Combine the skills of an electrician with those of an information technology specialist in Ranken’s professional security system training courses.

Does a career in alarm systems technology sound right for you?

You’re fascinated by new technology that integrates communications, safety, security, entertainment and building control.

The most rewarding job for you would be one that helps people. You want to do something important that has a real impact on people’s lives.

You’re looking for a certificate program with a flexible class schedule that will allow you to keep working while you learn.

Does this sound like you? If so, fire systems training and security system training courses could be great steps to a rewarding career.

Alarm systems security technicians plan, install and troubleshoot residential and commercial security systems, including closed circuit TV, card access, intercom, video and other related equipment. This active field has been growing as people integrate security, computer and telephony technology to better manage their assets.

Why choose Ranken for security system training courses?

The Alarm Systems Technology program is a web-blended certificate program that combines convenient online instruction with intensive, hands-on lab sessions and seated final exams.

In Ranken’s fire systems training and security system training courses, you will receive thorough training in the installation of fire and electronic security monitoring systems and the integration of new technology into residential and commercial settings.

Program Benefits

  • Convenient web-blended instruction
  • Intensive lab sessions
  • Four-semester certificate program
  • Professional affiliations
  • Coursework may be applied towards an Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management Degree at Ranken.

Ranken’s Alarm Systems Technology program was developed in partnership with the Missouri Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (MBFAA), a local charter of the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and Electronic Security Association.

Graduates will have the foundation to attain many certifications required within the industry, including NICET certification (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) in Fire Alarm Systems.

Jason D. Alden

Instructor, Full Time

Gary Candrl

Instructor, Full Time

Sal R. Francis

Instructor – Electrical Automation Technology, Full Time

Mark J. Ganim

Instructor, Full Time

Roy E. Gillespie

Department Chair and Instructor, Full Time

C. Eugene Island

Instructor, Full Time

Timothy R. Nelson

Instructor, Full Time

Andrew R. Raines

Instructor, Full Time

H. Lee Reel

Instructor, Full Time

John S. Schwarz

Instructor – Electrical Automation Technology, Full Time

Nicholas A. Weatherly

Instructor, Full Time - Electrical Division; Adjunct Instructor, Evening School - Precision Machining Technology

Anthony L. Wilkinson

Instructor, Full Time

Michael J. Zangori

Workforce Development Specialist and Instructor, Full Time

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Students will learn the processes necessary to understand, integrate and install life safety systems.

During the first and second semesters, students focus on the electrical portion of the program. Systems integration and information technology, as well as security, access control, closed circuit television and home automation systems are emphasized during the third and fourth semesters.

Topics of instruction include:

  • Life Safety Systems and Security Systems
  • Systems Integration
  • Technical Systems Installations and Commissioning
  • Biometric Technology

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared for a variety of security and electrical opportunities, including communications installation, service technician, fire alarm inspection and voice and data service technician. Student will be prepared to attain industry certifications, including NICET certification.