Programming and Game Development, AAS

This program prepares students for entry into the field of software programming and game development. It provides students with a foundation in Java, programming desktop applications, and mobile application programming. Game development includes game theory, game programming, and a course in virtual/augmented reality. It should be noted that game platforms and technologies are often used in other non-gaming applications. Both the areas of programming and game development complement each other in terms of problem solving, programming, software analysis, software development, and practical applications. These skills are in demand by the software development community and this program is designed to meet those demands. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to

  • Program desktop applications;
  • Program mobile applications;
  • Program websites;
  • Utilize database applications;
  • Understand foundation game design theory;
  • Execute core programming skills in game development and VR/AR; and
  • Program 2D and 3D games.
Required Courses
First Year
Fall Semester
First Semester Total: 15
Spring Semester
Second Semester Total: 14
Second Year
Fall Semester
First Semester Total: 15-16
Spring Semester
Second Semester Total: 16-17
Total Credits: 60-62
1Choose elective courses from the "Program Electives" list below. R Indicates Related Instruction requirement. *Indicates prerequisite/corequisite needed. Check course description.  
Program Electives:
Please note which semester elective courses are offered and plan accordingly.  
Program Information
  • Program emphasis is on developing skills in the areas of desktop, mobile, websiteand database applications.
  • Program emphasizes programming, core game developmentand VR/AR skills.
  • All required courses within this degree program must be taken for a letter grade.
  • A capstone project is required.
Opportunities after Graduation
In almost every field and industry, there is a component of computer science.Graduates have opportunities for employment as a software developer, software support specialist,software analyst, database developer, database administrator, web backend developer, mobile app developer, virtual and augmented reality developer,game designer and game programmer.Graduates may workwith large or small employers either on-site, remotely or a combination of both.  
Advising Information:
For more information, contact an advisor.
Academic Advisor Faculty Advisor
Jori Bullemer Jim Goudy, M.S.
LRC 129 BSS 129
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756-3617

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