Electronic Game and Simulation Design AAS

The Electronic Game and Simulation Design program prepares graduates for employment as entry-level game designers, quality assurance testers or level designers for the electronic game and simulation development industry.

Program Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • plan, develop, and produce working prototypes of electronic games and simulations that demonstrate the design elements for the particular game or simulation.
  • develop electronic games and simulations using industry standard software tools and game design principles.
  • demonstrate professional interpersonal skills and attitudes.
  • work and communicate effectively with others in a team development environment.
  • demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills needed to continue the educational process toward more advanced training leading to career advancement.

Curriculum

First Semester

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 161 Precalculus I 4
CIS 111 Computer Sci I: Programming/Concepts 3
COM 100 Mass Media and Society 2
COM 160 Media Literacy Workshop 1
CIS 176
(16 Credit Hours)
Electronic Game/Simulation Design 1 3

Second Semester

COM 101 Survey of Mass Media Industries in U.S. 2
COM 161 Media Industries Workshop 1
CIS 111B Computer Sci. II: Object-Oriented Programming 3
CIS 177 Electronic Game/Simulation Design 2 3
PHY 121
(13 Credit Hours)
General Physics I 4

Third Semester

CIS 235 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ 3
or CIS 112 Data Structures and Algorithms  
CIS 276 Electronic Game/Simulation Design 3 3
CIS 277 Electronic Game/Simulation Design 4 3
THA 105 Introduction to Acting 3
COM 120 Introduction to Scriptwriting 2
COM 121
(15 Credit Hours)
Introductory Scriptwriting Workshop 1

Fourth Semester

Elective Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences 3
Elective Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage 3
ECO 110 Elements of Economics or 3
or ECO 121 Macroeconomics  
CIS 278 Electronic Game/Simulation Design 5 4
Elective COM 103 or COM 104 2
Elective
(16 Credit Hours)
COM 163 or COM 164 1

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 60

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