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

  1. MTECH Program Certificate in Custom Design and Fabrication

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school seniors only.

  Registration Availability: Registration for Fall 2019 opens April 23, 2019 at 8:00 am online on the MTECH Registration 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: Orem

  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. No appointment is necessary. 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.


SessionLocationRoomStart DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd TimeDays
Fall 2019Orem SouthTBD8/20/197/15/207:30 am10:30 amM-F
Fall 2019Orem SouthTBD8/20/19


11:30 am2:30 pmM-F
Fall 2020Orem SouthTBD8/23/207/217:30 am10:30 amM-F
Fall 2020Orem SouthTBD8/23/20


11:30 am2:30 pmM-F

Tuition and Fees

Registration Fee$40.00 
Program Fees$850.00 Includes facilities fee
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$120.00ISBN-13: 978-1133605782 ISBN-10: 1133605788 Edition: 9th
Rigging Handbook$20.00ISBN-10: 1888724188; ISBN-13.978-1888724189
Pipe Fitters Bluebook$25.00ISBN 0-9708321-2-5
Required Tools$795.00 


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