October 20, 2017

Professor Hue Henry Guest Lecturing on Game Programming at West-MEC

Hue-Henry game programming professor

On October 10, Professor Hue Henry will be speaking to students at Western Maricopa Education Center (West- MEC) about game programming and getting them excited about possible careers as game programmers. Some of the topics Professor Henry will discuss include how the tools and techniques used in a traditional, web-programming environment are also useful for those interested in pursuing a career in Video Games.

Professor Henry said, “It is always exciting to get the chance to speak with the next generation of developers and innovators and help them to understand the unique opportunities that game programming can provide.”

West-MEC is a JTED, Joint Technical Education District that services 13 West Valley school districts, 46 high schools. It is CTE, Career Technical Education. This is their third year after having initiated a Coding Program.

The program is 2 years, four semesters, with 250 clock hours per semester. It is very immersive, and is focused on Web.

Professor Hue Henry Guest Lecturing on Game Programming at West-MEC

Professor Hue Henry Guest Lecturing on Game Programming at West-MEC

Last year West-MEC placed 20% of their graduates immediately in Web programming, the rest went on to college. Many have expressed an interest in going on to Computer Science, wanting to specialize in Web or otherwise. Very much including the possibility of Game Programming App Programming, and Enterprise Programming.

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