ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) CONTROL:

ESD damage not only directly affects the quality & reliability of your products, but also can impact your company’s reputation and bottom line!  As ESD can occur anywhere from the receiving stage of your operations, to testing, manufacturing, shipping, and field handling of circuit boards & components, it is essential that companies implement effective ESD control programs, including proper ESD control training to minimize the risk of ESD damage. Our ESD Control class discusses and studies the correct ESD mitigation and control techniques, in order to prevent failures to ESD-sensitive products.  We dynamically involve the students in their learning, enhancing their knowledge about the subject of ESD, as well as helping them to extend a thorough appreciation for ESD control.



  • What is static electricity?

  • How is static electricity generated?

  • Why do we care about static electricity?


  • Definition - ESD

  • Costs - How & where is your company losing money due to ESD?


  • Human Body Model - How does this affect the impulse?

  • Machine Model - Metal vs. Non-Metal

  • Charge Device Model


  • Tracking Your Product Flow - A trained eye to detect ESD upset areas

  • Covering Your Tracks - Procedure to analyze your facility

  • Grounding - Why? Where?

  • Floors - How can floors attribute to ESD? How do you prevent these problems from occurring?

  • Work Surfaces- Surfaces on which the components are being worked.

  • Equipment - Including your test equipment, soldering irons, etc.

  • Personnel - Yes, that's you!

  • Garments - Your clothing.....What is suitable? What is not recommended?

  • Raw Materials - Causing ESD upsets and thus inherent higher costs

  • Packaging Materials - Tapes, boxes, etc.

  • Procedures - What are the best practices which you can apply to save unnecessary costs?

  • Ionization - What is it used for? How do you utilize it effectively?


  • "Ground" Definition

  • Types of Grounding

  • Wrist Straps - How do you test them? How can they assist in ESD control? How can they be harmful?

  • Foot Grounders - How should you use them properly?

  • Static Dissipative Shoes - A right place & a right time for these gears!

  • Smocks - Factors to consider when using & cleaning them

  • Gloves - How can they assist you in ESD control?

  • Finger Cots - The obvious benefits, plus many others, of which you may not have thought...


  • Entrance Controls - And your authority to enforce ESD protected areas...!

  • Static Dissipative Flooring - Different types to suit your particular needs

  • Paints, Polishes, Strippers - For floors

  • Carpet Sprays - How do they work?

  • Floor Mats - Where are they most effective?

  • Tiles - Commonly found in most factories

  • Mobile Equipment - It also generates ESD!

  • Workstation Features - For your ESD Safe Work Area

  • Control Features - How do you maintain ESD to an appropriately safe level?

  • Monitoring - Various methods

  • Testing - Auditing


You will:

  • Receive professional ESD training

  • Learn & understand the causes of ESD failures

  • Learn the correct techniques & procedures for ESD control

  • Improve your workmanship skills for ESD control

  • Receive ESD training materials and certificate of participation

Tuition: $1,400 (plus NMGRT if taught in New Mexico = $1,498.00), where NMGRT = New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax

Handbook: Included

Prerequisite: Our "Basics of Electricity (DC & AC)" classes or equivalent

Target Audience: Assemblers, operators, electricians, technicians, engineers, managers, warehouse personnel, maintenance workers

Instructor: Jay Skolnik, PE (Professional Licensed Electrical Engineer & ESD Program Manager Certified by ESD Association &  iNARTE ESDC Certified & IPC ESDC Certified Instructor & Active Member of ESD Association & Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) for National Instruments (NI) for the NI Electronics Workbench MultiSIM & UltiBOARD programs)


Related Courses: Basics of Electricity, DC Circuits & AC Circuits

Hours: 6

Class Size: 5 minimum 

Dates: (please click here for our training class schedule)

Times: 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. There is a 1-hour lunch (not included) scheduled from 12 noon to 1 P.M.

Training Location:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque-Uptown

7101 Arvada Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone:  (505) 881-7300



From I-40 W, take Exit 162 for Louisiana Blvd.

Turn right at Louisiana Blvd. NE

Turn right at Arvada Ave. NE

Make a U-turn, Homewood Suites building is located on the right.

7101 Arvada Ave. NE


What to bring: Pencil and paper for taking notes


What to wear: Casual, comfortable clothes


Inclement weather:  Should we experience inclement weather at any time during the training period, please check our web site at or call us at (505) 299-1157 early in the morning on the class date prior to start of class, for instructions regarding the training schedule for that particular class date.  Thank you.

Registration: (please click here to register)

Lodging Accommodation (for our valued out-of-town guests):

Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque-Uptown

7101 Arvada Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone:  (505) 881-7300


Various Comments from Past Attendees:

"I've had EE's try to explain ESD but it has never sunk in as well as it did today - Very good course!"

Engineer - Sandia National Laboratories


"The demos were great - it's so much easier to learn this way!  Thanks for an excellent class."

Engineer - Sandia National Laboratories


"I learned much more about ESD than I had expected.  This information will be used in my lab."

Technologist - Sandia National Laboratories


"I loved the hands-on demos.  They really helped me to appreciate and to better understand the do's & don'ts in ESD control."

Technician - Los Alamos National Laboratory


"I enjoyed everything about this class - its teaching style, class format, class content, teaching tools & demos.  Thanks very much!"

Technologist - Sandia National Laboratories


"The real life examples are simply invaluable - how not completely understanding the subject can make things worse."

Engineer - Sandia National Laboratories

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Phone: 505-299-1157

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