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JOINT APPRENTICE TRAINING COMMITTEE OF THE ELEVATOR INDUSTRY
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Titles of evaluated learning experiences
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Titles of evaluated learning experiences

First and Second Year Curriculum

Third and Fourth Year Curriculum

Descriptions and credit recommendations

First and Second Year Curriculum

1. Basic Electricity-First Year
2. Elevator Systems-First Year
(Formerly Introduction to Elevator Systems-First Year)
3. Introduction to AC/DC Machinery-Second Year
4. Elevator Control Systems-Second Year

Location: Queens Vocational High School, 37-02 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.
Length: 1. 72 hours (18 weeks). 2. 72 hours (18 weeks). 3. 72 hours (18 weeks). 4. 72 hours (18 weeks).
Dates: 1. September 2000 - Present.* 2. September 2000 - Present.* 3. September 2000 - Present.* 4. September 2000 - Present.*
Objectives: Course 1 and 2: Upon succesful completion of the course, students will be able to: Apply basic math skills to problems and needs of maintenance, repair, and conversion work in the elevator industry; explain basic electrical concepts and apply these concepts to work situations; describe the functions of the component parts of hydraulic, geared and gearless elevator systems; demonstrate safe work practices.
Course 3: Explain applied electricity as it relates to the elevator industry; explain the construction and function of AC and DC motors and generators.
Course 4: Explain the use and operation of transformers, solenoids, relays, starters, series, parallel, and compound wound motors; compare characteristics of AC and DC motors; use Ohm’s Laws to find current and voltage in series and parallel circuits.
Instruction: Course 1 and 2: Structure of matter; the atom; conductance; electric current; producing and using electricity; magnetism; measuring electrical quantities; resistance; Ohm’s Law; series circuits, parallel circuits, and series parallel circuits; circuit failure; electrical meters; small tools, their uses and misuses; elevator systems (the machine room, traction machines, hydraulic machines, generators, motors and brakes, the controller, selector, governor, ropes, sheaves and guide rails, stopping and leveling devices, cab equipment, pit equipment); safety circuits, motors and brakes, directional control, protective devices, stopping circuits, hall buttons, interlocks; safety attitudes and practices.
Course 3: Magnetism; electromagnetism; EMF generation; DC generators; types of generator windings; DC generator regulation; DC motors; AC motors (rotating two-phase and three-phase).
Course 4: Solenoids; relays; capacitors; series, parallel, and compound motor windings; purposes and basic operation of motor starters; comparison of AC and DC motors; use of Ohm’s Law to solve series and parallel circuits, recognition of blueprint symbols.
Credit Recommendation: Courses 1, 2, 3, and 4: In the associate degree/certificate category, 3 semester hours as Industrial Electricity in Building Management, Industrial Technology, or related disciplines  (10/01 revalidation) (11/06 revalidation) (7/12 revalidation).
NOTE: Courses 1, 2, 3, and 4 must be completed to receive credit.
NOTE: 4,000 hours (2,000 each year) of on-the-job practice were not considered in the credit recommendation for these courses.
*NOTE: Earlier versions of these courses appear in the next section.

Third and Fourth Year Curriculum

Troubleshooting Solid State Electronic Systems
(Formerly Applied Electronics for Elevators)

Length: 72  hours (18 weeks).
Dates: September 2000 - Present.*
Objectives: Upon succesful completion of the course, students will be able to: Lay out and fabricate binary decoder PC board; convert between base 10 and binary number systems; describe the function and behavior of diode and Zener diode; describe how the power transistor can be used as a switch; explain how an SCR is used as a control element; program an EPHROM. Shop exercises support instruction.
Instruction: Binary decoder PC board; base 10 and binary number systems; diode and Zener diode; power transistor; SCR; EPHROM; etching safety; soldering and desoldering.
Credit Recommendation: In the associate degree/certificate category, 2 semester hours (1 lecture, 1 shop) as Basic Electrical Circuits (10/01 revalidation) (11/06 revalidation) (7/12 revalidation).
*NOTE: An earlier version of this course appears in the next section.

