Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:
- Demand for Computer Occupations is expected to grow about 14%* between 2015 and 2023.
- Entry level wages are about $18/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Game / Simulation / Animation Programming
600 hours/approx. 6 months – full time
M-F 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (full-time)
M-F 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (part-time)
All components of this program are offered 100% online
Students will be prepared for employment in careers such as a Game/Simulation Designer, Game Programmer, and Game Software Developer. Students will receive practical experiences in game/simulation conceptualization, design, storyboarding, development methodologies, essential programming techniques, animation, game engine utilization, and implementation issues. Specialized programming skills involving advanced mathematical calculations are also integrated into the curriculum.
Additional Skills Covered:
- Analysis, Design, & Project
- Design Essentials & Documentation
- Environmental Design
- Event Modeling in Game Design
- Game Development Tools
- Game Strategy
- Job Readiness & Career Development
- User Interface Design
- Game Management & Industry
- Music, Sound, Art & Animation
- Rules of Play
Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Credit:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an AS/AAS Degree by Broward College or the select schools in the Florida College System. Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.
To get started in the Game/Simulation/Animation Programming program, Sign Up today for a program orientation!
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Step 1⇒ Attend a Program Orientation
Step 2 ⇒ Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria
- See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
- Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
- Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.
Step 3 ⇒ Meet with your counselor/advisor
- Receive test results
- Discuss technical or academic program placement
- Special needs
- Financial aid
- Registration procedures
Step 4 ⇒ Registration and Enrollment