Information Technology: Gaming Experience Development

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2019

Program Overview

The gaming industry merges business with pleasure. Experts balance technical skills with knowledge in gaming law, ethics, and social responsibility. You'll learn how to analyze, identify and develop gaming software designed for video lottery terminals and electronic gaming machines in the gambling technology environment. You'll receive specific training in computer applications, programming languages (i.e. C++), web design, and project management. As Canada's tech industry competes internationally, hundreds of game companies are looking to hire talented developers.


Duration

2 years


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)


    Career Possibilities

    Graduates are prepared to enter the work force as software developers and web designers for industries that manufacture and use innovative gaming machines and software, and other organizations in the public and private sectors where both programmers and web developers are in demand. As the diversity of opportunity continues to grow in this sector, Information Technology: Gaming Experience Development provides new directions for career potential. Atlantic Lottery and SPIELO have made a commitment to hire up to 12 qualified graduates from the program each year.

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    NOC Codes

    2174 - Computer programmers and interactive media developers
    2175 - Web designers and developers


    What you will learn

    • Computer Hardware
    • Computer Applications
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming Languages
    • Business Fundamentals
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Networking
    • Database Design and Analysis
    • Written and Oral Communications
    • Ethics, Gaming Law, Social Responsibility
    • Project Management
    • Work Practicum


    Specific Considerations

    This program has a workplace component as a requirement for graduation. Key industry stakeholders hosting the practicum require participants to be at least 19 years of age, and to submit a criminal record check. The results of this check will not affect admission to the training program, but may affect practicum and job placement opportunities. Individuals with a criminal record may arrange their own alternate work placement in order to meet the requirements for graduation. High school students who have taken IT120 will receive credit for Computer Applications SAAL1388 delivered in first term of all NBCC IT offerings.

    This program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. To find these technical specifications, see L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).


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