Certificate of Completion in Game Technology

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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Game Technology (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5637
Total Credits Required
28
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Career Opportunities

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.

Example job titles with salary information
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.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems RC 3
CIS107 The Electronic Game Industry RC 3
CIS151 Computer Game Development -Level I RC 3
ART170 or
ADA170 or
CIS130DA
Three-Dimensional Computer Design or 3D Studio Max: Modeling RC 3
ADA184 or
ART184 or
MMT184 or
CIS130DB
Computer Animation or Computer Animation or 3D Studio Max: Animation RC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
13
CIS120DC Adobe Animate: Digital Animation RC 3
CIS120DF or
CIS120DG
Adobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging or Fireworks: Web Graphics RC 3
CIS220DC Flash: Advanced Animation and ActionScript RC 3
CIS108 Electronic Portfolio Development RC 1
Restricted Elective RE 3

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Electives requirement.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals RE 3
MMT216 Multimedia Project Management RE 3
MTC120 or
TCM120
Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video 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

Disclaimer

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.