Description of the College
Moore Tech is a non-profit, independent technical trade higher education institution operated and governed by a board of trustees. Operation is entirely independent of any other college system. Moore Tech is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and adheres to the standards of the Department of Education as well as, the state of Tennessee's higher education regulations.
The curriculum is occupationally focused and consists of one-year and two-year programs leading towards Associate of Applied Technology Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates above the high school level. Some high school students may be permitted to enroll as dual enrollment students at the college while still attending high school.
The college currently operates from three campuses. The main campus is located at 1200 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN. The main building houses the administrative offices along with several technical and trade programs. The main campus programs are Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating, Industrial Electricity and Plant Maintenance, Maintenance Technology/Property Maintenance, Machining and Plumbing programs. The Welding Building is located ½ mile from the main campus and is located at 475 N. Bellevue Blvd., Memphis, TN. It houses the entire welding program, including workshops, classrooms and offices. The automotive campus is located at 2785 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN and it houses all of the automotive shop space, classrooms, conference areas, faculty offices, media center, and automotive related storage.
The mission of Moore Tech is to provide students with the training and skills necessary to become successful in business and industry. It is the goal of the college to provide students with a working knowledge of the skills needed to enter employment in the program area of their choice.
The vision of Moore Tech is to provide programs for adult students to improve their opportunities for career advancement and more productive careers. Our vision is realized through curricula that develops skills that can be demonstrated and measurable in the trade areas of each program and through experiences that emphasize the practical application of theoretical models and concepts incorporated in a diverse learning environment, to include using a wide range of teaching and learning methods.
William R. Moore College of Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.