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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 Repair

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: 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.


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 as Elevator Repair (10/01 revalidation) (11/06 revalidation) (7/12 revalidation) (7/17 revalidation) (7/23 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.