Visual Communications — Simulation Design and Gaming

Award: Certificate
Degree Code: SOGC
Number of Credits: 18

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Program Description

This certificate provides high quality, hands-on, career education in designing computer and video games for learning, simulations, and gaming. The certificate helps students prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities in an open access, optimal learning environment for students’ educational development.

Required Courses

Number Title Credits
VCP 218 Modeling and Animation I 4
EGL 101 Freshman Composition 3
EGL 211 Technical Writing 3
VCP 116 Digital Imaging I 2
VCP 117 Digital Imaging II 2
VCP 136 Multimedia Production I 4

Program Outcomes

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

  • Vocalize and document critical remarks in regards to a project's quality, aesthetics, and basic requirements
  • Develop a production process to complete consistent quality designs in an appropriate amount of time
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize a variety of industry standard hardware and software to produce aesthetically pleasing designs
  • Produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional content that is optimized for animation, film, or interactive media
  • Develop basic to intermediate-level computer code that is appropriate for multimedia and interactive presentations
  • Create a portfolio that demonstrates solid foundational art skills as well as intermediate-level technical knowledge