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Hand Soldering Certification

Hand Soldering Certification

Customize this course by selecting only the days/modules that meet your training requirements.

Using both lead and lead-free alloys, Hand Soldering Operator Certification introduces the basics of soldering in Wires & Terminals, Through-Hole and Surface Mount Technologies and Rework. Students will learn about electrostatic discharge, industry terminology, equipment familiarization and the accept/reject criteria for all three technologies. Hands-on efforts include the soldering and inspection of five (5) different types of terminal connections; the assembly, soldering, inspection and rework of two (2) through-hole boards with 100 inspection points; and the assembly, soldering, inspection and rework of a surface mount board with over sixty components. This program is a “hands-on” experience. With approximately 75% of the time spent doing, students experience the technology first hand.

Select a class format below

What Students Receive

All successful participants will be awarded an EPTAC Certificate of Training.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to Soldering
  • Specifications/Applicable Documents
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Tools and Material Selection and Maintenance
  • Procedures in Making a Good Solder Joint
  • Soldering Technology-Wires & Terminals
  • Acceptability Criteria
  • Wire Preparation
  • Terminal Connections and Soldering
  • Practical Session-Soldering Terminals

Day 2

  • Introduction to Through-Hole
  • Specifications/Applicable Documents
  • Electrostatic Discharge
  • Through-Hole Terms and Definitions
  • Tools and Material Selection and Maintenance
  • Procedures in Making a Good Solder Joint
  • Soldering Technology – Through-Hole
  • Practical Session-Through-Hole Practice Board
  • Instructor/Student Review

Day 3

  • Acceptability Criteria
  • Solder Rework Techniques-Through-Hole
  • Through-Hole Component Removal Methods
  • Practical Session-Through-Hole Rework-Practice Board
  • Instructor/Student Review
  • Practical Session-Through-Hole Test Board
  • Instructor Inspection/Feedback

Day 4

  • Introduction to Surface Mount
  • Specifications/Applicable Documents
  • Surface Mount Terms and Definitions
  • Tools and Material Selection and Maintenance
  • Procedures in Making a Good Solder Joint
  • Soldering Technology – Surface Mount
  • Practical Session-Surface Mount Practice Board
  • Instructor/Student Review

Day 5

  • Acceptability Criteria
  • Solder Rework Techniques-Surface Mount
  • Surface Mount Component Removal Methods
  • Practical Session-Surface Mount Rework-Practice Board
  • Instructor/Student Review
  • Practical Session-Surface Mount Test Board
  • Instructor Inspection/Feedback
  • Course Summary/Review

Day 5 - Optional Interactive PCB Inspection Lab

This optional, 1-day lab utilizes, lectures, visual acuity exercises, and physical assemblies to provide the students with an experience in visually inspecting printed circuit assemblies

Introduction
  • 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

Choose the format for IPC-A-610 Instructor that fits your needs

EPTAC offers a variety of options for the way you like to learn or how you would like a program delivered. From In-Person (our scheduled classes in various locations), Online, Online Challenge (if you know the content, test out and get your certification), On-Demand (meaning 24/7 access), On-Site (for larger groups at your facility’s), or Dedicated Online (where you select the class, date and time and we deliver the program live), EPTAC has you covered.

In Person

Attend a live, in-person, instructor lead class which are regularly scheduled in a variety of locations across North America. Enjoy the real time conversations and interaction from not only EPTAC’s Master Instructors, but your classmates as well. Find a location and date below that fits into your busy schedule.

On Site

Have a group of employees to train and certify? Let us come to you. We will send one of EPTAC’s Master Instructors, equipment and materials to your location on your schedule. Just provide the classroom and we do the rest. Ask us how we can help.

Have a question about training or IPC certification?

EPTAC has the knowledge and expertise to help you train your staff, understand your process, and increase production. We are committed to answering your questions promptly, and we look forward to hearing from you.