Game Design Certificate

Game Design Certificate

Are you looking to enter the workforce of game design? Zane State College offers the training you need.

When you choose Zane State College, you’re trusting us with your future. We don’t take this trust lightly. We guarantee you’ll receive quality instruction delivered by subject matter experts; assistance with building your network and obtaining the career you want; and offering a degree pathway beyond the certificate.

Students enrolled in the Game Design Certificate (GA-C) program will learn the fundamentals of developing games. This program specifically focuses on learning the programming languages and the graphic design skills required for a career in the gaming industry. With the skills, you’ll be able to design fully functional games, develop software, and create website applications. There is a high demand for employees with
these skills. Median hourly wage is $44/hour.

With this certificate, you’ll be qualified for these occupations:
Game Designer, Software Applications Developer (specializing in Java, C#, and Python), Website Developer, and Mobile Applications Developer

COST: $3,900
ESTIMATED BOOKS AND SUPPLIES: $515
DURATION: 3 SEMESTERS
Costs are subject to change.

Course of Study: GA-C_COS_20-21

Meet Your Instructor

John Jacobs

Assistant Professor, Information Technology
jjacobs@zanestate.edu

Master’s Degree Instructional Design and Performance Technology Bachelor’s Degree Information Technology
Associate Degree Technical Services
Associate Degree Programming and Web Development (IDGC) Instructional Design Graduate Certificate
(SCJP) Sun Certified Java Programmer
(NDS) Novell eDirectory Design and Implementation Certification (CNA) Certified Novell Administrator
(MCP) Microsoft Certified Professional
(MOUS) Microsoft Access Office Specialist Certification
A+ CompTIA Certified Professional
Network+ CompTIA Certified Professional
20 years of IT industry experience

Will Bailey

Professor, Information Technology, Networking, Cybersecurity, Cisco Networking Academy
wbailey@zanestate.edu

AASEET, AASMET from MATC, a BSEET from FranklinUniversity, and a Master’s of Science in Computing Technology in Education from NOVA Southeastern University Certifications: CCENT, CCNA, CCAI, Network+, and a Certified Instructor Trainer
for Cisco’s Networking Academy
22 years of experience in the field of Information Technology, Networking, & Cybersecurity. 20 years of teaching experience in Electrical Engineering Technology, Information Technology, and Cybersecurity.
Received the Instructor Excellence Expert Award

How Do I Sign Up?

New Students

To sign up, fill out an application here. You will select either of these which apply to you: 

    1. Taking courses for personal interest
    2. Taking select courses to transfer to another college
    3. Taking select courses to qualify me for a new job

Current Students

Please get in touch with your instructor to register for necessary courses.

College Credit for Your Life Experience

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