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Computer Gaming and Simulation Certificate


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MC’s computer gaming and simulation certificate ensures that you will stay up-to-date with industry trends. Join a thriving field that continues to evolve.

The certificate coursework focuses on game development skills and theory, gaming and computer simulation technology applications, and computer graphics technology.

MC’s computer gaming and simulation certificate will provide you with the skills necessary for junior or entry-level employment in the gaming and animation industries, or for transfer to another institution.

Courses include game and level design, programming, website development, animation, board game design, and more.

As a student at MC, you have access to industry-standard equipment. You will train on the same tools used by professional game developers.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary of gaming and simulation.
  • Create an online portfolio containing game development related coursework.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of analyzing, designing, and developing games in a team environment.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the certificate requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.


For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media. Careers also include game programming, game production and design.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.


How To Apply and Register

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