Facilities Maintenance Courseware

The facilities maintenance courseware section currently contains elevator/escalator courseware only. Click on one of the titles below for a full description and downloadable files associated with each courseware. You may also use the navigation on the right to locate courseware of your interest.

200 Level Courses

Course 200 Overview of Vertical Transportation in the Public Transit Industry

Tags: safetyescalatorelevator

The purpose of the Overview of Vertical Transportation Course is to assist the participant in demonstrating proper safety procedures and developing a working knowledge of the functions of various escalator and elevator components, controls, and assemblies.

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Course 201 AC Motors, DC Motors and Generators

Tags: dcac

This course is designed to familiarize the technician with the operating principles of both AC and DC motors and generators, proper identification of motor types, preventive maintenance practices, wiring procedures for various types of motors, and the theory and operation of electric motor controllers. Trainees will learn theory of rotating machines and the affects of torque and speed, specific details relating to power loss, and efficiency of motors.

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Course 202 Troubleshooting Electrical/Electronic Systems

Tags: troubleshootingelectronicelectrical

This course presents a comprehensive overview of troubleshooting concepts and methods for electrical and electronic systems. The course is designed for technicians who already have a good understanding of DC and AC fundamentals. Emphasis is placed on thinking systematically about determining the cause of electrical problems, and selecting and using the correct meters and tools to obtain needed information.

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Course 203 Introduction to Electrical Ladder Drawings

Tags: ladderelectrical

​The purpose of this document is to provide technical instructors with resources to deliver a course in Introduction to Electrical Ladder Drawings that meets the requirements of the Transit Elevator-Escalator Maintenance Training Standards. The curriculum includes general summary information, lists of recommended courseware and supporting material, an overall course outline with an estimated instructional time breakdown by module, and outlines, objectives and lesson plans for each module.

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Course 204 AC Circuit Analysis

Tags: ac circuit

This course provides students with the theoretical and data knowledge necessary to understand and analyze reactive components in AC circuits. The concepts include inductance, inductive reactance, RL circuits, capacitance, RC circuits, RLC circuit analysis and series and parallel resonance. The student will learn the characteristics of inductors and capacitors, and the ways these components can work alone or in combination to affect electrical circuits.

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Course 205 Solid State Fundamentals

Tags: semiconductor

This course presents a comprehensive overview of solid state devices and systems. The course is designed for electricians, and others who have some basic knowledge of electronics. Component and system construction, operation, installation, and service are emphasized. Various practical applications are presented throughout the course as they relate to temperature, light, speed, and pressure control.

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Course 206 Digital Fundamentals

Tags: digital

This course is designed to familiarize the technician with the types of devices and circuits used to build computers and other digital equipment. The concepts presented in this course will serve as a foundation for work the technician will perform on digital hardware. Upon completion of this course the trainee should have a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of digital circuit fundamentals and should also have a basis for applying the principles learned to other more advanced studies in this field.

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Course 207 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Applications

Tags: pneumatichydraulic

This course begins with a review of basic pneumatic and hydraulic theory and components. It proceeds to offer a deeper look at some practical applications of pneumatics and hydraulics and the control devices and design needed to implement various applications. Particular attention is paid to hydraulic and pneumatic applications that occur in elevators and escalators. The use of pneumatic and hydraulic schematics as a troubleshooting device is also used.

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Course 208 Escalator: Principles of Operation

Tags: sub-systemssafetyescalatorelectrical

The purpose of the Escalator Specific - Principles of Operation Course is to assist the participants in demonstrating proper safety procedures and a working knowledge of the functions of various escalator components, controls, and assemblies.

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Course 209 Escalator Electrical Systems

Tags: safety circuitssafetypower transmissionmechanicalescalatorelectrical power systemselectricaldrive motorscontrol circuits

Course 209, Escalator Electrical Systems, assists the participant in demonstrating proper safety procedures and a working knowledge of the functions of various escalator and elevator components, controls, and assemblies.

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Course 210 Escalator Step Installation & Maintenance

Tags: troubleshootingstep removalstep bandstep alignmentroller removalmaintenanceinspectionescalator

Course 210, Escalator Step Installation and Maintenance, assists the participant in demonstrating proper safety procedures and a working knowledge of the functions of various escalator and elevator components, controls, and assemblies.

