Certificate in Gaming and Applications Development

This certificate of achievement in Gaming and Applications Development is designed to develop students' skills in computer programming and software development. The certificate equips students with the current methods of computer programming used to solve problems in both the private and public sector. Some of the programming languages demonstrated include C, C++, C#, Assembly language, Java, Visual Basic and Python. This certificate prepares the student for the following job titles: Entry Level Computer Programmer, Applications Programmer and Entry Level Game Programmer.

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Gaming and Applications Development Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of data structures, computer architecture, software design, algorithms, programming languages, and object oriented programming.
  2. Analyze a problem, identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Utilize appropriate software development tools and concepts.
Required courses:
Students with minimal computer programming experience or knowledge are encouraged to take CS 111 prior to enrolling in the core computer science courses.
CS 225Object Oriented Programming3
CS 232Programming Concepts and Methodology II3
CS 242Computer Architecture and Organization3
CS 252Discrete Structures3
Select three (3) of the following courses:
Introduction to Python Programming3
iOS Programming I3
Unity Game Programming I3
iOS Game Programming I3
Unity Game Programming II3
Complete the following math course (or higher):
MATH 170College Algebra4
Total Units25

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Note: Co-requisite MATH course (2 units) and/or substitute ENGL 101E (5 units) may be needed based on placement.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
CS 111 Introduction to Programming Concepts and Design 4
MATH 175 Pre-Calculus 6
ENGL 101
Reading and Composition
or Reading and Composition - Honors
Winter Term 1
CS 225 Object Oriented Programming 3
CS 157 iOS Programming I 3
Spring Term 1
CS 232 Programming Concepts and Methodology II 3
CS 242 Computer Architecture and Organization 3
CS 252 Discrete Structures 3
CS 177 Unity Game Programming I 3
CS 257 iOS Game Programming I 3
 Total Units35

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


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