The Graphics, Gaming & Simulation specialization of Computer Science Technology is designed to prepare students for entry into the world of graphics programming. Graphics and simulation is used in several segments of Information Technology, including Education and Training, Aerospace and Defense, and Gaming.
The curriculum for this specialization begins at a more advanced level than other curricula of Computer Science Technology. Prerequisites for entry into this curriculum include College Algebra and College Trigonometry.
Graphics, gaming and simulation programmers tend to push hardware and software to its limits. An introduction to Assembler is included in this curriculum, but C++ is the primary programming language. After mastering the fundamentals of C++, the student moves into advanced applications of C++ in animation programming, multi-user interface programming, advanced mathematical applications, and artificial intelligence. Tools such as Open GL and DirectX are included in this curriculum.
This degree plan ends with a Comprehensive Software Project, in which the student designs and develops a portfolio of Graphics, Gaming and Simulation programming to present to potential employers.
Client Server Specialization…A specialization in Computer Science Technology at Texas State Technical College.
The maturing of network technology during the last decade of the 20th century has made possible the distribution of data and computing over a variety of hardware and software platforms. User-friendly graphical interfaces running on a client system can access data that is available to multiple users across a network. A growing number of businesses and organizations are using the Internet to interact with their customers and clients.
The curriculum for this specialization begins with fundamental programming and database concepts, and features both the Oracle and the Microsoft SQL Server environments. Students learn to install and administer Oracle and Microsoft databases running in a Windows server environment. Programming languages covered include C++, Visual Basic, and Java. Deployment of information using Internet technology is covered in the Advanced Visual Basic and Advanced Java courses.
Unix C++ Specialization…A specialization in Computer Science Technology at Texas State Technical College.
Unix is a popular multi-user operating system used by a significant portion of the Information Technology (IT) community. C++ is the language used most often by IT professionals working in a Unix environment. Other languages, such as Java, are also used in the Unix environment.
The curriculum for this specialization begins with fundamental programming concepts and progresses to intermediate and advanced courses in Unix, C++, and Java. Students will learn to install and configure a Unix installation as well as a Linux installation. Students will learn to create and execute programs written in C++ or Java on Unix and Linux systems.
Oracle Application Developer Specialization…A specialization in Computer Science Technology at Texas State Technical College.
The Oracle Application Developer Certificate is a four-semester program for developing skills in development of database applications. The curriculum is intense and progresses into advanced topics rapidly. Emphasis is on using Oracle databases. Programming tools such as Visual Basic, C++, and Java are taught at the introductory and advanced levels. Development of database applications for web implementation is included. A student who already has a degree in a different field should consider this certificate program as a means of gaining technical skills for employment in the computer science field.Duration : 0:5:22