Joseph Million graduated from Ranken Technical College in 2003, Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Precision Machining Technology

Joseph Million graduated from Ranken Technical College in 2003, Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Precision Machining Technology. After high school, he enlisted in the Air National Guard to help pay for his post-secondary education. In this interview, Joe talks about the benefits of a Ranken education, including the ability to gain experience with [..] READ MORE

Richard (Ricky) Hochecker graduated 2018 from PMT, Magna Cum Laude, and now works at Hartwig, Inc

Richard (Ricky) Hochecker graduated 2018 from PMT, Magna Cum Laude, and now works at Hartwig, Inc. in St. Louis as an application engineer. In both high school and at Ranken Technical College, Richard was a star performer in state and national SkillsUSA CNC Turning competitions. South Technical High School instructor Bob Arcipowski comments that Richard [..] READ MORE

Michael Ratcliff is an Operator Technician for EverGrain, a company that has untapped the potential of nutrient-dense barley and transformed it into a world-class protein and fiber that meets the needs of food and beverage brands around the world

Michael Ratcliff is an Operator Technician for EverGrain, a company that has untapped the potential of nutrient-dense barley and transformed it into a world-class protein and fiber that meets the needs of food and beverage brands around the world. Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ranken’s Control Systems Technology program in May 2021. He served [..] READ MORE

Taryn Underwood Risley graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B

Taryn Underwood Risley graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Architectural Technology in 2015. She went on to receive a Master of Architecture degree from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 2017. Taryn is certified in CM-BIM (Construction Management-Building Information Modeling) and Autodesk Revit. She is an Architect II at FGM Architects. Taryn tells [..] READ MORE

Griffin Grover graduated Magna Cum Laude with an Associate of Technology Degree in Advanced Manufacturing in December 2018

Griffin Grover graduated Magna Cum Laude with an Associate of Technology Degree in Advanced Manufacturing in December 2018. Griffin explains, “Ranken has vastly impacted my career and life since the first semester I was there. After eight weeks of in-class training, I was placed in my first internship at Tech Manufacturing and I’m still there [..] READ MORE

Jason Broeker tells us, “Ranken provided practical automotive knowledge to use as foundation to start my career

Jason Broeker tells us, “Ranken provided practical automotive knowledge to use as foundation to start my career. Upon program completion, I was ready to enter my field and engage.” Jason graduated in November of 1999 with an associate degree in Automotive Maintenance Technology. He is currently the Service Manager for Lou Fusz Subaru. Jason also [..] READ MORE

Ranken Technical College has responded to the need for specialized training for technicians in the workforce

Ranken Technical College has responded to the need for specialized training for technicians in the workforce. Over the past decade, the Major Appliance and HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) industries have widely adopted electronic integration into their systems, which has necessitated industry specific certifications and education. These changes occur at a time when [..] READ MORE

James Green says, “Learning the base tools and what was necessary at the job, was my best takeaway from Ranken, the greatest being structure

James Green says, “Learning the base tools and what was necessary at the job, was my best takeaway from Ranken, the greatest being structure.” He earned his degree in Internet Web Based Technology May 2009. He is now the Director of Field Services for Verve Industrial Protection. John Livingston, CEO, Verve Industrial Protection, explains “One [..] READ MORE