Video Game Design 1 & 2

Creating technology, not just using it, is what the Video Game Design program is all about. The program focuses on computer animation and programming for video games. Students will be trained in object-oriented programming languages, paradigms, and software engineering techniques and practices. Students will also study the core building blocks of computer mathematics using trigonometry and higher math, computer programming in C++, 2D and 3D computer animation, and computer science. Additionally, game animation and programming requires teamwork to successfully complete projects, one of many valuable skills developed in this program. The skills needed for game-oriented productions have a variety of applications far beyond the entertainment arena. With gaming technology students can realistically reproduce or simulate natural phenomena and real life events like what is used for flight simulation, providing many career options.  Many graduates  (two-year associate degree or four-year B.S. degree) have secured positions with companies such as Nintendo, Interplay, Dreamworks Interactive, KnowWonder and Valve.


Career Opportunities

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Animator
  • Computer Software Engineer

Pre-requisites: Students must be successful math students earning "B" or better in math classes and ready for second year Algebra. Returning students must have a "C" or better their 1st year and instructor approval

Sessions offered: AM 8:00 to 10:30 M-F, PM 11:30 to 2:00 M-F

Length of program: 1-2 years

Location: Tri-Tech

Equivalency Credits: 0.5 Technical English 1 & 2, 1.0 Math (first year only, 1.0 Fine Arts

Occupational/Elective Credits: 3 per year

College credits available: tbd


Instructor

Mat Adelmund

(509) 222-5277