Workforce Training Products

Electronics.ca Knowledge Center offers access to some of the world's most renowned specialists in academia and industry. Our courses provide a comprehensive education for new employees, cross-training for your existing workforce, or pre-employment training for students entering the electronics industry. You can train, test and certify your employees in the fundamentals of semiconductor fabrication, PCB and electronics assembly. Give your employees access to the knowledge they need to advance their careers... provide opportunities for cross-training and self-education with the award-winning IPC Training Library. It's never been more cost-effective to implement a complete curriculum of core assembly knowledge. 

US$625.00
Date of Publication: Jan 23, 2017
DVD-64C-K identifies all of the important through-hole and surface mount component types – including: through-hole resistors, capacitors, diodes, potentiometers, pin grid arrays, sockets, DIPs, SIPs, transistors, LEDs, inductors, chokes, torroids, filters, fuses, breakers, switches, relays, crystals, voltage regulators, thermistors, connectors, sockets, headers, and jumpers. Also covers SMT component types (QFPs, PLCCs, rectangular chips, MELFs, SOICs, molded tantalum capacitors, SOTs, DPAKs), leadless components, QFNs, DFNs, LGAs, CCGAs and BGAs. Introduces resistor, capacitor and inductor values and tolerances.

US$625.00
Date of Publication: Sep 26, 2016
Now updated to Revision F of the IPC-A-610 -- the Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies -- this media-based training program is a cost-effective and efficient way to train and test your entire workforce to the most widely recognized industry standard on surface mount solder joint criteria.

US$625.00
Date of Publication: Sep 26, 2016
DVD-71C is designed to help eradicate the most common inspection errors that occur in electronics assembly, including: misinterpreting inspector responsibilities, using improper board-side criteria, misunderstanding minimum electrical clearance, rejecting excessive wetting angles, requiring complete vertical fill, misinterpreting through-hole part clearance, misapplying gull wing lead style criteria, misidentifying bottom termination components, rejecting measles and treating billboarding as an instant defect.

US$625.00
Date of Publication: Jun 14, 2016

Useful as a training aid in the classroom, or on the shop floor, DRM-PTH-D contains computer generated color illustrations of component, barrel, and solder-side perspectives of a plated-through hole. Each drawing clearly shows the minimum acceptable condition for requirements such as land coverage, vertical fill, wetting of lead, land and barrel, and contact angle.DRM-PTH-D also contains high quality color microphotographs of the major solder defects and conditions, such as nonwetting, corrosion, projections, fractures, lead protrusion and disturbed joints, with pictures of both tin-lead and lead free solder joints. The appropriate specification / paragraph references from both the IPC-A-610D and J-STD-001D are included for each of the acceptance criteria for further verification. In addition, every change from the C to D revision has been notated to make it easy for your inspectors and operators to learn the new requirements. Quantity discounts available.


US$730.00
Date of Publication: Jun 14, 2016
DVD-SMT-E is an interactive training program is a cost effective and efficient way to train and test your entire workforce to the most widely recognized industry standards on surface mount solder joint acceptance criteria.

US$520.00
Date of Publication: Jul 18, 2016
Moisture Sensitive Devices, or "MSDs," have become a critical issue -- because of the higher temperatures involved in lead free soldering. This updated video training program provides an informative look at this "invisible" issue – to save your company time and money in preventing component malfunctions. If your operators understand why it's important to treat MSDs with care, they are more likely to avoid MSD issues.

US$578.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-54C clearly explains all the critical information your operators need to control static charge build-ups and prevent costly damage to electronic components and assemblies. This DVD also covers: the physics of static electricity, how static charges damage components, grounding, wrist straps / shoe grounding / testing, safe clothing, conductive smocks, ESD-safe work areas, elimination of static generating materials, controlling charge build-ups, activities that create static electricity, and proper handling / storage / transportation of ESD sensitive devices.

US$520.00
Date of Publication: Jul 7, 2016
DVD-196C explains the advantages and challenges of area grid arrays, including component descriptions and terminology. Provides a visual overview of removal / replacement procedures for BGAs and QFNs, using both convection and IR equipment. Covers site preparation, reballing, component alignment, solder paste printing, preheating considerations and thermal profiles.

US$625.00
Date of Publication: Jun 21, 2016
This IPC training video is designed for all of your employees that use a hand soldering iron. DVD-144C shows the best way to install surface mount...

US$315.00
Date of Publication: Jun 21, 2016
DVD-10 is a serious look at handling potentially hazardous chemicals used in the manufacture of printed circuit boards. All facilities must train employees that mix, store, dispose of or transport any hazardous substance. Procedures for what to do in case of a chemical emergency are explained.

