Ranken Technical College

Academics

Two-Year Certificate Programs

Our two-year certificate programs consist of four semesters (or 504 clock hours) of intense, hands-on training.

Alarm Systems Technology

As technology advances, there is a continuous demand for the development of communications, safety, security, entertainment and building control. Combining the skills of an electrician with those of an information technology specialist, qualified apprentices of the MBFAA program and other interested individuals will attend Ranken to receive professional training on the most up-to-date security technologies. The MBFAA has collaborated with Ranken’s Information Technology and Electrical departments to design a state-of-the-art two year evening program, leading to a certificate in Alarm Systems Technology. 

 

Automotive Collision Repair Technology

Utilizing the Inter-industry Conference on Automotive Collision Repair (I-CAR) Advanced Technology curriculum, this program focuses on restoring wrecked cars to their pre-accident condition.

The program develops students’ proficiencies in body and frame machines; down-draft spray booths; computerized mixing and electronic measuring systems; MIG welders; refinishing; resistance spot welding; and the repair of mechanical and electrical systems.

Automotive Maintenance Technology

Students refine the skills necessary to become entry-level automotive mechanics, gaining experience in diagnosing and repairing automotive problems and malfunctions in automatic and manual transmissions; automotive electricity; basic computer electronics and air conditioning; brakes; engines; and suspension.

Computer Networking Technology

Students are introduced to a combination of computer desktop operating systems, local area networking (LAN), wide area networking (WAN) and microcomputer hardware.

The first year of the program focuses on preparing students to become A+ Certified technicians. During the second year, students are introduced to network devices and how they fit into the network and upon completion are eligible to earn Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Students receive the hands-on training to service and repair nearly all the equipment they’ll find out in the industry. Specifically, coursework focuses on basic refrigeration and hand tools; commercial and residential heating and cooling equipment; commercial ice makers; electricity; and light commercial refrigeration systems.

Control Systems Technology

Students focus on the measurement and control of automated processes and technical systems in industrial plants. Training is concentrated in basic electronics; commercial wiring practices; DC/AC theory; distributed control systems; instrumentation fundamentals; National Electric Code (NEC); principles of variable measurements; programmable logic controllers (PLCs); and variable speed drives.

Electrical Automation Technology 

This program emphasizes maintenance, troubleshooting and installation of electrical circuitry and equipment controls. Training is concentrated in basic and industrial electronics; commercial wiring practices; DC/AC theory; motor controls and logic fundamentals; National Electric Code (NEC); power distribution and DC/AC motor theory; and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

Facilities Technology

Receiving training in a variety of technical disciplines, program graduates are needed by area-wide facilities, including universities, hospitals, hotels and industrial businesses, where they can repair a majority of problems that occur.

Courses offer hands-on training in blueprint reading; electrical maintenance; carpentry maintenance; heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR); National Electric Code (NEC); pipefitting; and stationary engineering (license preparation). Other stand-alone evening courses may also apply.

Industrial Technology

Receiving training in a variety of technical disciplines, program graduates are needed by area-wide manufacturing and industrial firms, where they can repair a majority of problems that occur.

Courses offer hands-on training in blueprint reading; electrical maintenance; hydraulics; industrial maintenance mechanics; millwright and rigging; National Electric Code (NEC); pipefitting; and stationary engineering (license preparation). Other stand-alone evening courses may also apply.

Precision Machining Technology

Students develop fundamental machining skills on milling machines, lathes and surface grinders. This machinist-level program emphasizes blueprint reading; hand tools and machine practices; lathe and mill operations; metal processing theory; standard machines, attachments and accessories; and tools, hardening and precision grinding.

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