2016-2017 Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Completion Guide

Game Design and Development, A.A.S.

Program Code: CO523

The gaming industry is a multi-billion dollar industry which is growing rapidly. There are many career paths for this industry such as game programmer, game designer, audio artist, graphics artist, animation artist, game producer, and game tester.

Students in the JJC Game Design and Development program learn the skills and techniques to design and to make games. They also will use Maya and UnReal game engines to develop 3D models and animations for games. For those who wish to continue their education for a bachelor’s degree, the CIOS department has partnered with several four-year degree universities to set up 2+2 programs to ensure smooth transfers to their universities. 

For further information (including salary projections) from the US Department of Labor, go to www.bls.gov.

For student success in this degree program, it is recommended that students have a Math placement score into MATH 127 or higher level Math course, or a minimum grade of C in MATH 098.

General Education Requirements (Must include): 16 Semester Hours

Select 16 credit hours of courses as listed below:

Group I: Communications - Take ENG 130*

Group II: Social and Behavioral Sciences - Take a minimum of 3 credit hours in this category

Group III: Humanities and Fine Arts - Take ART 109

Group IV: Math/Sciences - Take either Math 131* or Math 139*

Group V: Career Enhancement - No specific minimum credit hours required.  This category is optional for AAS degrees.

*These courses require prerequisite fulfillment or department consent.

Choose one of the following options:

Department Electives (GAME): 8 Semester Hours

Total Required Hours: 67 Semester Hours