Information technology courses offered at Holy Cross School include computer
applications for middle school & high school,
Web Development and Computer Networking.
During the three years of middle school computer classes and in the high school
applications course, the student develops proficiency in the use of the personal
computer through applications like Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel. He has an understanding of the components and function of the personal computer. He uses the Internet as a research tool and, therefore, has an understanding of the use of the browser, search engines, uniform resource locators, and hyperlinks. The student has an understanding of technology trends and their impact on his life and world. He also learns to use the keyboard in a proficient manner.
In-lab activities support the objectives of the courses. There is Microsoft Word report writing, letter writing, flyer creation, and table creation. Following the Word unit, activities with Microsoft Excel include data entry, formula writing, and chart creation. Other activities includes PowerPoint presentations,
internet browsing with Microsoft Internet Explorer or other browser, analyzing technology trends, slide show videos with Photo Story, and keyboarding drills.
Students in our Cisco A+ course students learn to repair hardware, set up
network and learn about computer safety.
Finally, in the web development course, students are instructed in the the languages of HTML, Visual Basic and SQL.