VEE 100 Soldering and Mechanical Termination Techniques

Course Description: The course covers soldering connections and identify and rectify inferior solder joints. Students will select and prepare the correct soldering tools. In addition the student will master printed circuit board component insertion/extraction techniques, basic connector termination techniques and wire wrapping.

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ):1-4 of Telecommunication program.
  • Prerequisite Courses: VSP 121 Industrial Safety
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
    The student will be able to:

    1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.
    2. Use electronics tools and test equipment competently.
    3. Interpret schematic diagrams and waveforms.
    4. Build electronics projects to a given specification.

    B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
    The student will be able to:

    1. Identify the common tools and materials in soldering/desoldering techniques.
    2. Describe the proper soldering/desoldering procedure using printed circuit board (PCB).
    3. Differentiate standard solder link and cold solder link.
    4. Perform soldering and desoldering of electronic circuits.
    5. Demonstrate the correct method of terminating connectors in electronics.
    6. Describe the characteristics and procedures in making good wire wrap connections.

    SLO

    PLO1

    PLO2

    PLO3

    PLO4

    1

    I

    DM

    D

    DM

    2

    I

    M

    D

    M

    3

    I

    M

    D

    DM

    4

    I

    DM

    D

    M

    5

    I

    M

    D

    M

    6

    I

    M

    D

    DM

    I = Introduced
    D = Demonstrated
    M = Mastered

    C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC:
    The student will be able to:

    General SLO 1. Identify the common tools and materials in soldering/desoldering techniques.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 Define soldering/desoldering

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    1.2 Enumerate the tools and materials use in soldering/desoldering.

    1.3 Describe types of solder and flux.

    1.4 Describe personal and laboratory safety habits.

    1.5 Describe and demonstrate safety rules in the workshop.

    1.6 Practice correct safety precaution.

    General SLO 2. Describe the proper soldering/desoldering procedure using printed circuit board (PCB).


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Describe the standard soldering procedure.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    2.2 Describe the standard desoldering procedure.

    2.3 Enumerate types of printed circuit board.

    2.4 Demonstrate soldering/desoldering technique.

     

    General SLO 3. Differentiate standard solder link and cold solder link.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 Describe standard solder link.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    3.2 Describe cold solder link.

    3.3 Demonstrate the effect of proper solder link.

    3.4 Demonstrate the effect of cold solder link.

    3.5 Describe different solder link.

    General SLO 4. Perform soldering and desoldering of electronic circuits.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 Desolder and resolder of fixed resistors.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    4.2 Desolder and resolder of capacitors.

    4.3 Desolder and resolder of transistors.

    4.4 Desolder and resolder of integrated circuits (IC).

    4.5 Desolder and resolder of surface mount devices(SMD).

    General SLO 5. Demonstrate the correct method of terminating connectors in electronics.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Describe the banana plug connector termination.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    5.2 Describe the crimp connector termination.

    5.3 Describe the British Naval Connector (BNC) termination.

    5.4 Demonstrate proper connector terminating procedure.

    General SLO 6. Describe the characteristics and procedures in making good wire wrap connections.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1 Enumerate types of wire.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    6.2 Describe the parameters of wire.

    6.3 Illustrate wire wrap connections.

    6.4 Demonstrate wire wrapping procedure.

    6.5 Differentiate standard and sub standard wire wrap.

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Tools and materials in soldering and desoldering
    2. Soldering procedure
    3. Good solder vs. Cold solder
    4. Soldering and resoldering
    5. Terminating electronic connector
    6. Wire wrapping

    E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

    1. Computer Aided Instruction
    2. Practical/Experimentation
    3. Lecture/Demonstration

    F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
    Schuler, C.A. (1999). Electronics Principles and Applications, 5th Edition. USA: Mc Graw- Hill Corporation (or most recent edition).
    Toolbox and electronics circuits kits

    G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    Nida Corporation. (2001). Cables and Connectors. Melborne, FL: Nida Corporation Publishing (or most recent edition).

    H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
    None

    I. EVALUATION
    Student in electronics and telecommunication program must achieve a grade of "C" or better to pass the course

    J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
    None

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