The UA Piping Industry College of BC facility was established on February 25, 1982 as a state-of-the-art training facility. The 70,000 square foot space includes 10 classrooms, 6 labs, 1 mock-up (practical application simulator), and a fully equipped shield metal arc/oxyacetylene welding facility.

The classrooms are equipped with up-to-date tools, technology and learning resources, individually climate controlled with high ceilings, occupancy sensors and phased lighting. Overhead projectors and ceiling speakers, as well as custom designed instructor podiums wired with document cameras, make it an optimal environment for class facilitation. Student services include class-specific security cards, study areas, and an onsite restaurant and lounge with outside patio.


The facility houses a welding area that contains 36 welding booths with extraction systems, lighting, and ergonomic positioning. It also features labs for Hyrdonics, Cross Connection Control, Sprinklerfitting, Water Entry, Gasfitting, and specialty welding, providing students with the opportunity for the best possible learning experience.


The ESP Project is a national initiative to promote lifelong learning across the Country. The National Association of Union Schools & Colleges that the UA PIC BC is affiliated with, has training facilities across Canada. This link will provide you with a list of all the UA training facilities across Canada.




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