Soldering Assembler

Developing Hands-on Skills for Diverse Applications

Workforce Training

Soldering is a skillset that is used in almost every corner of industry—from printed circuit board assembly and electrical wiring to plumbing and auto manufacturing and repair.

By offering the latest training and certification in soldering, Industrial Insite makes sure workers have the knowledge and hands-on experience that will make them more valuable to their current employer or get them hired in an in-high-demand job. Whether it’s working as a medical device production assembler or soldering components for an electronics manufacturer, students will learn the skills necessary to do the job well.

Students who complete the Production Soldering Assembler course will understand the requirements and gain certification in the two most common IPC specifications used throughout the electronics assembly industry. In addition, they will demonstrate hands-on proficiency in both basic and fine pitch soldering techniques.

Employers wishing to enhance the knowledge of their workforce can choose to deliver the entire course or only those topics that are most relevant to their plant. Curriculum can be customized to specific on-site processes and requirements.

This 160-hour course covers the following topics:

Students who earn certification in the IPC-A-610 receive immediate recognition throughout the electronic assembly industry. The most widely used standard published by the IPC, it has an international reputation as the source for end product acceptance criteria for consumer and high reliability printed wiring assemblies. Specialist Certification demonstrates commitment to customer requirements and contributes to ISO-9000 or other quality assurance initiatives. Training topics include:

IPC-A-610 Course Topics

  • IPC Policies & Procedures
  • Applicable Documents & Handling
  • Hardware Installation
  • Soldering
  • Terminal Connections
  • Through-Hole Technology
  • Surface Mount Assemblies
  • Component Damage and Printed Circuit Boards and Assemblies
  • Solderless Wire Wrap

This entry-level soldering skills class enables students who are new to soldering to learn the basic skills required for more advanced applications. Students will develop the knowledge and hands-on skill necessary to complete a solder connection that meets the acceptance criteria in the IPC J-STD-001. Students also become familiar with common soldering assembly terminology and safety protocols required in the assembly process. Topics include:

Basic Soldering Proficiency Course Topics

  • Soldering Assembly Process Safety
  • Equipment Use and Maintenance
  • Basic Wires and Terminals
  • Basic Through Hole Assemblies
  • Basic Surface Mount Technology

The authority for electronics assembly manufacturing, the J-STD-001 specification describes materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered interconnections. It also emphasizes process control and sets industry-consensus requirements for a broad range of electronic products. In this course, Students demonstrate their ability to produce high quality soldered interconnections that meet the widely-accepted standards published by IPC. Topics include:

J-STD-001 Course Topics

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Wires & Terminals
  • Through-Hole Technology
  • Surface Mount Technology
  • Inspection Methodology

This advanced Hands-on course provides the soldered electrical/electronic assembler candidate with an opportunity to lean and develop the knowledge and hands-on skill necessary to complete more complex fine-pitch soldering connections. Basic Soldering Proficiency, IPC-A-610 and IPC J-STD-001 are prerequisites for this class. Training Topics include:

Fine Pitch Soldering Course Topics

  • Equipment Use and Maintenance
  • Magnification Powers
  • Pitch Measurement
  • Component Lead Techniques
  • Using Magnification Aids

Students who successfully demonstrate performance on written evaluations and hands-on skills requirements receive a Soldering Proficiency Course Certificate and an IPC Certificate for each specification. IPC Certificates are valid for two years.


Completion of the OpVantageSM Core Manufacturing Skills Course (80 hours) or equivalent.

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When it comes to workforce training, Industrial Insite is as strong as steel yet flexible enough to customize a solution for your specific need. Contact us to learn more about Soldering Proficiency Training with demonstrated results.