8739.3 Hand Soldering

8739.3 Soldered Electrical Connections (Hand Soldering)

Location: NMTTC

Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc.

7000 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046


Start Time: 8:30 am

Visual Acuity verification is required prior to class this standard eye test that can be performed by any eye doctor. Boutique and strip plaza eye centers perform the required tests, are open many hours, some 7 days per week. Bring page 2 of the registration form to identify which eye test is required. Do not send us your medical record. Please complete the Visual Acuity Verification Registration Form, page 2.

Max Students: 8

NASA Contractors and commercial students follow the link to see the scheduled and register with NMTTC. NASA Civil Servants register in SATERN.

8739.3 Soldered Electrical Connections Course Description

This course provides instruction to operators and inspectors who are responsible for using hand-soldering techniques for assembling printed wiring assemblies or for inspecting soldering per NASA-STD-8739.3, Soldered Electrical Connections. Topics include material selection, parts and material quality assurance and preparation, pre-assembly inspections, part placement, and solder joint inspection. All of the requirements contained in the standard are discussed. The curriculum uses a slide presentation, a student workbook, practical exercises, quizzes and exams. Practical exercises include demonstrating techniques for hand-soldering and assembly cleaning and demonstration of students' competency for using these techniques in a manner that produces hardware that meets the requirements of the standard. The criterion for student success in the practical exercises is determined based on the level of certification sought: inspector or operator.

To participate in a Level B class the student must have previously completed the Initial training and have a current certification.

  • This course is a prerequisite for NASA-STD-8739.3 operator or inspector certification.
  • Vision screening is a prerequisite per NASA-STD-8739.6.
  • Previous hand soldering experience strongly encouraged.