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Computer Game Development Degree - FAQ

Do you still have questions about the program, careers after graduation, or how to get started? Take a look at the frequently asked questions or talk with an advisor to get the help you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Normally, the Computer Game Development degree program takes two years of full-time study. Some students take longer because they can't attend full-time or need help with reading, writing, or math.

In addition to an associate degree, if you complete the Computer Game Development degree program, you'll:

  • Create different assets for interactive apps.
  • Make project documents for individual and team projects.
  • Explore game genres and apply design skills.
  • Use gaming techniques for marketing, education, and more.
  • Assess balance and fairness in level elements.
  • Team up to design and create games using industry methods.
  • Compare publishing and funding platforms.
  • Build a starting portfolio in your field.
  • Show your grasp of programming basics.
  • Study how technology changes affect game design.

Mt. Hood Community College has several student resources on campus to help students connect with employers and find a job placement both during and after their time at MHCC. Learn more through Career Planning.

If you're 18 or older, you can start without a high school diploma or GED. But if you haven't finished high school, you can work on it here while beginning your career. Students under 18 without a diploma should talk with an advisor to get the assistance you need to get started.

You can start a course or two without them. But it's best for all students, whether full-time or part-time, to take the placement test soon, especially if you're aiming for a degree or certificate. The test covers reading, writing, and math and is free. To schedule a placement test, contact Testing Services.

No, most required Computer Game Development degree classes are available in all regular academic terms, including Summer. Please meet with an academic advisor to plan your path to graduate.

Yes, the Computer Game Development degree can be completed 100 percent online. If you’d like to complete the degree this way, meet with an advisor to create your academic plan.

Sometimes, yes. Some classes must be taken in order, and some have prerequisites. Check the catalog or talk to an academic advisor to plan your classes.

There's no special application for students in the Computer Game Development degree, but you must apply to MHCC.

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