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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Joint Apprentice Training Committee of the Elevator Industry | Evaluated Learning Experience

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


Version 1 and 2: 1: 72 hours (18 weeks). 2: 72 hours (18 weeks). 3: 72 hours (18 weeks). 4: 72 hours (18 weeks).

Queens Vocational High School, 37-02 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.

Version 1: 1: September 2000 - Present.* 2: September 2000 - Present.* 3: September 2000 - Present.* 4: September 2000 - June 2023.* Earlier versions of these courses appear in another section. Version 2:  July 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: 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.


Version 1 and 2: 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: 

Version 1, Course 1, 2, 3, and 4: In the associate degree/certificate category, 12 semester hours (3 semester hours per course) in 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. Version 2, Course 1,2,3, and 4: In the associate degree/certificate category, 15 semester hours (distributed as 3 semester hours in Electronics, 3 semester hours in Facilities Management, 3 semester hours in Industrial Technology, 3 semester hours in Industrial Safety, and 3 semester hours in Industrial Internship (7/23 revalidation). NOTE: Course 1, 2, 3, and 4 must be completed to access credit recommendations.