The purpose of this course is to present the materials, methods and acceptance criteria for producing soldered electrical assemblies. This course is a mix of lecture and hands-on designed as a certification for experienced solderers to show they understand the correct way to achieve quality soldered connections.
This course is for students who are currently certified in the IPC J-STD-001 but need to renew within 6 months before expiration to keep current in the program without interruption. This course provides a thorough review of procedures and updated information on policies and program requirements, as well as the opportunity to demonstrate hands-on skill proficiency.
CIS students can attend all or some of the following modules, CIT and CSE will attend all:
Module 1 – (mandatory for CIS) 4 hours Introduction/Overview
Overview of J-STD-001 requirements (the overall introduction and general requirements).
Module 2 – (optional for CIS) 4 hours Terminal and Post Soldering
Study of the J-STD requirements applicable to the assembly and soldering of Wires and Terminals and practical exercises for development and demonstration of soldering and inspection skills.
Module 3 – (optional for CIS) 1 hour PCB Requirements & Adhesives
Study the requirements for bare PCB damage along with conformal coating, encapsulation and staking adhesives. This module is required if taking modules 4, 5 & 6.
Module 4 – (optional for CIS) 3 hours Through Hole Component Soldering
Study of the J-STD requirements applicable to the assembly and soldering of Through Hole connections and practical exercises for development and demonstration of soldering and inspection skills.
Module 5 – (optional for CIS) 4 hours Surface Mount Component Soldering
Study of the J-STD requirements applicable to the assembly and soldering of Surface Mount components and practical exercises for development and demonstration of soldering and inspection skills. This includes fine pitch soldering.
Module 6 – (optional for CIS) 4 hours Inspection Module
Study of the theory and application of all inspection requirements of the J-STD-001. This module is designed for students that inspect to the J-STD-001 but do not solder. They will be required to perform an inspection of modules 2-5 assemblies per Class 3 requirements.
Optional add-on Space Hardware Addendum for CIS & CIT 4 hours
Study of the Space Hardware addendum which provides additional requirements over those issued in J-STD for those products that MUST survive the vibration and thermal cyclic environments of getting to and operating in space. This IS NOT a stand-alone module. It must be taught in conjunction with at least one other optional module, and a score of 80% or better must be achieved for this module.