Looking for a career that’s in high demand? Design your future with an electrical systems design technology degree at Ranken Technical College.

Ranken’s Electrical Systems Design Technology program provides hands-on training using computer-aided drafting, BIM (building information modeling), and REVIT software to design the electrical wiring, industrial controls, circuitry, machinery and power distribution to create intelligent 3D models of buildings, which can then be used to produce construction documentation for large-scale projects.

Does a career in electrical systems design technology sound right for you?

You are a visual thinker and leader who enjoys hands-on work. You like the challenge of working with a team to manage a big project.

The ideal job for you would combine science and design, where you can use your ability to see both the big picture and the important details.

You want a career with plenty of employment options – and one that can pay very, very well.

Does this sound like you? If so, getting your electrical systems design technology degree at Ranken Technical College could be a smart first step to a great career.

Interested in seeing more of our Electrical Systems Design facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of Ranken Technical College’s ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DESIGN department.

Why choose Ranken for your electrical design degree?

In response to a rising demand for skilled technicians who are qualified to work on a day-to-day basis with building engineers, Ranken has developed the Electrical Systems Design Technology program.

Unique in the St. Louis region, this program provides four semesters of training and instruction leading to an associate degree.

Students receive hands-on training in electrical wiring, industrial controls, circuitry, machinery and power distribution. In the final semester, students are required to complete an electrical design and layout project, including a complete set of drawings, details and other necessary documentation.

Program graduates will have great flexibility in career options and are qualified for employment as junior electrical designers, electrical estimators, insurance inspectors, manufacturers’ sales representatives and electrical engineering associates.

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

Don Pierce, Jr.

Adjunct Instructor

Justin P. Burgess

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

AT in Control Systems Technology and Electrical
Automation,
Ranken Technical College

Justin Foust

Instructor, Full Time

AT in Electrical Systems Design Technology,
Ranken Technical College

G. Brady Robeen

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

AT in Control Systems Technology,
Ranken Technical College

Nicholas P. Howell

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

BS in Applied Management,
Ranken Technical College
AT in Electrical Automation Technology,
Ranken Technical College
AT in Electrical System Design Technology,
Ranken Technical College

Allen Johnson

Instructor, Full Time

BS in Electrical Engineering Technology,
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Andrew R. Hawkins

Instructor, Full Time, Wentzville

AT in Control Systems Technology,
Ranken Technical College

Steve Gordin

Instructor, Full Time

MBA,
Indiana Wesleyan University
BS in Business Administration,
Indiana Wesleyan University

Monica Y. Kelson

Instructor, Full Time

Computer Aided Design Courses,
St. Louis Community College
Network Engineering Courses
St. Louis Community College

Ryan J. Proffer

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

AT in Computer Networking,
ITT Technical Institute
Electrical Automation Technology Certificate,
Ranken Technical College
Industrial Technology Certificate,
Ranken Technical College

Robert B.J. Guiffrida

Instructor, Full Time, Wentzville

AT in Control Systems Technology,
Ranken Technical College

Jay Besher

Instructor, Full Time

Electronics Engineering Technology Degree,
ITT Technical Institute
Certifications:
Programmable Controllers I & II,
St. Louis Electrical Board
PLC Maintenance, Allen-Bradley, Modicon
Factory Authorized Drives Technician

Bradley M. Thomas

Instructor, Full Time

DMGT in Management,
Webster University
MS in Human Resource Management,
Lindenwood University
BS in Industrial & Organizational Psychology,
Washington University
Certificate in Industrial Electricity/Electronics,
Ranken Technical College
Certificate in General Studies,
St. Louis Community College
Certifications:
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
PLC Training – Allen Bradley

Dennis P. Pierce

Instructor, Full Time, Wentzville

Certificate in Electrical Mechanics,
Vatterott College
Certification:
EPA Universal Certification

James L. Gober

Instructor, Full Time, Wentzville

Courses taken at St. Charles Community
College and Pike/Lincoln Technical Center
Certifications:
Industrial Crane Operator/Trainer – OSHA
Rigging/Signal Person Trainer – OSHA

Anthony L. Wilkinson

Adjunct Instructor, Industrial Training

AT in Control Systems Technology,
Ranken Technical College
Certificate in Industrial Technology,
Ranken Technical College
Certifications:
Robot Operation Course – Fanuc
iRvision Course – Fanuc
Siemens TIA Course - Siemens

Sal R. Francis

Instructor – Electrical Automation Technology, Full Time

BS in Electrical Engineering,
San Diego State University
AS in Digital Electronics,
San Diego Mesa College

Mark J. Ganim

Instructor, Full Time

AT in Control Systems Technology,
Ranken Technical College
AT in Computer and Electronics Engineering,
ITT Technical Institute
Certifications:
Instrument Technician – Emerson Process
Management
Process Measurement Products – Emerson
Process Management
3051 Smart Pressure Transmitter – Emerson
Process Management
8700 Smart Magnetic Flowmeter – Emerson
Process Management
Temperature Transmitters – Emerson
Process Management

Roy E. Gillespie

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

AT in Industrial Electricity & Electronics Technology,
Ranken Technical College
Certifications:
Industrial Electrician’s License – St. Louis City
NEC Code Update – EC&M
OSHA 10 Construction - OSHA
OSHA 501 General Industry Trainer – OSHA

Andrew R. Raines

Electrical Department Chair & Instructor

AT in Industrial Electricity & Electronics
Technology,
Ranken Technical College

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With an emphasis on electrical distribution systems for modern commercial and industrial buildings, coursework includes:

  • Design and construction of electrical distribution systems
  • Commercial lighting design
  • Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
  • Electrical estimating
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Nicole Betts

Department: Alumni Electrical
Full Building Mechanic, Facilities and Maintenance Department @ Ameren

2000 Industrial Electricity/ Electronics, 2006 HVAC, in progress BSAM
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Brian Pohl

Department: Alumni Electrical
Owner and Operator, Affordable Seamless Gutters

1995 Industrial Electricity Program
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Jonathan Willi

Department: Alumni Electrical
Electrical CAD Designer @ Tri Tech Automation

2017 Control Systems Technology
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Kyle Waelde

Department: Alumni Electrical
Fabricator @ Tri Tech Manufacturing

2021 Control Systems Technology
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Jacob Becker

Department: Alumni Electrical
System Solution Architect @ Tri Tech Automation

2010 Control Systems Technology
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Andrew Gardocki

Department: Alumni Electrical
Field Services and Controls Equipment Operator @ Tri Tech Automation

2021 Electrical Automation Technology
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Michael Ratcliff

Department: Alumni Electrical
Operator Technician @ EverGrain

2021 Control Systems Technology
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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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