Software Development AAS – Game Testing Degree

Code: AAS.SD.GAME.TEST

This degree focuses on quality assurance in visual software development. Emphasis is on design and testing of computer games and the inclusion of multimedia elements. Students will complete a sequence in a programming language of their choice.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Complete pre‐production planning and design documents needed for video‐game development.
  • Design and develop video‐game applications using standard commercial and open‐source development products
  • Perform quality‐assurance assessment of both personal and commercial‐grade video‐games.
  • Use standard business productivity software to support electronic projects.

Career Pathways

Computer Programmer   Computer Game Developer  Software Developer 

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Humanities or Social Sciences Elective** 3
GAM-110Introduction Game Architecture and Design

3

INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

INF-103Introduction to Programming (Python)

3

INF-130Testing and Quality Assurance

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Second Semester

CIS/INF...
 Introductory Programming Elective*
3
MAT...     
 Mathematics Elective**                
3-4
GAM-211Game Development 2D

3

-or

ART-192Computer 3D Animation I

3

INF-140/COM-140Introduction to Multimedia

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Third Semester

  Advanced Programming Elective*** 3
GAM-218Game Development 3D I

3

INF-230Advanced Multimedia

3

-or

ART-293Computer 3D Animation II

3

INF-217Database for Applications [Oracle]

3

INF-253Technical Communications

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

  Writing/Humanities Restricted Elective***** 3
  Humanities or Social Sciences Elective** 3
INF  Restricted Elective**** 3
GAM-230Game Programming 3D II

3

PHY-186General Physics I

4

Total Credit Hours:16

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities and Social Sciences**

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN); Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics, Natural Science, and Technology

MAT  Mathematics Elective** 3-4
PHY-186General Physics I

4

Total Credit Hours:7-8

General Education Credits

If a student elects a 3-credit course in Mathematics, then the 3-credit Program Requirement, INF-101 Intro to Information Technology (see below), will count as a general education course in this category in order to meet the requirement of 20-22 credits in general education.

Total Credit Hours:0-3

Total Credit Hours: 20-22

Program Requirements

INF  Restricted Elective**** 3
  Introductory Programming Elective* 3
  Advanced Programming Elective***
3
GAM-110Introduction Game Architecture and Design

3

GAM-211Game Development 2D

3

-or

ART-192Computer 3D Animation I

3

GAM-218Game Development 3D I

3

GAM-230Game Programming 3D II

3

INF-101Introduction to Information Technology

3

INF-103Introduction to Programming (Python)

3

INF-130Testing and Quality Assurance

3

INF-140/COM-140Introduction to Multimedia

3

INF-217Database for Applications [Oracle]

3

INF-253Technical Communications

3

INF-230Advanced Multimedia

3

-or

ART-293Computer 3D Animation II

3

Total Credit Hours: 42

Program Support Requirements

  Writing/Humanities Restricted Elective***** 3

Total Credit Hours: 64-65

Specific Program Notes

*Introductory Programming Elective – CIS-165, INF-220, or INF-236.

**General Education Elective(s). Recommended Mathematics elective: MAT-180, MAT-280, or MAT-223. Recommended Humanities electives: MUS-101, MUS-110, or ART-101. Recommended Social Science electives: Psychology (PSY) courses.

***Advanced Programming Elective – CIS-265, INF-246, or INF-268.

****INF Restricted Elective – INF-160, INF-239, or INF-146.

*****Writing/Humanities Restricted Elective – WRT-204, MUS-151, MUS-160, ART-122, or ART-126.

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic Skills Placement Test.