Ranken can prepare you for a successful career as a professional technician.  Get your training and learn the latest in automotive mechanics.

Hands-on training, industry sponsorship, using up-to-date equipment and tools will help you become a professional technician who is well qualified in repairing late model automobiles.

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.

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

Ready to get started? Complete the Questions? Contact Us! form on this page, 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 first 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.

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.

Interested in seeing more of our Automotive Professional Technician facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of Ranken Technical College’s AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL TECHNICIAN department.

Joshua D Williamson

Instructor, Full Time

BS in Applied Management,
Ranken Technical College
AT in Automotive Collision Repair,
Ranken Technical College
Certifications:
FWT, Ranken Technical College
ASE Master Collision Repair Technician
I-CAR Platinum Technician

Matthew S. Sadler

Instructor, Full Time

AT in Automotive Collision Repair,
Ranken Technical College
Certifications:
I-Car Platinum Certified
I-Car Steel Certified
I-Car Steel Sectioning Certified

Greg A. Pfeiffer

Instructor, Full Time

Certifications:
I-Car Platinum Certified

Gerard E. Motta

Instructor, Full Time

AAS in Automotive Maintenance Technology
Ranken Technical College
ASE Master Automobile Technician
ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance

Dave Morgan

CDL Instructor, Full Time

Louis Waite

CDL Instructor, Full Time

Tim Chandler

Instructor, Full Time

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

Eric C. DeSplinter

Instructor, Full Time

Taylor P. Clark,

Instructor, Full Time

Larry S. Worley

Instructor, Full Time

Michael B. Whitcraft

Instructor, Full Time

AT in Automotive Technology,
St. Louis Community College
Certifications: ASE Master Automobile Technician
ASE G1 Maintenance and Light Repair
ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance
Toyota Master Certified Technician

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

Tim Green

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

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Eastern New Mexico University
BS in Automotive Technology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
AAS in Automotive Technology, Jefferson College
ASE Master Automobile Technician
ASE A9 Diesel
ASE C1 Service Consultant
ASE G1 Maintenance and Light Repair
ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance
Toyota Certifications – Toyota Honda PACT Acura and Honda Master Technician Instructor – Honda

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

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

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

Kyle Neely

Department: Alumni Automotive
Technician @ Schaefer Autobody Centers

2007 Automotive Collision Repair
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John Nance

Department: Alumni Automotive
Owner/Operator of All The Details

2005 Automobile Collision Repair
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Tyler Wagner

Department: Alumni Automotive
Automotive Collision Technician @ South County Collision Center

2020 Automotive Collision Repair
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Cameron Anderson

Department: Alumni Automotive
Automotive Maintenance Technician @ Machens Ford Dealership

2020 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Jacob Bailey

Department: Alumni Automotive
Automotive Service Advisor @ Machens Ford Dealership

2020 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Gabe Ware

Department: Alumni Automotive
Diesel Mechanic @ Republic Services

2020 Automotive Diesel Technology
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Richard Maor

Department: Alumni Automotive
Automotive Technician @ Morley Performance LLC

May 2020 Automotive High Performance Racing Technology
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Jared Wilmas

Department: Alumni Automotive
Service Technician @ Bommarito Chevrolet

2020 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Chazzerene ‘Chazz’ Howard

Department: Alumni Automotive
Service Advisor @ Caliber Collision, Hampton, Virginia

2019 Collision Repair Technology
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Blake Forward

Department: Alumni Automotive
Automotive Maintenance Technician @ Machens Ford Dealership

2019 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Trace Gray

Department: Alumni Automotive
Technician @ Firestone Complete Auto Care

2018 Automotive High Performance Racing Technology
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Jacob Crum

Department: Alumni Automotive
Ford Certified Senior Master Technician @ Machens Ford Dealership

2017 Automotive Maintenance Technology; 2018 BS in Applied Management
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Ross Stromberg

Department: Alumni Automotive
Lead Technician @ Firestone Complete Auto Care

2014 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Katie Beck Schuler

Department: Alumni Automotive
Lead Refinish Technician @ Car Craft Auto Body

2013 Automotive Collision Repair Technology
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Kyle Neely

Department: Alumni Automotive
Technician @ Schaefer Autobody Centers

2007 Automotive Collision Repair
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Joseph Siekmann

Department: Alumni Automotive


1971 Automotive Mechanical & Automotive Collision
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Peter Kostecki

Department: Alumni Automotive


1971 Automotive Maintenance
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John Calaway

Department: Alumni Automotive


1971 Automotive Technology
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Michael F. Buckley

Department: Alumni Automotive


1971 Automotive Diesel Technology
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Brad Francis

Department: Alumni Automotive
Owner, Certified Performance and Auto Repair, Inc.

2001 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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Ashis Gurung

Department: Alumni Automotive
Auto Body Technician @ Gapsch Carstar Collision Center

May 2020 Automotive Collision Repair Technology
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Andrew Fields

Department: Alumni Automotive
Automotive Technician @ Rob Sight Ford

May 2017 Automotive Maintenance Technology
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