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“I’ve been a trainee of
EPTAC’s for the past 12 years
and have always had a
great experience.”
- Kathy Leate,
Raytheon Company

Interactive Inspection Lab

This is a 1-day course utilizing lectures, visual acuity exercises, and physical assemblies to provide the students with an experience in visually inspecting printed circuit assemblies. Knowledge base programs identify differences between good and bad conditions, but how are the inspectors going to find these differences? This course will provide the students with an inspection process to physically review the product to determine the whether or not it meets the customer quality requirements. The students will learn how to find the problem areas on the assemblies with a focus on improving product yields. They will learn how to improve their discrimination skills through the power of observation.

What Students Receive

  • Certificate of Attendance

Course Outline


  • Terms and definitions
  • Why inspect
  • How to inspect

Observation Skills Practice 1

The Needs of Visual Inspection

  • Good Visual Acuity
  • The ability to detect differences
  • Review of Basic Manufacturing Knowledge
  • Systematic approach
  • Patience, Discipline, Consistency

Inspection Lab 1: Through-Hole Board

  • Review results of Lab 1
  • Discuss improvements

Observation Skills Practice 2

Inspection Lab 2: Surface Mount Board

  • Review results of Lab 2
  • Discuss improvements

Observation Skills Practice 3

Inspection Lab 3: Mixed Technology Board

  • Review results of Lab 3
  • Discuss improvements
  • Instructor to grade results

Wrap up

  • Certificate of Attendance