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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 II (also known as Elevator Modernization)

144 hours (36 weeks).
Park West High School, 525 West 50th Street, New York, NY.
September 1993 - August 2000.*
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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.


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; preparing for inspection and testing.

Credit recommendation: 
In the associate degree/certificate category, 3 semester hours (2 lecture, 1 shop) in Elevator Conversion/Modernization in Applied Technology (8/94) (9/99 revalidation). NOTE: 1,000 hours of on-the-job practice were not considered in the credit recommendation for this course. *NOTE: The current version of this course, dating from September 2000, appears in the preceding section.