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This program teaches programming, design skills, and multiple programming languages using industry-proven game development technologies. Students create several game projects, including a team project. Courses in this program are offered days and evenings and can be completed in nine months. It is possible to complete this
certificate’s instruction and hands-on training in NHTI’s computer labs. This program is financial aid-eligible.

Curriculum Abbreviations
  • 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
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
Total Credits 18

Applicants are required to have one of the following:

  • At least three years of college preparatory mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry) with minimum grades C or higher
  • College board Math SAT or other formalized testing with a score that places applicant into Math 124C/XC or higher-level course 
  • Completion of one or both AGGP Math electives with a C or higher

Graduates are 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 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 game 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.


Graduates will be able to enter an internship, apprenticeship, or on-the-job training program in game development; undertake preparation for entry-level game development certification exams; and/or continue in the Animation and Graphic Game Programming Associate Degree at NHTI.

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