Computer Information Science - Video Game Development - Certificate of Specialization

This program prepares students with the foundational knowledge needed to pursue a career in video game development. Video game developers use coding languages to create games, which are then marketed to consumers. Their job is to create exciting gaming experiences that engage and entertain players. This certificate program is recommended for students who will be transferring to a four-year college or university program to pursue a bachelor’s degree in video game development or design. The foundational courses include Introduction to Computer Programming, Intro to Computer Game Development and 3-D Animation. Since requirements vary at each institution, students should check with their faculty advisor or the school to which they intend to transfer to ensure they are taking the appropriate courses.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Develop video game software
Learn the importance of each role on a development team
Learn 3-D animation skills
Master algorithms and software design patterns used in the industry

Program Snapshot

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Possible Careers

Game developer
Game tester
Software engineer
Game animator
Audio engineer
Game artist

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Tiffany Ford
Computer Information Science Department Chair


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