Degrees Offered - Game & Simulation Development: Programming (AAS) | TJC

Degrees Offered - Game & Simulation Development: Programming (AAS)

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Do you love playing video games, but always think they could be better if they just did…? Our programming degree can put you in the driver’s seat to creating the best video game ever because programmers control the video game and make it run properly.

With our program, you will receive a strong foundation in coding and design, learn the intricacies of the industry’s most cutting-edge software packages and develop a broad skillset of methods that will allow you to be well-equipped to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Additionally, you will obtain the best knowledge of the gaming industry and acquire the technical and interpersonal skills needed to be successful in a rapidly-growing and lucrative industry.

Turn your passion for playing video games into a digital masterpiece and join a respected, highly-prized profession on the cutting edge of a rapidly evolving, multi-billion-dollar industry.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan
Major Courses 42 Credits

ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I


GAME 1303 Intro. to Game Design and Development


ITSE 1302 Computer Programming 


GAME 1343 Game and Simulation Programming I


GAME 2341 Game Scripting


COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I


GAME 1359 Game and Simulation Programming II


COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II


GAME 2359 Game and Simulation Group Project

GAME 1394 Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects  

GAME 1353 Multi-User Game Programming I


GAME 2343 Multi-User Game Programming II


COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III

General Education Requirements 18 Credits

Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics).

Major Courses: 42
General Education Requirements: 18
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours

ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I


GAME 1303 Introduction to Game Design and Development


ITSE 1302 Computer Programming 


EDUC 1300 Learning Framework


MATH 1314 College Algebra

Second Semester Credit Hours

GAME 1343 Game and Simulation Programming I (+)


GAME 2341 Game Scripting (+)


COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I

MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3

ENGL 1301 Composition I

Third Semester Credit Hours

GAME 1359 Game and Simulation Programming II (#)


COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II (#)


GAME 2359 Game and Simulation Group Project (#)


SPCH 1321 Bus. & Professional Communication OR SPCH 1315

Fourth Semester Credit Hours

GAME 1394 Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (+)


GAME 1353 Multi-User Game Programming I (+)


GAME 2343 Multi-User Game Programming II (+)


COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III (+)

xxxx x3xx Lang., Philosophy and Culture Core OR Creative Arts Core 3
Total Semester Hours 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses

(#) - Indicates that course is only taught in fall semester

(+) - Indicates that course is only taught in spring semester