• The mission and goal of the Game & Simulation Academy at Tech High is career readiness through real-world projects, work-based experiences, and industry certifications.

    If programming is your passion and your future is in software design, this is the program you should consider.  Expect great challenges and a rigorous curriculum as you create single and multi-player games, UI design, computer programming and business documentation. Continuously develop your skills while creating mobile apps and PC games using Unity (C#), Android Studio and Visual Studio. Participate in real-world software competitions through the Next Generation Tech contest.  Amplify your resume by earning industry certifications in Unity, Adobe products or earn a Microsoft Technology Associate certification.

    For students to fully succeed in this class, we suggest they possess a passion for learning how to code games and see how things work behind the scenes. It is important to note that students will not be playing games but building and coding them from scratch. 

    Industry Certifications:              

    • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
      • Mobility and Device Fundamentals
      • Windows OS Fundamentals
    • Unity Certified Programmer
    • Project Management Ready (PMI)
    • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

    Summary of Recommended Qualifications:

    • Basic computer knowledge
    • Typing skills (40+ words per minute)
    • Attention to detail
    • Solid communication skills (especially with peers)
    • Self-motivated/independent thinker
    • Problem solver
    • Passion for learning to CODE games (not play them)