The Essentials of Elevator Conversion/Modernization
(Formerly The Essentials of Elevator Conversion)

Location: Queens Vocational High School, 37-02 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.
Length: 72 hours (18 weeks).
Dates: September  2000 - Present.*
Objectives: Upon succesful completion of the course, students will be able to: Describe the steps involved in the installation of a complete elevator system; upgrade elevator systems to modern installations using current design specifications.
Instruction: Upgrading elevator systems to electronic and computer control; rail and buffer supports; rail installation; slings, platform, and safeties; completing the basic installation; setting geared machines; setting gearless machines; roping; hoistway conduit, ducts, and hall fixtures; cabs, limit switches, and music box; GAL door operator; wires; traveling cables; compensation, oil buffers, and balance; preparation for inspection and testing. Shop exercises include: rails and buffer supports; slings, platforms, and safeties; troubleshooting; counterweight frames, initial wiring, and roller guides; setting machines and related equipment; roping; boxes, conduit, and ducts; cab, limits, music box and GAL door operators; wiring; compensation; buffers and balance; preparing for inspection and testing.
Credit Recommendation: In the associate degree/certificate category, 3 semester hours (2 lecture, 1 shop) in Industrial Electricity (10/01 revalidation) (11/06 revalidation) (7/12 revalidation).
*NOTE: An earlier version of this course appears in the next section.

The Essentials of Elevator Maintenance

Location: Queens Vocational High School, 37-02 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.
Length: 72 hours (18 weeks).
Dates: September 2000 - Present.*
Objectives: Upon succesful completion of the course, students will be able to: Detect and assess problems that occur in elevator systems; follow safe procedures to correct, repair, and/or replace defective components.
Instruction: Preventative maintenance; malfunctioning brushes and/or commutator; difference between normal wear/tear and worn out equipment; dismantling worn equipment; bearings; different types of lubricants used on elevator systems; periodic lubrication; correct rated fuses for different jobs; overload protection devices; different types of cable; DC motors; AC motors; periodic maintenance for all types of motors; public safety.
Credit Recommendation: In the associate degree/certificate category, 3 semester hours (2 lecture, 1 shop)  as Elevator Maintenance in Applied Technology (10/01 revalidation) (11/06 revalidation) (7/12 revalidation).
NOTE: 1,000 hours of on-the-job practice were not considered in the credit recommendation for this course.
*NOTE: An earlier version of this course appears in the next section.

The Essentials of Elevator Repair

Location: Queens Vocational High School, 37-02 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.
Length: 72 hours (18 weeks).
Dates: September 2000 - Present.*
Objectives: Upon succesful completion of the course, students will be able to: Diagnose elevator problems involving hoistways, cabs, and motor room equipment of geared and gearless, and hydraulic elevator systems; make repairs to hoistway components, cab equipment, and motor room devices.
Instruction: Guide rails; buffers; governors; safeties; wire rope; roping traction machines; roping drum machines; compensating cables; governor cables and tiller ropes; flexible and roller guides; guide shoe problems; car frames; counterweights; car doors; hoistway doors; door operator; traveling cables; selector drives; troubleshooting electric motors; motor line-ups; brakes; commutator and brushes; elevator machines; worm and gear; thrust bearings; sheaves; installations; gearless machines; dumbwaiters; escalators; rigging; hydraulic elevators. Shop exercises cover rails, buffers, governors, safety, wire rope, car guide shoes, car frames and counterweights, doors, electric motors, brakes, machine operation.
Credit Recommendation: In the associate degree/certificate category, 3 semester hours (2 lecture, 1 shop) as Elevator Repair in Applied Technology (10/01 revalidation) (11/06 revalidation) (7/12 revalidation).
NOTE: 1,000 hours of on-the-job practice were not considered in the credit recommendation for this course.
*NOTE: An earlier version of this course appears in the next section.

Last Updated: October 4, 2012