• Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming (108)
    Associate of Science


    Also see Multimedia Web Programming (104.3)

    The Multimedia Programming, Simulation and Gaming degree provides skills and knowledge across a broad range of careers in the gaming industry, including independent game developer, computer programming, game designer, product manager, video game tester, application developer and simulation programmer.  Students will learn technical training including game development, animation software tools, digital imaging and programming.

    Students pursuing careers in the gaming industry most often require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and it is recommended that they transfer to four-year institutions in order to pursue competitive employment opportunities. Students will develop a portfolio while completing the degree to show prospective employers and transfer counselors.

    Students who successfully complete CCAC’s Multimedia Web Programming certificate (104) will be able to apply 12 of their credits to the Multimedia Programming, Simulation & Gaming associate degree.1

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Apply 2D and 3D animation concepts to design and develop a single-level game.
    2. Utilize programming skills to create simulation and animation.
    3. Create a game and simulation from concept to completion.
    4. Utilize Maya, Blender and Action Script in simulation and game programming.
    5. Communicate effectively and appropriately with team members and players in the development of games and simulation.

    Credits may be articulated for courses completed in high school career and technology programs.


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    Degree Requirements

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    ART-114Two-Dimensional Design3
    CIT-130Object-Oriented Programming 1: Java4
    MMC-112Audio & Video for the Web3
    MMC-170Game Design & Simulation 2 3
    ENG-101English Composition 13
    Total Credits: 16

    Third Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CIT-145 Programming in C3
    MAT-108Intermediate Algebra4
    MMC-250Three-Dimensional Design for Gaming3
    MMC-260Maya for Gaming 13
    PSY-101Introduction to Psychology3
    Total Credits: 16

    Fourth Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    ENG-102English Composition 23
    CIT-245 Data Structures & Programming in C++ 4
    MMC-270Maya for Gaming 23
    PHY-141Physics 1 4
    Total Credits: 14
    1The four courses from the Multimedia Web Programming certificate which can be applied to this degree are the following: Web Development (CIT-125), Developing Images for the Web (MMC-111), Audio & Video for the Web (MMC-112) and Programming with JavaScript, JQuery & Action Script (MMC-150).
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 62