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Soldering 101 Course Outline

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Soldering 101 provides beginning soldering students or those new to the electronics industry with knowledge and hands-on skills for both through-hole and surface mount technologies. The student will be exposed to classroom lecture and hands-on skill development through instructor demonstrations and real time instructor feedback.

Topics Include:
  • ESD
  • Basics of Soldering
  • Introduction to Metcal
  • Component ID
  • IPC Class 2 workmanship standards
  • Through-hole soldering
  • Surface mount soldering

 

Materials Provided:
  • "Learn How to Solder" Training Kit

Unlike the rest of the other soldering kits out there, the BEST intro soldering kit features BOTH throughhole as well as SMT components. Not only will you be introduced to a typical mixed technology board, but you will be soldering on a real life board. This board features a ground plane for the LEDs mimicking what you may see in industry. This means you will have to learn patience associated with soldering the parts loaded and connected to the ground plane.

Not only will you learn how to solder "real world" SMT and throughhole components, but you will be left with a working decision maker. You can print out the overlay that we will send you and use as an electronic "wheel of fortune," "decision maker," or whatever you can imagine. The LEDs will flash sequentially when the pushbutton is initiated and after a few seconds only one LED will be active.

You can choose to purchase just the "Learning How to Solder" Training kit on our online store here.

Course Outline




DAY 1

  • Introduction of ESD
    • Causes
    • Stategies
  • Basics of Soldering
    • Tip Selection
    • Alloy Nomenclature
  • Introduction to Metcal
    • Solder Station Use
  • Component Identification
    • Through-Hole
    • Surface Mount
  • IPC Class 2 Workmanship Standards
    • Based on the IPC-A-610 Certification
  • Through-Hole Soldering
    • Techniques and Procedures for:
      1. Axial Resistors & Capacitors
      2. Radical Box Capacitors
      3. Radical Gold Lead Transistor
      4. DIP 16 Pin

DAY 2

  • Through-hole Soldering (continued)
  • Surface Mount Soldering
    • Techniques and Procedures for:
      1. QFP 80
      2. SOIC 14
      3. SOT 23
      4. 1206, 0805, & 0603 Chip Resistors
      5. 1206 MELF
      6. PLCC 44
  • Student Project
Course Schedule

Click Here to register for a course. For the enrollment form in PDF format, click here.
Click Here to download the 2018 Training Schedule (January - June) in PDF format.
Click Here to download the 2018 Training Schedule (July - December) in PDF format.

All classes are available at our locations and on-site at your facility, or throughout the USA in our Mobile Training Center . Contact BEST at 847-797-9250 to register!

Locations

BEST Headquarters - Chicago, Illinois

Detroit, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cleveland, Ohio

Huntsville, Alabama


BEST Headquarters - Chicago, Illinois

- Certifications held at BEST in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, right outside of Chicago -


IPC INSTRUCTION (CIT) CERTIFICATION

IPC J-STD-001 Instructor Certification        IPC J-STD-001 GS Space App       IPC J-STD-001 Instructor Recertification
July 9 - 13                                                       July 13                                             July 19 - 20
September 17 - 21                                           September 21                                  September 13 - 14
November 5 - 9                                                November 9                                     November 15 - 16

IPC-A-610 Instructor Certification              IPC-A-610 Instructor Recertification
August 7 - 10                                                   July 17 - 18
October 2 - 5                                                    September 11 - 12   
December 4 - 7                                                 November 13 - 14                                             

IPC/WHMA-A-620 Instructor Certification    IPC/WHMA-A-620 Instructor Recertification      
July 23 - 26                                                       July 31 - August 1
September 24 - 27                                             October 23 - 24  
November 26 - 29                                              December 11 - 12

IPC 7711/21 Instructor Certification           IPC 7711/21 Instructor Recertification
August 13 - 17                                                   August 2 - 3
October 8 - 12                                                    October 25 - 26 
December 3 - 7                                                  December 13 - 14

IPC OPERATOR (CIS) CERTIFICATION

IPC J-STD-001 Operator Certification        IPC-A-600 Operator Certification      IPC-A-610 Operator Certification
August 20 - 24                                               August 22 - 24                                     August 27 - 29
October 29 - November 2                                October 10 - 12                                    December 17 - 19

 

IPC/WHMA-A-620 Operator Certification    IPC 7711 Operator Certification
August 6 - 8                                                     August 27 - 31
October 15 - 17                                                October 1 - 5

 

BEST CERTIFICATION

Soldering 101                  Wires/Terminals 101
September 5 - 6                 September 7
November 19 - 20               November 21
                           

SMT Rework                    Advanced SMT Rework         SMT Boot Camp
October 15 - 16                  October 17                             August 13 - 15

Mixed Tech. Rework        Lead-Free                  ESD Awareness
September 24 - 28             September 10              September 21         
November 26 - 30

                           
BGA Rework/Profiling     Cable/Wire Harness Assembly
February 21 - 23                August 9 - 10
May 30 - June 1                 October 18 - 19                 

 

Custom classes also available on dates that work with your schedule!
For more information, please call BEST at 847-797-9250
Course Registration

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