Free Adult Learning Course in Game Development and Coding in Eastland-Fairfield | Community

GROVEPORT – Continuing education at Eastland-Fairfield offers adult learners the opportunity to hone their skills and train for in-demand careers, such as computer programming and video game development.

The adult learner-focused ASPIRE program is federally funded and offers free programs to residents of central Ohio. The new game coding and development program is expected to begin in January 2022.

“We are delighted to offer this series of certification courses,” said Eastland-Fairfield ASPIRE Program Director Karen Ross.

“Students will develop skills that are in demand today and in the future. The class will be interactive as students will be guided step by step in mastering coding skills through game development. »

The inaugural class of the all-new high-tech game development and coding program will begin in mid-January 2022 and will provide in-depth, hands-on learning over a six-month period.

At the end of the course, students will have their own portfolio and can obtain up to two Unity Industry certifications, both useful in the long run to obtain the Unity certification.

Students enrolled in the Game Development and Coding course will complete four game development courses that will cover the C# (C-sharp) coding language, game design, and 3D graphics. Students will also learn the principles of academic esports, one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and engage in hands-on experience with one of three industry-standard games.

“At Eastland-Fairfield, we are focused on the future of our students; that’s why we’re constantly looking for opportunities to prepare students for promising careers in Central Ohio,” Superintendent Kimberly Pietcsh-Miller added.

“Adults who complete this program will be able to become software developers, game designers, 3D modeling experts, or pursue a number of other careers essential to programming and game development – ​​a growing industry in our region.”

Classes will be held at the Eastland-Fairfield Adult Workforce Development Center at 4300 Amalgamated Place, Groveport, Ohio, 43125. Class times and enrollment for additional program offerings will be determined on a date later.

Learners interested in the Game Development and Coding program can contact Karen Ross ([email protected] | 614-836-4541) or visit www.EastlandFairfield.com/ASPIRE for more information.

Eastland-Fairfield Vocational and Technical Schools is the seventh largest vocational and technical district, geographically, in the state of Ohio. They serve more than 5,000 students in 16 school districts in Franklin, Fairfield and Pickaway counties.

The district has two main campuses – Eastland Career Center in Groveport and Fairfield Career Center in Carroll, with satellite locations at six of its associated high schools: Gahanna Lincoln, Groveport Madison, New Albany, Pickerington North, Canal Winchester and Reynoldsburg.

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