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Digital Media: Game Programming Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 32
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Term Effective: Summer 2011


The Game Programming certificate provides a course of study that prepares students to transfer to a four-year degree program focusing on the design and programming of interactive computer games and leading to a career in the game development industry. The Game Programming certificate focuses on computer programming, mathematics, and game design and programming.

  1. Work as an effective member of a game development team;
  2. use principles of software design to analyze programming problems and develop solutions;
  3. create and test computer programs that incorporate complex data structures and algorithms, and object oriented programming methods; and
  4. produce an online, multi-level game with consistency throughout the levels and a compelling story.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Digital Media: Game Programming Certificate program are:

  • Complete 32 units from
    • Digital Media: Game Programming Core Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Digital Media: Game Programming Core Requirements - complete 31.00 units
CS 10 Introduction to Computer Programming4.00
CS 11 Data Structures and Algorithms4.00
CS 74.11 Introduction to Digital Media3.00
MATH 1A Calculus, First Course5.00
MATH 1B Calculus, Second Course5.00
MATH 4 Discrete Mathematics4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
CS 74.41A Game Design 13.00
CS 74.41B Game Design 23.00
CS 74.42A Game Development with C#/XNA 13.00
CS 74.42B Game Development with C#/XNA 23.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Summer 2011

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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