IPC100 - Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) A610

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Subject Title
Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) A610

Subject Description
The IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Application Specialist Course is an extensive three (3) day review of the IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies Standard. The course consists of nine modules: 2 mandatory and 7 optional, as per curriculum developed by IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries. At the conclusion of each module, the students will be subjected to open and/or closed book examination.

Note:  Training is conducted by Celestica in cooperation with Seneca college.

Credit Status
Non-Credit from Seneca.
Industry recognized certification from IPC, valid for 2 years.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

-Use, navigate, locate and apply the criteria contained in the IPC-A-610 Standard to the appropriate class or classes of production.
-Understand and correctly apply the technical discrimination criteria in the Standard.
-Quickly integrate into the electronic industry work environment with the knowledge and skills to perform work affecting product quality.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Ideal candidates for this course include Production Operators, Inspectors, Technicians,  Process Engineers, and Quality Control, Manufacturing and Management Personnel, as well as anyone wishing to comprehend the proper explanation and interpretation of the requirements of the IPC-A-610.

Topic Outline

  • Module 1- Introduction/IPC Professional Policies and Procedures
  • Module 2- Foreword, Applicable Documents & Handling    
  • Module 3- Hardware Installation
  • Module 4- Soldering (Including High Voltage)
  • Module 5- Terminal Connections
  • Module 6- Through Hole Technology (Including TH Jumper Wires)
  • Module 7- Surface Mount Assemblies (Including SMT Jumper Wires)
  • Module 8- Component Damage and Printed Circuit Boards and Assemblies
  • Module 9- Wire Wrap(Solderless) 

Mode of Instruction
Lecture, Q&A and Visuals

Prescribed Texts
IPC-A-610 Standard (included in the course fee)

IPC Professional Training and Certification Policies and Procedures

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Written exams:

  • Open and closed book exam for Modules 1 & 2
  • Open book exam for Modules 3-9  


70% - 100% SAT
0 - 69% UNSAT


Vince Bennici

Approved by: Barb Shannon, Denis Gravelle, Sharon Estok