Ranken’s automotive technician training prepares you for a successful career as a professional technician.

Is professional automotive technician training right for you?

Ranken Professional Technician Program student using diagnostic gear.You’re a quick study and a hard worker who takes pride in your professionalism.

You are ready to earn while you learn by working in your field while you get your degree.

You love working with cars, and want to get a stable, well-paying job with benefits

Does this sound like you? If so, an auto mechanic school could be the path to a successful and rewarding career. Students who are accepted into the Professional Technician program at Ranken get paid, real-world experience at a sponsoring employer. In this program, you’re not just going to auto technician school, you’re getting on-the-job experience.

Ready to get started? Complete the form below, and we’ll respond as quickly as possible to answer your questions and guide you through the application process.

Why choose Ranken for technician training?

Starting in their second semester at Ranken, students who are accepted into the Professional Technician program will alternate between eight-week sections of automotive technician training at Ranken and eight-week paid internship blocks at their sponsoring employer. This format allows students to get real-world experience in addition to their auto mechanic school degree at Ranken.

Not every auto mechanic school out there offers experience like we do, or the chance to learn by doing! Auto technician school students who complete internships in this format typically go on to accept full-time positions at their work site after graduation.

Entry into this program is open to students enrolled in the first semester of Ranken’s Automotive Maintenance Technology program, and is based on student applications and available openings with participating employers.

If you are interested in auto technician school and have questions about our Professional Technician Program, contact Admissions using the form on the right.

If you are a Ranken student in your first semester of auto mechanic school, talk to your instructors for information on available positions.

P. David Morgan

Instructor, Full Time

Brien J. Dover

Instructor, Full Time

Louis E. Waite

Instructor – Commercial Driver License (CDL), Full Time

Robert D. Vilmure

Instructor, Full Time

Shawn D. Ray

Instructor, Full Time

Jeffrey R. Ermeling

Instructor, Full Time

Eric C. DeSplinter

Instructor, Full Time

Taylor P. Clark,

Instructor, Full Time

Larry S. Worley

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Michael B. Whitcraft

Instructor, Full Time

Lloyd C. Miller

Instructor, Full Time

J. Matthew Turner

Workforce Development Specialist and Instructor, Full Time

Christopher M. Loftus

Instructor, Full Time

Ricky D. Heaton

Instructor, Full Time

Robert S. Gaskill

Instructor, Full Time

Jason Davis

Instructor, Full Time

Oliver A. Gilmore

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Tim Green

Instructor

Instructor, Full Time
BS in Business,
Hickey Business College
Certifications:
I-CAR Steel Certification
I-CAR Aluminum Certification
I-CAR Steel Sectioning Certification
I-CAR Platinum Certified

Marc McClintock

Department Lead & Instructor, Full Time

314-286-3618

Certificate from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Certificate from Southwestern Illinois College
Certifications: ASE A1 Engine Repair & ASE A4 Suspension and Steering

Don Rote

Instructor, Full Time

314-286-4837

University of Illinois at Chicago School of Mechanical Engineering
ASE Certified Automobile Master Technician

Gary Boyher

Instructor, Full Time

BS in Management and Marketing, Southwest Missouri State University
AAS in Automotive Technology, Jefferson College
ASE Master Technician
Additional ASE Certifications A9, L1, G1
Parts Specialist Certified, Service Consultant Certified

James Woods

Instructor, Full Time

Automotive Technology Certificate, St. Louis Community College
ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician
ASE G1, L1, L3 Advanced Level Specialist Certification
Honda Gold Level Master Technician

Steven Cartwright

Instructor, Full Time

Automotive Maintenance Technology

AAS in Automotive Technology,
Linn Technical College
ASE Triple Master Certified in 32 areas, World
Class Certified
ASE Master Automobile Technician
ASE Master Collision Repair Technician
ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
ASE Parts Specialist
ASE School Bus Technician
ASE Transit Bus Technician
ASE Undercar Specialist
MACS-CFC Certified

Robert L. Bailey

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Toyota Factory Service Training
ASE Certifications A1 – A8

Robert L. Callanan

Department Chair & Instructor, Full Time

314-286-3644

Certified Dealership Technician Program

BS in Automotive Technology, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
AS in Automotive Technology, Jefferson College
ASE Certified Master Automotive Tech
ASE L1 Certified

John K. Helterbrand

Department Chair & Instructor, Full Time

314-286-4889

BS in Applied Management at Ranken Technical College, Ranken AT in Automotive Collision Repair, ASE-Certified Master Collision Repair Technician. I-CAR Instructor and Platinum Individual.

