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Friday, December 2: Regularly scheduled activities have resumed on the EFSC Palm Bay Campus following a power outage that had canceled Thursday evening classes. All EFSC Libraries are open for Friday hours until 1 PM, including Palm Bay. The Libraries also have special Sunday hours on December 4 from 1 to 5 PM to support Finals Week studying and end-of-term projects.

IPC  Certifications

What is IPC?

IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® offers globally recognized, industry-traceable training and certification programs on key industry standards. These standards are developed by users, academics and professional trainers to reflect a standardized industry consensus. Programs are kept current, requiring re-certification every two years.

Why pursue IPC certifications?

IPC training and certification is an investment in your future. Gain valuable industry recognition  in  these  globally recognized, industry-traceable training and certification programs
INVESTING IN IPC TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS CAN HELP YOU:

  • Demonstrate to current and potential customers/employers that you consider rigorous quality control practices very important.
  • Meet the requirements of OEMs and electronics manufacturing companies that expect their suppliers to have these important credentials.
  • Gain valuable industry recognition for your company and yourself.
  • Facilitate quality assurance initiatives that have become important in international trading.

J-STD-001 Certified IPC Specialist

This course consists of five modules and is the preeminent standard for electronics assembly manufacturing. The first module is a prerequisite for all other modules and is the all lecture component of the certification. Upon successful completion of the first module, students then begin the hands-on modules where they will be in the soldering lab. Students will use a practice board and then a final circuit board project to demonstrate skills of circuit board assembly and acceptable solder workmanship. It is the student's responsibility to attend each class meeting. Classroom attendance is required in order to test and receive certification in that module. Each student will receive: IPC Examination, Specialist Handbook, Soldering Kit and an Official IPC Serialized Certificate (upon successful examination).
Topics include:
Module 1: Specification Review (Mandatory)
Module 2: Wire Preparation & Terminal
Module 3: Through-hole Soldering
Module 4: Surface Mount Soldering SMT
Module 5: Inspection & Process Control.

IPC Space Addendum -J-STD-001

(optional Module 6) Pre-Requisite:  Successful completion of IPC J-STD-001 Module 1 The Space Addendum provides additional requirements over those published in IPC J-STD-001 to ensure the reliability of soldered electrical and electronic assemblies that must survive the vibration and thermal cyclic environments getting to and operating in space. This is a lecture class. Successful completion will earn the IPC certification for this module.  Bring your IPC-J-STD-001 Certificate to class.

IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies is a lecture course is the most widely used specification for post assembly inspection and contains visual accept/reject criteria for all three classes of production.  This will consist of 24 hours in the classroom covering 9 modules. It is the student's responsibility to attend each class meeting.  Classroom attendance is required in order to test and receive certification in that module.  Successful completion will recognize the student as a designated Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) in the industry developed and approved IPC-A-610 training and certification program.  Each student will receive: IPC Examination , Specialist Handbook,  Official IPC Serialized Certificate (upon successful examination).
Topics Include:
Module 1, 2: Introduction (Required)
Module 3: Hardware Install
Module 4: Soldering/HV
Module 5: Terminals
Module 6:  Through Hole
Module 7: Surface Mount
Module 8: PCB's/Assemblies, Component Damage
Module 9: Wire Wrap  

IPC/WHMA-A-620, Acceptability of Printed Boards

The most widely used specification for cable and wire harness inspection, this topic also contains visual accept/reject criteria for all three classes of production. Successful completion will recognize the student as a designated Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) in the industry developed and approved IPC/WHMA-A-620 training and certification program. This 24-hour lecture class covers eight modules. It is the student's responsibility to attend each class meeting. Classroom attendance is required in order to test and receive certification in that module. Each student will receive: IPC Examination, Specialist Handbook and an Official IPC Serialized Certificate (upon successful examination).
Topics Include:
Module 1: Introduction (Required)
Module 3: Crimp terminations: Insulation Displacement (IDC)
Module 4: Connectorization, Molding and Potting
Module 5: Splices (soldered and crimp)
Module 6: Marking & Labeling; Wire Bundle Securing, Shielding, Protective Coverings
Module 7: Coaxial and Twinaxial Cable Assemblies
Module 8: Solderless Wire Wrap

IPC/WHMA-A-620 with Hands-On Lab

This course combines the IPC/WHMA-A-620 with an optional Hands-On Lab.The hands-on component will provide projects to be completed such as Soldered Termination, Crimped Terminations, Coax-Clamped and Coax-Crimped. Your Instructor will cover IDC Mass Termination IDC Modular Connector and Wire Bundle Securing as well.  In addition to the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certification and IPC Certificate, each student will receive an EFSC Certificate for successful completion of the Hands-On Lab.

IPC/WHMA-A-620B-S Space Addendum

Future Course

IPC-7711/IPC 7721. Rework of Electronic Assemblies/Repair and Modification of Printed Boards and Electronic Assemblies

This is a 40-hour advanced course for experienced solderers. This coarse covers common assembly rework and repair techniques. The IPC–7711 covers the printed circuit board rework. The IPC–7721 focuses on restoring a board's functionality through board repair. This course is a cost–saving program to companies making the holder of this certification a valuable asset to the employer. When an electronic circuit board is loaded and does not work, this training will allow the board and the expensive components to be recovered. No scraping or sending out — instead you can safely and efficiently remove components and modify boards to get them in working order!
This class is hands-on in the lab with some lecture. Topics include, Introduction, Wire Splicing, Through Hole Rework, Chip & MELF removal/Installation, SOIC, SOT and Gull Wing, J-Lead, BGA Removal/Replacement, Conformal Coating, PWB Circuit Repair and Laminate Repair.  It is the student's responsibility to attend each class meeting. Classroom attendance is required in order to test and receive certification in that module. Each student will receive: IPC Examination, Specialist Handbook, Kits and an Official IPC Serialized Certificate (upon successful examination).

ESD Electrostatic Discharge Control

This is an ESDA/IPC approved Training Course on ESD Control for Electronics Assembly. This course focuses on the control and prevention of Electrostatic Discharge. The student will gain an understanding of what ESD is and the steps necessary to prevent costly damage to electronics. Proper handling, storage and transport of ESD sensitve devices will be covered.  Other topics will include; wearing and testing personal grounding equipment, removal of unnecessary materials, and avoiding activites that cause ESD. Successful completion will earn an IPC/ESDA Certified ESD-Safe Electronics Assembler certificate.

 

 

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