Digital Arts- Digital Game & Simulation AAS

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Game and Interactive Media Design. 500411


Location: PCC-West Campus, Tucson, AZ,


A. Course Objective:
Description: Prepare for a career in digital games and simulations

Competencies to be achieved: Upon successful completion of the Digital Game and Simulation AAS Degree program, the learner will be able to:

• The student will demonstrate industry professional standards within their attitudes, conduct, ethics, and work. (Includes attendance, deadlines, copyright issues, group environment relationships)
• Student will access industry-related learning resources.
• Student will demonstrate entry-level workplace computer competencies using industry-standard game design and production software.
• Student will produce a finished digital/interactive portfolio visually demonstrating, game design, and interactive and technical skills.

B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):

C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
Each course has a required textbook indicated in the course syllabus. For information contact: 520-206-6856

D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
For information contact: 520-206-6856

E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:  Sharon Macias;; 520-724-7653

F. Direct Website link to the program:

G. Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: N/A
• Other requirements needed: N/A

H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

I. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)

• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: No,
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:

• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: No,
Career Pathway:

• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No
(Explain): Training is recognized in other geographic areas.

• Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: The courses in this award are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, but not by a separate accrediting agency.
Accrediting Agency and link to website:

J. Credential Attainment Rate: TBD Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Pima Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Pima Community College/ West Campus, Tucson, AZ

Local WIB


Type of Attainment:

Associate's of Applied Science Degree

Name of Credential

Digital Arts- Digital Game & Simulation AAS

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$2,133.00 Books

In-State/District Tuition

$5,888.00 In State Tuition

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$20,064.00 Out of State Tuition

Registration Fee

$427.00 Ea Sem $15 + Stud Serv & Tech Fee ea crd $3; $2.50

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$1,000.00 Lab Fees and Supplies

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

27-1014.00Special Effects Artists and Animators
$26.29 per hour
Required Certification: Bachelor Degree, Associate Degree w/several yrs ex
15-1255.01Video Game Designers
$19.08 per hour
Required Certification: Bachelor Degree, Associate Degree w/several yrs ex

Provider Status



Various PCC Campus Locations, Tucson, Arizona 85709

Phone Number

(520) 206-4737

Web Address

Last Updated

Jul 03, 2023


Jan 03, 2013


Jul 14, 2024

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