|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|Maya Foundations||CMT121||3||ENG095 and RDG095 or ESL098 or placement|
|Maya Character Molding||CMT123||3||CMT121|
|Maya Character Animation||CMT223||Fall||3||CMT123|
|Creating 3-D Special Effects||CMT229||Fall||3||CMT121|
|Game Engines||CMT232||Spring||3||CMT231 or Chair approval|
|Introduction to Entrepreneurship||MAN107||Fall||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Principles of Marketing||MAN105||3||ESL098 and ESL099 or RDG095 and ENG090 or placement|
|Entrepreneurship & Innovation||MAN204||Spring||3||MAN107|
The Gaming/Computer Simulation in Entrepreneurship Certificate will prepare students in the fundamentals of game/simulation design, development and production and in tandem, will allow individuals to acquire practical entrepreneurial skills. Students will learn the techniques and tools of game program management and will learn to combine these skills with business skills to create opportunities for self-employment potentially leading to starting a gaming company, or the certificate will better prepare them for further career advancement and mobility within the gaming industry.
Students completing this certificate can expect to be qualified for positions in gaming companies or further, be positioned to explore the option of starting their own gaming company. The computer gaming/simulation industry is rapidly growing providing ample opportunities for the gaming professional.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Analyze viability of business opportunities in the gaming industry from various points of view.
- Create game characters, 3D objects as game constructs, and animate the game scene.
- Develop and implement a business plan designed to manage a game development venture.
- Evaluate the feasibility of gaming ideas and identify the industry factors leading to business opportunity.