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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 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
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2:  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.


Version 1 and 2: Topics include: guide rails; buffers; governors; safeties; 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 cover rails, buffers, governors, safety, wire rope, car guide shoes, car frames and counterweights, doors, electric motors, brakes, machine operation.

Credit recommendation: 

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 Repair 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 Maintenance 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.