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J-STD-001 Specialist

This program is for experienced solderers seeking an in depth knowledge of the J-STD-001 Document. The course reviews this document and helps students learn how to interpret the criteria. Open book exams are required after each module. Hand Soldering skills need to be performed and pass inspection. Students must pass both exams and soldering in order to successfully complete this program.

This class is not designed to teach anyone how to solder. The focus is on the knowledge of the J-STD-001 criteria.

The program is divided into 5 one-day modules, each covering a different area of soldered electronics assemblies. Students may be trained in any combination of modules that includes module 1.

This course addresses all three classes of manufacturing in Wires and Terminals, Through-Hole and Surface Mount Technologies.

An optional Module is available for anyone needing certification to the J-STD-001 Space Addendum.

Course Outline

Day 1

Module 1 Overview of J-STD-001

Students will learn the requirements of J-STD-001 and related standards as they apply to operators and inspectors involved in the assembly of products to the requirements of J-STD-001. Module 1 is a prerequisite to all other modules.

  • Course Overview
  • Safety
  • Classes of Equipment
  • Solder Theory
  • Solderability
  • Solder Flux and Solder Alloys
  • Facilities, Tools & Equipment Training
  • PTH – Assembly/Solder
  • Surface Mount Technology
  • Cleaning
  • Module 1 Review
  • Module 1 Examination

Day 2

Module 2 – Wires & Terminals

Students will learn the requirements of J-STD-001, and demonstrate the skills for stripping and tinning wire and hand soldering wires of different gauges to various types of commonly used solder terminals.

  • Wire Preparation
  • Solder to Terminals
  • Terminal Inspection
  • Wire & Terminal Demonstration
  • Wire & Terminal Lab
  • Module 2 Review
  • Module 2 Examination

Day 3

Module 3 – Through-Hole Technology

Students will learn the requirements of J-STD-001, and demonstrate the skills for preparing and mounting Through-Hole components to PWBs.

  • Lead Preparation
  • Component Mounting
  • PTH Inspection Criteria
  • PTH Soldering Demonstration
  • PTH Lab
  • Module 3 Review
  • Module 3 Examination

Day 4

Module 4 – Surface Mount Technology

Students will learn the requirements of J-STD-001, and demonstrate the skills for preparing and mounting Leaded and Leadless Surface Mount components to PWBs.

  • SMT Criteria
  • SMT Inspection Criteria
  • SMT Demonstration
  • SMT Lab
  • Module 4 Review
  • Module 4 Examination

Day 5

Module 5 – Inspection Methodology

Students will learn the quality and inspection requirements of J-STD-001.

  • Theory of Inspection, SPC
  • Defect Definition and Disposition
  • Inspection Skills Demonstration
  • Inspection Skills Lab
  • Module 5 Review
  • Module 5 Examination

Choose the format for J-STD-001 Specialist 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 Scheduled Classes (in various locations), Dedicated Classes (where you select the class, date and time and we deliver the program at your facility), EPTAC has you covered.


Scheduled Classes - In Person

Attend a live instructor led class which are regularly scheduled in a variety of locations across North America. Enjoy the real time conversations and interaction with EPTAC’s Master Instructors and your classmates.

Dedicated Classes - On Site

Have a group of employees to train and certify? Let us create a class at your location on your schedule. We will have one of EPTAC’s Master Instructors ready with all the required equipment and materials. Ask us how we can make it happen.

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