Structural & Pressure Vessel Welder Diploma Program

There’s no better time to join our welding program – jobs are in demand and NATS provides the required training for people with little to no experience to kick start a rewarding job that will put you in the driver’s seat to your future welding career.

What You Will Learn In The Classroom

This program will provide students with a thorough hands-on and theoretical education in the welding field. The program was developed in conjunction with the CWBi ACORN training program that has been designed to train employees who are job-ready for the current and future needs of the welding and joining industry.


What You Will Learn In The Labs

Our state-of-the-industry campuses provide our students with the opportunity to gain critical welding experience using modern equipment in welding processes that include: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW or ‘MIG’), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or ‘TIG’), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or ‘Stick’).

* NATS Brampton campus students will be bused to our welding lab in Burlington for practical lab days.


What You Will Learn Outside of the Regular Classroom Setting

TPI-MAS helps students recognize the choices they have in life and how to control how they think to change the way they live their lives. Students will understand how the human mind works and how their beliefs and attitudes influence the present and shape the future. The program encourages students to have a positive outlook and strive for goals despite any challenges and obstacles.

The Enriched Academy program will teach you how to manage your money and build a solid financial future.

Welding Health And Safety

Students will learn to create a safe work environment. To learn about general hazards in welding and how to control them…

Basic Math For Welders

This course covers Basic Math as it pertains to welding: volume, circumference, area, effective part layout and how to properly…

Welding Symbols

Students will learn basic weld joints and preparation for welding, weld symbols and weld types…

Welding Basics

This course will cover electrodes and consumables as well as the different welding processes and equipment…

Graduates of the Structure & Pressure Vessel Welder Program can also be referred to as:

  • Welder
  • Welder Fitter Trainee
  • Apprentice Welder
  • Apprentice Boilermaker
  • Apprentice Construction Millwright
  • Apprentice Ironworker
  • Apprentice Pipefitter.

Admissions Process

Our Mission at North American Trade Schools is to “service with excellence the needs of our community and the needs of our graduates by matching skills“.

We can’t do this without you.

We have designed a four-step admissions process that ensures we admit the right students with the potential to become great graduates that serve their communities with excellence.

Connect with Us

The first step is to connect with our admissions team, we are here for you! We know you have questions the good news is we have answers. All you have to do to get started is  fill out a form, call, text, email or even yell if you are close enough and we will commence your academic journey!

Confidential Interview

Now let’s get a little serious.  When we meet, we will review your academic and career goals, talk about your options and determine your eligibility.
The key for NATS is that you possess the right Attitude and Aptitude to be successful as a student and more importantly an employed Graduate of NATS. The interview and evaluations will help us determine your eligibility. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

Financial Assessment

Whether you have been fortunate enough to put money aside or you just can’t seem to imagine how you would pay for College, not to worry, we have a Team here to help.  I know free would be preferred, but you know what they say, the best things in life are never free!  During this appointment, we will determine your eligibility with one of our many different financial aid options.
Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.

Enrollment Ready!

Last but certainly not least, after all the meetings and deliberation, we did it!
You are excited, comfortable with your chosen field and it is now time to put pen to paper and enroll.
Your admissions representative will take you step by step through all the forms to ensure you are prepared for the journey ahead.
We look forward to welcoming you to the NATS family soon!