Gaming - An exploding industry
GAMING – AN EXPLODING INDUSTRY NEEDS QUALIFIED DESIGNERS
New computing jobs are growing 3 times faster than the number of computer science graduates. More than 50 percent of all math and science jobs are for computer scientists.
Computer science jobs are the highest-paying jobs for new graduates.
There is no limit to the potential in the video game design field, which is quickly becoming the premiere medium for cultural storytelling, information and entertainment.
Course and General Information
Be a Part of Tomorrow . . . Join the Digital Community!
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as a Game/Simulation Designer, Game Programmer, and Game Software Developer in the Information Technology career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills.
The content includes but is not limited to practical experiences in game/simulation conceptualization, design, storyboarding, development methodologies, essential programming techniques, and implementation issues. Specialized programming skills involving advanced mathematical calculations and physics are also integrated into the curriculum.
The Academy of Gaming & Mobile Apps lets student’s dreams and imaginative ideas come to life. Amazing things become possible for motivated students who view the world in a creative way. Students work hands-on with the same cutting-edge technology and software as today’s premiere design professionals, while pursuing traditional art classes in addition to technology-intensive classes. At the Academy of Gaming & Mobile Apps, we are career-focused and creatively driven. Students are offered the opportunity to earn college credit from Santa Fe College and Adobe Certifications while taking honors weighted courses.
Students complete a variety of courses through the program, including:
- Game & Simulation Foundations
- Game & Simulation Design
- Game & Simulation Programming
- Multi-user Game & Simulation Programming
Additional Courses Offered are:
21st-Century Skills require students to demonstrate basic scientific, mathematical and technological literacy. The focus of this academy requires students to acquire broad, transferable skills and understanding of the rudiments of the digital media/multimedia industry, including inventive thinking, effective communication and the ability to prioritize, plan and manage for results.
- AP Computer Science Principles
- Game & Simulation Graphic Artist (Illustrator)
- Game & Simulation 3D Graphic Animator (Unity)
- Advanced Applications (Capstone Course)
Essential skills identified by the Division of Career and Adult Education have been integrated into the standards and benchmarks of this program. These skills represent the general knowledge and skills considered by industry to be essential for success in careers across all career clusters.
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