Computer Games and Simulation Design

Computer Games and Simulation Design 

Associate of Applied Science - Curriculum Code 8300

This program is designed to prepare individuals for transfer or employment in a variety of positions including game/simulation designer, programmer or developer. The focus of the program is development of multidisciplinary skills necessary for a career in game and simulation design with emphasis on creation of real games.

For more information about this degree, please contact Michael Substelny at 440-366-7084 or  

Career information for this program


Fall Semester (First Year)
CGSD 120 Introduction to Computer Games and Simulations 3
CGSD 271 Digital Imaging 3
CISS 160 Introduction to Programming in C# OR < 4
CMPR 166 Introduction to Computer Science > 3
ENGL 161    College Composition I 3
MTHM 171 College Algebra > 4
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1

Spring Semester (First Year)
CGSD 121 2D Game Programming > 3
CGSD 130 Game App for Emergent Platforms> 3
CGSD 272 Digital Illustration 3
PSYH 151    Introduction to Psychology   OR  3
SOCY 151 Introduction to Sociology
Science Elective (with lab) ** 4

Fall Semester (Second Year)
ENTR 200 Entrepreneurship 3
CGSD 221 3D Game Programming > 3
CGSD 276 3-D Modeling and Animation > 3
CMPR 168 Object Oriented Programming > 4

Spring Semester (Second Year)
CGSD 222 3D Game Level Design > 3
CGSD 223 Serious Games and Simulations > 3
CGSD 225 Advance Game Programming > 3
Arts and Humanities Elective *** 3
General Elective + 3
Total Credit Hours: 61/62

1. > Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.
2. OR Indicates that a student may select either course which may have an effect on the total credit hours.
3. ** Science Elective selected from ASTY 151, BIOG 151, BIOG 152, BIOG 159, CHMY 161, PSSC 156, PSSC 157.
4. *** To be selected from: ARTS 243, 244, 245, 246, HUMS 271, 274, 281, THTR 151, 185 or divisional approval for another elective. Students intending to transfer should consult with the intended transfer institution or with an LCCC counselor or advisor for transfer information. See current LCCC catalog for information about transfer module courses.
5. + Students intending to transfer should select a course from the Social Science courses in the General Education/Transfer Module (See current LCCC catalog). Students not intending to transfer should consult with LCCC counseling to ensure that they will meet the credit hour requirements for the AAS degree.
6. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of thirteen or more credit hours.

Established    January 2008
Revised          November 2013
Effective        August 2014


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