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Digital Technology

Xavier's Digital Technology department seeks to promote student interest and education in computer science and digital multimedia through a combination of course offerings in programming, multimedia, and essential skills.

In our modern age of computer technology, this department seeks to prepare students with the key skills they will need for their college and professional futures.


Computer Essentials

Course #711, Semester Course, .5 Credit, All Grades

This course begins with an intensive six-week keyboarding segment, which emphasizes the touch-type method to improve word processing skills. Web-based software is utilized to enhance and reinforce previously learned skills, while at the same time improving both speed and accuracy. Students are also taught skills such as accessing student email, using One Drive, as well as other school related software products. The second part of the course familiarizes students with several of the Microsoft Office products. Students will utilize Microsoft Word to learn standardized formatting techniques of research papers and business letters. Students will create effective presentations with the use of Microsoft PowerPoint software, as well as be exposed to spreadsheet functions and charting techniques with the use of Microsoft Excel.

Programming in Java

Course #731, Semester Course, .5 Credit, Juniors & Seniors

This is an introductory programming course in Java than emphasizes the development of good problem-solving and programming skills. The course emphasizes fundamental concepts including variables, conditional control structures, loops, strings, methods, classes, arrays, and files.

Visual Basic

Honors - Course #730, Semester Course, .5 Credit, Juniors & Seniors

This course teaches the fundamentals of programming with Microsoft Visual Basic. The objectives are to teach the basic concepts and methods of object-oriented design, to code and understand variables, to create programs and databases, to understand ActiveX database control and SQL, to learn Windows Common Control and MDI and class module programming.

Multimedia Fundamentals

Robotics

Digital Technology Faculty

William Braychak

William Braychak

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Deborah Gargano

Deborah Gargano

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Tim Kramar

Tim Kramar

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