Want a career in advanced manufacturing technology? Ranken’s program offers CNC training, hands-on experience and job placement help.


Does a career in advanced manufacturing technology sound right for you?

Advanced Manufacturing StudentsYou enjoy working with new technology and continually learning new skills.

Working as part of a team is rewarding for you, and you’re proud of being able to excel in your responsibilities.

You are detail-oriented and have a mechanical mind. It’s fun to figure out how things work and to keep a complex system running efficiently.

Does this sound like you? If so, a CNC certification or degree in advanced manufacturing technology could be the path to a successful and rewarding career.

According to The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, “The reality is that manufacturing can be exciting, engaging, essential and environmentally sustainable, offering a pathway to upward mobility and the realization of the “American Dream.”

Employment opportunities for skilled workers are increasing, and Ranken’s CNC training will prepare you for those new opportunities.

Why choose Ranken for CNC training?

Ranken students at work in the shopManufacturers are becoming increasingly more dependent upon the use of high-tech equipment that involves multiple, integrated systems. It is critical that these companies are able to recruit and employ individuals who know how to operate, troubleshoot and maintain this high-tech equipment.

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment with companies that have implemented team-oriented design, production, quality and maintenance systems within the modern manufacturing environment.

In Ranken’s state-of-the-art shop, students learn to program computer numerical control (CNC) devices, set up and operate CNC machines, execute ongoing maintenance and perform quality assurance and inspections.

Joseph B. Puglisi

Instructor, Full Time

Bradley A. Elbert

Instructor, Full Time

J.C. Owens

Instructor, Full Time

Advanced Manufacturing Technology - Wentzville

Advanced Manufacturing students become proficient in the use of a range of equipment and control systems, including:

  • Haas machining centers
  • Mazak machining centers and the Mazatrol control system
  • Okuma CNC machines and Okuma’s One-Touch control system
  • Fanuc Control System

Students will also gain valuable skills through our internship program, which complements our technical CNC training with real-world experience.