US$368.00
Date of Publication: Jun 21, 2016
DVD-11C provides useful introduction to operator safety in electronics assembly and covers personal protective wear; how to avoid injury from cuts and burns; prevention of "cumulative trauma disorders;" proper lifting technique; an introduction to HazMat and MSDS; electrical safety, warning systems, and the importance of good housekeeping. Stresses the importance of operator knowledge and attitude to avoid personal injury.

US$520.00
Date of Publication: Jun 21, 2016

An introduction to operator safety training in electronics assembly — covers personal protective wear; how to avoid injury from cuts and burns; prevention of "cumulative trauma disorders"; proper lifting technique; HazMat and MSDS; lead free and tin lead solders, electrical safety, warning systems, and the importance of good housekeeping. Stresses the importance of operator knowledge and attitude to avoid personal injury.


US$625.00
Date of Publication: Jun 21, 2016
Soldering Iron Tip Care DVD-15C is the ideal educational tool to show your technicians how to properly care for soldering iron tips – and avoid many of the pitfalls associated with lead-free and tin-lead hand soldering. Section one provides an overview of tip life issues. Section two discusses oxidation build-up, recommended tip maintenance and overuse of tip tinners and other abrasive products. Section three explains the typical mechanisms that damage tips and recommended procedures to minimize these effects.

US$2,795.00 US$1,964.00
Date of Publication: Jan 21, 2016
The ESD Fundamentals series is a cost-saving collection of the very finest media training for ESD Control in the industry -- with everything you need -- from basic training with IPC / ESDA Certification, to continuing education. Now you can provide focused training for everyone in your organization, not ony the assembly workers, but administrative staff, material handlers, maintenance, service techs and IT personnel.

US$625.00
Date of Publication: Dec 15, 2015
DVD-166C explains how counterfeit components find their way into the supply chain and why they are an increasing challenge for the electronics industry, as well as a potentially life-threatening issue in military, aerospace and medical electronics. This video training program shows how to recognize and capture fraudulent devices during visual inspection. It also explains more sophisticated detection methods such as scanning electron microscopes and x-ray fluorescent spectroscopy systems.

US$683.00
Date of Publication: Dec 15, 2015

Ce DVD bilingue (français/anglais) énonce clairement toutes les informations importantes que votre personnel doit comprendre afin de contrôler les accumulations de charges électrostatiques et prévenir les dommages coûteux aux composants et assemblages électroniques.

This dual-language (French / English) training DVD clearly explains all the critical information your operators need to understand in order to control static charge build-ups and prevent costly damage to electronic components and assemblies. DVD-FR54C includes: the physics of static electricity, how static charges damage components, grounding, wrist straps / shoe grounding / testing, safe clothing, conductive smocks, ESD-safe work areas, elimination of static generating materials, controlling charge build-ups, activities that create static electricity, and proper handling / storage / transportation of ESD sensitive devices. Award-winning introduction to ESD control, produced in cooperation with the ESD Association. Includes Leader's Guide, Training Certification Exam with Certificates of Completion for students with passing grades and transcript.


US$520.00
Date of Publication: Dec 15, 2015
Foreign Objects and Debris or Foreign Object Damage (FOD) can severely affect the reliability and functionality of any electronic device. DVD-172C training video provides the information and techniques to help eliminate FOD during electronics assembly, hand soldering, SMT & PTH assembly processes, as well as during box build and wire assembly. Eliminating FOD requires awareness of the problem and control of its sources through effective housekeeping; control and accountability of tools / hardware; and proper material handling.

US$520.00
Date of Publication: Dec 15, 2015
A detailed introduction to electronics assembly for new employee orientation, sales, administrative and management personnel – also technical/vocational schools. DVD-153C begins with a brief introduction to components and interconnections, then provides a visual tour of surface mount, through-hole and mixed assembly processing and verification / testing. Also explains cable & wire harness assembly and box build or final system assembly.

US$578.00
Date of Publication: Dec 15, 2015

This video training program demonstrates recommended best-practices for assembling coax connectors to coaxial cable – to make sure your terminations are defect-free and reliable. This is the ideal program to teach all of the recommended techniques for coaxial cable termination – including crimping, compression, and soldering. Stop bad habits before they begin for new hires, and help eliminate faulty techniques from your veteran operators.


US$165.00
Date of Publication: Oct 26, 2015
This CD-ROM provides the process or quality engineer with a supply of photographs which may be used in company inspection documents or presentations. The photographs can also be used in marketing and advertising material or in technical articles. They may be simply pasted into any Word or PowerPoint document for in house company use. A range of different images, the wave solder joints are either Sn/Au/Cu or Sn/Cu all the reflow joints are Sn/Au/Cu.

