The Subiaco Academy Computer Department endeavors to provide the computer skills to facilitate classroom learning not only at the Academy, but later in college. The student computer lab, the computer lab classrooms, and the library provide the environment for students to use the skills learned in class for other classes and to improve their computer skills.
Advanced Computer Programming introduces the student to the C++ programming language, giving them a good foundation in object oriented programming. Many more current computer languages are built on the model of C++, and this course will prepare the students with the basics of every computer program, and will make transitioning to other programming languages easier.
Keyboarding is a 9 weeks course offered to seventh graders to help them learn the basic skills necessary for typing. Students enrolled in Keyboarding will learn the fundamentals of typing using the ten finger technique, and over the course of the semester move away from the “hunt-and-peck” typing method. Using the Mavis Beacon typing software, students eventually will learn the standard layout of the keyboard, and develop the ability to type by touch, eliminating the eye transition from text to keyboard and back. Greater emphasis is placed on accuracy than speed.
Computer Applications is a required semester long course. It includes the study of word processing, spreadsheet, database, desk top publishing, and Internet research. The software for the course is Office 2007. The class is taught as a lab course with class time used to complete projects.