Simulation and Game Development A.A.S.

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The Simulation and Game Development curriculum provides a broad background in simulation and game development with practical applications in creative arts, visual arts, audio/video technology, creative writing, modeling, design, programming and management.

Students will receive hands-on training in design, 3D modeling, and programming for the purpose of creating simulations and games.

Graduates should qualify for employment as designers, artists, animators, programmers, testers, quality assurance analysts, engineers and administrators in the entertainment industry, health care, education, corporate training, and government organizations. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Utilize computer programming languages such as C/C++, C# VB, Java, etc.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of software packages commonly used in game development such as Maya, Unity3d game engine, Adobe graphics software, etc.
  • Exhibit story design and development skills (GE I.2)
  • Use all Microsoft Office programs (for budgets, communications, scheduling, planning, etc.)
  • Demonstrate soft skills such as verbal skills, teamwork, and good work ethics (GE V.6)
  • Exercise entrepreneurial skills in portfolio management and/or business management (GE III.5)

Admission Policy

  1. Must have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma.
  2. Complete College admissions and testing procedures.
  3. Interview and advisement with Coordinator of Digital Effects and Animation Technology Program.
  4. NC DAP Developmental Reading and English Composite Score of 136-150 or successful completion of DRE 097.
  5. NC DAP score of 7 or above in DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMS 030 or successful completion of DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or a combination of the two.

Additional classes may be admitted to the program as deemed appropriate by the College. Due to limited laboratory space and course prerequisites, only students admitted to the Simulation and Game Development Program may enroll for courses with the SGD prefix. Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available spaces, students will be admitted based upon the program application date.

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 271Computer Art II

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU

Mathematics

(Select 3-4 SCH from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

3

FA, SP, SU
MAT 152Statistical Methods I

4

FA, SP, SU

Social/Behavioral Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SGD 111Introduction to SGD

3

FA, SP
SGD 112SGD Design

3

SP
SGD 113SGD Programming

3

SP
SGD 1143D Modeling

3

FA
SGD 162SG 3D Animation

3

SP
SGD 168Mobile SG Programming

3

SP
SGD 212SGD Design II

3

FA
SGD 213SGD Programming II

3

FA
SGD 2443D Modeling III

3

SU
SGD 289SGD Project

3

SP

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 131Drawing I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 171Computer Art I

3

FA, SP, SU
SGD 116Graphic Design Tools

3

FA
SGD 174SG Level Design

3

FA
SGD 2143D Modeling II

3

SP
WEB 140Web Development Tools

3

SP

General Elective

(Select 3 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
FVP 227Multimedia Production

3

SP
SGD 165SG Character Development

3

SP, SU

Total Credit Hours: 66