The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Game Technology is a discipline that includes the development and management of dynamic environments for games and related visualization applications. The Certificate of Completion in Game Technology is designed to help prepare students for opportunities with studios, corporations, organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, advertising and entertainment industries that require visual and interactive content to support, enhance, entertain and/or market their product or service.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Game Technology (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Multimedia Artists and Animators||$58,940|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||RC||3|
|CIS107||The Electronic Game Industry||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|CIS151||Computer Game Development -Level I||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|Three-Dimensional Computer Design or 3D Studio Max: Modeling||ART100 ADA169 ART169 or permission of Instructor or ART100 ADA169 ART169 or permission of Instructor or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105.||RC||3|
|Computer Animation or Computer Animation or 3D Studio Max: Animation||ART100 or ART111 or ART116 or permission of Instructor or ART100 or ART111 or ART116 or permission of Instructor or Prerequisites: A grade of C or bettter in ART100 or ART111 or ART116 or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105.||RC||3|
|CIS120DC||Adobe Animate: Digital Animation||RC||3|
|Adobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging or Fireworks: Web Graphics||RC||3|
|CIS220DC||Flash: Advanced Animation and ActionScript||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS120DC, or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|CIS108||Electronic Portfolio Development||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or BPC110 or permission of Instructor.||RC||1|
Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Electives requirement.
|CIS150AB||Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|MMT216||Multimedia Project Management||CIS140 MMT140 or permission of Instructor||RE||3|
|Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video||(TCM100 and TCM136) or permission of Instructor or (TCM100 and TCM136) or permission of Instructor||RE||3|
|CIS120DB||Computer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator||RE||3|
|CIS224||Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows||RE||3|
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Program Area Key
- Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
- FYC = First Year Composition
- HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
- Mathematics = Mathematics
- NS = Natural Science
- Oral Comm = Oral Communication
- PP = Program Prerequisite
- SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
- RC = Required Courses
- RE = Restricted Electives
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Game Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125814).
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.