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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

Students in the A.A.S. in Game Programming and Design degree program will learn how to use the most recent technologies and tools for web application development. Students will also gain a high degree of hands-on experience with the design and development of game application software while also learning the theory and fundamentals of game design and programming, such as developing and applying an algorithmic approach to problem solving, using structured programming techniques, and designing and building databases. The capstone project for this program is the design and development of an actual game software application. Throughout the program, students will collect samples of their work and create a professional portfolio to be used in pursuing a job in the game industry.

Honors Courses: The College offers honors courses that provide enhanced educational experiences for students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability. Enrollment in honors courses is open to qualified students in this degree program, as well as all other qualified FLCC students. Successful completion of honors courses or an Honors Certificate may increase student transfer options to four-year institutions.

The Graduates

Graduates of this degree program can expect to find careers in the fields of game design, game programming, and game management, among others.

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

The Faculty

The Computing Sciences faculty bring to FLCC a wide breadth of talent and a great depth of experience. Each faculty member specializes in a particular area of the discipline, and continually strives to stay current in that area. We are committed to providing students with the most up-to-date programs and courses, and strive to provide our students with an excellent education.