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Course Duration

14 hours

Type of course

Short Courses

Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification


Acquire skills to carry out conventional soldering to an intermediate level using lead-free solders, including reworks and inspection according to IPC guidelines. Be prepared for hands-on soldering of terminals, through-hole components on PCBs and all aspects of lead free hand soldering and de-soldering techniques

Fee for this course can be paid using SkillsFuture Credits. Visit for more information.

SkillsFuture Course Reference Number: CRS-N-0048558

Mode of Training:  Classroom

What you'll learn

  • Understand the EOS/ESD prevention, EOS/ESD safe workstation/EPA and safe PCB handling consideration.
  • Understand the background of RoHS, the directives of RoHS and the regulations:- EU RoHS, EU WEEE, China RoHS & other national environmental Regulations.
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of quality soldering include soldering process, the composition of lead solder and its properties, wetting action and solderability. Understand the soldering basics with the use of water-soluble and no-clean fluxes.
  • Learn the basic concepts for preparing circuit boards, cleaning methods for circuit board, soldering tools for soldering, selection of soldering tips and the maintenance of the solder tip
  • Understand the figures and tables for solder joint acceptability criteria on a variety of component types based on IPC- A-610 Acceptability of Electronics Assemblies and J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies.
  • Solder to joints methodology – Through-Hole Technology
  • General guidelines for soldering through-hole components using a point to point soldering method and the changes to the process temperature requirements and what makes lead-free solder joints acceptable according to IPC guidelines.
  • Solder to joints methodology – Surface Mount Assemblies
  • General guidelines for soldering surface mount chip components using a point to point soldering method.
  • Identify the types of defects that can be introduced when soldering/rework is not conducted correctly and what corrective actions must be put in place and understand a practical insight into the inspection criteria.