School and Ranking Information
Programs in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technology are found at several public and private 2-year technical colleges around Memphis, TN. Based on levels of study and student-to-faculty ratio, the following school is considered one of the top schools in Memphis for HVAC technology programs:
- Winner: William R. Moore College of Technology (Moore Tech) is a 2-year, private not-for-profit school in Memphis, Tennessee. It is the only school in the city to grant an associate's degree in HVAC technology. The HVAC program at Moore Tech is one of the oldest such programs in the mid-south.
School Info Chart
|Category||William R. Moore College of Technology|
|Distinction||One of the oldest vocational institutions in the United States; school is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education*|
|School Type||2-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $5,880**|
|HVAC Technology Degrees Offered||Certificate, Associate's|
|HVAC Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||51**|
|Most Popular HVAC Technology Degree Level in 2012-2013||Certificate (40 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||88%**|
|Noteworthy||HVAC program has an 81% job placement rate for graduates*|
Sources: *William R. Moore College of Technology; **NCES College Navigator.
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William R. Moore College of Technology
- 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Day and evening classes available
- Hands-on training and classroom/video instruction
- Modern, separate labs for heating and air conditioning/refrigeration
The William R. Moore College of Technology is located near Interstate 240 in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. It is a private, non-profit university. The college was founded by William R. Moore and originally did not charge tuition. Today, about two-thirds of each student's tuition is still paid for by the college's trust fund, according to the school.
The school offers both associate's degree and certificate programs in the technical trades, such as computer repair, industrial electricity and HVAC. While the school grants certificates in HVAC technology, students can also earn an Associate of Applied Technology in Air Conditioning and Heating. Training in this program covers the basic refrigeration cycle and refrigerant recovery. Students learn about furnace design and function, heat pump systems and hot water and steam systems. They also explore cooling load calculations and auto air conditioning.