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Information Systems Technology: Game Design and Development

Associate in Applied Science degrees provide two years of instruction to develop knowledge and skills leading to employment of career advancement in specialized fields. These degrees are not intended as transfer programs.

AWARD:  Associate in Applied Science

LENGTH:   4 Semesters

PURPOSE:
Individuals who are seeking their first employment or those who wish to qualify for promotion in a present position or to another field, including self-employment, may benefit from this program. Students will learn to use an array of business-oriented computer software, acquire a basic knowledge of networking structure and hardware troubleshooting, and be able to train or instruct others using computer software. The program provides skills to troubleshoot and repair computer software and hardware, maintain help desk support, give instructions and/or training to others, and solve common problems related to computer technology to meet the functional objectives of business. Upon completion of the program, the student will be prepared for immediate employment. Check out an interesting article about gaming jobs

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
Completion of this program may lead to employment or career advancement in any of a wide variety of positions such as PC information center technician, PC software training technician, PC software support technician, PC help desk support technician, PC help desk administrator, PC information center director, or a PC training administrator. Primary tasks and functions graduates will be able to perform include PC analysis, problem solving, and troubleshooting, management of tasks, software operations, facilitation/customer service, and education/training others.

POTENTIAL CERTIFICATION:
A student may elect to take a certification exam. The examinations generally require a testing fee paid by the student. After completion of this program, a student will be academically prepared to take the following examinations:
§ Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Access, Excel
§ CompTIA - A+, IT Project+, and Network+
§ Help Desk Institute – Certified Help Desk Analyst
§ IC3 – Certiport, Inc.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the college. Students with deficiencies in English or mathematics must complete appropriate developmental studies courses. Students with deficiencies in computer skills or keyboarding will complete additional coursework.

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:
Students must successfully complete all of the general education and program requirements listed below to be awarded this degree.

 

General Education Requirements (20 Credits):
ENG 111 College Composition I (3)
ENG 112 College Composition II (3)
MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I (3)
  [or MTH 163  Precalculus I (3)]
Science Elective [BIO, CHM, ENV, GOL, NAS, PHY] (3)
CST 110 Introduction to Speech Communication (3)
Social Science Elective [HIS, SOC, PSY, PLS, ECO, GEO] (3)
Wellness  Health, P.E., or recreation courses which promote physical and emotional well-being (2)

Program Requirements (49 Credits):
ART 121 Drawing I (3)
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I (3)
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing (3)
ITD 110 Web Page Design I (3)
ITD 112 Designing Web Page Graphics (3)
ITD 212 Interactive Web Design (3)
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts (4)
ITE 170 Multimedia Software (3)
ITE 290 Coordinated Internship (3)

  [or ITE 297 Cooperative Education (3)]
ITE 299 Supervised Study in IST (1)
ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems (3)
ITP 110 Visual Basic Programming I (3)
ITP 120 Java Programming I (3)
ITP 132 C++ Programming I (3)
ITP 160 Intro. to Game Design and Development (3)
MKT 260 Customer Service Management (3)
SDV 101 Orientation to Information Systems (1)
SDV 108 College Survival Skills (1)


   Minimum required for degree:  69 Credits


SAMPLE SCHEDULE:


First Year
Fall Semester:
ART 121  Drawing (3)
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing  (3)
ENG 111 College Composition I (3)
ITE 115  Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts (4)
MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I [or MTH 163] (3)
SDV 101 Orientation to Information Systems (1)
SDV 108 College Survival Skills (1)
   Total credits: 18

Spring Semester:
ART 131  Fundamentals of Design I (3)
ENG 112  College Composition II (3)
ITN 106  Microcomputer Operating Systems (3)
ITP 110  Visual Basic Programming I (3)
ITP 160   Introduction to Game Design & Development (3)
CST 110  Introduction to Speech Communication (3)
     Total Credits: 18

Second Year
Fall Semester:
ITD 110  Web Page Design I (3)
ITE 170  Multimedia Software (3)
ITP 132  C++ Programming I  (3)
MKT 260  Customer Service Management (3)
Science Elective  (3)
Wellness Elective (2)
     Total credits: 17

Spring Semester:
ITD 112 Designing Web Page Graphics (3)
ITD 212 Interactive Web Design (3)
ITE 290 Coordinated Internship [or ITE 297] (3)
ITE 299 Supervised Study in IST (1)
ITP 120 Java Programming I (3)
Social Science Elective (3)
     Total Credits: 16

Total Semester Hours:  69