Students looking for conveniently located technical schools in St. Louis can choose from Ranken Technical College’s 4 locations. Go to class just north of the Central West End, near St. Louis’ many parks, sporting venues and restaurants, or choose our Ranken – West location located an hour west of downtown, or our Ranken – Southeast location, or our Ranken – Central MO location.

About St. Louis

The St. Louis region relies heavily on manufacturing and the transportation of goods, so technical schools in St. Louis train students for the jobs in these fields, as well as others that are in high demand. Many major corporations – like Boeing, Anheuser-Busch and Monsanto – call the city home, and hire graduates from technical colleges and trade schools in St. Louis.

Ranken’s century-long history and reputation for excellence mean that we have very strong relationships with employers in the area. Our programs are developed to meet their needs, so our graduates have the right skills to get stable, high-paying jobs.

St. Louis Campus

Ranken’s main campus is located on an 18-acre complex spread over three city blocks. Our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to help you learn the latest industry techniques. All that, and we’re just minutes from the best attractions the city has to offer:

  • Fifteen minutes from downtown St. Louis, where you can visit the Gateway Arch, see a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium or spend an afternoon at the City Museum.
  • Ten minutes from the bustling Delmar Loop, with its restaurants, shopping and live music venues.
  • Ten minutes from the Central West End’s historic architecture, restaurants and nightlife.
  • Five minutes from Forest Park, home to the Science Center, the Art Museum and the Zoo, as well as scenic jogging, hiking and biking trails.

Ranken – West (Wentzville, MO & Troy, MO)

If you want to get a quality education at one of the highest-ranking technical schools in St. Louis, but would rather live outside the St. Louis metro area, Ranken – West could be right for you.

Wentzville is located in western St. Charles County. With its rising population, robust economic development and proximity to high-tech companies, Ranken knew that Wentzville would be an ideal location for trade schools in St. Louis. The Wentzville location began offering classes in 2013, and continues the College’s tradition of excellence with its state-of-the art shops, labs and equipment.

Troy is located in Lincoln County. It is home to Ranken’s Agricultural Engineering Program, Advanced Precision Machining, and Carpentry & Building Construction. The Troy location began offering classes in 2022.

Ranken – Southeast (Perryville, MO)

The Ranken-Southeast location offers programs in Diesel Technology, Commercial Driver License, Industrial Maintenance Technology, Information Technology, and Fabrication and Welding.

Ranken – Central MO (Ashland, MO)

Our Ranken – Central MO classes combine hands-on technical training and general education. General education courses are offered in a schedule-friendly online format.