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Program Contacts

Program Director Ruth Alsobrook-Hurich (928) 776-2076
Dean Stacey Hilton (928) 717-7775

Quick Facts

About the Video Game Developer Certificate

The Video Game Developer certificate focuses on providing students with skills in high level object oriented programming. Applications used for skill development are 2-D and 3-D video game applications for use on PCs, MACs, Smartphones, the Web, and commercial video game consoles.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Video Game Developer Certificate program, the learner will be able to:



  1. Use professional programming development environment (IDE) tools to create and test object oriented programs. (VGD122, VGD171, VGD172)
  2. Create video games suitable for use on a PC or MAC. (VGD121, VGD122, VGD171, VGD172)
  3. Create video games suitable for use on the Web. (VGD121, VGD122)
  4. Apply refined programming concepts to game structure and assets to create a functional 3D Video game. (VGD121, VGD122, VGD172)
  5. Create code that incorporates elementary artificial intelligence into game coding. (VGD172)
  6. Use professional quality software tools to create static and animated 3D objects suitable for use in video games. (VGD151, VGD152)

Program-Specific Requirements

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