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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Information Technology, Game Development, Associate in Applied Science

Effective: Fall, 2016

The Game Development specialization is intended to prepare students for a career or further study in game development. Courses emphasize the specific skills necessary for the design, development, marketing and testing of computer games. Industry standard programming languages and development tools are utilized in this specialization.

The Associate in Applied Sciences in the Information Technology (IT) Career Degrees at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical. Students are offered a choice of specializations: Computer Programming, Game Development, Help Desk/Technical Support, Interactive Multimedia, Network Engineering, Mobile Computing, and Web Development. Students have the benefit of classroom or online instruction, dedicated laboratory facilities and participation in co-curricular activities. Students in the IT Career Degrees are required to take program courses and related electives in their specialization as well as four IT core courses. In addition, students are required to take general education courses.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the use of web and programming languages relevant to game development.
  • Apply the computer video game development process to create games using a variety of current tools and technologies.
  • Create computer games using industry standard development tools.
  • Utilize industry standard tools to create audio and/or visual elements.
  • Develop a game portfolio.

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Second Semester (15-16 credits)

IMM 120 - Web Page Design and Development3
DPR 118 - Game Creation Development3
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
DPR 104 - Introduction to Java Programming3
DPR 110 - Introduction to C++3
Mathematics Elective (3-4 credits)

Mathematics Elective: Choose from one of the following sequences: MAT 120 and MAT 121 or MAT 135 and MAT 136 or MAT 151 and MAT 152 or MAT 160 and MAT 161

Third Semester (16 credits)

DPR 119 - Introduction to Computer Game Programming3
NET 110 - Network Communications3
IMM 201 - Audio and Video for Multimedia3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
DPR 121 - Game Art and Animation3
IMM 110 - Multimedia Graphics & Design3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
DPR 204 - Intermediate Java Programming3
DPR 210 - Object Oriented C++3

Fourth Semester (16 credits)

DPR 250 - Digital Portfolio Development3
Any transferable Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated Science course (4 credits)
Humanities elective (3 credits)
Any transferable Oral Communication (OC) designated course (3 credits)
Any transferable Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) and Global Understanding (GU) designated Social Science course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 62-64