Cabinetmaking Diploma Program

Are you passionate about working with wood and have a keen eye for detail?

Modern cabinetmaking seamlessly merges centuries of traditional woodworking techniques with cutting-edge tools and technology. At North American Trades School, our Cabinetmaking diploma program transforms your love for wood into a highly marketable skill set.

In little over a year, you can turn your passion into a rewarding career.

Program Details

What does the Cabinetmaking Diploma Cover?

Our comprehensive curriculum offers immersive classroom and lab experiences, providing practical ‘hands-on’ training in woodworking, cabinetmaking, and installation. With a focus on practical skills development, our Cabinetmaking diploma emphasizes key areas including:

  • design principles,
  • blueprint interpretation,
  • material selection,
  • advanced power tool utilization,
  • surface finishing techniques, and adhesion methods.

Moreover, we foster the cultivation of essential time management abilities and deadline-oriented work habits, ensuring our students are equipped for success in the woodworking industry


Hands-on Learning

Your hands-on training includes the basic arts of cabinetry, including shaping and cutting wood, assembling components, installing fasteners and hardware and working on the preparation of articles for finishing, including the application of different types of decorative and protective finishes.

Students in the Cabinetmaking program will work with the following equipment: table saw, miter saw, drill press, band saw, planer, joiner, router, shaper, edge banding machine and a wide range of power and pneumatic tools.


Plus, Programs to Help Navigate Life

At NATS, we believe in providing our students with not only practical expertise but also the capabilities to foster personal and professional growth. That’s why our programs include a focus on mindset development and financial literacy skills.

Thought Patterns for High Performance®
Mindsetting for Success and Well-being in the Digital Age™ from The Pacific Institute

Through “mindsetting” techniques associated with high performance and creating a growth mindset, students gain valuable insights into the workings of their minds. You’ll learn structured process to overcome limiting habits, attitudes, beliefs, and expectations while fostering new ones that propel you toward your goals. With dedicated time for reflection, evaluation, and application of scientifically-proven principles, you can optimize your personal well-being, educational achievement, and drive toward professional success.

The Enriched Academy

A leading personal finance tool to teach you how to manage your money and build a solid financial future.

Admissions Requirements

For admissions to North American Trades School, domestic students must:

  • Interview with an admissions advisor
  • Provide proof of Gr. 12 OSSD or Mature Student Status
  • Complete an application for admission
  • Take an entrance evaluation

Career Options

NATS Cabinetmaking students gain exclusive access to our comprehensive job placement assistance services. Our dedicated team offers expert support, guiding you in crafting strategic resumes and cover letters, honing interview skills, and implementing effective job search strategies. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and knowledge to secure a job in the skilled trades. Your success is our priority at North American Trades School.

What career opportunities are available to graduates of the Cabinetmaking diploma program:

  • Cabinetmaker
  • Cabinet Installer
  • Store Fixtures Construction and Installation
  • Architectural Millwork
  • Cabinetmaking Apprentice

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