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Game Programming & Design

The Degree

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Outlook

Game programming is one of the fastest growing industries in the computer programming and technology sector. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of computer programmers is expected to grow 8 percent from 2012 to 2022.

The Program

While enrolled in the A.A.S. game programming and design degree program, you will learn how to use the most recent technologies and tools for web application development. You will gain a high degree of hands-on experience with the design and development of game application software. In addition, you will learn the theory and fundamentals of game programming and design such as:

  • Developing and applying an algorithmic approach to problem solving.
  • Using structured programming techniques.
  • Designing and building databases.

The capstone project for this program is the design and development of an actual game software application. Throughout the program, you will collect samples of your work and create a professional portfolio. Your portfolio will later be used when you begin your job search in the game industry.

Honors Courses: If you have demonstrated outstanding academic ability, you will have the opportunity to take honors courses at FLCC that provide enhanced educational experiences. If you are a qualified student in this degree program or are a qualified student from another program, enrollment in honors courses is open to you. Successful completion of honors courses or an Honors Certificate may increase your transfer options to four-year institutions.

Online Learning

The A.A.S. game programming and design degree program at FLCC is offered at least 50 percent online. For more information on FLCC's online learning programs, contact the Office of Online Learning at (585)-785-1303 or you can visit the colleges' online degree programs page.

The Graduates

Graduates of this degree program can expect to find careers in the fields of:

  • Game Design
  • Game Programming
  • Game Management

Salary: According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual wage for computer programmers was $74,280 in May 2012.

The Scholarships

Scholarships are available to qualified students. For more information, visit the FLCC scholarships page located online or you can contact the financial aid office.

The Faculty

The faculty in the computing sciences department brings a wide range of talent along with extensive experience to FLCC. Each faculty member specializes in a particular area of the discipline, and continually strives to stay current in that area. FLCC is committed to providing you with the most up-to-date programs and courses. Furthermore, it strives to provide you with an excellent education.