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Web Based 2D Game Development Certificate

Location(s): In Person and Online


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Program Overview

Major ID: 379C

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

This is a 24 credit certificate program exploring video game creation. The certificate is ideal for students who want to acquire skills needed for game design and programming. The certificate will utilize HTML5, Javascript, Tumult Hype and Phonegap to recreate classic video games for both the Desktop and mobile platforms. The capstone class will introduce students to some of the concepts of mobile app development for both the iPhone and Android platforms. This certificate may be completed apart from a degree program or may be selected as an emphasis in the Computer Programming AAS degree.

The student should have above average communications and math skills. He/she should exhibit qualities of patience, perseverance, and preciseness, and should enjoy working in a team environment and also be able to work independently. All programs emphasize training for industry certification.

Career Opportunities

Graduates find excellent opportunities as computer programmers in business, manufacturing, government and education. Jobs for computer programmers for all types of computer systems are found throughout the country with opportunities for good earning and rapid advancement.

Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates will design and code gaming software applications.
  2. Graduates will apply industry standard design skills to support their applications.
  3. Graduates will apply design and programming skills to non-game web projects.
  4. Graduates will apply best practices for performing effective web usability tests.

Program Faculty

Darren Pearson
darren.pearson@saintpaul.edu

Program Requirements


This program is designed for individuals who have computer programming knowledge or are currently employed in the computer programming field.

Any 4 credits of DGIM classes


Any 4 credits of DGIM classes will be allowed, although the following classes are recommended.

Course Sequence


The following sequence is recommended for a part-time student. Not all courses are offered every semester. Please contact the Program Faculty for course sequence.

Total Semester Credits: 6


Second Semester


Total Semester Credits: 6


Third Semester


Total Semester Credits: 6


Fourth Semester


Total Semester Credits: 6


Total Program Credits: 24


Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ on Reading Comprehension or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Quant. Reasoning, Algebra & Stats: Score of 250+ or Adv. Algebra & Functions: Score of 215+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0910  

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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