Prepare for an entry-level position or enhance existing skills as a circuit board assembler or technician.

This is a G3 program. Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

Soldering tool on circuit board


FastForward Credential Program

Program Information

From refrigerators to automobiles, circuit boards are everywhere! This program focuses on the knowledge and practical skills to produce high-quality soldered interconnections and prepares students for employment as a circuit board assembler, technician and quality assurance specialist. Topics include safety, materials, methods, process control, requirements for a broad range of electrical connections and verification criteria needed to produce high-quality soldered leaded and lead-free interconnections. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the J-STD-001 endorsement credential offered by IPC, the Association Connecting Electronics Industries credentialing agency.

Contact Hours: 40

Admissions Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age on the first day of class.
  • Meet minimum essential functions and standards for program
  • Attend a coaching appointment and/or information session prior to enrollment.
  • Complete all funding assistance paperwork (if applicable) prior to enrollment.
  • English Language Learners (ELL/ESL): If English is not the first language, prospective students must complete a CASAS assessment with acceptable score prior to program admission. CASAS assessments can be scheduled by emailing at or calling 961-434-5461. Include your first and last name, program of interest, and program start date in your email. Assessment should be completed at least one week prior to program start date. CASAS assessment is also recommended, but not required, for prospective students who feel their reading comprehension needs improvement.

Take the Next Steps

Complete the Workforce Services Student Questionnaire.

Meet with a coach and/or attend a FastForward Funding Session.

Check the schedule page to see when this FastForward program is next offered.