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SMD Soldering

Learn to work with Surface Mount Devices

No Prerequisites



All Online Curriculum


Course Dates

SMD Soldering
Class #42655

April 5 - April 19

SMD Soldering
Class #42660

May 3 - May 17

This is an Online Self-Paced course

Call our office to get registered



  • Learn how soldering stations work

  • How to choose good equipment

  • What makes a good electronics lab

  • Types of soldering iron tips

  • Types of solder

  • What is flux and what is it for

  • Care and maintenance of your equipment

  • Cleaning a PCB

  • Testing the circuit

  • Identifying dangerous situations

  • Building safe habits

  • Identifying component types and markings

  • Learning to use a multimeter for basic troubleshooting

  • Handling of surface mount components

  • Where to buy components

  • How are PCBs designed and manufactured

  • Wiring PCBs

  • Introduction to microcontrollers and C++ programming

This course is designed to teach students advanced soldering techniques that will enhance their skills in electronics and robotics. Many students lack experience in professional soldering, so we have created a dedicated course to focus on developing these skills. By mastering soldering, students can spend more time on core concepts in other courses and less time fixing soldering mistakes.

Hakko Solder Station

In this course, we will primarily work with surface mount components, which are smaller and more common in modern electronics. This reduction in size is important in industries like smartphones where compactness is essential.

Although soldering small components may seem intimidating, with practice, it becomes easier than soldering larger components. Being able to solder confidently is crucial in the electronics industry, where complex systems require precise connections. Spending hours troubleshooting only to find out it was a bad solder joint is not ideal.

Class PCB

By mastering soldering, students will have a valuable skill that is necessary for success in electronics-related industries.

Course Overview

Course Dates

SMD Soldering
Class #42655

April 5 - April 19

SMD Soldering
Class #42660

May 3 - May 17

Click here to get notified of upcoming classes


You can register by phone between 9am and 4pm PDT

Important - You will need a CTCLink ID number in order for us to help you over the phone or in person. You can follow the steps below to get one.

Fill out an application to Edmonds College:

Online Admissions Application

A few notes for your application:
Enroll as: "First Year"
Program: "Professional Technical"
Term: "_____" (Season plus year, such as: Spring 2023)
Degree or Certificate: "Undecided - Professional Technical"

Once you have received your CTC Link ID number please let us know and we can get you registered for your class.

Registering Online

Washington State colleges are now using CTCLink for all student services.

  • Follow the link below - login in or create an account

  • Go to "Student Homepage"

  • Choose "Manage Classes"

  • "Class Search and Enroll"

  • Choose Edmonds College and the quater (Control + F to search page)

  • Search for class name or number (Class Number will get you to where you want faster)

Online Registration Login Page - CTCLInk

NOTE - All our classes fall under "Special Topics: Manufacturing".

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