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IPC-A-620 Specialist

This 4-day, lectured course is a comprehensive, operator-level certification that teaches inspection and assembly criteria for all three classes of cable and wire harness assembly. This course is based on the IPC/WHMA-A-620, “Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies”, the most widely used inspection specification for the cable and wire harness assembly industry.

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Everyone who successfully completes the program will receive:

  • IPC/WHMA-A-620
  • IPC Certificate of Training
  • EPTAC Certificate of Training (Lab only)

Day 1

  • Module 1:
    • Introduction/Policy and Procedures
    • Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies and Applicable Documents
    • Cable/Wire Preparation
    • Measuring Cable Assemblies
    • Testing Cable Assemblies
    • Review and testing
  • Module 2:
    • Crimp Terminations
    • Insulation Displacement Connections
    • Review and testing

Day 2

  • Module 3:
    • Soldered Terminations
    • Review and testing
  • Module 4:
    • Connectorization
    • Molding/Potting
    • Review and testing

Day 3

  • Module 5:
    • Splices
    • Review and testing
  • Module 6:
    • Marking and Labeling
    • Wire Bundle Securing
    • Shielding
    • Cable/Wire Harness Protective Coverings
    • Review and testing

Day 4

  • Module 7:
    • Coaxial and Twin axial Assemblies
    • Review and testing
  • Module 8:
    • Solderless Wire Wraps
    • Review and testing

Day 5 – Optional Hands-0n Labs

  • Module 1: Lab Overview
    • Review harness assembly print, materials and tooling
  • Module 2: Wire Prep and Solder Termination – no soldering
    • Cut and semi-stripping five wires
    • Install wires onto the harness board
  • Module 3: Lug Crimp Terminations
    • Cut, strip and crimp two styles of lug-type terminals
    • Install wires onto the harness board
  • Module 4: Pin Crimp Terminations
    • Cut, strip and crimp two styles of pin terminals
    • Install wires onto the harness board
  • Module 5: Coaxial Terminations
    • Cut, strip RG59 wire; assemble two coaxial connections
    • Install wires onto the harness board
  • Module 6: IDC Terminations
    • Cut, strip CAT5 wire; crimp two IDC connectors
    • Install wires onto the harness board
  • Module 7: Mass Terminations
    • Cut, ribbon cable; crimp two mass termination connectors
  • Module 8: Harness Securing
    • Secure the cable using tie-wraps and lacing cord

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