Considering a degree designing large-scale construction projects? Ranken’s Building Systems Engineering Technology program provides hands-on training using computer-aided drafting and 3D modeling techniques to design the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems.

Does a career in building systems engineering sound right for you?

Building Systems Engineering (6)You’re the kind of person who looks at a large, complex project and wants to know how each piece works.

You have a pragmatic, analytical mind. You don’t just want to make things work –your projects are models of efficiency.
You like the challenge of figuring out how to make different systems fit together seamlessly.

Does this sound like you? If so, a degree in Building Systems Engineering Technology could be the path to a successful and rewarding career. As a building systems technician, you will ensure the reliable and efficient performance of increasingly  high-tech mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems.

Why choose Ranken for MEP training?

Building Systems Engineering (3)Building systems engineers use computer-aided drafting and 3D modeling techniques to design the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems for large-scale construction projects.

These skilled technicians design the building systems for complex facilities, adhering to national codes and anticipating challenges in the construction process. They may collaborate with engineers or work with mechanical contractors in the design and construction of building systems.

Instruction includes computer-aided design (CAD), building information modeling (BIM), load and energy calculations, air distribution systems, hydronic and steam systems and lighting design. Students use industry-standard software, including the latest versions of AutoCAD® and Autodesk® Revit®, to conceptualize and develop building plans.

Sustainability and environmental regulations are emphasized throughout the curriculum. In addition, Building Systems Engineering Technology graduates learn to design building projects in accordance with the National Electric Code and Uniform Plumbing Code.

John D. Baldwin

Instructor, Full Time

Building Systems Engineering Technology

Daniel J. Stevens

Instructor, Full Time

Building Systems Engineering Technology

Students enrolled in Ranken’s Building Systems Engineering Technology program are trained to design, analyze and provide estimates for the following building systems:

  • Mechanical, electrical and piping (MEP)
  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR)
  • Commercial piping and plumbing
  • Lighting systems
  • Life safety/fire sprinkler systems

Mehmet Dinceroglu

Department: Alumni Construction
Maintenance Technician @ DLT Properties

2018 HVAC and 2019 Major Appliance Technology
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Adam Blattel

Department: Alumni Construction
HVAC Technician @ Scott Air Force Base

2020 HVAC and 2003 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Colton Knowles

Department: Alumni Construction
Custom Home Building Assistant @ Riesenmy Construction Services

2020 Plumbing Technology
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Cody Frank

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Superintendent @ Comfort Systems USA, Mtech-ICON

2007 Plumbing Technology
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David Munie

Department: Alumni Construction
Department Chair & Instructor, Plumbing Department @ Ranken Technical College

1990 Plumbing Technology
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Christopher Mills

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumber Pre-Apprentice @ Grasse & Associates

2021 Plumbing Technology
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Jonc Pender

Department: Alumni Construction
HVAC Apprentice @ Jarrell Contracting

2020 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology
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Abigail Pritchard

Department: Alumni Construction
Carpenter's Apprentice @ Metis Construction Inc.

2020 Carpentry and Buillding Construction Technology
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Jason Monesmith

Department: Alumni Construction
Technician @ Goldkamp Heating and Cooling

2020 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
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Andrew Poetz

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Beis Plumbing

May 2020 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Andrew Stephens

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Beloman Services

May 2020 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Andre Hickman

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562

May 2020 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Jake Aurelio

Department: Alumni Construction
Carpenter @ Pfund Construction

May 2020 Carpentry and Construction Technology
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Mark Ezepue

Department: Alumni Construction
2nd Year Apprentice @ Murphy Contractors

2019 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Brett Stockmann

Department: Alumni Construction
Residential Service 2nd year Apprentice @ E&M Plumbing

2019 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Daniel Otten

Department: Alumni Construction
Chemical Operator and Subject Matter Expert @ Afton Chemicals

2019 Carpentry and Building Technology; 2020 BS Applied Management
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Jacob Hartman

Department: Alumni Construction
R & D Lab Technician @ Hussmann Corporation

May 2016 Control Systems Technology; May 2019 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technology
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Amanda Blazer

Department: Alumni Construction
Water Restoration Technician @ Woodard Cleaning & Restoration

December 2019 Carpentry Maintenance Certificate
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Ryley Wallin

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Beloman Services

May 2019 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Chris Richardson

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Grasse and Associates

May 2019 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Dale McCrackin

Department: Alumni Construction
Controls Technician @ The CTS Group

May 2019 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology
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Michael Landolt

Department: Alumni Construction
Project Manager, Aramark Technical & Energy @ Baylor University

2011 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology
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Victor Moore

Department: Alumni Construction


1971 Plumbing Technology
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Bruce Bruening

Department: Alumni Construction


1971 Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning
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Everett West

Department: Alumni Construction


1971 Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning
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Charles Riechers

Department: Alumni Construction


1971 Architectural Design & Structural Engineering
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