There will always be a need for buildings and infrastructure and the talented men and women that make up carpentry careers.  Ranken’s carpentry school students learn carpentry skills by putting their education to work in the real world.

Does carpentry school sound right for you?

Carpentry (5)You take pride in your craftsmanship – or craftswomanship – and you care about getting the job done right the first time.

You feel at home working with a team to take a project from the planning stage to reality.

You’d rather do physical work in the outdoors than spend your career stuck in an office, sitting at a desk.

Does this sound like you? If so, carpentry school at Ranken could be the path to a successful and rewarding career.

Graduates of Ranken’s Carpentry and Building Construction Technology program are qualified for employment with both unions and non-union building contractors specializing in new construction, home remodeling or in industry maintenance departments.

Interested in seeing more of our Construction facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of our CONSTRUCTION department.

Why choose Ranken to learn carpentry?

Carpentry (6)If you want to learn carpentry, but aren’t sure how to become a carpenter, Ranken’s carpentry and building construction program may be just what you’re looking for.

We focus on practical experience, giving you at least fifteen hours per week of hands-on training, whether it’s in our large, modern shop space, or out on a real job site.

We also prepare you to hold a job in the field by teaching you about blueprint reading and estimating.

At Ranken, you won’t just learn carpentry, you’ll get real-world experience on a residential job site. In your final two semesters, you’ll take those skills to the job site to build a home through Ranken’s Community Development Corporation (RCDC).

RCDC homes are built using the latest energy-efficient building techniques. Through our participation in Ameren Missouri’s ActOnEnergy ConstructionSavers program and Energy Star inspections, students receive comprehensive instruction in the most up-to-date sustainable construction technologies and techniques.

Joshua H. Triefenbach

Adjunct Instructor, Day & Evening School

Jeremy D. Booker

Instructor, Full Time

John H. Davis

Instructor, Full Time

Carpentry and Building Construction Technology

Joseph D. Mudd

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Mark C. White

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

MA in Education Administration, Lindenwood University
BFA in Design, Kansas City Art Institute

At Ranken, you’ll learn how to become a carpenter through hands-on training. The Carpentry and Building Construction Technology program develops student proficiencies in:

  • Manipulating hand and power tools, as well as stationary machinery
  • Completing residential buildings in all stages: foundation, frame, roof, interior and exterior finishing
  • Selecting lumber and building materials
  • Reading/interpreting residential blueprints, shop drawings and building codes

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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