Computer Programming and Video Game Design



Matthew Newman, Instructor
315-589-2646

Program Goal: Our Computer Programming and Video Game Design program enables students to learn to be software developers or video game programmers. Students may also earn 6 college credits from Finger Lakes Community College.

Curriculum: Students learn the essentials of computer programming and practice their skills by writing their own computer games. Students are taught concepts from geometry, trigonometry, and algebra needed to model real world physics in their games and simulations. During the Spring semester, students also study college-level C# programming. C# is the most modern programming language desired by professional software development firms.

Curriculum Areas/Units of Study:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • Computer Game Design
  • Introduction to College Level C# Programming
  • C# Game Programming

Job Outlook

  • The median pay for Computer Programmers is $82,240 a year.
     
  • The median pay for Software Developers is $103,560 a year.

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Computer Programmers

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Software Developers