Game Development Certificate

About Game Development Certificate

The Game Development Certificate is a specialization in the Digital Media AAS. It shows a specialization in game development and prepares you for entry-level work in the gaming industry. Completing the certificate prepares you to begin in the field as a game tester.

Total Costs of Game Development Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $3,635

Credit Hours to Complete: 24

Weeks to Complete: 32

What you need to know about getting your Game Development Certificate (CIP 10.0304)

Total Game Development Certificate Costs
in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,676 $8,873 $11,145 $11,145
Additional Costs $959 $959 $959 $959
Program Total $3,635 $9,832 $12,104 $12,104

What careers are available to someone with a an Game Development Certificate

Occupations that Game Development Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Multimedia Artists and Animators 27-1014

How will MCC's Game Development Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

Ask about internship opportunities.

What have graduates gone on to do?

Some graduates have gone on to become game testers. Others have gone on for their four-year degree in game development and are working at Chicago area companies in game development.

Outside of the Classroom

Many students are involved in the Game Development Club.

  • Mission

    The mission of McHenry County College’s Game Development program is to develop students who are skilled in design and production of games. MCC students shall be distinguishable by their critical thinking, effective communication, professionalism, and technical competency. Students will use current and contemporary practices to demonstrate mastery in the Program Learning Outcomes.

  • Program Learning Objectives
    1. Plan games with engaging storylines and well-developed game play.
    2. Select technologies appropriate to implement for project needs.
    3. Implement current project management approaches to ensure timelines, communication, and budget goals are met.
    4. Apply licensing and fair use requirements for inclusion of digital assets.

    Certificate: Animation

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.