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National College Credit Recommendation Service
Joint Apprentice Training Committee of the Elevator Industry | Evaluated Learning Experience
The Essentials of Elevator Maintenance I
Version 1 and 2: 72 hours (18 weeks).
Park West High School, 525 West 50th Street, New York, NY.
Version 1: September 1986 - August 1993.* Version 2: September 1993 - August 2000.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Version 1 and 2: Students will be able to explain the concept of preventive maintenance; describe procedures required for the service, maintenance, and replacement of the component elements of elevator systems and perform proper maintenance and parts replacement of elevator systems.
Version 1 or 2: Topics include: equipment (sheaves, buffers, limits); shaft equipment (rails, cables, deflector sheaves, door equipment, interlocks, safeties, shoes/roller guides, wiring); leveling switches (magnets, operation, checks); motor room equipment (controller, governor, motor, generator); cab equipment (operator and gate switch, clutch, safety edge, electric eye); hall equipment (position indicators, push buttons, lights); customer and public expectations. Shop exercises include safety procedures, fuses, door operators, identification of worn or damaged parts, brushes, contacts, meters and test lights, lubrication, tracing commons, troubleshooting using prints, and cables.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the associate in occupational studies degree category, 3 semester hours (2 lecture, 1 shop) in Elevator Maintenance in Applied Technology (6/88). NOTE: 1,000 hours of on-the-job practice were not considered in the credit recommendation for this course. Version 2: In the associate degree/certificate category, 3 semester hours as Elevator Maintenance in Applied Technology (7/93 revalidation) (8/94 revalidation) (9/99 revalidation). NOTE: 1,000 hours of on-the-job practice were not considered in the credit recommendation for this course. NOTE: If this course and either Elevator Conversion I or The Essentials of Elevator Repair I are successfully completed, an additional 1 semester hour of credit is recommended as a shop in Applied Technology. A total of 7 semester hours would be recommended for a combination of any two courses. *NOTE: The current version of this course, dating from September 2000, appears in the preceding section.