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Information Technology

Animation & Game Development

Certificate of Applied Science • 61 Credit Hours

The Animation and Game Developer curriculum is designed to provide training in principles and techniques used to create interactive 2D and 3D computer games.

Create interactive 2D & 3D games.

The Animation & Game Development curriculum at MCTC is designed to maintain maximum flexibility in order to compete in the changing workforce. Today’s games are very complex, they require teams of programmers, designers, artists, testers, advertisers, and producers to organize and develop. Training needed for game development is enormous, warranting a complex education of multiple courses in multiple fields. The Animation and Game Developer curriculum is designed to provide training in principles and techniques used to create interactive 2D and 3D computer games.

Students who receive an A.A.S. in Information Technology (IT) will possess a broad base of computer skills and knowledge. The curriculum is designed to maintain maximum flexibility in order to compete in the changing workforce. Today’s games are very complex. They require teams of programmers, designers, artists, testers, advertisers, and producers to organize and develop them. Training needed for game development is enormous, warranting a complex education of multiple courses in multiple fields. The Animation and Game Developer curriculum is designed to provide training in principles and techniques used to create interactive 2D and 3D computer games.

QUICK FACTS

Animation & Game Developer

2019 Median Pay
$105,590 per year

Number of Jobs
1,365,500 in 2018

Job Outlook
2018-2028 21%

Much faster than average employment.

For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at bls.gov/ooh/.

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employers

  • Strictly Business Computer Systems
  • Bungie
  • Epic Games
  • Blizzard
  • EA

Career Outlook: projected to grow 21 percent from 2018 to 2028

Graduates with an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology – Animation & Game Development will have the skills to obtain employment as programmers web/game designers, product testers, animation designers and project managers.

 

Employment of software developers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Software developers will be needed to respond to an increased demand for computer software.

Want to learn more about this program?
Interested in learning more about the MCTC program? Send us a message and talk to our program coordinator.
Patrick Smith, MS
Associate professor of Information Technology

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