IPC500 - IPC WHMA A620 CIS Certified IPC Application Specialist

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Subject Title
IPC WHMA A620 CIS Certified IPC Application Specialist

Subject Description
The IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Specialist training consists of eight (8) separate modules, 7 of which are optional, of paragraph-by-paragraph review of IPC/WHMA-A-620. (IPC/WHMA-A-620 describes acceptability criteria for crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnection and the corresponding lacing/restraining criteria associated with cable and harness assemblies.)
At the conclusion of each module, students are subjected to open book written exams.

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-WHMA-A-620 standard to the appropriate class or classes of production.
- Understand and correctly apply the technical criteria in the standard for the appropriate product class.
- Quickly integrate into the industry work environment with the necessary knowledge of the cable and wire harness assemblies requirements.
- Receive immediate recognition, legitimacy and value throughout the electronics industry.

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.

The ideal candidates for this Course are Production Operators, Inspectors, Technicians, Quality Control, Manufacturing and Process Engineers and Management personnel who desire to comprehend the proper explanation and interpretation of the requirements of IPC/WHMA-A-620.

Topic Outline

  • Module 1 (mandatory): Policies and Procedures, Forward, Applicable Documents, Preparation, Measuring Cable Assemblies & Wires, Testing
  • Module 2: Crimp Terminations, Insulation Displacement Connections (IDC)
  • Module 3: Soldered Terminations
  • Module 4: Connectorization, Over-Molding/Potting
  • Module 5:  Splices
  • Module 6: Marking and Labeling, Securing, Harness/Cable Electrical Shielding, Cable/Wire Harness Protective Coverings, Finished Assembly Installation
  • Module 7: Coaxial and Biaxial Cable Assemblies
  • Module 8: Solderless Wrap

Mode of Instruction
Lecture, Q&A and Visuals.

Prescribed Texts
IPC-WHMA-A- 620 Standard (included in the course fee).
IPC Professional Training and Certification Policies and Procedures

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:
1. Open book exams for all Modules.
Grading Policy:
70% - 100%     SAT
0 - 69%      UNSAT

Approved by: Denis Gravelle, Sharon Estok