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Free Adult Learning Course on Game Development and Coding to Launch in January

Visit www.EastlandFairfield.com/ASPIRE to learn more about the new Coding and Game Development program at Eastland-Fairfield.Visit www.EastlandFairfield.com/ASPIRE to learn more about the new Coding and Game Development program at Eastland-Fairfield.

Continuing education at Eastland-Fairfield provides adult learners opportunities to upskill and train for in-demand careers such as computer programming and video game development. The ASPIRE program, focused on adult learners, is federally-funded and provides programs to Central Ohio residents free of charge. The new Coding and Game Development program is set to begin in January 2022. 

“We are excited to offer this series of certification courses,” said Karen Ross, director of the Eastland-Fairfield ASPIRE program. “Students will develop skills that are in demand today and well into the future. The class will be interactive as students are led step-by-step in mastering coding skills through game development.”

The inaugural class of the brand new, high-tech Game Development and Coding program will begin in mid-January 2022 and offer in-depth and hands-on learning over a span of six months. By the end of the course, students will have their own portfolio and can earn up to two (2) Unity industry certifications, both of which are useful on a long-term path to complete Unity certification.

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

“At Eastland-Fairfield, our focus is our students’ futures; that is why we are constantly pursuing opportunities to prepare students for up and coming careers in Central Ohio,'' added Superintendent Kimberly Pietcsh-Miller. “Adults who complete this program will be able to become software developers, game designers, 3D modeling experts, or pursue a number of other careers that are vital to programming and game development - a growing industry in our region.” 

Courses will be hosted at Eastland-Fairfield’s Adult Workforce Development Center at 4300 Amalgamated Place, Groveport, Ohio, 43125. Class times and enrollment for additional offerings of the program will be determined at a later date.

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

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