2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jul 07, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

Information Technology (A25590SG) Simulation and Game Development and Network Management, AAS


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Purpose

The Information Technology–Simulation and Game Development and Network Management (A25590SG) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as simulation and game development, security, database services, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, simulation and game development, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for the Computer Information Technology curriculum.

Special Certifications

Students are eligible to sit for certification exams upon completion of certain courses. Testing Fees may apply.

Program Curriculum


Class Hours 13 | Lab Hours 8 | Credit Hours 16


Class Hours 13 | Lab Hours 12 | Credit Hours 18


Summer Session


Class Hours 6 | Lab Hours 0 | Credit Hours 6


Third Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 8 | Lab Hours 16 | Credit Hours 15


Fourth Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 7 | Lab Hours 17 | Credit Hours 15


Additional Curriculum Notes


The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , HUM 115 , MUS 110 , PHI 240 , or REL 110 .

The Soc/Beh Sciences Elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ECO 151 , ECO 251 , ECO 252 , POL 120 PSY 118 , PSY 150 , or SOC 210  .

Awarding of Non-Course Credit


Students who hold a current certification listed below are eligible for non-course credit for the listed course. Please consult with your advisor and the Registrar before registering for or skipping any of the listed courses.

 

Potential Non-Course Credit
Certification

Non-Course Credit Course

CompTIA A+ CTS 220  
CCENT NET 125  and NET 126  
CCNA NET 225  and NET 226  
MTA: Windows OS Fundamentals, MD-100: Windows 10, MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops NOS 130  

 

Total Credit Hours 70


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