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HVAC Courses in Memphis with School and Program Descriptions

The Memphis area has several schools that offer heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) training programs. Learn about the training programs, admission info and program requirements for two schools, both within two miles of downtown, to make an informed education decision.

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Memphis Schools for HVAC Training

Memphis has a few opportunities for students interested in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) programs. These programs, offered at two schools within five minutes or less from downtown, are designed to prepare students for entry-level HVAC technician work. This article profiles these two schools and their HVAC courses and also includes a table of information about these institutions. That table reports facts about school enrollment, costs and financial aid availability.

  • One option is the William Moore College of Technology, a small 2-year school that offers vocational training through an associate degree program in air conditioning and heating. This school is less than five miles from downtown.
  • Students can also find training opportunities at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Memphis, about five miles from downtown.

Comparison of Schools

Students who are looking for an HVAC program need to learn various facts about the schools that offer them. The following table allows students to compare information about these two schools.

William Moore College of Technology Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Memphis
School Type Two-year, private, not-for-profit Two-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 264* 843*
Campus Setting Large city Large city
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $6,255* $5,692*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 68%* 78%*
Retention Rate (2017) 64% of full-time students* 63% of full-time students*
Graduation Rate (for students who began in 2014) 64%* 67%*

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

William Moore College of Technology

William Moore College of Technology was founded in 1909 and offers an associate degree program with HVAC training.

Associate of Applied Technology in Air Conditioning & Heating

This associate program is designed for students seeking to learn the basic service, installation and repair principles used by HVAC technicians. This two-year program is intended to prepare students for work right after graduation and is not meant to be transferred to a four-year college. Incoming students need to have a high school diploma or GED.

The program combines classroom training with hands-on learning using modern equipment in laboratories. In addition to technical training, students also take courses in technical writing, math, physics and business.

Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis

Tennessee Technology Center offers a comprehensive HVAC program that can prepare graduates to take the exams that lead to the EPA Refrigerant and HVAC Excellence Electrical Proficiency designations.

HVAC/R Technology Program

This program includes instruction on commercial and residential HVAC systems. Students are first taught about safety. Students are able to apply what they learn in the classroom to lab work and HVAC projects. The curriculum also includes instruction in electric circuits and meters, residential air conditioning and heating, troubleshooting and commercial refrigeration.

Students can choose training options at multiple levels, ranging from a 432-hour mechanic helper program to a commercial refrigeration technician program that consists of 2,160 hours. The school may have cooperative training opportunities available during the program as well.

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