Are you interested in alternative energy systems? What about controlled climates like heating and air conditioning? What about refrigeration and freezing systems? If so, then this program just might be what you're looking for.
In the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Environmental Control Technology (AIRE) program you will study heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR). The AIRE Program includes the technology of controlled environments for homes, buildings and conditioned spaces, with topics ranging from residential refrigeration to commercial air conditioning and industrial freezing systems. Particular focus is on energy efficiency and integration with Green Technology, including alternative energy systems.
The AIRE Program trains students in traditional career options that include
Air conditioning and/or refrigeration contractor
HVAC or refrigeration service technician
Manufacturer service representative
Facilities or plant operations engineer
Control systems designer/commissioner
Solar energy technician or contractor
Solar system design engineer
Solar integration specialist
AIRE (Environmental Control)
Certificates of Performance*:
Air Conditioning and Solar Energy
Basic Refrigeration and Control Systems
Certificates of Achievement:
Advanced Air Conditioning and Direct Digital Control
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Advanced Refrigeration
Heating, Air Conditioning and Solar Energy
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems Design
Stationary Facilities Engineering and General Maintenance Technician
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Environmental Control Technology
*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student's transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.