Soldering

Soldering is a joining method used for a wide range of parts, including delicate electronic components. Solder is a metal alloy designed to melt at very low temperatures, and various methods of soldering can be used to join parts together. Although most soldering done today is automated, manual soldering is an important skill for assembly technicians, especially for repair and rework.


These classes address the knowledge and techniques required to produce high-quality manually soldered joints. They also provide an overview of the basic manual soldering equipment and the proper safety precautions for soldering. Intermediate-level classes focus on differences in soldering alloys, including lead-free solders, and also on the proper soldering technique for joining PCB components.


Class Functional Area Format Difficulty Version Department
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Classes 1 to 7 of 7
What Is Soldering? 110

This class provides an overview of the basic tools and components used for soldering, briefly explores the importance of soldering to the electronics industry, and covers basic procedures for soldering preparation, safety, and cleanup.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 1.0 Soldering
Safety for Soldering 115

This class describes common safety hazards and precautions for soldering applications. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 1.0 Soldering
Soldering Equipment 130

This class provides an introduction to basic soldering equipment selection, including safety equipment.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 1.0 Soldering
Soldering Applications 200

This class describes essential skills for proper hand soldering and also explains how to inspect a finished joint and rework or repair a bad joint. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Intermediate 1.0 Soldering
Solder and Flux Selection 210

This class describes various types of solder and flux and discusses how to select them for particular applications.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Intermediate 1.0 Soldering
Soldering PCBs 220

This class covers how to create and repair printed circuit assemblies by soldering and desoldering various types of electronic components on printed circuit boards (PCBs).

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Intermediate 1.0 Soldering
Lead-Free Soldering 230

This class covers the specific characteristics, flux requirements, and thermal profile of lead-free solders, as well as the proper techniques to apply when using these new solder materials. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Intermediate 1.0 Soldering
FormatFunctional AreaDepartment IDDepartmentClass IDClass NameDescriptionDifficultyVersionLanguage
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes660Soldering660110 What Is Soldering? 110 This class provides an overview of the basic tools and components used for soldering, briefly explores the importance of soldering to the electronics industry, and covers basic procedures for soldering preparation, safety, and cleanup. Beginner1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes660Soldering660115 Safety for Soldering 115 This class describes common safety hazards and precautions for soldering applications. Includes an Interactive Lab.Beginner1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes660Soldering660130 Soldering Equipment 130 This class provides an introduction to basic soldering equipment selection, including safety equipment.Beginner1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes660Soldering660200 Soldering Applications 200 This class describes essential skills for proper hand soldering and also explains how to inspect a finished joint and rework or repair a bad joint. Includes an Interactive Lab.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes660Soldering660210 Solder and Flux Selection 210 This class describes various types of solder and flux and discusses how to select them for particular applications.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes660Soldering660220 Soldering PCBs 220 This class covers how to create and repair printed circuit assemblies by soldering and desoldering various types of electronic components on printed circuit boards (PCBs).Intermediate1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes660Soldering660230 Lead-Free Soldering 230 This class covers the specific characteristics, flux requirements, and thermal profile of lead-free solders, as well as the proper techniques to apply when using these new solder materials. Includes an Interactive Lab.Intermediate1.0English