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Information Technology, Game Development, Associate in Applied Science (ITGD)

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.

  • 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.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
CS 100 Introduction to Information Technology 3
CS 117 Fundamentals of Game Design Theory and Practice 3
CS 101 Introduction to Computer Science 3
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Modern College Mathematics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Business Precalculus
College Algebra
Calculus I
Second Semester
IMM 120 Web Page Design and Development 3
CS 118 Game Creation Development 3
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
CS 104
Introduction to Java Programming
or Introduction to C++
Mathematics Elective 3-4
Third Semester
CS 119 Introduction to Computer Game Programming 3
NET 110 Network Communications 3
IMM 201 Audio and Video for Multimedia 3
CS 106
Art and Animation
or Multimedia Graphics & Design
CS 204
Intermediate Java Programming
or Object Oriented C++
Fourth Semester
CS 250 Digital Portfolio Development 3
Any transferable Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated Science course 4
Humanities Elective 3
Any transferable Oral Communication (OC) designated course 3
Any transferable Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) and Global Understanding (GU) designated Social Science course 3
 Total Hours61-63


Scientific Inquiry designated courses.

Oral Communication designated courses.

Diversity and Social Justice and Global Understanding designated courses.

Humanities Elective - Career Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For career programs:

Courses listed under subject areas:
ARB 101 (or above)3
ART 100Art and Child Development (or above)3
COMM 100Interpersonal Communication (or above)3
DRA 100Introduction to Theatre (or above)3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature (or above)3
FRE 101Elementary French I (or above)3
GER 101 (or above)3
HUM 100Introduction to Visual Arts (or above)3
ITA 101 (or above)3
MUS 101Fundamentals of Music (or above)3
PHI 100Introduction to Philosophy (or above)3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (or above)3

Mathematics Elective:

Select from one of the following sequences:
MAT 120
MAT 121
Modern College Mathematics
and Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MAT 135
MAT 136
Business Precalculus
and Business Calculus
MAT 151
MAT 152
College Algebra
and Precalculus
MAT 160
MAT 161
Calculus I
and Calculus II

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Information Technology, Game Development

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