The Electronic Assembly and Fabrication Certificate is intended to prepare students
to enter the electronics field as assembly and fabrication technicians. The program
provides a series of courses to meet the needs of industry in assembly, soldering
skills, cable and connector fabrication, and fabrication techniques for both through-hole
and surface mount devices (SMD). Electronic fundamentals (test instruments, basic
electrical measurements, color-codes, schematic symbols, device outlines, datasheets,
etc.) are provided in the introductory courses. Foundational surface mount technology
(SMT) soldering skills are taught with a culmination in the J-STD-001 Certified IPC
Application Specialist (CIS) certificate which focuses on the knowledge and hand skills
employees need to produce high-quality soldered interconnections from consumer- to
aerospace-electronics industry standards.
NOTE: This certificate is not transcripted and is not eligible for Financial Aid.