, testers, quality assurance analysts, engineers and administrators in the entertainment industry, the health care industry, engineering, forensics, education, NASA and government agencies.


Diploma program (WT Course ID #: D25450B)

The modeling and animation diploma prepares students for entry evel positions as an artist in the simulation or video game industry. The program provides training in design, traditional art, texturing, 3D modeling, rigging, and animation as well as creating audio and video content for simulations or game development.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25450G)

Business for SGD is the final in a series of four step certificates toward the simulation and game development degree. This certificate introduces students to the business development side of the industry, the audio/video career field and tackles advanced topics in programming and art.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25450D)

Fundamentals I is the first in a series of four step certificates toward the simulation and game development degree. This certificate introduces design, texturing, traditional art and programming basics as well as what to expect with a career in simulation or video game development.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25450E)

Fundamentals II is the second in a series of four step certificates toward the simulation and game development degree. This certificate covers topics in 3D modeling, documentation, advanced design principals and introduces programming languages used in the industry.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25450I)

This certificate prepares students for an entry-level positions as a level designer within the simulation or video game industry.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25450C)

The mobile game development certificate prepares students with skills needed to build games or simulations for mobile devices. This certificate focuses primarily on Apple devices and secondarily the Android market.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25450A)

This certificate focuses on the skills needed for an entry-level artist within the simulation or video game industry. Training includes 3d modeling, animation and character development.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25450B)

This certificate focuses on skills needed for entry-level positions in the production side of game development or simulation. Course material includes training for management of a production team, business, development, design and documentation.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25450H)

This certificate prepares students for an entry-level programming position within the simulation or video game industry.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25450F)

Quality Assurance is the third in a series of four step certificates toward the simulation and game development degree. This certificate focuses on skills required for a position as a quality assurance tester in the simulation or video game industry.