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Roger Carmichael

  • Program: Continuing Education

    Education/Industry Certifications: Welding, truck driving, architecture, drafting, and fire science

    Has taught at SCC since: 1990

    Years of work experience outside SCC: 40

    Describe your teaching philosophy.
    I truly believe and practice that rolling down the road with two, four, or 18 wheels IS the most dangerous activity that we all do daily. I try to help folks develop a lifelong strategy to survive!

    Why did you decide to teach at a community college?
    I was newly retired from Lincoln Fire & Rescue, and I already had a truck license. I was offered a position to get involved with a new startup CDL program, a choice I've never regretted.

    What can prospective students expect when they enroll in your program?
    A professional approach to being in the driver's seat of anything!

    What experiences outside of SCC do you bring to the classroom/laboratory that enhance student learning?
    Thirty-seven years of having a semi-truck license, 28 years of motor coach tour bus driving, as well as school bus, fire truck and military truck driving.

    What advice do you have for students pursuing a degree in your program?
    When it comes to holding a CDL, you will never be out of work!

    What do you enjoy most about working with students?
    Help them find their road wings that will take them to countless sunrises and sunsets.

    What is the best part about being an SCC faculty member?
    My personal history takes me back to the former Lincoln Technical College, which later became SCC. I am still here, involved and hopefully useful.

    What has been your proudest moment as an instructor?
    Learning of how a CDL has changed people's hopes and dreams.

    What do you like to do when you're not teaching?
    I live life as a tourist: always going over the next hill!