The HVAC program at NATS spans 55 weeks of day classes, leading to G3 & G2 gasfitter licenses along with ODP certification. The cost is nearly $20,000. In comparison, similar courses at Fanshawe and other competing colleges run for two years during night classes and cost approximately $4,000. I believe NATS is a better fit if you already have field experience and desire quick licensure or have family commitments. Conversely, if you're young, inexperienced, and wish to gain field experience alongside your studies, Fanshawe might be a better choice. I highly suggest doing your own research, and weighing the pros and cons of each school, deciding which is ultimately best for you.NATS places a significant emphasis on hands-on learning, with nearly half of class time spent in the lab, a vital aspect of trade education. Additionally, the HVAC program equips you with a very generous set of quality tools.So far I’ve only had the pleasure of learning from Dave & Brian, so I am only able to speak on them at the time of writing.Dave takes a highly personalized approach to teaching, emphasizing the importance of building strong student-teacher relationships. While some might interpret this as "hand-holding," it's actually a testament to his dedication to his students' success. Dave goes the extra mile to ensure that struggling students grasp the material, offering guidance and support without simply handing out answers. His teaching style encourages self-discovery and critical thinking, which are essential skills in any field.Brian, on the other hand, brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and wisdom to the classroom. In his late 70s, he has an accomplished career history as a G1, master electrician, engineer, and business owner. Brian's teaching style also emphasizes a personal connection with his students, often using storytelling to provide depth and context to course materials. These anecdotes enhance the learning experience, making complex concepts more relatable and memorable.Together, Dave and Brian exemplify effective teaching methods that go beyond traditional instruction, fostering a supportive and engaging learning environment.I am happy with my decision to attend NATS and I am confident in my “Cracker Jack box” education.
23:47 01 Jan 23
I'm in the welding program right now and I'm half way threw and already have all my tickets that will help me get jobs in what I want to do, great place for a welding course one down side I would like them to teach the students how to use measuring devices more. I had job experience but can tell not every one who's enrolled have the same experience before hand. But still great school for welding
02:29 07 Oct 22
Great school to be at. Very helpful staff members
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19:12 01 Mar 22
I strongly recommend NATS. I am currently taking the Home Renovation Technician program and it's fantastic.
Gizmo the skinny pig and Friends
01:57 05 Nov 21
I absolutely loved my time at NATS as a recent grad of the welding program and having never done welding once my entire life before taking the program, I can honestly say I am entering my new career with the confidence knowing I was taught what I need to know to be successful in my new career. The tuition seems daunting however, you get everything you need to start your new career my entire tool box loaded with gear as well as your helmet and jacket only thing I bought was my prescription safety glasses. OSAP covered my entire tuition plus a generous amount for living expense. I was a line cook previously and going into welding was the best descision I have made my entire life.
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North American Trade Schools (NATS) is dedicated to providing quality post–secondary education in skilled trades to individuals and organizations looking to make a positive impact on their community. NATS is registered and approved as a private career college by the Ministry of colleges and Universities . Our diploma and certificate programs are practical, intense and results oriented. We provide you with the skills you need to find employment in today’s workforce.