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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- 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
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*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.
- 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.