Catalog 2016-2017

NCTC Logo NCTC Home

Gaming Application Programming (Associate of Applied Science Degree)


Judy Archer – Department Chair

940 498 6292

jarcher@nctc.edu

The Gaming & Application Programming Associate of Applied Science Degree and the Game Design Certifi8cate are designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in gaming and mobile app design. The curriculum provides learning and hands-on training in a variety of skills related to this exciting field, including game development, application programming, animation programming and video game design.

Upon completion of this program, students can seek gaming companies and businesses looking for multimedia artists and animators, graphic designers, video game developers, and application programmers.

The Gaming curriculum has been developed with the assistance and advice of an advisory council which is composed of service area industry professionals.

Prerequisite: Students in this program must be able to keyboard at a minimum rate of 40 words per minute (WPM). Those who cannot meet this requirement must take a keyboarding class to improve their skills prior to enrollment.

The Certificate Program-

The Certificate Program provides similar classes to the degree programs, 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.

Students pursing the certificate typically incur tuition and fee costs of $3,600.  Books and supplies constitute approximately an additional $4,000 across the entire certificate.  Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans. 

The program is designed to take one year or 32 weeks to complete. This certificate can be completed through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes.

The Degree Program –

Students pursing the degree typically incur tuition and fee costs around $7,500.  Books and supplies constitute approximately an additional $5,500.  Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans. 

The program is designed to take two years or 64 weeks to complete.  The degree can be completed through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes.

Capstone Requirement:  Portfolio for Game Development Class

Degree Requirements

First Year First Semester

ARTC 1325INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER GRAPHICS

3 credit hours

GAME 1306DESIGN AND CREATION OF GAMES

3 credit hours

ITSE 1391SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANDROID PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

ITSW 1307INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE

3 credit hours

GAME 1309INTRODUCTION TO ANIMATION PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

First Year Second Semester

GAME 1343GAME AND SIMULATION PROGRAMMING I

3 credit hours

ITSE 2321OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

EECT 1300TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

3 credit hours

GAME 1328VIDEO GAME DESIGN

3 credit hours

ITSE 2310iOS APPLICATION PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year First Semester

IMED 1345INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA

3 credit hours

GAME 2342GAME DEVELOPMENT USING C++

3 credit hours

ITSE 2317JAVA PROGRAMMING

3 credit hours

GAME 1303INTRO TO GAME DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

3 credit hours

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year Second Semester

MATH 1332CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS I

3 credit hours

ARTS 1301ART APPRECIATION

3 credit hours

GOVT 2305FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (Federal constitution & topics)

3 credit hours

ENGL 2311TECHNICAL & BUSINESS WRITING

3 credit hours

GAME 2308PORTFOLIO FOR GAME DEVELOPMENT

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

*GAME 2308 will constitute the capstone experience.

Total Credit Hours: 60