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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Apprentice Program - Joint Apprentice Training Committee of the Elevator Industry

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

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.* Earlier versions of these courses appear in another section. 

Objectives:

Course 1 and 2: Upon successful 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: Students will be able to: explain applied electricity as it relates to the elevator industry; and explain the construction and function of AC and DC motors and generators. Course 4: Students will be able to: explain the use and operation of transformers, solenoids, relays, starters, series, parallel, and compound wound motors; compare characteristics of AC and DC motors; and use Ohm's Laws to find current and voltage in series and parallel circuits.

Instruction:

Course 1 and 2: Major topics include: 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: Major topics include: 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: Major topics include: 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:

Course 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) (7/17 revalidation). NOTE: Course 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. 

Location:
Queens Vocational High School, 37-02 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.
Length:
72 hours (18 weeks).
Dates:
September  2000 - Present.*
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to describe the steps involved in the installation of a complete elevator system and upgrade elevator systems to modern installations using current design specifications.

Instruction:

Major topics include: 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; and 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) (7/17 revalidation). *NOTE: An earlier version of this course appears in the next section.

Location:
Queens Vocational High School, 37-02 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.
Length:
72 hours (18 weeks).
Dates:
September 2000 - Present.*
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to detect and assess problems that occur in elevator systems and  follow safe procedures to correct, repair, and/or replace defective components.

Instruction:

Major topics include: 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; and 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) (7/17 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.

Location:
Queens Vocational High School, 37-02 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.
Length:
72 hours (18 weeks).
Dates:
September 2000 - Present.*
Objectives:

Upon successful 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; and make repairs to hoistway components, cab equipment, and motor room devices.

Instruction:

Major topics include: guide rails; buffers; governors; safe ties; 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 include: rails, buffers, governors, safety, wire rope, car guide shoes, car frames and counterweights, doors, electric motors, brakes, and 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) (7/17 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.

Location:
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; and program an EPHROM. Shop exercises support instruction.

Instruction:

Major topics include: 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) (7/17 revalidation). *NOTE: An earlier version of this course appears in the next section.

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