Quality

Corporate Training & Continuing Education

The only way to ensure innovative thinking is to never stop learning.

To ensure consistency and uniformity across all departments, we encourage on-going training in all areas of our operations. We believe this policy enables ESC personnel to:

  • Perform their job at consistent quality levels
  • Understand and meet the needs of our customers, both internal and external.
  • Work for continuous improvement of all systems and processes.
  • Manage and train others for competency and quality according to the policies and procedures that are documented in our Quality Systems Manual.

Training Course Descriptions

ESD Awareness
This course covers an introduction to ESD, ESC control personnel, ESD control in the work area, and ESD control regarding handling and transport.
Duration: 2 hours
ESC Certification: 1-year expiration

Basic Soldering
This course covers the basics of hand soldering. Topics covered are: Soldering Tools and Equipment, solder materials; preparation for soldering; through-hole soldering techniques. Students participate in a practical lab exercise during which they build a working workmanship sample.
Duration: 40 hours
ESC Certification: 1-year expiration

NASA –STD 8739.3
A NASA certified instructor conducts this course.

NASA –STD 8739.3 is the current workmanship standard for hand or wave soldered electrical assemblies for flight or mission critical applications.
Duration: 40 hours
ESC Certification: 1 year

Through-hole Component Identification
This course covers how to: identify through-hole components; read color-coded resistors; read capacitor values; identify the difference between axial-leaded parts and radial-leaded parts; identify polarity markings and pin one designations.
Duration: 5 hours
ESC Certification: 1-year expiration

Surface Mount Component Identification
This course covers the identification of surface mount components. The student will learn how to read the values on chip resistors and chip capacitors, as well as how to identify polarity markings and pin-one designations.
Duration: 8 hours
ESC Certification: 1-year expiration

Surface Mount (SMT) Process Overview
This course provides a general overview of the surface mount process. Topics discussed include different types of SMT components; part markings, size codes, and materials; the manufacturing process sequence.
Duration: 4 hours
ESC Certification: 1-year expiration

IPC-A-610C
An IPC-registered instructor conducts this course. This course covers acceptance requirements for the manufacture of electrical and electronic assemblies. Topics addressed include: introductory information; specialized designs; terms and definitions; inspection methodology; magnification aids and lighting; mechanical assembly; component installation location and orientation; soldering; cleanliness; markings; coatings; laminate conditions; discrete wiring; surface mount assemblies.
Duration: 3 days
ESC Certification: 1-year expiration

SMT Acceptability Requirements
This course covers Section 12 of the IPC-A-610C standard. It covers the acceptability requirements for mounting and soldering SMT components.
Duration: 4 hours
ESC Certification: 1-year expiration

J-STD-001
An IPC-registered instructor conducts this course. This course addresses the requirements for the manufacture of soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies. Topics covered include: introductory information; applicable documents; general requirements; materials; components; assembly processes; assembly soldering processes; cleanliness requirements; assembly requirements; coating and encapsulation; rework and repair; miscellaneous requirements.
Duration: 3 days
ESC Certification: 1-year expiration

Wire and Terminal Soldering
This course comes from Module 2 of the J-STD-001 Worker Proficiency course. The student strips and tins wires, and wraps wires around various terminals. The soldering workmanship samples must meet Class 3 product requirements from the J-STD-001 criteria.
Duration: 3 days
ESC Certification: 1-year expiration

IPC-7711 and 7721
An IPC-registered instructor conducts this course. IPC-7711 addresses rework of electronic assemblies. IPC 7721 addresses repair and modification of printed boards and electronic assemblies. This course covers the procedural requirements, tools, materials and methods to be used in the modification, rework, repair, overhaul, and restoration of electronic products.
Duration: 5 days
ESC Certification: 1-year expiration

PCB Fabrication
This course covers all of the processes for the fabrication of printed wiring boards. Topics addressed include: history of PCBs (printed circuit boards); different types of PCBs; PCB specifications, acceptance criteria, design considerations, and CAD design.
Duration: 4 hours
ESC Certification: 1-year expiration