Simulation and Game Development
Transform your love of video games into a challenging and profitable career! Courses cover the creative arts, visual arts, audio/video technology, creative writing, modeling, design, programming and management. You will receive hands-on training in design, 3D modeling, software engineering, database administration and programming, all necessary for creating simulations and games. Your career options include jobs as designers, animators, engineers and administrators in entertainment, health care, engineering, forensics, education, NASA, military, and governmental agencies. The booming simulation and gaming industry in North Carolina is very lucrative and you can expect an entry-level game developer salary range of $43,486 to $50,000. The program is flexible with traditional, online, or hybrid classes. WCC offers this program in collaboration with Wake Technical Community College (WTCC) in Raleigh, N.C. Students complete most of the coursework at Wayne Community College but will also be required to attend WTCC for some courses.
Credentials available: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Simulation and Game Development is awarded by Wake Technical Community College.
Average Class Size: 10 - 20
Things to Consider: There are more than 30 simulation and game companies in the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) and more are scheduled to open within the next few years. Check out this web link for detailed gaming industry and salary information: www.gamecareerguide.com WCC hosts the Carolina Gaming Summit annually. Visit the official web site at www.carolinagamessummit.com.
Simulation and Game Development (A25450)