Electricity

Robert Zeigler

My name is Robert Zeigler and I teach Electricity. I have spent 20 years in the electrical industry both as an electrician and small business owner.  Once I realized it was becoming very difficult to find any skilled employees, I decided it was time to enter the classroom.  I began my teaching career as a Business and Marketing teacher at Pelion High school after completing the SC PACE program.  I began teaching electricity, my true passion, at LTC in 2017, and also a part-time adult education instructor for the Columbia Electrical Council.  I graduated from Lexington High School and completed the electronics program at LTC.  I received a bachelor’s degree in business education from The University of South Carolina and hold a Masters Electrical license in the state of South Carolina. My mission is to mold both high school students and adults in skilled craftsmen of the electrical trade.

Courses

Electricity 1 (LTC)
Grades 11, 10, 12     2 units
This course begins the study of conduit bending; electrical theory; test equipment; introduction to the electrical code; safety in the workplace; residential, commercial and industrial wiring; and blueprint reading. Students work with hand tools and construct a working electrical workstation. Students participating in this program have the opportunity to enroll in the NCCER, a nationally recognized certification program. Students may be eligible to participate in cooperative work experiences or apprenticeships, which combine career and technology training with supervised work experience in business and industry.

Electricity 2 (LTC)
Grades 12, 11     2 units
Prerequisites: Electricity 1
This course begins the study of alternating current, electrical motors, grounding, conduit bending, cable trays, electrical services and electrical lighting. Students work with hand tools, power tools, blueprints and floor plans to construct a real house that is later sold to the public. The house must pass the building inspections process. Students participating in this program have the opportunity to enroll in the NCCER program. This is a nationally recognized certification program. Students may be eligible to participate in cooperative work experiences or apprenticeships, which combine career and technology training with supervised work experience in business and industry.

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