Video Game Dev. – Career Tech w/Certification FY

Course Description:

This is a full year "Career Tech" course that over two semesters will teach video game development which includes learning skills in computer programming, graphics, animation, sound creation, game design and project management. The student successfully passing this course will have the opportunity to take and pass an industry certification at the end of this course. Only available to High School students. 

Welcome to the career tech video game design and development course by Protégé Game Studios! In this course we will walk you the step-by-step process to design and create your very own video game. You will learn to develop a video game that is playable on the Internet and mobile devices by learning skills in areas of computer programming, graphics, animation, web development, sound creation and game design. Students will access and complete all course assignments, tests, code files and learning documentation online.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Video Game Dev. – Career Tech w/Certification FY
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Computer and Information Technology
Course Provider : ICademy Global
Content Provided By : Protege Game Studios
Online Instructor Provided By : Protege Game Studios
Standards Addressed : Michigan Merit Curriculum
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Open Entry / Open Exit, Semester, Trimester
Subject Area : Computer and Information Sciences
Course Identifier : Computer and Information Technology
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 1.0
Sequence : 1 of 1

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website :
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 616-748-5637

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost: $0.0

Additional Cost Description: None

I. Learn how video games are created and their technology.

II. Design and build your own video game using Protege proprietary web video game engines.

III. Develop skills in computer programming, graphics, sound and game design.

IV. Learn how mobile and VR video games are created and their technology.

V. Design and build your own mobile video game using Protege Game Studios' proprietary mobile video game engines.

iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses

Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Fully Met
Accessing Course Effectiveness Rating Comments
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Fully Met
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met
Certification Rating Comments
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Fully Met
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Fully Met
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Fully Met
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Fully Met
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Fully Met
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully Met
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met

Review Conducted By: ICademy Global
Date of Review: 06/28/2018

Module 1: Course Overview, Introduction and Setup

Module 2: Modify Platform Game - Part I

Module 3: Modify Platform Game - Part II

Module 4: Code Fundaments - Part I

Module 5: Code Fundaments - Part II

Module 6: Canvas Graphics

Module 7: Game Loop & Game State Engine

Module 8: Controls

Midterm Game Project 

Module 9: Game Graphics

Module 10: Game Sounds

Module 11: Project: Design and Build Web Game

Module 12: Physics

Module 13: Code Data Objects

Module 14: Mobile Introduction & Setup

Module 15: Mobile Experimenting

Module 16: Adapting Game Engine to Mobile

Module 17: Mobile Sensors Part I

Module 18: Mobile Sensors Part II

Module 19: Mobile VR Part I

Module 20: Mobile VR Part II

Module 21: Project Management with Kanban

Final Game Project
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Open Entry / Open Exit 04/28/2023 11/01/2023 06/30/2023 11/01/2023 08/02/2023 01/19/2024 50 $400 $0
Open Entry / Open Exit 04/28/2023 03/01/2024 12/22/2023 03/01/2024 01/22/2024 06/21/2024 50 $400 $0
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Enrollments earning 60% or more of the total course points are considered course completions. Open Entry / Open Exit 04/28/2023 11/01/2023
Enrollments earning 60% or more of the total course points are considered course completions. Open Entry / Open Exit 04/28/2023 03/01/2024
Open Office Hours on Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (in studio, group conference); email: [email protected] (anytime) phone: 616.389.0299 (anytime); individual support/help meetings available online with pre-arranged time, setup form available in course. 
School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
18-19 0 0 0.0%
Computer (PC | Mac) with latest version of Google Chrome web browser and access to the Internet. Host School or Student may be required to install other software locally on School or personal computers per course setup instructions (Module 1).