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2019 blue ribbon school
Atlantic Technical College

Get Started on your Career Plan Today!

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

Game / Simulation / Animation Programming

Program Length:
     600 hours (approximately 6 months – full time)

Delivery Method:
     Traditional – 100% classroom based
     Distance – 50% or more instructional hours via distance education (online)

Days & Times:
        Monday – Friday     7:05 a.m. –  1:50 p.m. – full time
        Monday – Friday     7:05 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. – part time

     Distance (full-time or part-time with weekly virtual labs):
        Distance – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
        Virtual Lab – Tuesday

Course Content:
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 Management & Industry
  • Game Strategy
  • Job Readiness & Career Development
  • Music, Sound, Art & Animation
  • Rules of Play
  • User Interface Design

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.

To get started in the Game/Simulation/Animation Programming program, Sign Up today for a program orientation!

Advisor: Brooke.Lehmejian@browardschools.com

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