Looking for industrial controls training or control systems training? Check out Ranken Technical College’s control systems technology program.

As a control systems technician, you’ll be in charge of maintaining instrumentation, electrical controls, motor controls, PLC’s and computer-based systems found in factories, plants, utilities, refineries, and breweries.

Is control systems training right for you?

Control Systems (4)You have an analytical mind with a mechanical flair. You don’t just want to understand theory, you want to get hands on to make things work.

You’re not intimidated by big, complex systems. You see them as a challenge, and get satisfaction from using your skills to increase speed and efficiency.

The right career for you is one with options, big earning potential and room for advancement. You want to work in a field that’s growing, where you can always keep learning and working with new technology.

Does this sound like you? If so, control systems training could be the path to a successful and rewarding career. Manufacturing plants and engineering firms depend on control systems to maintain the efficiency of highly automated processes and technical systems.

Ranken’s Control Systems Technology program will prepare you to work with the control systems found in manufacturing plants, food processing plants, utilities, refineries, breweries and chemical plants.

Interested in seeing more of our Control Systems Technology facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of Ranken Technical College’s CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY  department.

Why choose Ranken for industrial controls training?

Control Systems (3)In Ranken’s Control Systems Technology program, you’ll get state-of-the-art industrial controls training.

You’ll learn mechanical, electrical, thermal and fluid principles, and you’ll get hands-on training in installing, calibrating, troubleshooting and servicing the various parts of a control system.

Graduates typically enter the field as electrical/instrumentation technicians and control system technicians.

In these roles, you’ll be responsible for maintaining instrumentation, electrical controls, motor controls, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and computer-based systems found in manufacturing plants, food processing plants, utilities, refineries, breweries and chemical plants.

Interested in seeing more of our Electrical facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of Ranken Technical College’s ELECTRICAL departments.

Ryan J. Proffer

Instructor, Adjunct

Cory L. Hargett

Instructor, Full Time

Robert B.J. Guiffrida

Instructor, Full Time

Richard W. Thompson

Instructor, Full Time

Christopher M. Newell

Instructor, Full Time

Stacy L. Hill-Scaife

Instructor, Full Time

Aaron Frank

Instructor, Full Time

Jared P. Foley

Instructor, Full Time

Cieara D. DeLaney

Instructor, Full Time

Jay Besher

Instructor, Full Time

Dennis P. Pierce

Instructor, Full Time

James L. Gober

Instructor, Full Time

Anthony L. Wilkinson

Division Chair & Instructor, Full Time

Jason D. Alden

Instructor, Full Time

Electrical Division

Joseph N. Donato

Adjunct Instructor – Alarm Systems, Evening School

AT in Communication Electronics, Ranken
Level II Certification in Fire Alarm Systems, National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies

Sal R. Francis

Instructor – Electrical Automation Technology, Full Time

Electrical Division

Mark J. Ganim

Instructor, Full Time

Electrical Division

Roy E. Gillespie

Department Chair and Instructor, Full Time

Electrical Division

Andrew R. Raines

Electrical Department Chair & Instructor

Electrical Division

John S. Schwarz

Instructor – Electrical Automation Technology, Full Time

Electrical Division

Ranken’s Control Systems Technology program prepares students for a career in the instrumentation and process control industry. Coursework includes:

  • AutoCAD® for piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Basic and Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Industrial Communication Protocols
  • Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs)
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Industrial applications of robotics technology

After completing our industrial controls training, graduates typically enter the field as electrical/instrumentation technicians and control system technicians responsible for maintaining instrumentation, electrical controls, motor controls, PLCs and computer- based systems found in manufacturing plants, food processing plants, utilities, refineries, breweries and chemical plants.

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared for a variety of security and electrical opportunities, including communications installation, service technician, fire alarm inspection and voice and data service technician. Student will be prepared to attain industry certifications, including NICET certification.

Sam Schlechte

Department: Alumni Electrical
Maintenance Technical @ Ranken Technical College

2017 Industrial Technology, 2019 Electrical Automation, 2021 BS Applied Management
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Caleb Goodrich

Department: Alumni Electrical
Material Handling Equipment and Controls & Programmable Logic Controls Technician @ CBRE

2020 Electrical Automation Technology/Control Systems Technology
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Natalie Howell

Department: Alumni Electrical
Assistant Electrical Estimator @ Schaeffer Electric

2021 Electrical Systems Design Technology and Bachelor of Applied Management
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Tonisha Harvey

Department: Alumni Electrical
Maintenance Technician Apprentice @ ABB

2020 Electrical Automation Technology; 2022 BS in Applied Management
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Andrew Hoemmen

Department: Alumni Electrical
Skilled Maintenance @ Toyota Motor Manufacturing Missouri

2020 Electrical Automation Technology
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Daniel Brostron

Department: Alumni Electrical
Drafter, Sargent & Lundy

2020 Electrical Systems Design Technology
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Richard Wetstein

Department: Alumni Electrical
Maintenance Technician @ Coca-Cola North America in Truesdale, MO

2019 Electrical Control Systems Technology
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Violet White

Department: Alumni Electrical
Wiring Installer @ AZZ Switchgear Systems

December 2019 Electrical Automation Technology
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Joeb Easterday

Department: Alumni Electrical
Control Engineer @ Hytrol

2019 Electrical Automation and Control Systems Technology
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George Riley

Department: Alumni Electrical
Field Engineer @ Underwriters Laboratories

2019 Electrical Construction Design and Management
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Matthew Blessing

Department: Alumni Electrical
McGowan Development Maintenance Manager

2017 Electrical Automation Technology; 2019 Control Systems Technology
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Jacob Hartman

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

May 2016 Control Systems Technology; May 2019 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technology
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Dustin Snyder

Department: Alumni Electrical
BFN Design Lead and Estimator at Sargent & Lundy

2014 Electrical Systems Design Technology
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Nathaniel Turner

Department: Alumni Electrical
2013 Electrical Systems Design Technology

Design Engineer @ Sargent and Lundy
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Bridgett Turner

Department: Alumni Electrical
Designer @ Sargent & Lundy

2012 Electrical Systems Design Technology
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Eric Bowman

Department: Alumni Electrical
Numerical Control Electrician @ Boeing and Anheuser-Busch

2009-2016 AS in Electrical Construction Design & Mgmt, Industrial Technology, and Electrical Maintenance; 2020 BS in Applied Management
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Jay Washington

Department: Alumni Electrical
Energy Services Consultant @ Ameren Missouri

2004 Electrical Engineering
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