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Video Game Development

The Game Development Certificate at Golden West College is designed to prepare students for challenging and rewarding careers in computer-based game development, 3D Graphics Programming, Computer Animation, and other such exciting fields. Students utilize the latest tools to learn about 3D computer graphics, console and PC based games, mobile games, and multiplayer online games. Classes are conducted in smart classrooms with the latest instructional tools. A sizable project is undertaken in each class providing the students with an opportunity to add an exciting project to their portfolios.

Students can apply the skills they learn through this certificate program, to general computing (corporate applications, databases, web applications); entertainment media development (3-D computer animation for film/video); engineering applications (computer-aided manufacturing, robotics, and product simulations); and emerging technologies (artificial intelligence, urban simulation, augmented reality, and biotechnology process simulation).

Year 1
Fall Semester

Computer Science G175 C++ Programming 4 Units
Computer Science G178 Visual, or equivalent. 4 Units

Year 1
Spring Semester

Computer Science G147 Game Programming, Introduction 4 Units

Year 2
Fall Semester

Computer Science G148 Game Programming, Intermediate 4 Units

Year 2
Spring Semester

Computer Science G149 Game Programming, Advanced 4 Units
At least one course from the following selection:
Computer Science G121 Creating Game Artwork, Introduction 4 Units
Computer Science G150 Mobile Game Programming 4 Units

Total Units 20

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