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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2012-2013 Catalog 
    Jan 20, 2021  
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Simulation and Digital Entertainment Concentration, Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

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Information Systems Technology

The Information Systems Technology program is designed to give students the opportunity to choose the area of Information Technology most appealing to them. Students earn the A.A.S. degree in Information Systems Technology specializing in a concentration. This curriculum is for students interested in these concentrations: Computer Forensics, Computer Support, Developer, Networking Technology, and Simulation and Digital Entertainment. Students who select one of these concentrations and wish to transfer to a four-year institution or who are interested in computer science should consult an academic advisor. Completion of the Information Systems Technology degree must be within four years of catalog date due to constantly changing technology. Students who do not complete their degree requirements within four years will fall under the latest catalog. Courses with (CW 150) in the title are HCC courses aligned with Cyberwatch curriculum.

General Education Requirements (21-23 Credits)

 Please note that Computer Forensics concentration and Simulation and Digital Entertainment concentration require specific General Education requirements.


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Biological/Physical Science

Information Literacy

Simulation and Digital Entertainment

The Simulation and Digital Entertainment (SDE) concentration provides students with the skills to design and develop computer games, detailed simulations and interactive technologies.  Program concentration may be chosen from three separate tracks.  Choosing from one of the tracks allows students to specialize in an area that is most beneficial.  Course concentration is on game design, virtual modeling, animation, interactive application creation, programming, documentation, structured design principles, problem solving, and business ethics. Classes are conducted in hands-on labs.  Credits from all three options transfer to the University of Baltimore.

Track A: Programming and Development (9 Credits)

Specific Mathematics requirement is MAT 203  and the Science requirement is PHY 201  or PHY 203  .

Track B: Art and Design (12 Credits)

Track C: Multimedia (9 Credits)

Restricted Electives (10-15 Credits)

Electives should be selected in consultation with the Simulation and Digital Entertainment lead faculty or the Technology and Computer Studies Division Director to satisfy career goals and/or transfer college requirements. Select 10-15 elective credits to complete your choice of Tracks, from the following list.

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)

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