US$570.00
Date of Publication: Jul 21, 2015
DVD-SP99C explains why the switch to lead free; effects on reflow, wave, rework and hand soldering; visual inspection, personal safety and the environment; effects of higher temperatures; differences in processes and solder joint evaluation; precautions and new techniques; lead free alloys; more active fluxes and proper handling of moisture sensitive devices - from stockroom to soldering. Includes Leader's Guide, IPC Training Certification Exam, and certificates of completion

US$3,380.00 US$2,662.00
Date of Publication: Jul 11, 2015
In-House Training: Provide new employees with a comprehensive education explaining the entire through-hole assembly process - from process overviews to acceptance standards. Also valuable for cross-training - to help insure that every employee has a thorough understanding of their effect on end-product quality.

Independent Training Organizations: Designed for vocational-technical schools, state and federal job training centers, independent training centers, community colleges and anyone engaged in "school-to-work" programs, EDU-103 provides the essential core knowledge to prepare students for careers in the electronics assembly industry. IPC certificates of completion provide proof of pre-employment training to qualify entry-level candidates for positions in the electronics assembly industry.

US$495.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
This new Training/Certification program discusses the HAZCOM Standard, provides a thorough explanation of how to read material safety data sheets (MSDS), how interpret the HAZMAT sign, how to deal with common chemicals used in the electronics assembly industry, explains the importance of personal protection and details chemical spill procedures.

US$595.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015

DVD-18C illustrates best-industry practices for soldering wires to commonly used terminals in electronics assembly, including: turret, cup, bifurcated, hook and pierced terminals. The contents cover proper wire wrapping techniques, using a solder heat bridge for effective heat transfer, soldering for inspectability and evaluation of acceptable and unacceptable solder joints. Also contains an optional 'humorous introduction' that can be bypassed using the DVD menu.


US$475.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-20-21C explains the different types of reflow soldering processes, including I-R, convection, and convection I-R,  covers solder pastes, creams, and fluxes. Provides a detailed study of thermal profiles for reflow soldering and includes ESD protection, process contamination, and handling considerations. This DVD also demonstrates how solder, flux and components are applied to the board and includes Leader's Guide, Transcript, Test and Answer Key. Certificates of completion are also included for students who pass the Training Certification Exam.

US$300.00
Date of Publication: Jul 15, 2015
This training video explains the importance of each person's contribution to the success of the printed circuit board fabrication process. Provides an interactive format, allowing groups of operators to discuss the causes of handling damage within their specific areas. Question and answer sections encourage groups to come up with their own solutions to prevent common handling defects. A valuable tool to help promote careful handling and reduce unnecessary defects

US$450.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015

DVD-24C is ideal for new employees who will be handling assemblies. It's also the perfect refresher to reinforce best-industry practices for long-term employees.

This updated IPC educational tool is designed to help prevent handling defects and reduce scrap.


US$245.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
A visual overview of each of the manufacturing processes for a conventional 6 layer, pin registered MLB. This video explains innerlayer print and etch process and outerlayer SMOBC. Includes action photography, computer graphics and sample microphotographs during each process. An useful introduction for all new employees who will benefit from an understanding of this process.

US$350.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-28 examines the procedure for preparing microsections using manual techniques for the critical grinding and polishing steps and provides a thorough examination of the microsection process steps, including coupon removal, thermal stressing, mounting, grinding, polishing, and etching the specimen.

US$350.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
DVD-32C provides an introductory overview of basic assembly processes and describes how the assembly operation fits into the electronics industry, including the history of through-hole and surface mount technologies. DVD-32C also covers the importance of communication with supervisors, continuous improvement, work attitude, teamwork, original equipment manufacturers-electronic manufacturing services industry relationships, and introduces personal safety, handling considerations and electrostatic discharge. Especially useful for new employees in the electroncis asssembly industry. Includes Leader’s Guide, Review Questions and Training Certification Certificates for students who pass the final examination.

US$350.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2015
An introductory overview of the surface mount assembly processes. Begins with a review of component evolution from through-hole to surface mount, then describes standard component types. Explains the solder paste printing process; mixed technology assembly - including adhesive application, autoplacement of components, reflow soldering, infrared (convection and combination), visual inspection, cleaning, secondary reflow, electrical and burn-in testing. A useful introduction for new hires, cross-training, and general education.

US$350.00
Date of Publication: Jul 9, 2014
The DVD-35C defines typical defects associated with solder paste printing, discusses possible causes, and offers recommended solutions. Reviews lack of coverage, bridging, misalignment, solder paste volume/print shape, including dog-ear, pump, scoop, slope, and edge definition. Adjustments include kneading paste, squeegee pressure and speed, downstop, snap-off, and temperature. Stresses the importance of preventive maintenance. Includes Leader's Guide, Transcript, Test and Answer Key.