Video game animation is a specialty within the computer animation field that focuses on game design and interactive aspects of animation uniquely associated with video gaming. Video game animators combine  art and technology to create interactive animated images and environments for video games.

The gaming and animation developer certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in the field and provides a foundation for continued study.


Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ESNT120LCollege Essentials101
CIS136LIntroduction to Computers223
CIS227LIT Developmental Applications 223
CIS140LIntroduction to Programming223
CIS275LObject-Oriented Programming-C++223
CIS277LProgramming for Games223
CIS271LAnalyzing Software Requirements223
CIS272LObject-Oriented Programming-Java223
CIS276LDeveloping Web Applications223
CIS292LMobile Application Development223

Total Credits: 31

Computer Technology Program candidate must:

  • Have command of the English language;
  • Have normal vision for reading instructions and course materials and for performing manipulative tasks;
  • Be able to complete requirements for college level classes;
  • Be able to understand and follow both written and oral instructions;
  • Have sufficient vision to distinguish colors, read gauges, scopes, diagnostic equipment and information from a computer screen (adaptive equipment acceptable);
  • Have reading comprehensive skills sufficient to read and comprehend technical literature;
  • Have communication skills sufficient to prepare required reports;
  • Have sufficient hearing to distinguish various sounds and noises (adaptive equipment acceptable);
  • Have sufficient dexterity to perform manual skills related to computer operation.

At the completion of the program, each student will have:

  • Knowledge of operating systems, applications, database systems, hardware, programming concepts, networks, and online resources;
  • Knowledge of security issues, risks, tools, and policies;
  • Ability to apply a systematic and methodical approach to solve problems;
  • Strong documentation skills and knowledge of general business principles and project management;
  • Obtain specific technical skills to enter the workplace based on the student’s chosen track;
  • To think critically and make appropriate decisions based on relevant factors.

  • Catherine Fuster

    Catherine Fuster

    Computer and Design Technologies
    Associate Professor, Computer Technologies; Department Chair Computer and Design Technologies


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