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EICC's Augmented and Virtual Reality Academy

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2-year degree

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Build and deploy real world projects

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Locations

Scott Community College
Urban Campus and Online

BUILD and deploy real-world projects

Gain real-world experience in the Information Technology industry developing a real-life Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality project from concept to deployment. You’ll use the industry-standard Agile framework and widely-used tools such as Unity Engine, Autodesk’s 3DS MAX modeling suite, Adobe Photoshop and Substance Painter.

The program is housed in our state-of-the-art facility at Scott Community College’s new Urban Campus in downtown Davenport and is also available completely online. Each student has their own work station fully equipped with the technology they need to be successful in creating Virtual and Augmented Reality content and applications for industry and workforce training.

PREPARE to enter and excel in the workforce

Graduates emerge market-ready from the academy with the kind of hands-on industry experience employers value most. The projects you complete in class will give you a well-structured portfolio of work in cutting-edge technology.

Through a variety of professional development workshops, we’ll assist you in creating a polished resume, an established social media presence and training in the job application process. We also conduct an annual job fair, on campus, bringing employers in to meet with you and view your portfolio.

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EXPERT TRAINING

  • Unity
  • C#
  • 3DS Max
  • Photoshop
  • Zbrush
  • Substance Painter
  • 3D Scanning
  • Agile Development
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Fusion 360
  • Project Management

Enhance Soft Skills Desired by Employers

  • Written and oral communications
  • Work ethic and persistence
  • Leadership and professionalism
  • Reliability and accountability
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Problem solving and creativity
  • Performing well on project teams

Learning Modules covered
in the program include:

  • Introduction to Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • 2D Visual Design
  • 3D Modeling
  • Texturing and Animating 3D Assets
  • Rigging and Animating 3D assets
  • Basic and Intermediate Programming in C#
  • Working with Unity Engine
    – Basic. Intermediate and Advanced Topics
  • Developing for VR Headsets
  • Developing for Mobile Platforms,
    including Android and iOS
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Agile Software Development Methodology
  • Parametric Modeling/Optimization
  • Learn more about the program at
    eicc.edu/virtualreality

Iowa Residents Pay NO Tuition

The state of Iowa’s Last Dollar Program pays the tuition for students enrolled in high demand programs. Employers are looking hard to find well-trained and ready-to-go employees and all of EICC’s Information Technology programs are included.

The Iowa Tuition program works very simply. You just file the FAFSA, the standard, free, form for applying for financial aid. Once it’s determined how much you receive from other sources, the state pays the difference. Even if you receive nothing at all, Iowa picks up the full cost.

Bottom line, you pay NO tuition.

Andrew Heath
VP, International Operations
Jupiter Machine Tool Inc.

“We hired a student from the 2018 program and he has surpassed our expectations. The AVR Academy students know more than how to create VR content; they are problem solvers who work well on cross-functional teams.”

What people are saying...

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Adam Burke
VR Academy Cohort 2

“My experience in the AVR Academy helped me land a job, but more than that, I updated my friends list and more importantly, my skill set. It wasn’t easy, but I was part of a community that met challenges together. It helped me realize my strengths and build upon them, which set the stage for success.”

Eli Tisor

Eli Tisor
AVR Academy Cohort 3

“Having the opportunity to be a part of the AVR Academy has been an amazing experience. I was able to grow as a professional, develop valuable skill sets to help me achieve my goals, and most importantly, I also made friendships that I believe will last a lifetime. The type of environment I was exposed to was exactly what I needed to succeed, and my memories of this experience will be with me forever.”

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Jen Fowler
AVR Academy Cohort 1

“The first cohort was groundbreaking for EICC and myself. Diving into the fast pace curriculum and surfacing with a whole new perspective on career possibilities was a positive and life-changing experience. The skills I learned have opened new opportunities for my business and I foresee expanding in the next two years as technology and new cohorts just keep getting better and better.”

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