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  • Pennsylvania College of Technology

    -- Williamsport, Pennsylvania 
  • 1 College Ave
    Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5799
  • 570-326-3761 or 570-320-2400
  • 570.321.5537
  • Gaming & Simulation (BA/BGA, 4 Years)
    For a position in Programming / Software Engineering

  • Campus:Yes         Online: Yes
  • In state: 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
    Out of state: 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 17:1
  • The Gaming and Simulation degree exposes students to the core skills that allow graduates to design and create applications for a range of existing and emerging fields, such as commerce, entertainment, education, training, emergency management, recruitment, and health sciences. The curriculum is designed to give students a well rounded knowledge in gaming and simulation design and programming, as well as knowledge in mathematics, physics, sciences, IT security, networking, Web applications, databases, communication, and liberal arts. The Gaming and Simulation major prepares students for careers in computer game design, computer game programming, software application development, programming analyst, and system administration. This is the first, and only, program of its kind offered by a public college in Pennsylvania. Our IT majors are supported by four special purpose computing labs (networking, IT security, GNU/Linux, and Mac OS), with advanced video cards and industry standard software packages. Our lab coordinator also maintains a Linux-based Apache Web server, an Oracle database server, and several GNU/Linux servers. A laptop/notebook computer is required for enrollment in all Information Technology majors including the Gaming and Simulation major. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,mean annual wages for software developers (applications) was $93,280 in May 2012. The middle 50 percent earned between $70,850 and $113,280. The lowest 10 percent earned $55,190, and the highest 10 percent earned $138,880.