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/de-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, etc.) are provided in the introductory courses. Foundational surface mount technology (SMT) 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.