Verion Training Courses

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control for Electronics Assembly

Course Description

As new generations of integrated circuits (ICs) become more sensitive to electrostatic discharge, ESD continues to be one of the most pernicious problems facing the electronics industry. Education is essential to prevent costly failures and expensive rework.

The purpose of this course is to define Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), explain the effects on electronic devices, and explain the employees responsibilities for controlling ESD in the workplace including personal grounding for seated and standing operations, wrist straps, controlling static charges in the work area, and proper handling, packaging and transporting of ESD sensitive devices to the S20.20 ESDA Specification.

This course is designed for the new employee exposed for the first time to the electronics industry, as well as the veteran worker. Educating employees is the key to providing quality products and services.

This course will educate your operators on critical information need to control static charge build-ups and prevent costly damage to electronic components and assemblies.

The course can easily be customized to address your specific requirements. Certifications are valid for 2 years. Employees would be retested or required to attend a refresher course. Training is supported by video, lecture and group interaction. An optional written exam is also available.


  • Introduction: Physics of Static Electricity
  • How Static Charges Damage Components
  • Grounding (Seated and Standing) 
  • Wrist Straps / Shoe Grounding / Testing 
  • Safe Clothing
  • Static Control Smocks
  • ESD-Safe Work Areas
  • Elimination of Static Generating Materials
  • Controlling Charge Build-Ups
  • Activities That Create Static Electricity
  • Proper Handling / Storage / Transportation of ESD Sensitive Devices.

Course Length: 2 Hours

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Hand Solder Training - Lead/Lead Free


Course Description  
The Hand Soldering training is a (1-3) day course of Instruction. This course introduces the fundamentals of soldering, the knowledge and hands-on training necessary to master the basic techniques of soldering for electronic assemblies. The program is 25% lecture and discussion and 75% hands on application which concentrates on enhancing the student’s knowledge as well as improving their soldering and inspection skills. Customize this course by selecting the modules that meet your training requirements for soldering, inspection and rework.

Verion Training offers five standard modules and two Rework Modules that support a combination of hands on application process for the Manufacturing/ Assembly industry. An optional practical exam is also available.

Course Topics
Module 1:Soldering Principles is the prerequisite for all additional modules.

Topics: Soldering Terminology, Soldering Safety, Electronic Assembly Tools and Cleanliness requirements.

Module 2:Plated Through Hole (PTH) Soldering
Topics: Component Preparation, Solder Joint Requirements and Soldering Lab (Hands-On).

Module 3:Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Soldering
Topics: Component Placement, Solder Joint Requirements and Soldering Lab (Hands-On).

Module 4: Terminal and Wire Soldering
Topics: Terminal & Wire Solder Joint requirements, Wire Preparation and Soldering Lab (Hands-On).

Module 5: Plated Through Hole (PTH) Rework & Touch-up
Topics: Touch-up Techniques, Rework Techniques, Rework Lab (Hands-On), and Touch-up Lab (Hands-On).

Module 6: Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Rework & Touch-up
Topics: Touch-up Techniques, Rework Techniques, Rework Lab (Hands-On), and Touch-up Lab (Hands-On).

Module 7: Inspection Skills

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