Web and Game Development

  • Location: Niagara Career and Technical Education Center 

    Instructor:
    Michelle LeFauve - e-mail: mlefauve@onboces.org

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    The Web and Game Development program is geared toward students interested in exploring computer programming, Web technologies, and the creativity and technology of game creation.  Students in this program will develop skills in coding, interactive design, game theory and development, and mobile app creation using industry-standard programing languages and development tools.  The program consists of one year of Web Development and one year of Game Programming. 

    Objectives – Web Development (afternoon session)

    1. Gain experience with interface design, form creation and processing, and web coding.
    2. Evaluate existing web sites.
    3. Learn programming syntax and create their own web sites using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and PHP.
    4. Learn all the foundational skills of Web development, including navigation, links, images, graphics, styling, and developing sites for mobile platforms.
    5. Develop skills with the latest design software, including Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop.

    Units of Study – Web Development

    Design and Layout Principals, Color Theory, Typography, Logo Design, Web Development (HTML5), Style sheet Language (CSS3), Web Functionality (JavaScript, jQuery, PHP), Preparation of Web Images (Photoshop).

    Objectives – Game Programming (morning session)

    1. Introduction to the elements of game creation and common game programming languages.
    2. Development an understanding of game history, pre-production strategies, and game theory.
    3. Incorporate game history, pre-production strategies, and game theory into the development of their own non-digital and digital games.
    4. Students will work with game design applications such as Unity and Swift.
    5. Develop digital games for mobile platforms.

    Units of Study – Game Programming

    Programming Logic, Color Theory, Typography, Interface Design, Icon Design, Creation of Game Sprites (Photoshop), Game Theory and Design Concepts, Game Design and Programming (GameMaker Studio, Unity, C#), and Mobile Game App Development (Swift, Xcode).

    How to Enroll

    Orleans/Niagara BOCES partners with local school districts to provide exciting hands-on career and technical training during normal school day.  To learn more, speak with your high school counselor.

    NYS Approved Program Title & CIP Code

    Game and Interactive Media Design – 50.0411

    Possible Career Paths

    • With a 2 year CTE program: Computer Support Specialist, increased demand 10%*
    • Associate’s Degree: Web Developers, increased demand 13%*
    • Bachelor’s Degree: Software Developer, increased demand, increased demand 21%*

    *Projected national growth for 2016-2026, US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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