Jan 20, 2022  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Simulation and Game Development: Art Option, AAS

Total Program Credits: 90-93

Estimated Program Length: Two years

Offered by the Computer Information Technology  Department, 541.463.5221

Associate of Applied Science Degree Option (AAS)  

Program Coordinator Jim Bailey, Bldg. 19, Rm. 146, 541.463.3148, baileyj@lanecc.edu

Dean Christopher Rehn

Purpose Students completing the Computer Simulation and Game Development: Art Option will be prepared for positions working as artists for computer game development companies. Their skills will be general enough that they can also get jobs in animation or as graphic artists.

Advising Deidre Lyons and Elaine Zalonis can be reached at CITPrograms@lanecc.edu

Learning Outcomes

  • Create computer simulations or games using industry-standard development tools.
  • Become proficient in developing and applying effective visual design and production strategies for creating concept art, 3D models, and animations, for business, education, and entertainment industries.
  • Understand the concepts, potential, and implications of communicating ideas using interactive media technologies.
  • Develop skills and knowledge in computer animation using industry-standard tools.
  • Design, create, and test state machines to control animations for simulation or game programs using a variety of industrystandard tools and technologies.
  • Use appropriate library and information resources to research simulation and game development issues, to design tools and technologies, and to support lifelong technical learning.

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Co-op is a required and important part of this program. It provides relevant field experience that integrates theory and practice while providing opportunities to develop skills, explore career options, and network with professionals and employers in the computer programming field. Contact Gerry Meenaghan, Cooperative Education Coordinator, Bldg. 19, Rm. 231A, 541.463.5883.

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 46 annually
Statewide openings - 581 annually

Lane County average hourly - $31.78; average annual - $66,113
Oregon average hourly - $38.91; average annual - $80,932

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $358
Computers/Internet Service   $1,500
Program Specific Fees   $208
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $12,662
  Total Estimated Cost $14,728

*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses .
  • Second Year Requirements - A personal laptop is required for second-year students in the degree program. If you receive financial aid, some of those funds may be used for this purchase. Please contact the Program Lead for options and system requirements.
  • If Math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed to meet the math requirement.

General Education

GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Program Core Courses

Directed Electives

DIRECTED ELECTIVES must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.