Electronic Board Assembly Operator

This program provides skill-based training regarding soldering, wire harnessing, and cabling. Education is focused around key skills needed within the manufacturing sector, such as Safety and Quality. It is designed to prepare for a career as an Electronic or Solder Assembler. This is a 250-hour course (includes over 80 hours of hands-on experience). This course is recognized nationally within the manufacturing community. The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) is the governing body that tests and certifies individuals for this certification. The education is focused around key skills needed within the manufacturing sector including Safety and Quality Control. Hands-on assembly training including wire harnessing and cabling, soldering, and practical experience with tooling and equipment is also included in this course. Individuals enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to earn both J-STD-001 (Soldered Electric and Electronic Assemblies) and IPC/WHMA-A-620 (Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies) national certifications.
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Valencia College
soldering, wire harnessing, cabling, Assembler, tooling, J-STD, electronic assemblies

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Lockheed Martin - Curriculum development and training., Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)., International Printed Circuits (IPC).
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Machinery Manufacturing (333)
Architecture and Engineering Occupations -- Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (17-3023)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Engineering Technologies/Technicians (15)
Credit Type:
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
10 weeks
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Date Quality Peer Review Rating Submitted:
Quality Note:
Met with industry partners, collaborated with faculty and students, and conducted third-party subject matter expert review.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None


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