Interactive 3D Technologies Boot Camp this June

El Dorado – In response to the public’s demand of gaining employment quickly, Butler Community College will birth its Interactive 3D Technologies Boot Camp this June. For those wanting a career in the multimedia industry, Butler has opened a path to obtain a degree in this field by the end of the year; however, a little elbow grease is required.
By completing an immersed-learning experience in a boot camp-styled course this summer, plus completing additional classes in the fall semester, students can walk out with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interactive, Digital and 3D Technology before Christmas.
Butler has offered its Interactive, Digital and 3D Technology (ID3D) degree for seven years. With the need for people to get into the workforce quickly, and taking into consideration the success of intensive programs in other regions of the country, Darryl Runyan, Butler Interactive, Digital & 3D Technology Department Chair, and his fellow instructors decided to see how this could appeal in the Midwest.
"With our pathway of Interactive, Digital and 3D Technology already being a great success, we will be striving to give the same quality one-on-one attention that will be necessary for students to excel. The small class size as well as the personal contact with our professors on a daily basis, means students will never be without support and help,” said Runyan.
He added, “All of our professors will be there on a daily basis, not only teaching, but mentoring and helping students to effectively prepare for their new career."
Students enrolled in this program will attend classes 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in Andover during June and July. Some online coursework is also included. After this period, they will finish in the Fall Semester with general education courses along with more digital classes, engaging in both first and second eight-week courses during this time. At completion, students will earn their specialized two-year degree in this limitless industry field.
Due to the time commitment, the program is designed for those who are recent high school graduates, workers in transition or those who have a financial support system during the summer months when they’re completing the bulk of the course. In addition, reliability and commitment will be a requirement. If students miss more than two days of classes, they can still finish their degree, but will no longer be on the fast track toward the December completion date.
As the only associate-degree centric program for ID3D in the area, students will be trained in the field of frame and simulation development; gain experience in Photoshop, 3D Studio Max and Unity Game Engine; and acquire skills in Virtual Reality, Stop Motion Animation, 3D Animation, Video and Audio Production. Butler will provide all computers, software and other equipment needed.
Job titles encompassing these skills include game designer, animator, 3D concept artist and video production, to name a few.
Space is limited in the program. Those interested should contact Darryl Runyan, 316.218.6132 or email drunyan@butlercc.edu to begin the application and enrollment process.