Game Design Creation

 

This program introduces students to the skills and knowledge required to compete for entry-level positions in the fastest growing segment of the media field – the video game industry. Course work includes the fundamentals of game design, the elements of storytelling for digital media, graphic design, creative writing, digital video editing and multimedia content creation. Through the selection of elective tracks, students can focus their studies on animation, illustration, film and video or photography. Students are required to work with their faculty advisor regarding appropriate track options and course selection suitable to their needs and interests.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Communicate orally and in writing in college level discourse
  • State the importance of committing to a process of life-long learning
  • Identify the fundamental process and sequence involved in the design of games
  • Describe the different roles and responsibilities of the game design team members
  • Relate the historical development of storytelling
  • Employ the elements of good storytelling
  • Demonstrate the essential skills of multimedia development, graphic arts design and video editing for gaming applications
  • Discuss the elements of game logic, game balance and the importance of challenge and reward milestones.
Other Communications Degrees Include:
  • Audio Production
  • Communications
  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia
  • Public Relations
  • Radio
  • Television

Game Design Development

 

Game Design Development is a comprehensive two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The program introduces students to a variety of animation, programming and gaming concepts. Students learn the concepts of 3D graphics, particle systems, rendering, collision detection, and game algorithms. Students also gain an understanding of the connection between game design with physics and mathematics. For better design, students are also required to successfully complete fine arts and creative writing courses. The program provides students with the skills necessary for entry-level positions in the game design and animation and game development industry.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Define game design terminology.
  • Discuss the role of intellectual property, copyright, trademarks and patents in gaming.
  • Demonstrate animation techniques in game design development.
  • Apply the skills and concepts utilized in the game design industry including time management skills.
  • Design storyboards and prototypes for specific game design concepts.
  • Design and create complete 2D and 3D game assets to interactive games.
  • Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats.

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

The Hotel, Tourism and Restaurant Management program provides Union County College students with a strong business and customer service foundation required for careers in this dynamic and expanding, hotel, restaurant, and tourism industries.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Develop critical thinking, decision making, problem solving skills, and strategic planning.
  • Practice interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to function effectively in a diverse society.
  • Apply knowledge of basic computer concepts to their use in the hospitality industry.
  • Discuss the hospitality management code of ethics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform necessary elements of management within the hotel, restaurant, and tourism industries.
  • Appropriately use current equipment associated with hospitality management including planning its arrangement, operation, and maintenance.
  • Discuss sales, marketing, and hotel front office management in the hospitality industry, along with food and beverage operations.
  • Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats.
  • Be skilled in teamwork, quality improvements, and the ability to make educated decisions in this ever changing, complex, international industry.
Consultation with the Coordinator of the Hospitality Management program is advised.

Accounting

Graduates of this Associate in Applied Science degree program are prepared for employment as junior accountants with large corporations. The program provides some of the needed academic background for a C.P.A.

Graduates may seek employment in industrial or general accounting or work in areas such as credit, collections (internal), governmental accounting, or payroll supervision. The program may be a “stepping stone” to law or employment with the Treasury Department or the Justice Department. Transfer of credits to a four-year college is conditional upon the receiving college or university. You should consult with the Program Coordinator prior to submitting applications.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats
  • Describe the underlying theoretical and ethical framework of accounting concepts in a variety of settings
  • Prepare, utilizing critical thinking skills and appropriate software and accounting principles, a set of complete financial books and supportive records
  • Describe the managerial application of accounting data and its intended impact
  • Describe the governing principles of the practice of accounting
  • Analyze and discuss the effect of globalization, personal, and cultural development on the practice of accounting

Automotive Technology

This program is a cooperative program between Union County Vocational-Technical School and UNION County College. All courses are taught by Union County College faculty. The AUT professors are ASE certified. The AUT courses will be offered only on the Scotch Plains campus of Union County College at the state of the art automotive facility of the Vocational-Technical School.

The Automotive Technology Program is a competency-based course of study designed to train and prepare the serious student in eight automotive areas: Brakes, Steering & Suspension, Electrical & Electronic Repair, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Manual Drive Trains, and Automatic Transmissions. Eligible Auto Technology students may participate in work activities such as internships, mentoring, apprenticeships and Cooperative Industrial Education.

The specific objectives of this program are that the graduate must be able to demonstrate:

  • Demonstrate theoretical and practical competency in each of the ASE areas covered within the Automotive Technology Curriculum.
  • Apply automotive repair methods to satisfy business and industry standards.
  • Employ automotive computer software applications to diagnosis automotive problems.
  • Utilize automotive computer software applications to generate technical service bulletins and procedures for repair of automotive problems.
  • Employ critical thinking and problem solving skills in the solution of automotive problems.
  • Manage a team project both as a leader and as a member.
  • Demonstrate theoretical and practical competency to attain ASE certification and repair licensing required within the Automotive Industry.

Business and Computer Applications Technology

This is a comprehensive two-year Associate in Applied Science degree program which prepares the graduate to develop a high degree of administrative support competence with personal qualities to satisfy the most exacting business standards. The program covers both the basic administrative management skills as well as advanced training for the achievement of professional status.

Challenge exams for keyboarding are given to those students who qualify. See program coordinator.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Develop proficiency in the use of current computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and professional presentation software;
  • Discuss the ethical and societal ramifications of technology in the workplace;
  • Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems involving computer applications;
  • Develop proofreading and technical editing skills including the ability to use correct grammar and punctuation for communicating effectively in written, verbal, and electronic formats.

Business Management

Developed for the student who wishes to acquire additional management skills and is planning a program in preparation for a business career of his/her choice. Flexibility in course selection enables the student to achieve his/her specific educational, career and personal goals. The Business Management program has been designed as a career program in preparing students for first line and/or mid-management positions.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in written, verbal, and electronic formats
  • Describe past and current management theories and principles and application
  • Describe the psychological and sociological theories that support the management practice of employee motivation, morale and team building to accomplish organizational objectives
  • Describe the challenges facing management in a changing domestic and global business environment
  • Enumerate the principles governing ethical behavior in business

Business Marketing

The Marketing Program prepares students with a fundamental knowledge of business procedures with an emphasis on a specialization in Marketing. Additionally, the program contains a substantial general education component to provide students with a more complete educational background. Although this program is not designed to be a transfer program, many of the courses would be acceptable for transfer. Upon completion of this program, students will be qualified to enter entry-level positions in advertising, marketing, public relations, and retailing and sales. Individuals currently employed in the Marketing area may wish to sharpen their skills by enrolling in certain courses or the entire program.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in written, verbal, and electronic formats
  • Demonstrate an ability to do product planning, distribution, pricing and promotion in support of a specified marketing initiative
  • Discuss the sociological and psychological principles that apply when studying and managing the behavior of customers/consumers
  • Describe the general environmental factors that impact local, national and global trade
  • Enumerate the principles governing the ethical practices of the marketing industry