Sam Schlechte began his Ranken journey in the summer of 2015

Sam Schlechte began his Ranken journey in the summer of 2015. He has successfully completed three degrees since that time and is now on the staff of Ranken Technical College as a Maintenance Technician. Sam graduated from the Industrial Technology program in May 2017. He went on to complete his second associates degree in Electrical [..] READ MORE

Matt graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology in May 2018

Matt graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology in May 2018. Since that time, he held the position of Intern Architect/ASBIM for Hollerbach Designs and is currently employed as a Production Revit Technician for TBE Architects. TBE (Thalden Boyd Emery) Architects is an architectural firm based out of St. Louis, Missouri, [..] READ MORE

Nicholas Meeks graduated with an Associate of Technology degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at our Wentzville location in December 2020

Nicholas Meeks graduated with an Associate of Technology degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at our Wentzville location in December 2020. Nick is currently a CNC (computer numerical control) Operator at Tech Manufacturing in Wright City, Missouri, where he served an apprenticeship while completing his degree. The company, founded in 1956, specializes in precision machining of [..] READ MORE

“Ranken really solidified me as a technician

“Ranken really solidified me as a technician. I was a self-trained car enthusiast. The education I received at Ranken made me a professional technician and took my skills to the next level. The training Ranken gave me has allowed me to provide a good and comfortable living for my wife and daughter,” says Travis Oliver. [..] READ MORE

As President and CEO of R&S Machining, Inc, Thomas Roderick’s unparalleled determination and work ethic has made R&S Machining a leader in the aerospace industry, specializing in 4 & 5 axis aerospace components

As President and CEO of R&S Machining, Inc, Thomas Roderick’s unparalleled determination and work ethic has made R&S Machining a leader in the aerospace industry, specializing in 4 & 5 axis aerospace components. Tom graduated Summa Cum Laude with a certification in Machine Shop in 1987 and later taught the Precision Machining program at Ranken [..] READ MORE

“Ranken helps most students obtain a sense of a scheduled, orderly life with rules you must follow no matter how ridiculous students may think they are,” says Colton Knowles

“Ranken helps most students obtain a sense of a scheduled, orderly life with rules you must follow no matter how ridiculous students may think they are,” says Colton Knowles. “The classes were very balanced in ratio of students-to-instructors, which alleviated the challenge of receiving instructive, one-on-one clarity when you simply asked for it.” Students in [..] READ MORE

Scott Miller tells us, “Ranken provided him the tools and methods necessary to be successful in this field; not just textbook knowledge but practical application by experienced professionals in the business

Scott Miller tells us, “Ranken provided him the tools and methods necessary to be successful in this field; not just textbook knowledge but practical application by experienced professionals in the business.” Scott graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Associate Degree in Precision Machining Technology in 2017. Scott served as a Corporal in the United States [..] READ MORE

Nick Woolbright is currently a Computer Numerical Control Machinist writing code for 7-axis robotic arms on automated robots for the Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace company

Nick Woolbright is currently a Computer Numerical Control Machinist writing code for 7-axis robotic arms on automated robots for the Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace company. He graduated with an Associate Degree in Precision Machining Technology in May 2018. Nick shares his heartfelt gratitude for having attained his Ranken degree. He says, “Ranken has [..] READ MORE