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.
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.
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.
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.