2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Game Development Diploma Fact Sheet

What is Game Development? The game development diploma is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in the development of computer games. Program graduates receive a gaming development diploma.
Semester Program Begins Fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Application Process Applicants to the Game Development program must meet all admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu and submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
Program Prerequisites Diploma level proficiency in English, reading, and math. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
Suggested First Semester Courses FYES 1000  
CIST 1001  *
CIST 1305  *
ENGL 1010  
*These courses are prerequisites to most CIST technical courses. Please see advisor regarding MATH requirement.
Program Costs and Requirements Tuition and Books
For more information, contact: Anubha Mittal, program director, AMittal@GwinnettTech.edu, 678.226.6932.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email CISTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

2017 Median pay           $50,000
Entry level education           Associate degree
Number of jobs, 2017           1,114,000
Job growth, 2017 - 2024           17%

Nature of the Work

Game Developers are the creative minds behind computer games. They develop video games, game levels, avatars, worlds, etc.

Work Environment

Many developers work for firms that deal in computer systems design and related services or for software publishers.


Employment of software developers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The main reason for the rapid growth is a large increase in the demand for computer software.


The median annual wage for software developers, applications was $100,080 in May 2017.

The median annual wage for software developers, systems software was $106,860 in May 2017.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition,

The Gwinnett Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
Lisa Richardson, Section 504/ADA, Title IX and Equity Coordinator, Building 100, Room 708, 678.226.6691, LRichardson@GwinnettTech.edu