Simulation and Game Development

The Simulation and Game Development degree at GTCC offers you the opportunity to learn how to develop video games and simulation software. You will learn the programming, graphics development, storylines, and business requirements for developing fully functional games and simulation software for PC and mobile devices. This program is unique, as students who obtain the AAS in Simulation & Game Development also learn very valuable skill sets that are applicable to multiple disciplines. Within this degree, you will gain the skills necessary to gain employment in many diverse areas of IT, including Computer Programming, Game Development, Software Engineering, Mobile Development, Graphic Design, and more!

Credentialing Options

Career Opportunities

The Simulation and Game Development curriculum provides a broad background in simulation and game development with practical applications in creative arts, visual arts, audio/video technology, creative writing, modeling, design, programming and management.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to follow the general enrollment process for GTCC, found here.  During the advising process you will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to study within this curriculum. Your advisor will help you sign up for the specific courses you need.

Harold Cox, Instructor
Extension: 50116
Email: hwcox@gtcc.edu

James Thompson, Instructor
Extension: 55073
Email: jcthompson@gtcc.edu

Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please visit the Financial Aid web page or contact the Financial Aid office at 336-334-4822. Select option 3.

No. All software needed to complete this degree is free to students. You will learn to use several professional computer software applications during the completion of this degree. These are the standard used in the industry.

Students will need a set of studio quality headphones and storage media for projects. All textbooks and a simple tool kit are available in the Titan Bookstore.  This is a work- related industry, so we ask that you dress appropriately.  Closed-toed shoes and long pants are required for lab work.  Safety First!

You will need a PC running the Windows operating system. An Apple brand computer running the MacOS operating system will not support some the software you are required to use.  If using a Mac, please ensure you can dual boot to Windows or use a virtualization application (such as Virtual Box) for Windows applications.

Yes, this program is offered entirely online as part of our eDegree Program or available at our High Point Campus.

Upon earning their AAS degree in Simulation and Game Development, students have gained employment in many areas of IT including Game Design, Game Programming, Computer Programming, Computer Simulation Development, and even starting their own mobile game development business.