Students will learn ESD and electronic soldering safety procedures and apply proper through-hole surface mount technology with both lead-free and lead-tin solder as used in manufacturing circuit boards. Students also learn wire harness assembly with proper wire terminations, wire preparation, labeling and wire crimping.
The Soldering Technician certificate will provide individuals with the skills needed to accurately solder, assemble and inspect electronic products, components and sub-assemblies. Program completers will receive IPC J-STD-001 certification, which is an internationally recognized standard for the soldering industry.
Why choose the Soldering Technician program?
- Short training can be finished in just 10 weeks
- Day and evening courses
- Local companies are ready to hire graduates
Utah State funding may be also available to assist with training costs for business employees!
Employer Advisory Team:
- Albion Plant Nutrition
- Autoliv ASP, Inc.
- Champ Technology Services, Inc.
- Kimberly Clark Corporation
- Lifetime Products, Inc.
- Western Zirconium
Jim Andrews has over 22 yearsâ€™ experience in the Electrical Maintenance field with most of that spent at Weber School District and Robertson Systems before teaching at the OWATC. He also has additional experience with Whitehead Electric Inc. and Weber State University as a theatrical electrician. He completed the Ogden-Weber Tech College Electrician Apprenticeship Program and received his journeymanâ€™s license in 1991. He received his Master Electrician License and Electrical Instructor License from the State of Utah Department of Professional Licensing (DOPL) in 2000. He began his teaching career as the 3rd year electrical apprenticeship instructor in 1991. In 1995 he changed careers to teach full-time by beginning the Electrical Technician Program and then transferring to the Industrial Automation Maintenance Program in 2000 to teach Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCâ€™s) and electrical motor controls. He is a CIT IPC-STD-J-001E Certified Instructor. He recently began the Soldering Technician Program in the fall of 2012 and currently instructs and advises in both programs.
Office Hours: MF 7:30 .m. – 3:30 p.m.; TWTh 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.