Game Development Programming Certificate

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
AGGP 101C Introduction to Game Design and Creation with Programming 2 3 3
AGGP 103C Introduction to Content Development 2 2 3
AGGP 131C Introduction to 2-D and 3-D Game Development 2 3 3
AGGP 140C Digital Art Modeling and Animation 2 3 3
CPET 107C Introduction to Programming with C++ 2 3 3
CPET 125C Data Structures 2 3 3
CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

Students who complete the Game Development Programming Certificate will obtain the skills necessary to enter an internship, apprenticeship, or on the job training program in the field of game development. Completion of this certificate enables these students to undertake preparation for entry-level game development certification exams. Students can also choose to continue their education in the Associate Degree Program in Animation and Graphic Game Programming (AGGP).

The Game Development Programming Certificate consists of six courses in the AGGP curriculum. Students will learn programming, design skills, and multiple programming languages using industry proven game development technologies. While is it recommended that students consider having a computer of their own, it is possible to complete this certificate’s instruction and hands-on training in our computer labs.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Know the syntax and usage of programing languages used in the game industry;
  • Apply Object Oriented Programing design and techniques in software projects;
  • Prototype content and game systems;
  • Import custom content using content pipelines from one or more major game engines;
  • Design and create games in a variety of genres using the programing and/or scripting systems from one or more major game engines;
  • Identify and research topics about the game industry and game programming;
  • Identify game mechanics and systems found within games genres and specific games;
  • Be proficient in the use of one or more major source control systems;
  • Understand and apply basic project management planning and techniques.

Courses in this certificate program are offered days and evenings and can be completed in nine months. This program is financial aid eligible. To be eligible for federal financial aid, students must submit an official, final high school transcript, or the equivalent documentation that demonstrates high school completion, to the NHTI Admissions Office.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.


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Frank Polito
AGGP Dept. Chair

(603) 271-6484 x4278

Greg Walek
AGGP Program Coordinator

(603) 271-6484 x4333

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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