Dec 02, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Interactive Technologies A.A.S. - Computer Animation and Game Design Concentration


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School: Business and Professional Careers
Academic Dept: Computer Information Technologies
HEGIS: 5004
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Interactive Technologies (ITECH) with a Computer Animation and Game Design concentration is an innovative program that prepares students for creative technology careers found 2D and 3D Animation, Game Design and other interactive media such as computer-generated simulations of Virtual Reality (VR).

The ITECH 2D/3D animation and game design coursework offers students the opportunity to learn hands-on creative digital media skills essential to concept and character development, digital storytelling, animation protocols and product designs utilizing 3D printing. Many professions in STEM, Business, Entertainment, and Public Service utilizes animated interactive media. The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions or for transfer to a four-year institution. The program is applicable for professionals who need to enhance their existing skills utilizing emerging technologies.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Create self-directed, concept-driven animated and interactive media solutions that meet creative goals,
  2. Demonstrate teamwork, production and management skills for animation, game and product design industries,
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply digital design principles with an emphasis on interactive design,
  4. Demonstrate the ability to make informed decisions based on the analysis of empirical data,
  5. Demonstrate the ability to design, build, and manage dynamic interactive media.

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ITECH 100        3  
ITECH 110  or ART 129     3  
MKT 101   3  
CIS 110     3  
ENG 101   3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Semester 2

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
COMSC 100     3  
CIS 150     3  
FILM 130     3  
ENG 102   3  
Major Elective 3
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: ART 147 , FILM 160 , ITECH 200 , ITECH 210 , CIVIL 103 , MKT 239  

Semester 3

Course
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n)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ITECH 120     3  
Major Elective 3
American History Gen Ed Elective  or Western Civilization Gen Ed Elective     3  
Natural Sciences Gen Ed Elective      3  
Social Sciences Gen Ed Elective     3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: ART 147 , FILM 160 , ITECH 200 , ITECH 210 , CIVIL 103 , MKT 239  

Semester 4

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
 MKT 202   3  
 ITECH 240   3  
 Major Elective 3
 Major Elective 3
Mathematics Gen Ed Elective     3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: ART 147 , FILM 160 , ITECH 200 , ITECH 210 , CIVIL 103 , MKT 239  

Minimum Total Credits: 60

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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