Custom Design and Fabrication

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.

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Laddy Penovich


  • Custom Design and Fabrication
  • Program Hours: 630 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi

Certificates and Licensures

  • MTECH Custom Design and Fabrication Program Certificate

Program Snapshot

 Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school seniors only.

 Registration Availability: Registration for Fall 2021 opens April 20, 2021 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.

  Prerequisites: Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit  

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit


Session Location Room Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Fall 2021 Lehi Trades & Tech 114 08/17/2021 7/14/2022 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Fall 2022 Lehi Trades & Tech 114 08/16/2022 7/2023 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Fall 2022 Lehi Trades & Tech 114 08/16/2022


11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $50.00  
AWS Online Access Fee $75.00  
Program Fees $800.00  
Tuition $1,323.00  
total: $2,288.00  All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

Item Cost Notes
Blueprint Reading for Welders $120.00 ISBN-10: 1133605788 Edition: 9th
ISBN-13: 978-1133605782
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
total: $960.00  


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