Information Systems Technology - Gaming and Mobile Application Development Specialization*

Award: ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Length: A full-time student may complete this program in four semesters.

Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Information Systems Technology - Gaming and Mobile Application Development Specialization* is primarily for persons who seek
employment in the gaming, simulation or mobile application development and design field. Persons seeking initial employment in an information game design or who seek advancement in current design and development jobs will benefit from the program.

Program Requirements: To receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Systems Technology – Gaming and Mobile Application Development Specialization*, you must complete a minimum of 65 credits with a grade point average of 2.00 or better. The following outline represents the typical order of courses planned for full-time students.

Occupational Objectives: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities:

  • Computer Game Programmer
  • Computer Mobile Application Designer
  • Program Developer
  • Systems Game Manager
  • Technical Game Designer
  • Mobile Application Developer

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, entry into this program requires completion of four units of high school English and one unit of college preparatory high school algebra.

If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in your academic preparation in the College’s Developmental Studies program.

Program Description:  This program contains courses which provide an emphasis on designing, creating and maintaining programs related to gaming, simulation and mobile applications. Courses provide instruction in game design and development using various languages and programming environments. The students will also experience writing programs for mobile applications using languages related to the newest cell phones on the market. Students will see the benefits of programming for training through applications for simulation. General education and business related courses provide the student with a perspective on the role of technology in today’s society. Upon satisfactory completion of the four semester program, the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Systems Technology-Gaming and Mobile Application Development Specialization* will be awarded.

 

Course Sequence

First Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
AST114 Keyboarding for Computer Usage 2 0 2
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 2 4
ITP 100 Software Design 3 0 3
ITP 160 Intro. to Game Design & Development 3 0 3
MTH 130 Fundamentals of Reasoning (or approved sub) 3 0 3
SDV100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
  Total 15 0 15
Second Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
ART 180 Intro to Computer Graphics (or approved sub) 3 0 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3 0 3
ITP 136 C# Programming I 4 0 4
ITN102 Intro to Networked Client OS (LAN) 3 0 4
ITP 165 Gaming and Simulation 3 2 3
  Total 16 2 17
Third Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
ENG131 Technical Report Writing 3 0 3
ITP 120 Java Programming I 4 0 4
ITE 150 Desktop Database Software 4 0 4
HLT/PED Approved Wellness Elective 0 2 1
HUM Humanities Elective 3 0 4
  Total 14 2 15
Fourth Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 0 3
BUS 236 Communication in Management 3 0 3
ITD 120 Design Concepts for Mobile Apps 4 0 4
ITP 214 Windows Mobile Development 4 0 4
ITP 265 Application of Modeling & Simulation 4 0 4
  Total 18 0 18