Are you passionate about creativity, technology and video games? If the answer is yes, you may want to consider the new Computing Science Diploma at Douglas College. This diploma will teach you all you need to know about coding and video game design, and you’ll even have the opportunity to pursue work experience should you wish to.
Computing Science Diploma
International students looking into videogame development career options should make their start in Douglas College’s new Computing Science Diploma program! The hands-on program addresses the growing skills gap local employers face as the B.C. technology sector continues to grow.
The Diploma program is a 2-year program, consisting of 60 credits overall. The Game Development stream will include courses on coding especially, with a focus on computer games using industry-standard game development tools such as Unreal Engine. You’ll go on further to develop entire games, using virtual reality knowledge and skills.
“Computer programming and game development employment opportunities will continue to expand over the next decade within the Lower Mainland,” said Mohammad Aboofazeli, Computing Science Diploma Program Coordinator at Douglas College. “The diploma is designed to give students a foundation in computing science in a practical, hands-on environment.”
Current Job Market
Presently, Canada is the third-largest producer of video games in the world and Vancouver is full of creative industries. In fact, B.C. has a rapidly growing technology sector that expects more than 83,000 job openings in Metro Vancouver in the next 10 years. Seeing this unfolding of technology and the demand for game developers, the new diploma program was a necessary next step for Douglas College.
“The diploma will ensure students are well prepared to enter the vibrant and growing technology sector in the Lower Mainland,” says Brian Chapell, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Further, upon completion of the diploma students can either begin job searching. Also, the other option is to transfer their credits to a B.C. research university to complete a bachelor’s degree.
If you’re a video game fanatic, this one is for you! Computing Science at Douglas is the gateway into Vancouver’s booming creative and tech industry. Or, into 4-year computer science programs at major universities across the country. Their applications are now open, so look into it soon!
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