Frederick Community College will offer a number of new programs this school year, including four new certificates and an associate degree in game and simulation development.
The new Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students for a career as a multimedia artist, a web or game developer, or a graphic designer, among others, spokeswoman Caroline Cole wrote in an email.
The program introduces students to animation and modeling software and teaches them programming languages such as Java and Python. Students can then transfer to a four-year school to pursue a similar degree.
Similar certificates in game programming and computer animation are also being offered.
Another certificate will lead a student to work as a health care information technology technician. They will learn systems that hold electronic health records and learn how to improve that software.
The new Network Engineer Certificate helps students learn how to implement and maintain computer networks, including how to configure and troubleshoot them.
Enrollment figures at FCC won’t be available for a few weeks, Cole wrote. Last school year, approximately 6,197 students enrolled for the fall semester.