Are you looking for a lucrative and fulfilling career option? Becoming a plumber could be the answer. Ranken provides hands-on training in our plumbing technology program. Plumbers are highly skilled professionals that do a job others cannot.

Does plumbing school sound right for you?

Plumbing (3)You’re mechanically inclined, and you like physical, hands-on work. At the end of the day, you like being able to see what you’ve accomplished.

You are dependable. When you say you’re going to be somewhere, you’ll be there – and you’ll be there early.

You listen and communicate well. You understand what a person means when they describe a problem, and you can explain possible solutions clearly.

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

Plumbers are responsible for installing and maintaining piping systems in residential and commercial locations. Our plumbing school graduates enter the plumbing field in a variety of roles.

Ranken isn’t just any plumbing school. Our nine-month Plumbing Technology program is based on hands-on, real-world experiences. You’ll work to install the necessary plumbing components at a residential job site, giving you real life training – from ground up to final inspections.

Interested in seeing more of our Plumbing facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of Ranken Techncial College’s Plumbing department.

Why choose Ranken for plumbing training?

Plumbing (5)Life and good health in any community depend on an ample supply of clean water and the ability to share and maintain this valuable resource.

To meet this need, Ranken offers a nine-month certificate program in Plumbing Technology. You will learn to install, maintain and repair residential plumbing systems.

Our program is highly regarded in the St. Louis regional plumbing community and is one of the four original programs offered by Ranken since 1907.

You’ll get hands on training learning how to become a plumber through Ranken’s Community Development Corporation (RCDC). You will work on a real residential job site to install the necessary plumbing components.

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

Christopher M. Tripp

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

David R. Prost

Adjunct Instructor

John M. Markham

Adjunct Instructor

Robert F. Bono

Adjunct Instructor, Industrial Training

David R. Birdsall

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

David E. Munie

Department Chair and Instructor, Full Time - Plumbing Technology

Plumbing Degree Certificate, Ranken Technical College

St. Louis County Master Journeyman Plumbing License

St. Louis City Journeyman Plumbing License

Illinois State Plumbers License

Backflow/Cross Connection License

Learn how to become a plumber from the experienced instructors in Ranken’s plumbing technology program. Plumbing Technology students become proficient in:

  • General electricity principles
  • Pipefitting
  • Hot and cold water systems
  • Sanitary drainage systems
  • Industry tools and new technologies
  • Venting

In addition, the program curriculum includes studies of related industries, including surveying, domestic hydronic heating systems, boiler and steam fundamentals and basic computer skills.

Students also enroll in the plumbing program to gain industry knowledge and experience before entering a professional apprenticeship program.

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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