Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Gaming and Simulation Certificate: 232A

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(R): 232A

Computer gaming and simulation is part of a rapidly growing and exciting new industry. Gaming is not only the fastest growing segment of the technology industry but also the fastest growing segment of the entertainment industry. Gaming is not just about entertainment – game technology is increasingly being applied in a variety of settings, from medical and corporate training to advocacy, advertising, and emergency response simulation. This interdepartmental certificate presents students with an introduction to the skills needed to explore the emerging technology area of game and simulation development. Completion of this degree will expose students to core game development skills and theory, introduce gaming and computer simulation technology applications, and provide an introduction to computer graphics technology. Electives allow students an opportunity to further explore their particular area of interest, such as programming, 3D modeling, mobile games, and other topics.

Program Requirements

All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

Total Credit Hours: 29-32

‡ Choose any program elective: TECH 225 , TECH 276 , CMSC 100 , CMSC 140  (or other TECH or CMSC programming class).
‡ ‡ ARTT 100 , ARTT 102 , CMSC 100  or higher, ENGL 101 , GDES 116 , GDES 121 , GDES 134 , GDES 216 , GDES 242 , GDES 285 , TECH 225 , TECH 273 , TECH 276 , TECH 277 , TECH 282 , TVRA 140 CMSC 100 , CMSC 140  or other TECH or CMSC course.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary of gaming and simulation.
  • Create an online portfolio containing game development related coursework.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of analyzing, designing, and developing games in a team environment.

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