Friday, April 14, 2006

Game Development Eliminated from SMC

On February 22, 2006, we did a blog article on SMC's Game Development Certificate Revealed. In that article, we discussed the fact that Game Development was listed as one of the professional development / career change options in the Santa Monica College student self-service system. During a brief period, SMC's server was offline. Now, it is back online with a new look and feel to the student self-service system. However, the Game Development option has been permanently removed.

Here's a screenshot of the old options:

SMC Student Self Serve with Game Development Option

Here's a screenshot of the new options. Notice that Game Development has been removed.

SMC Student Self Serve without Game Development Option

It seems that SMC is giving its Student Self-Service a face-lift, but it is not actually providing the students with the services it desires. On SMC's Spring 2006 Schedule of Classes, AET still contends that it offers a career certificate in Game Development. However, on the AET official website, SMC alleges that the Game Development career certificate is still "pending approval." To the best of my knowledge, it still remains to not be even listed on the California Community College Chancellor's Office's Inventory of Approved and Projected Programs.

-- Des Manttari,
Phoenix Genesis

(c) 2006: Phoenix Genesis/MBS LP

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