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.

Dennis P. Pierce

Instructor, Full Time

Drew L. Niemeyer

Instructor, Full Time

Matthew W. Leigh

Instructor, Full Time

James L. Gober

Instructor, Full Time

Anthony L. Wilkinson

Division Chair & Instructor, Full Time

Dylan J. Gudgel

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Jason D. Alden

Instructor, Full Time

Electrical Division

Gary Candrl

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

C. Eugene Island

Instructor, Full Time

Electrical Division

Andrew R. Raines

Instructor, Full Time

Electrical Division

John S. Schwarz

Instructor – Electrical Automation Technology, Full Time

Electrical Division

Mark W. Sloan

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Control Systems Technology Cert.

Anthony L. Wilkinson

Instructor, Full Time

Electrical Division

Michael J. Zangori

Workforce Development Specialist and Instructor, Full Time

Electrical Division

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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)

Bridgett Turner

Department: Alumni Electrical
Designer @ Sargent & Lundy

2012 Electrical Systems Design Technology
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Tonisha Harvey

Department: Alumni Electrical
Maintenance Technician Apprentice

2020 Electrical Automation Technology; 2021 BS in Applied Management
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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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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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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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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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Jay Washington

Department: Alumni Electrical
Energy Services Consultant @ Ameren Missouri

2004 Electrical Engineering
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