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Associate Degree Program

What is Game Development?
The Game Development Degree is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in the development of computer games. Program graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, game design, gaming artificial intelligence, and gaming physics. Program graduates receive a Gaming Development Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Degrees & Certificates
Game Development, AAS
Game Development Diploma
Game Development Certificate

Prerequisite Courses
Diploma level proficiency in English, Reading and Math;
CIST 1001, CIST 1305

Length of Program

Degree/Diploma: 5 semesters

Semester Program Begins
Every Semester

Application Process
Apply to Gwinnett Technical College at and submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test if required.

Program Deadlines
You may enter in the Fall, Spring, or Summer Terms


Game Development

(this data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Quick Facts: Game Development

2014 Median Pay $35,000 - $74,008 (Avg first 3 years)
Entry level Education Associate’s degree, Diploma, Certificate
Number of jobs, 2014 64,400
Job Growth, 2014-24 6%