Simulation & Game Development
The Simulation and Game Development Program was approved by North Carolina Community College System on October 24, 2005.
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Following two years of research and development and extensive collaboration with industry leaders and sister colleges in the North Carolina system, Central Piedmont Community College has proposed a new AAS degree program in Simulation and Game Development. The program is designed to respond to a national demand for highly trained SG technicians ready to enter the rapidly expanding field of simulation and game development. The program is currently pending state approval.
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For additional information, please contact Farhad Javidi, program developer/chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the Entertainment Software Association, the game development industry is an $11 billion per year industry , and trained developers and animation experts are highly sought after. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks software engineering #1 out of the top 25 fastest-growing occupations. Annual salaries for Art/Animation Specialist, Simulation/Game Design, Audio/Video Specialist and Level Design positions can range from the high $40,000s to around $70,000 after one or two years of experience. Annual salaries for Programming positions can range from the high $50,000s to around $110,000 after one or two years of experience.