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Course 211 Escalator-Specific Handrail Installation & Maintenance

Tags: troubleshootingsafetymaintenanceinstallationhandrail installationhandrail drivehandrailescalator

Course 211, Escalator-Specific Handrail Installation and Maintenance, assists the participant in demonstrating proper safety procedures and a working knowledge of the functions of various escalator handrail components, controls, and assemblies.

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Course 212 Escalator-Specific Inspection & Basic Maintenance

Tags: step bandspreventative maintenanceoperational testlightingjurisdictional testinginspectionheatinghandrailsescalatorcontrol systemscode compliance

Course 212, Escalator-Specific Inspection and Basic Maintenance, assists the participant in demonstrating a working knowledge of how to inspect and maintain transit escalator systems.

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Course 213 Elevator-Specific Principles of Operation

Tags: safetymrl elevatorsmaintenancehydraulicelevatorselectric tractiondoor systemscontrol systemscode specifications

Course 213, Elevator-Specific Principles of Operation, assists the participant in demonstrating a working knowledge of the principles of elevator operation in a public transit system. This course covers such principles as general safety procedures; hydraulic, electric traction and machine room-less elevators; door systems; control systems; as well as provides the participant with an introduction to code specifications that are the standards for elevator operation.

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Course 214 Elevator-Specific Electrical Systems

Tags: transitsafety circuitsmaintenanceelevatorelectrical systemselectricaldrives

Course 214, Elevator-Specific Electrical Systems, assists the participant in demonstrating a working knowledge of the way a transit elevator’s electrical systems work. A very introductory look is also taken at maintenance of a transit traction elevator. This will be covered more in depth in a later course.

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Course 215 Elevator-Specific Mechanical Drive Systems

Tags: troubleshootingsafetymechanical drivegearless drivegeared driveelevator

Course 215, Elevator-Specific Mechanical Drive Systems course, assists the participant in demonstrating a working knowledge of the way drive machines for various types of elevators work and are configured. This course demonstrates the differences in elevator drive technology that is in common use in a public transit system.

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Course 216 Elevator-Specific Door Operation and Maintenance

Tags: troubleshootingsafetyelevatordoor inspectioncomponent maintenance

Course 216, Elevator-Specific Principles of Door Operation and Maintenance, assists the participant in demonstrating a working knowledge of the function of various elevator door configurations, including their components and how they should be inspected and maintained.

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Course 217 Elevator-Specific Electric Traction Elevator

Tags: tractionsafetyropingmaintenancehoistwayelevatorcontrol systems

Course 217, Elevator-Specific Traction Elevators, assists the participant in demonstrating a working knowledge of the way a transit traction elevator works including its control system and components. A very introductory look is also taken at maintenance of a transit traction elevator. This will be covered more in depth in a later course.

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Course 218 Elevator-Specific Hydraulic Elevators

Tags: safetymaintenancehydraulichoistwayelevatorscontrol systems

Course 218, Elevator-Specific Hydraulic Elevators, assists the participant in demonstrating a working knowledge of the way a transit hydraulic elevator works including its control system and components. A very introductory look is also taken at maintenance of a transit hydraulic elevator. This will be covered more in depth in a later course.

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Course 219 Elevator Inspection and Basic Maintenance

Tags: transittraction machine roomoperational testmaintenanceinternal communicationsinspectionhydraulic machine roomhousekeepingemergency equipmentelevatordoor operationscontrollerscar and landingsbasic maintenance

Course 219, Elevator Inspection and Basic Maintenance, course assists the participant in demonstrating a working knowledge of how to inspect and maintain transit elevator systems.

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Course 220 Elevator-Specific Other Systems

Tags: rack & pinionmaterial liftsinclined elevatorsdumbwaitersadaaccessibility

Course 220, Elevator-Specific Other Systems, assists the participant in demonstrating a working knowledge of the alternative forms of elevators which may exist in transit environments. These systems include Rack-and-Pinion elevators, dumbwaiters, wheelchair lifts, material lifts and inclined elevators.

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Course 221: Elevator-Specific Entrapments

Tags: rescuefire and rescueentrapmentelevator

Course 221, Elevator-Specific Entrapments,assists the participant in demonstrating a working knowledge of the steps to take during an entrapment situation. Note that participants should always follow their authorities procedures during entrapment situations.

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Course 250: Principles of Troubleshooting

Tags: troubleshooting

Course 250, Principles of Troubleshooting, provides an overview of the troubleshooting process along with related general strategies, tips and pitfalls. Troubleshooting in the context of transit escalator and elevator systems will also be discussed.

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