Looking for industrial controls training or control systems training? Check out Ranken Technical College’s control systems technology program.

Is control systems training right for you?

Control Systems (4)You have an analytical mind with a mechanical flair. You don’t just want to understand theory, you want to get hands on to make things work.

You’re not intimidated by big, complex systems. You see them as a challenge, and get satisfaction from using your skills to increase speed and efficiency.

The right career for you is one with options, big earning potential and room for advancement. You want to work in a field that’s growing, where you can always keep learning and working with new technology.

Does this sound like you? If so, control systems training could be the path to a successful and rewarding career. Manufacturing plants and engineering firms depend on control systems to maintain the efficiency of highly automated processes and technical systems.

Ranken’s Control Systems Technology program will prepare you to work with the control systems found in manufacturing plants, food processing plants, utilities, refineries, breweries and chemical plants.

Why choose Ranken for industrial controls training?

Control Systems (3)In Ranken’s Control Systems Technology program, you’ll get state-of-the-art industrial controls training.

You’ll learn mechanical, electrical, thermal and fluid principles, and you’ll get hands-on training in installing, calibrating, troubleshooting and servicing the various parts of a control system.

Graduates typically enter the field as electrical/instrumentation technicians and control system technicians.

In these roles, you’ll be responsible for maintaining instrumentation, electrical controls, motor controls, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and computer-based systems found in manufacturing plants, food processing plants, utilities, refineries, breweries and chemical plants.

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

Ranken’s Control Systems Technology program prepares students for a career in the instrumentation and process control industry. Coursework includes:

  • AutoCAD® for piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Basic and Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Industrial Communication Protocols
  • Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs)
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Industrial applications of robotics technology

After completing our industrial controls training, graduates typically enter the field as electrical/instrumentation technicians and control system technicians responsible for maintaining instrumentation, electrical controls, motor controls, PLCs and computer- based systems found in manufacturing plants, food processing plants, utilities, refineries, breweries and chemical plants.

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.