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Digital Media: Game Programming (AS) Computer Studies Total Units: 32
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Term Effective: Summer 2011


The Game Programming major 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 major focuses on computer programming, mathematics, and game design and programming.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  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.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Digital Media: Game Programming (AS) program are:

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

Digital Media: Game Development Core Requirements - complete 31.00 units
CS 10Introduction to Computer Programming4.00
CS 11Data Structures and Algorithms4.00
CS 74.11Introduction to Digital Media3.00
MATH 1ACalculus, First Course5.00
MATH 1BCalculus, Second Course5.00
MATH 4Discrete Mathematics4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
CS 74.41AGame Design 13.00
CS 74.41BGame Design 23.00
CS 74.42AGame Development with C#/XNA 13.00
CS 74.42BGame 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 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Introduction 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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2016

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

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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