All Pathways

This pathway teaches the history of games and technology used to produce games, game ratings, game theory, how to prepare documents necessary to enter the game industry and game design. You produce a board-game prototype, develop and practice skills in 3D modeling and GameMaker, and produce a working 2D game. Instruction emphasizes visual design, evaluating, scripting and networking protocols, and legal issues as well as 3D visual theory.

Course Sequence

Game Art Design

Digital Design & Animation

3D Modeling

Unity 3D Programming


Articulated credit is earned as a result of a student passing the designated CMS CTE course(s) with a final letter grade of a B or higher AND a score of 93 or higher on the NC administered end of course exam. In some cases students must show proficiency in multiple courses plus a certification in order to receive articulated credit. In some cases, there are options. Be sure to pay attention to the AND and OR statements. College articulated courses DO NOT show on a high school or college transcript. These courses, if the criteria is met, will be waived from the applicable program of study through Central Piedmont Community College.


Industry Certification

3D Modeling - Autodesk 3DS Max certification

Unity Programming - Unity certification

List of schools

Garinger High School South Mecklenburg High School West Mecklenburg High School Harding University High School

College and Career Promise

Through local partnerships and classroom curriculum, we are motivating youth to consider careers in manufacturing and preparing them with the skillsets and knowledge to succeed in the workforce industry after high school, and college. The CTE department connects local and regional manufacturers with local high schools to establish or build manufacturing education programs that will grow the workforce in the local communities. Students who experience the Advanced Manufacturing Pathway enter college or move into post-secondary careers with essential advanced manufacturing knowledge and expertise. partner corporations provide grants, scholarships, and apprenticeships for students who continue their education in theAdvanced Manufacturing industry.

What Should I Do Next?

Take the Junior Achievement Career Quiz here.

Talk to the Pathway Development Coordinator or Counselor at your school!