Benjamin L. Hippard

Instructor, Full Time

Automotive Maintenance Technology

Donald B. Hopkins

Instructor, Full Time

314-286-4811

Certified Dealership Technician Program

Toyota Master Diagnostic Technician
Lexus Master Technician
Honda Master Technician
Acura Master Technician
ASE Master Certified Automobile Technician
Additional ASE Certifications A9, L1, L3, F1, G1
Certified Honda PACT and Toyota T-Ten Instructor
Courses taken at St. Charles Community College

Andrew Jesse

Instructor, Full Time

Certified Dealership Technician Program

MEd in Instructional Design, Western Governors University, in progress
BS in Education, Training, and Workforce Development, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
AS in Automotive Technology, Lincoln Land Community College
Ford Senior Master Technician Certified
ASE Master Certified A1-A9
ASE Advanced Level Specialist L1 & L3

Christopher L. McNealy

Instructor, Full Time

314-286-4890

Certified Dealership Technician Program

AT in Automotive Maintenance Technology, Ranken Technical College
Acura Master Technician
Honda Master Technician
Acura and Honda Certified Instructor
ASE Master Technician
EPA Certified A/C Technician
ASE Certified G1, L1, L3, F1

Timothy F. Michel

Department Chair & Instructor, Full Time

Automotive Maintenance Technology - Wentzville

BS in Business Management, National-Louis University
AT in Diesel Maintenance Tech, Ranken Technical College
ASE Master Certified Technician
GM & Toyota Certified

Thomas G. Moors

Instructor, Full Time

Automotive Maintenance Technology - Wentzville

Travis M. Oliver

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Certificate in Automotive Collision Repair Technology, Ranken I-CAR Platinum Individual ASE Certified Auto Refinish Technician Akzo Nobel Waterbone Certified Tech

D. Craig Poe

Instructor, Full Time

314-286-3326

Automotive Maintenance Technology

Ronald L. Raines

Department Chair & Instructor, Full Time

314-286-3694

Automotive Maintenance Technology

BS in Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University
AT in Automotive Maintenance, Ranken Technical College
ASE Certified Master Automobile Tech
ASE Certified Master Medium/Heavy Duty
Truck Technician
ASE Certified Advanced Engine Performance L1
ASE Certified Alternative Fuels F1
ASE Certified Preventative Maintenance G1
GM and T-TEN Certified
NATEF Evaluation Team Leader

Walter E. Rundell

Instructor, Full Time

(314) 286-3668

Automotive Collision Repair Technology

Larry D. Schmidt

Automotive Collision Repair Class of 1982 & Instructor, Full Time

314-286-4861

Automotive Collision Repair Technology

John J. Springmeyer

Instructor, Full Time

Automotive Maintenance Technology - Wentzville

William F. Stewart

Instructor, Full Time

314-286-3318

Certified Dealership Technician Program

BS in Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, in progress
AT in Automotive Maintenance Technology, GM ASEP Program
ASE Master Automobile Technician Certified
Additional ASE Certifications A9, L1, G1, L3
General Motors World Class Certifications
Missouri Safety Inspector’s License
Missouri Emissions Repair Technician

Gregory R. Tervort

Workforce Development Specialist and Instructor, Full Time

Automotive Maintenance Technology

BS in Occupational Education, University of Central Missouri
AS in Automotive Technology, St. Louis Community College
Master ASE Certified A1-A8
Maintenance Light Repair G1

Alan J. Townsend

Instructor, Full Time

Automotive Maintenance Technology - Wentzville

Certificate in Automotive Maintenance Technology, Ranken Technical College
Missouri Inspector Mechanic’s Licenses (Safety and Emissions certified)
ASE Master Certified

Robert M. Turner

Instructor, Full Time

Automotive Maintenance Technology

Christopher L. Webb

Instructor, Full Time

Automotive Maintenance Technology

ASE Master Certified
ASE Diesel A9
ASE Advanced Engine Performance L1, GM certified
Classes taken at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

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Ranken is known for offering the most comprehensive automotive technician training around. This program develops student proficiencies in the following areas:

  • Maintenance and light repair
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Automatic/manual transmission
  • Engine controls
  • Automotive diagnostics