Fabricators are an integral piece in the metal fabrication and construction industries. It is the Fabricator's responsibility to take all the separate parts of a project and fit them together into one complete assembly. They use math, tools, and welding equipment to tack parts together to the precise specifications of engineered drawings. They must solve problems as they arise and find alternate methods to complete tasks. Some Fabricators also completely weld the projects that they fit together themselves. Students who enroll in the Custom Design and Fabrication program will learn to use blueprints, fitting tools, cutting equipment, and welding equipment to fit and tack projects.
Assignments in the course are designed to simulate common tasks for Fabricators in fabrication shops and structural steel construction and erection, as well as the construction and maintenance of pipes for oil and gas pipelines, refineries, power plants, and chemical processing plants. Students will learn to use practical math to solve problems in the fitting process. Class time will be dedicated to both classroom theory and hands-on application in the lab.
Certificates and Licensures
- MTECH Custom Design and Fabrication Program Certificate
Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school seniors only.
Registration Availability: Registration for Fall 2020 opens June 24, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.
Program Length: 630 hours or approximately 11 months
Times: Mornings, Afternoons. See schedule details below.
Locations: Lehi Trades and Tech campus.
Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance. +Learn More
High School Students: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.
Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.
New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class. To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.
|Session||Location||Room||Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Days|
|Fall 2020||Lehi Trades & Tech||114||8/18/20||7/14/21||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Fall 2020||Lehi Trades & Tech||114||8/18/20||
|11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
|Fall 2021||Lehi Trades & Tech||114||8/17/21||7/2022||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Fall 2021||Lehi Trades & Tech||114||8/17/21||
|11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
Tuition and Fees
|AWS Online Access Fee||$75.00|
|total:||$2,288.00||All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.|
Materials and Supplies
|Blueprint Reading for Welders||$120.00||ISBN-10: 1133605788 Edition: 9th
|Rigging Handbook (5th Edition)||$20.00||ISBN-10: 1888724188;
|Pipe Fitters Bluebook||$25.00||ISBN 0-9708321-2-5|
|Required Tools||$795.00||2 canvas jackets, 1 SMAW & 1 GMAW gauntlet gloves 4 lens replacements, 2 safety glasses, 2 soapstone holders, 1 mild steel wire brush. 4 grinding discs|