Today’s Anniversary: The Light Bulb

It's October 22, and on this date in 1879, Thomas Edison tested the first incandescent light bulb.  Though that bulb lasted only 13 1/2 hours before burning out, today's light bulbs last for much longer periods of time.  You can learn more about electricity by taking our Fundamentals of Electricity course.  Taking this advanced course would be a bright idea for students who might be interested in a career as an electrician.  Fundamentals of Electricity a prime example of the wide variety of trade and vocational courses available in our curriculum.  Indeed, trade and vocational courses were the heart of the American School's early curriculum, and we are proud to offer them more than a century after our founding.