Love working on cars or trucks? Did you know you there are jobs available right now, and you can get paid well for a career in the field? Get the automotive training you need at one of the best automotive colleges in the Midwest.

Ranken offers a variety of automotive degrees and certificates to help you get the job you want – whether you want to work on race cars, big rigs or the latest electric cars.

 

Learn to repair collision-damaged vehicles and get the professional certifications you need to get the job you want.

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This comprehensive automotive training program combines real-world experience with hands-on instruction in our state-of-the-art shop.

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Earn while you learn with our Certified Dealership Technician Programs. You’ll alternate between eight weeks at Ranken and eight weeks in a paid internship. Most graduates accept jobs at their sponsoring dealerships.

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Starting in their second semester in Ranken’s Automotive Maintenance Technology program, students in this program will alternate between eight weeks of training at Ranken and an eight week paid internship.

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How many automotive colleges train students to work on race cars … and then take them to the track? You’ll learn to repair, design and build high-performance engines with hands-on experience and expert instructors.

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Ranken’s Diesel Technology program was created to meet the growing need for heavy-duty service professionals in the transportation industry. Learn to work on heavy-duty trucks in Ranken Wentzville’s brand-new Taylor Automotive Center.

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Learn to manage large fleets of vehicles with this four-course program. Fleet Management is also available as a minor with several of our automotive degrees, including: Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Maintenance Technology and Diesel Technology.

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Compare Our Automotive Programs

Choose two of our automotive programs from the drop-down section below and you can easily compare information to help you decide the best program for you!

  • Location
  • Day Schools Programs
  • Evening School Programs
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles
  • Earning Potential

Select a Program

  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology, Associate of Science or Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Certificate in High Performance Racing Technology
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 3
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles High performance technician, race car team technician, specialty shop technician, custom engine technician
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 to $55,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Minor in Fleet Management (with other Automotive major)
  • Evening School Programs Certificate of Completion in Fleet Management
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate --
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles --
  • Earning Potential --
  • Location Wentzville
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology or Associate of Science
  • Evening School Programs --
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate --
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Heavy duty/diesel repair technician (mechanic), fleet repair technician, bus repair technician
  • Earning Potential The average annual salary for diesel technicians is $42,000.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology or Associate of Science
  • Evening School Programs --
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 3
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Automotive technician working for Ford, General Motors, Honda/Acura or Toyota/Lexus dealership
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 to $55,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology or Associate of Science
  • Evening School Programs --
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 3
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Automotive technician
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 to $55,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis, Wentzville
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology, Associate of Science or Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Associate of Applied Science or Certificate in Automotive Maintenance Technology
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 4
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Automotive maintenance technician, motor vehicle manufacturing technician, automotive shop supervisor, self-employed automotive shop owner, new car dealer
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 to $55,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology, Associate of Science, Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Certificate in Automotive Collision Repair
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 7
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Collision repair technician, Automotive refinishing technician, Management, Estimating, Sales
  • Earning Potential Average starting salary is $30,000. Our graduates advance quickly, earning average annual salaries of $45,000 to $55,000 after three to five years in the field.

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Select a Program

  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology, Associate of Science or Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Certificate in High Performance Racing Technology
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 3
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles High performance technician, race car team technician, specialty shop technician, custom engine technician
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 to $55,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Minor in Fleet Management (with other Automotive major)
  • Evening School Programs Certificate of Completion in Fleet Management
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate --
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles --
  • Earning Potential --
  • Location Wentzville
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology or Associate of Science
  • Evening School Programs --
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate --
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Heavy duty/diesel repair technician (mechanic), fleet repair technician, bus repair technician
  • Earning Potential The average annual salary for diesel technicians is $42,000.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology or Associate of Science
  • Evening School Programs --
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 3
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Automotive technician working for Ford, General Motors, Honda/Acura or Toyota/Lexus dealership
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 to $55,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology or Associate of Science
  • Evening School Programs --
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 3
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Automotive technician
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 to $55,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis, Wentzville
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology, Associate of Science or Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Associate of Applied Science or Certificate in Automotive Maintenance Technology
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 4
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Automotive maintenance technician, motor vehicle manufacturing technician, automotive shop supervisor, self-employed automotive shop owner, new car dealer
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 to $55,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology, Associate of Science, Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Certificate in Automotive Collision Repair
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 7
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Collision repair technician, Automotive refinishing technician, Management, Estimating, Sales
  • Earning Potential Average starting salary is $30,000. Our graduates advance quickly, earning average annual salaries of $45,000 to $55,000 after three to five years in the field.

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