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About the Program

The Game Programming specialization prepares students for entry-level positions in the video game industry using the principles and techniques of interactive game programming and software development .  Students will learn various programming and scripting languages, data structures, game and software testing,  game design, and game engine operation.  Project management, creative design, teamwork and communication skills are integrated throughout this dynamic curriculum to prepare students to work on a creative team in the video game industry.  Graduates of this program have advanced training in programming languages including Java and C++.  These skills can be applied across industries which rely on  software development and computer programming.

The C++ Game Programming Certificate prepares students for entry-level programming positions using the principles and techniques of interactive game and software development. Students will learn programming and scripting languages, game and software testing, game design, and level editing and scripting using industry tools. Project development, creative design, teamwork and communication skills are integrated throughout this dynamic curriculum. Students of this program have advanced training in C++ which can be applied across industries which rely on software development.

 

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 About the Program Coordinator: Julie Hoshizaki

(Statement from a student) 

Julie was there to greet me day one of me starting my degree at Northwest Vista College. Every day since she has been there for me and many others. She was there to teach me cool new things, praise work I had done, and tell me I was only doing the minimum and being a slacker when she had to. She passed me when I earned it, failed me when I deserved it, and overall was one of the best teachers I have ever had. Without Julie Hoshizaki I would not be in the place I am today, and I plan on putting her in every "Special Thanks" of every game I ever make!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Departments

Program Coordinators

Qi Wang
Phone: (210) 486-4401
Email: qwang4@alamo.edu
Office: MLH-201

Julie Hoshizaki
Phone: (210) 486-4059
Email: jhoshizaki@alamo.edu
Office: MLH-201

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Secretary
Phone: (210) 486-4352
Fax: (210) 486-9097
Email: ecoppin@alamo.edu
Office: MLH-201

Heather McCreery
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: (210) 486-4360
Email: hmccreery@alamo.edu
Office: MLH-201A