Immersive Technology

Immersive technologies create distinct experiences by merging the physical world with a digital or simulated reality. Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Extended Reality (XR) technologies form a multifaceted, revolutionary industry The program will provide the knowledge and skills to begin a career building VR, AR, and XR systems in this rapidly evolving technological landscape. You will have the opportunity to master game engines, use 3D technology, learn multiple programming languages, create 360 videos, experience a diverse type of VR and AR headsets, and much more. You will also learn important professional skills like self-initiative, effective teamwork, project conceptualization, system documentation and public speaking through course projects and demonstrations.

Occupational Outcomes: Upon completion of the career studies certificate, students are employable as entry-level workers in a variety of fields using immersive technology, including information technology, gaming, automotive, medical, education, and the learning and development industries.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Describe how the various immersive technologies work within the brain.

Use appropriate programming languages to create immersive experiences.

Apply fundamental and advanced multimedia production concepts to human centered design.

Communicate in varied settings, orally and visually and in writing, in a professional manner.

Collaborate with diverse individuals and teams to build VR, AR, and XR solutions.

Career Studies Certificate
1 Year (2 Full-Time Semesters)

Program Information and Curriculum


Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Laurel Ridge Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

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ec-council partnerOur partnership offers cost-effective, authorized learning resources for enrolled technology students to properly prepare them for EC-Council exams and ultimately their careers after graduation. Students will have the opportunity to achieve industry recognized certifications and compete in free cyber competitions as they complete their degree programs, achieving the ultimate stackable credential lineup to enhance their resume.

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