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 66 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.

 


First
Semester

 

Course Listing

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

AST 114

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 & Dev.

3

0

3

MTH 121

Fundamentals of Math I or Approved Math Elective

3

0

3

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

Total

 

15

0

15

 

 

 

 

 

Second
Semester

 

Course Listing

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

ECO 120

Survey of Economics 3 0 3
ITN 102 Intro to Networked Client OS 4 2 4

ITP 224

Mobile Java ME - Programming

4

0

4

ITP 165 Gaming and Simulation 3 0 3

ART 180

Intro to Computer Graphics or approved graphics course

3

0

3

Total

 

16

2

17

 

 

 

 

 

Third
Semester

 

Course Listing

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

ENG 131

Technical Report Writing

3

0

3

HUM Humanities Elective 3 0 3

HLT/PED

Elective

0

2

1

ITE 150 Desktop Database Software 4 0 4

ITP 120

Java Programming I

4

0 4

Total

 

14

2

15

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth
Semester

 

Course Listing

Lecture
Hours

Lab
Hours

Course
Credits

BUS 100 Intro to Business 3 0 3
BUS 236 Communication in Management 3 0 3

ITD 120

Design Concepts for Mobile Applications

4 0

4

ITP 214

Windows Mobile Development

4 0 4

ITP 265

App. of Modeling & Simulation 4 0 4

Total

 

18

0

18

Total Minimum Credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Information Systems Technology - Gaming and Mobile Application Development Specialization: 65

 

 

 

 

 

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