• Computer Game and Mobile Application Programmer Curriculum


  • Certificate

    Catalog 2018-2019

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    The explosive growth in both the Video Game and Mobile Applications industries – with a projected combined market into the trillions of dollars by 2022 – have created several opportunities for distinct, yet complementary training beginning at the community college level. Recent advances in technology, especially with mobile devices, demand a different level of training than has heretofore been available. This certification is designed to make available to students strong, competitive, and marketable skills which are in very high demand.

    Students completing this program will be prepared to enter the workforce as entry-level programmers with experience in Swift Mobile Apps, Unity, Python, HTML, and JavaScript. Additionally, students will be trained creating appropriate User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX).

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Design games and systems which can be deployed in a mobile environment
    • Develop intermediately complex solutions to specific problems
    • Demonstrate basic fluency in Apple iOS Mobile Apps development
    • Demonstrate basic fluency in Unity Game programming
    • Demonstrate basic fluency in common web programming languages
    • Demonstrate basic fluency in a common scripting language (such as Python)
    • Critically analyze a customer request and provide multiple possible solutions
    • Critically analyze a basic design structure and provide input on enhancing user experience
    • Design an application or a game suitable for delivery in a mobile environment.

    Financial aid approval by the Department of Education is pending.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS122 Computer Concepts III
    3
    CIS125GA Beginning Game Programming
    3
    CIS195 Web Development I
    3
    CIS197HTM Web Authoring: HTML5 and CSS3
    3
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)
    4
    17
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS197CSP Web Authoring Application: JavaScript
    3
    CIS235UNA Small Games Programming I
    3
    ISTM235MA Mobile Apps 1: Introduction to iOS Mobile Applications Development
    3
    WR121 English Composition
    4
    13
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS135TXP Special Topics in Emerging Technologies
    3
    CIS235UNB Small Games Programming II
    3
    ISTM235MB

    Mobile Apps 2: Intermediate iOS Mobile Applications Development Human Relations requirement

    3-4
    12-13
    42-43