Exploring construction careers? Ranken offers construction degree options with hands-on construction training to prepare you for success.

In Ranken’s construction programs, you’ll hone your critical thinking and problem solving skills to complete projects and prepare you for what comes after earning your construction degree – a well-paying job!

To help you land the job you want, we focus on hands-on training over time spent sitting in a classroom. Our students receive construction training in “learn by doing” style. Students in our St. Louis campus Construction Division programs use their skills to build houses in the neighborhood through our nonprofit Ranken Community Development Corporation (RCDC).

Ranken offers a variety of construction degree programs – compare them below to find the one that’s right for you!

If you’ve dreamed of learning to design homes, buildings or other structures, a career in architecture may be for you.

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You’ll learn to collaborate with engineers or work with mechanical contractors in the design and construction of building systems.

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This program focuses on practical experience, giving students at least fifteen hours per week of hands-on training, both in our modern shop and out on a job site.

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Learn to improving your clients’ standard of living by troubleshooting complex systems, installing and repairing components, and providing efficiency solutions.

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This program was designed to meet a growing demand for skilled technicians to perform installation, repairs and maintenance on major appliances.

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This nine-month certificate program trains students to install, maintain and repair residential plumbing systems.

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Compare Our Construction Programs

Choose two of our construction 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 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology, Associate of Science in Architectural Technology or Associate of Technology in Architectural Technology
  • Evening School Programs --
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 7
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Architectural technician, contracting technician, engineering technician, drafting and design technician, architectural master’s degree student, BIM coordinator, project manager
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $39,000 - $55,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology, Associate of Science or Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Associate of Applied Science or Certificate in Carpentry Maintenance
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 10
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Building contractor, commercial carpenter, home remodeler, industry maintenance technician, new home builder, woodworker
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $40,000 - $50,000 per year.
  • Location Wentzville
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology or Associate of Science
  • Evening School Programs --
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate --
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Mechanical designer, engineering technician, CAD technician
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries may range from $47,000 - $65,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Certificate in Plumbing Technology
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 5
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Residential plumbing technician, commercial plumbing technician, pipe fitter, pipe layer, estimator
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 - $50,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology, Associate of Science or Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Associate of Applied Science or Certificate in Major Appliance Technology
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 5
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Appliance technician, assistant service manager, service manager, regional service manager, parts manager for appliance or tool manufacturer
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 - $55,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology, Associate of Science or Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Associate of Applied Science or Certificate in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 5
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technician; residential repair; commercial repair; sales; facility maintenance
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 - $55,000 per year.

Select another program from the dropdown menu to compare.

Select a Program

  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology, Associate of Science in Architectural Technology or Associate of Technology in Architectural Technology
  • Evening School Programs --
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 7
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Architectural technician, contracting technician, engineering technician, drafting and design technician, architectural master’s degree student, BIM coordinator, project manager
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $39,000 - $55,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology, Associate of Science or Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Associate of Applied Science or Certificate in Carpentry Maintenance
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 10
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Building contractor, commercial carpenter, home remodeler, industry maintenance technician, new home builder, woodworker
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $40,000 - $50,000 per year.
  • Location Wentzville
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology or Associate of Science
  • Evening School Programs --
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate --
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Mechanical designer, engineering technician, CAD technician
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries may range from $47,000 - $65,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Certificate in Plumbing Technology
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 5
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Residential plumbing technician, commercial plumbing technician, pipe fitter, pipe layer, estimator
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 - $50,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology, Associate of Science or Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Associate of Applied Science or Certificate in Major Appliance Technology
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 5
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Appliance technician, assistant service manager, service manager, regional service manager, parts manager for appliance or tool manufacturer
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 - $55,000 per year.
  • Location St. Louis
  • Day Schools Programs Associate of Technology, Associate of Science or Certificate of Technology
  • Evening School Programs Associate of Applied Science or Certificate in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
  • Job Opportunities Per Graduate 5
  • Potential Careers/Job Titles Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technician; residential repair; commercial repair; sales; facility maintenance
  • Earning Potential Three to four years after graduation, salaries average $45,000 - $55,000 per year.

Select another program from the dropdown menu to compare.