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.

The Anoka Technical College Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Game Programming is a 72-credit program is 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 Game Programming A.A.S degree emphasis teaches students game programming languages and they learn using industry standard software to program and develop games. Upon completion, students will be prepared to enter the gaming industry in roles such as entry-level game programmer or game tester.
 
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 IT degree has an initial curriculum of over 90 courses in seven
career areas of concentration:
• Network Management and Security
• Database Design and Development
• Game Programming
• Mobile Development
• Network Analyst
• Software Development
• Web Design and Development

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. The Game Programming A.A.S. degree emphasis includes General Education credits. This degree broadens knowledge beyond what is required in the technical field and places the student on track for future managerial positions.

Course Prerequisites

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

ITEC 1002, ITEC 1016, ITEC 1025, ITEC 1070, ITEC 2100, and TLIT 1005 are first semester courses and prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achiever the following learning outcomes.

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the identification, analysis and resolution of information technology problems.
  2. Exhibit interpersonal skills and a professional attitude while working in an information technology environment.
  3. Clearly express ideas and information in written and spoken form.
  4. Analyze, design and document system specifications to meet client needs.
  5. Apply project management techniques to solve business problems.
  6. Collaborate with a team to design and develop customer software-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment.
  7. Apply logical reasoning to a problem.

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 2311  User Interface Experience
4
 ITEC 2326  Gaming Technologies
4
 ITEC 2331  Advanced Gaming Technologies
4
 ITEC 2342  Game Scripting
2
 ITEC 2347  Software and Game Testing
4
 ITEC 2501  Android Application Development
4
 ITEC 2506  Apple Programming
4
 ITEC 2511  Apple Mobile Application Development
4
 ITEC 2901
 Integrated Capstone Project
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 from three different goal areas. Student is required to take one transferable course from MnTC Goal Area 4 and the following courses:

ENGL 2105 Business and Technical Writing
4
PHIL 1200
Technology, Ethics, and Society
3
 MnTC Credits
  8

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

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

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 Information Technology graduates will be specialists in their area of emphasis and will also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven emphasis areas. Professional standards, proper methodology and project management will be emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710


The Anoka Technical College Game Programming diploma is a 57-credit program is 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 Game Programming diploma teaches students game programming languages and they learn using industry standard software to program and develop games. Upon completion, students will be prepared to enter the gaming industry in roles such as entry-level game programmer or game tester.

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.

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

Course Prerequisites

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

ITEC 1002, ITEC 1016, ITEC 1025, ITEC 1070, ITEC 2100, and TLIT 1005 are first semester courses and prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achiever the following learning outcomes.

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the identification, analysis and resolution of information technology problems.
  2. Exhibit interpersonal skills and a professional attitude while working in an information technology environment.
  3. Clearly express ideas and information in written and spoken form.
  4. Analyze, design and document system specifications to meet client needs.
  5. Apply project management techniques to solve business problems.
  6. Collaborate with a team to design and develop customer software-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment.

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 2100
Programming Logic & Design
4
ITEC 2105 JAVA Programming
4
ITEC 2311 User Interface Experience
4
ITEC 2326 Gaming Technologies
4
ITEC 2331 Advanced Gaming Technologies
4
ITEC 2342 Game Scripting
2
ITEC 2347 Game Testing
4
ITEC 2501 Android Application Development
4
ITEC 2506 Apple Programming 4
ITEC 2511 Apple Mobile Application and Development
4
ITEC 2901 Integrated Capstone Project
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 in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

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 Information Technology graduates will be specialists in their area of emphasis and will also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven emphasis areas. Professional standards, proper methodology and project management will be emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

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

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044