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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

The Essentials of Elevator Conversion/Modernization

Formerly The Essentials of Elevator Conversion
72 hours (18 weeks).
Queens Vocational High School, 37-02 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.
September  2000 - Present.*
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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.


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 in Industrial Electricity (10/01 revalidation) (11/06 revalidation) (7/12 revalidation) (7/17 revalidation) (7/23 revalidation). *NOTE: An earlier version of this course appears in the next section.