620 Wire Harness Assembly

CIS - Certified IPC Specialist

620 Wire Harness Assembly (Theory)

 

Workmanship standards and inspection criterion for cable and wire harness assemblies. This 3 day course was developed in conjunction with the WHMA, Wire Harness Manufacturing Association and is the industry standard for cable and wire harness fabrication and installation. Satisfactory completion of this course:

 

  • Successfully pass Modules 1 & 2 with an average score of 70% or better
  • Successfully pass Modules 3-8 with a score of 70% or better

  Student Receives Certificate, good for 24 months:

  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 Standard
  • IPC Certificate

 

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this training program participants will be certified as Application Specialists. With this portable credential, you’ll receive immediate recognition and value throughout the Electronics Industry.

 

  • Reference the IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard to make acceptable/reject decisions
  • Interpret terminology and their definitions
  • Successfully pass the written exam with an 70% or better

 

 

CSE- Certified Standards Expert

620 Wire Harness Assembly

The Certified Standards Expert (CSE) is a subject matter professional with a high level of knowledge and understanding of a specific IPC standard or group of standards. The role of the Certified Standards Expert may vary by organization, but the CSE will be able to: 

  • Act as a subject matter expert for their organization, answering standard related questions, providing support to various levels of the organization, and, interpreting the standard for their organization.
  • Judge organizational conflicts in opinion of a viewed condition.
  • Act as the intermediary between the organization and IPC staff and/or industry experts on standards questions.
  • Update the organization on the latest standards and best practices from industry.
  • Provide feedback to standards committees on updates to the process for inclusion in the standards.
  • Interface with designers and process engineers to develop assembly processes.
  • The Certified Standards Expert (CSE) program is divided into two levels:
    • Certified Standards Expert (CSE)
    • Senior Standards Expert (SCSE)

 

What does the CSE certify?

  • The CSE program confirms that an individual has demonstrated the level of knowledge and understanding required to act as a subject matter expert for a specific IPC standard including:
    • IPC-A-610
    • J-STD-001
    • IPC/WHMA-A-620
    • IPC-A-600
    • IPC-6012
    • IPC-7711/IPC-7721
  • The IPC Certified Standards Expert (CSE) possesses the ability to:
    • Navigate the IPC standard quickly and efficiently
    • Identify relevant sections of the standard to address specific questions 
    • Act as a subject matter expert on all matters related to the standard
    • Apply the standard to specific company needs

 

How does this certification differ from the IPC Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)?

 

  • The CIT program is designed for classroom instructors. It confirms that an individual has the technical and pedagogical knowledge and skills required to train individuals in the IPC Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) program.
  • A CIT must host at least one IPC course per calendar year.
  • A Certified Standards Expert (CSE) is not required to train.

 

Who can provide the IPC CSE training program?

  • The IPC CSE training program must be conducted by an MIT that is, at the time of the training, certified as a Master IPC trainer in the specific standard being taught.

 

Who can offer the IPC Certified Standards Experts (CSE) certification

  • Only IPC Training Centers may offer training and testing for the IPC Certified Standards Experts (CSE) certification.

 

 

CIT- Certified IPC Trainer

620 Wire Harness Assembly (Theory)

 

Workmanship standards and inspection criterion for cable and wire harness assemblies. This 4 day course was developed in conjunction with the WHMA, Wire Harness Manufacturing Association and is the industry standard for cable and wire harness fabrication and installation. The CIT level certification is an engineering level course designed to allow the successful candidate to certify individuals in their company to the 620 CIS level or to simply be a higher level certification. Certified Instructor Receives IPC Certification, good for 24 months. Everyone who successfully completes the Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) Training Certification and examination will receive the materials necessary for conducting Application Specialist

 

Certification and Recertification Training including:

 

  • IPC/WHMA-A-620C Standard
  • CD illustrating all facets of the IPC/WHMA-A-620C training program
  • Instructors guide providing complete instructions for Operator training and certification

 

 Objective

Upon successful completion of this training program participants will be certified as Certified IPC Trainers. With this portable credential, Instructors can train and certify operators and inspectors based on needs. Instructors will obtain the knowledge to:

 

  • Reference the IPC/WHMA-A-620C standard to make acceptable/reject decisions
  • Proficiently conduct Operator courses in modules per IPC requirements
  • Correctly interpret and teach the intent of the IPC/WHMA-A-620A standard
  • Explain terminology and their definitions
  • Demonstrate hands on techniques in cutting, stripping, and tinning wires.
  • Crimping, use of solder sleeves, solder cups, BOM and Blueprint instruction, tie wrapping, and pull testing using a cable assembly training kit.
  • Successfully pass the instructors exams with an 80% or better

 

Modules

 

Module 1 Introduction/IPC Professional Policies and Procedures (section 1); Foreword and Applicable Documents (section 2); Cable/wire preparation (section 3); Measuring Cable Assemblies (section 11); Testing Cable Assemblies (section 19)

 

Module 2 Crimp Terminations (section 5) and Insulation Displacement Connections (section 6)

 

Module 3 Soldered Terminations (section 4)

 

Module 4 Connectorization (section 9) and Molding/Potting (section10)

 

Module 5 Splices (section 8) 

 

Module 6 Marking/Labeling (section 12); Wire Bundle Securing (section 14); Shielding (section 15); Protective Coverings (section 16)

 

Module 7 Coaxial and Twinaxial Cable Assemblies (section 13)

 

Module 8 Solderless Wire Wrap (section 18) 

 

 

Hands-on

620 Wire Harness Assembly

Circuit Technology has developed an optional one day hands-on module to apply and reinforce the concepts of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Assemblies. This 8-hour course covers the practical use of industry standard tools for cutting and stripping of various wires types, tinning techniques both manual and utilizing a solder pot and focuses on advanced soldering techniques for multiple wire to terminals contacts. Also included is crimping of multiple contacts to meet the industry requirements for all product classes. This hands-on module is flexible and can be tailored to meet specific organizational needs in an onsite training environment. 

IPC 620 Space Addendum

IPC/WHMA-A-620C-S provides additional requirements to IPC/WHMA-A-620C to ensure the reliability of cable and wire harness assemblies that must survive the vibration and thermal cyclic environments getting to and operating in space. The IPC/WHMA-A-620C-S space addendum cannot be used as a stand alone document, it must be used with the base standard IPC/WHMA-A-620C.

 

IPC 620 - Fredericksburg VA

Monday October 12, 2020 through Friday October 16, 2020

620 CIS - October 12 - 14

620 CSE - October 12 - 16

620 CIT - October 12 - 16

620 hands on - October 15

IPC 620 - Rock Hill SC

Monday November 9, 2020 through Friday November 13, 2020

620 CIS -  November 9 - 11

620 CSE - November 9 - 13

620 CIT - November 9 - 13

620 hands on - November 12

IPC 620 - Virtual

Monday January 4, 2021 through Thursday January 7, 2021

620 CIS - January 4 - 6

620 CSE - January 4 - 7

620 CIT - January 4 - 7

IPC 610 - Virtual

Monday February 1, 2021 through Thursday February 4, 2021

610 CIS - February 1 - 3

610 CSE - February 1 - 4

610 CIT - February 1 - 4

IPC 620 Space Addendum - Reisterstown

Monday February 8, 2021 through Friday February 12, 2021

IPC 620 - Virtual

Monday March 1, 2021 through Thursday March 4, 2021

620 CIS - March 1 - 3

620 CSE - March 1 - 4

620 CIT - March 1 - 4