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IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has launched a new online training course, IPC Essentials, designed to enhance knowledge of IPC standards, the standards development process and how standards can be used on the factory floor. The course is now available on IPC’s online learning platform, IPC EDGE and was developed for new factory floor personnel as well as operators seeking certified IPC specialist (CIS) status.
Through animation and live video footage, “Stella,” an animated factory operator, navigates students through a brief history of IPC, the electronics industry, and how standards are used in printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing from design concept to a finished product and steps in between. Students will also learn how IPC standards are developed, revised and documented and how to get involved in the standards development process. Knowledge checks throughout the two-hour course are provided so students can review materials within each course module, prior to the final test. Students receive a certificate of completion if they achieve a grade of 80 percent or more.
“IPC Essentials answers many questions that industry members have asked of IPC. PCB manufacturing operators and technicians will learn the importance of training and certification to IPC standards,” said Kris Roberson, IPC manager of certification and training products and portfolio products. “Course participants will come to understand the value they can bring to their company by understanding standards and knowing how to use them and thus will be better prepared for training and certification to specific IPC standards that are critical to PCB manufacturing,” Roberson adds.
IPC Essentials in now available on IPC EDGE. For more information on IPC Essentials and other training and certification course, click here.