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Certificate of Technical Studies in Programming for Digital Gaming

Learning Outcomes

Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Programming for Digital Gaming will be able to:

  1. analyze and solve real world problems in interactive design and mobile application programming;
  2. recognize the legal and ethical concerns in software design;
  3. install, configure, and troubleshoot mobile applications and interactive software; and
  4. apply software design principles in a hands-on experience.

Specific Degree Information:

The Certificate of Technical Studies in Programming for Digital Gaming focuses on programming techniques for software applications related to interactive and web based design. The program prepares individuals to function as entry level programmers, and includes instruction in a variety of programming languages on programming logic, writing and executing code to create and troubleshoot software applications.

Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor concerning required courses and sequencing for this degree.

  • Students who are in the internship* of the CTS in Programming for Digital Gaming Program must be available for 100 hours of internship.
  • Students must apply for an internship with the program director the semester prior to the start of the desired internship.
  • A prerequisite to applying to internship is the completion of at least one approved programming portfolio.
  • Internship students must be prepared to complete internship rotations at an out of town facility.
  • Internship students must adhere to internship site requirements which include but may not be limited to background checks, drug screens, and orientation meetings.
  • Internship students must complete an additional approved programming portfolio.

*In special circumstances the internship may be substituted with Dean and Program Director approval with a 200 level CIT course and completion of two approved programming portfolios.

Gainful Employment

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Required courses for Certificate of Technical Studies in Programming for Digital Gaming

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
CIS 100: Information Tech Principles 3
CIT 102: Problem Solving and Techniques 3
CIT 110: Ethics in Information Technology 3
CIT 130: HTML5/CSS3 3
Second Semester Hours
CIT 150: Introduction to Programming with Java 3
CIT 113: Introduction to C++ Programming 3
CIT 213: Advanced C++ Programming 3
CIT 250: Programming with C# 3
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
CIT 260: Interactive Program Design 3
CIT 235: Web Application Development 3
CIT 299: Cyber Internship 3
Total Credit Hours 33

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.

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