What Can I Do With My AGGP Major?

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Animation and Graphic Game Programming

Visit NHTI’s Animation and Graphic Game Programming Department for information on the degree and course offerings.

Career Paths for This Major

Three main paths exist upon completion of this degree: transfer, programming, or game industry work. You can transfer into a bachelor’s program at a college or university, be hired as an entry level software developer, or go directly into the gaming field. You can start working for a studio or break out on your own to create games independently.

Skills Developed Through This Major

  • C++ / C# / Java
  • SQL
  • Visual Studio & .NET platform
  • Linux
  • PHP
  • Data transfer and acquisition
  • Creative problem solving
  • Ability to learn and apply new programming quickly

Sample Career Titles

These titles include positions for which you may qualify with the associate’s degree

  • Game Developer
  • Junior Software Engineer
  • Java Developer
  • C++ Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Application Engineer
  • Software Analyst
  • System Administrator
  • SQL Developer
  • Development Engineer

Positions that may require a bachelor’s degree and beyond…

  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Systems Designer
  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Manager

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Sample Employers

  • AML Partners, LLC
  • Control Technologies Inc
  • Disney Animation Studios
  • Dyn
  • Game Assembly
  • Kentico Software
  • Oracle
  • Robot Loves Kitty
  • SilverTech, Inc.
  • Skymap Games
  • Sophos
  • Sony
  • The Atom Group
  • Turbine Games

Ways to Explore and Reality Test Careers

There are four key ways to explore your favorite career interests…through reading, through speaking with those in the know, through observing and through doing.  Use the links on this page to begin exploring major related careers through ‘reading’.  Go to the Exploring Career Interests link to get tips on all four key exploration strategies.

Additional sources of information for this major include:

  • NHTI Faculty, Advisors, and Department resources
  • Professionals who are working in the field
  • Professional Associations (see below)

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Professional Association Links

Professionals who do work related to this major belong to these associations.  You can use the links below to do career research.

Many groups organize using Meetup.com. Examples include

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Employment and Internship Links

See below for job posting sites related to this major (including the NHTI posting site – see first link).

How to Increase Employability

  • Become an active student member of college, community, or professional associations, which helps you build leadership skills and promote connecting with fellow professionals.
  • Obtain work experience prior to graduation through part-time, full-time and summer employment positions. Jobs that show communication and business skills are valued, not just tech positions.
  • Participate in volunteer and service learning opportunities.
  • Finish polished projects that show your skills well.

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Frank Polito
AGGP Dept. Head

(603) 271-6484 x4278
fpolito@ccsnh.edu

Greg Walek
AGGP Program Coordinator

(603) 271-6484 x4333
gwalek@ccsnh.edu

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