Game Programming

Information Technology 

The Anoka Technical College Game Programming program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.

IT graduates are highly employable, in many cases, even before graduation.

The Information Technology Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with a concentration in Game Programming is a 72-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in IT fields with the highest demand, both today and in the future. The program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.

The Game Programming emphasis focuses on designing, developing, and deploying computer programs and games. Students learn animation skills and programming techniques suitable for developing elementary interactive computer games.

The IT degree has an initial curriculum of over 90 courses in eight career areas of concentration:

  • Business Data Analyst
  • Convergence Technology
  • Database Design & Development
  • Network Analyst
  • Game Programming
  • Software Development
  • Web Design & Development
  • Mobile Development

Graduates are encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work-study positions will also be available. The IT graduate will be highly employable; in many cases, even before graduation.

This unique program allows technical specialization in one option while the common core courses and required electives from other options build a broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
72
 Technical Credits 57
*ITEC 1002
 Networking Fundamentals
3
*ITEC 1016  Web Development Technologies
4
*ITEC 1025  Project Management
4
*ITEC 1070
 IT Support
1
*ITEC 2100  Programming Logic and Design
4
 ITEC 2105  JAVA Programming    
4
 ITEC 2310  Graphic Design Technologies
4
 ITEC 2317  Web Interactivity Tools
4
 ITEC 2326  Gaming Technologies
4
 ITEC 2331  Advanced Gaming Technologies
4
 ITEC 2342  Game Scripting
2
 ITEC 2345  Game Testing
4
 ITEC 2501  Android Application Development
4
 ITEC 2506  Apple Programming
4
 ITEC 2511  Apple Mobile Application Development
4
*TLIT 1005  Technology Fundamentals  3
     
 * First semester courses and a prerequisite to other courses in this major.
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
15
Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
General Education/MnTC courses: 
including one (1) transferable MATH** course MnTC Goal Area 4
15

**MATH may have a prerequisite depending on Accuplacer assessment score.

 

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

Anoka Technical College Game Programming  graduates are specialists in their field and have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven areas of concentration.

Professional standards, proper methodology, such as sound engineering principles, and project management are emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Julie Myers
763-576-4072

Mary Lebens
763-576-4169

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710


The Game Programming diploma is a 57-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in IT fields with the highest demand, both today and in the future. The program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.

The Game Programming diploma focuses on designing, developing, and deploying computer programs and games. Students learn animation skills and programming techniques suitable for developing elementary interactive computer games.

This IT diploma is one of seven areas of concentration:

  • Convergence Technology
  • Data Design & Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Network Analyst
  • Software Development
  • Web Design & Development
Graduates are encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work-study positions will also be available. The IT graduate will be highly employable; in many cases, even before graduation.

This unique program allows technical specialization in one option while the common core courses and required electives from other options build a broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English, and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
 57
Technical Education
57
*ITEC 1002 Networking Fundamentals
3
*ITEC 1016 Web Development Technologies 4
*ITEC 1025 Project Management
4
*ITEC 1070 IT Support 1
ITEC 2105 JAVA Programming
4
ITEC 2310 Graphic Design Technologies
4
ITEC 2317 Web Interactivity Tools
4
ITEC 2326 Gaming Technologies
4
ITEC 2331 Advanced Gaming Technologies
4
ITEC 2342 Game Scripting
2
ITEC 2345 Game Testing
4
ITEC 2501 Android Application Development
4
ITEC 2506 Apple Programming 4
ITEC 2511 Apple Mobile Application and Development
4
ITEC 2100 Programming Logic & Design
4
*TLIT 1005 Technology Fundamentals
3
     
 * First semester courses and a prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.                                                                                                                                                                

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Description

Anoka Technical College Game Programming graduates are specialists in their field and have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven areas of concentration. Professional standards and proper methodology, such as sound engineering principles and project management, are emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Julie Myers
763-576-4072

Mary Lebens
763-576-4169

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

Start

Fall: August, October
Spring: January, March
(Also multiple start options each semester)

Award

AAS Degree with Emphasis
Diploma

Contact

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Julie Myers
763-576-4072

Mary Lebens
763-576-4169