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Click on the headings below to read an overview of each Technology course offered at Holy Cross.

  • Middle School Computer

    Students receive extensive hands-on experience using current software. The course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to stay abreast of today’s technology. Some of the work done in this class involves projects and assignments for other classes as well. For example, the science teacher may require a PowerPoint project on a science topic. In computer class students work will receive technical instruction regarding use of the target program. The students will receive a computer grade based on the technology and also a grade for the science material presented.

     

    Software Programs Include:

    • Windows 7
    • Outlook
    • One Note
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Powerpoint
    • Sketchpad
    • Paint
  • Introduction to Programming (Robotics) - Dual Enrollment

    Using robots we will cover the fundamentals of problem solving, program design, algorithms and programming using a high-level language. A robot is an embedded system of software and hardware. Programming and building robots applies science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of programming and robotics.

     

    Students who successfully complete this course will have learned:

    • Fundamental programming concepts
    • About the scientific method and inquiry
    • Basic physics and physical science concepts
    • Programming concepts related to robotics
    • Fundamental engineering concepts related to robotics
    • About teamwork and collaboration
    • About robotics competitions and the robotics industry
  • Drafting and Design

    Drafting and design is broken into 3 segments: Engineering, Architectural, and 3D – Modeling and Animation.

     

    The engineering curriculum has a concentration on mechanical and civil engineering. Students will review design principles, create sketches using pencil and paper, and learn how to utilize programs such as AutoCAD®. Students will also learn how to use solid modeling programs through the use of Autodesk® Inventor Professional.

     

    The architectural design curriculum reviews design principles, creating sketches using pencil and paper and AutoCAD, architectural design using AutoCAD Architecture and Revit Architecture.

     

    Through the use of AutoCAD 3D Max, students will explore computer modeling and animation. Students will construct computer simulations ranging from chemical reactions to Newtonian physics. Students will also have the opportunity to construct scenes from the movie industry.

  • Web Design Honors - Dual Enrollment

    Students in grades 10 through 12 with appropriate math benchmark scores on an approved standardized test are eligible to schedule the Web Master dual enrollment class. Students will use Dreamweaver software to create and maintain Web pages with links, text, images, and multimedia. This course is a Dual Enrollment partnership with Delgado Community College.

     

    Students will be able to:

    • Plan and define a Web site and set up server access
    • Create and edit content, links, and test Web pages
    • Create and edit a cascading style sheet
    • Work with images and templates
    • Create internal and external links create and modify a navigation bar
    • Utilize tables to develop web pages
    • Work with frames and framesets
    • Design with layers
    • Add Flash and JavaScript to enhance a Web site
    • Understand terminology and concepts of the software
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