Student Success Center

St. Louis Location

Phone: (314) 286-4891
Contact for help with:
Testing, tutoring and academic support; learning, medical & physical disability accommodations, academic and library resources and services; copy machine/scanner, academic advising
Monday – Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Wentzville Location
Address: 755 Parr Rd., Wentzville, MO 63385
Phone: (314) 286-3671
Contact for help with:
Support services for Wentzville students
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Perryville Location
Address: 1205 Corporation Lane, Perryville MO 63775
Phone: (314) 286-3382
Contact for help with:
Support services for Perryville students.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


SSC Staff Profiles

Keith Morton
Keith Morton


Hello! I am Keith Morton, Director of Student Success. Ranken provides a rewarding and challenging educational experience for students. My departments focus on helping students meet the college’s high standards. The Student Success Center and Student Success Office provide testing, tutoring, academic referral meetings, academic probation meetings, disability accommodations, personal counseling, attendance counseling, academic advising, Veterans Affairs certification, library resources, and much more.


If you have ever been diagnosed with a physical or learning disability, please be sure to deliver documentation to our office so accommodations may be implemented.


I have been at Ranken for nearly a decade have studied at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (B.A.), University of Missouri-St. Louis (M.A.), and Clemson University (Ph.D.-ABD).


We look forward to contributing to your success at Ranken!


My office is in F209 across from the Student Success Center at the St. Louis location. I am available at the following times:


Monday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.




Jason Gremmelsbacher
Jason Gremmelsbacher



Hi there!  My name is Jason Gremmelsbacher and I am a Success Advisor at Ranken Technical College in Saint Louis.  I help manage the Student Success Center, which functions as a library, computer lab, tutoring space and testing center.  The SSC is located at the top of the Finney Building in room F210 at the St. Louis location.  I have a Bachelor’s in Math Education and a Master’s in School Counseling.  If you need assistance with any of your courses, I will do my best to help, or will connect you with one of our department tutors.  I work late on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so I can connect with the evening school students. 


My hours in the SSC:

Monday:              8am – 4pm

Tuesday:              11am – 7pm

Wednesday:      11am – 7pm

Thursday:            8am – 4pm

Friday:                  8am – 4pm




Susan Jones
Susan Jones

Hello! My name is Susan Jones. I am a Student Success Advisor here at Ranken. I can help with all majors, but I specifically work with Automotive, Architecture, Carpentry, HVAC, Plumbing, Welding, and BSAM students. I am the person to see if you need to make schedule changes, or if you are experiencing difficulties with your coursework. I am here to help keep you on track to meet your graduation goals.

I am also a Veteran Certifying Official for continuing students. If you have any questions, about your education benefits, please call or come see me at the St. Louis location.

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from Maryville University. Working with students and being a part of them completing their educational goals is the most rewarding part of my role.

You can find me in Finney 209 – right across the hall from the Student Success Center.

My hours of availability:

Monday 10am-6pm
Tuesday 7:45am-3:30pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 7:45am-3:30pm
Friday 7:45am-3:30pm

Hello everyone! I am Pariss Reese, Student Success Advisor, and it is hard to believe I have been at Ranken for 12 years. I have served in a wide variety of roles at the College and am happy to help students any way I can. As an advisor, I not only assist students with scheduling needs but also with academic concerns or other obstacles and challenges.

My primary departments are Information Technology, Application and Web Development, Electrical Division, Industrial Technology, Advanced Machining, and Industrial Engineering Technology. I am also the Veteran School Certifying Official for new students.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a certificate in Deaf Communication Studies from St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley.

If you need anything during your time at Ranken, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Mon/Wed/Fri – 7:30am-3:30pm

Tue/Thu – 10am-6pm

David Markowitz
David Markowitz


My name is David Markowitz and my role at Ranken is to provide supportive counseling and coaching for students. Many Students new to the college experience, as well as life-long learners returning to school, often face unexpected challenges that may take time to adjust to.


The natural process of adapting and feeling comfortable to a new situation is different for everyone and requires mental and physical energy that affect both our mind and body.  It is not unusual to feel anxious, lonely, confused, stressed out or overwhelmed.


As a licensed counselor with more than 25 years of experience, I’ve had the opportunity to serve in a variety of settings helping adults with challenges adjusting, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, family, and relationship issues as well substance abuse problems.


If you are experiencing any of these situations, I encourage you to contact me. I’m available by phone or email anytime and all services are strictly confidential and free.


David E. Markowitz

Student Success Counselor

Ranken Technical College

4431 Finney Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63113





SSC Schedule and Tutors

For specific tutoring times available click on the schedule at the bottom of the page. For department tutors some will require you to contact them directly to schedule tutoring. Contact the SSC for their information.

Writing & BSAM Tutor:

     Rita Kiry

Career Success Skills & Online Courses via email:

     Brooke Jackson

Math Tutor:

     Adam Layne

Tutors By Department:

    Automotive Collision Repair -

     Automotive Maintenance Technology - 

     Architectural Technology - Abigail Francis

     Electrical - 


     Industrial Technology -

     Information Technology:

                    AWD -

                    Cisco & Networking - 

                    OS - Sam Novy

                    Windows 10 -  Dillan Perrigo

     Plumbing - 


   Wentzville Campus -


                 IT -

SSC Schedule

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Library Collections and Interlibrary Loan Services

For detailed guides to these resources, see the Helpful Handouts section, which is linked to your left.

Concourse Catalog: Search for books available for checkout in Ranken’s Student Success Center.

WorldCat: Check out the resources available at libraries around the world. Some local St. Louis Libraries will send books to our location via Inter Library Loan. Ask how at the SSC desk.

Online Collections

For EBSCO eBooks please use the following Username: ranken Password: Rank3n$

EBSCO eBooks: Search for, read online, or download eBooks.
Sorkins: View company profiles of regional businesses to help in your job search.

CBA Overview

The Credit-By-Assessment (CBA) program is intended to allow incoming students an opportunity to test out of a semester of their major. These incoming students are typically "traditional students" who are entering Ranken either directly or soon after completing high school and who were enrolled in technical education in their high schools.

If any students are interested and it is available (please see the options and/or Competency Lists below), they may attempt a written CBA for no more than one semester of their major at no cost. If students complete the attempted written CBA with a 75 percent or better, they may attempt the same semester's hands-on CBA, which will require a fee of $200. If they pass the hands-on CBA with a 75 percent or better, the students will have successfully tested out of that semester of their major.

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This document lists the courses for which CBAs are available. Below, the Competency Lists are available for the listed courses.

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Manufacturing Division

Contact Information

Tutor/Lab Assistant Application

If you're interested in a job working in and/or for the Student Success Center, please complete this application and drop it off to any employee in the Student Success Center.
If you're interested in a job working in and/or for the Student Success Center, please complete this application and drop it off to any employee in the Student Success Center.
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Inside Ranken and Ranken Student Email Access

The information provided in this section offers details regarding how to access and use Inside Ranken and the Ranken Student Email.

This document will walk you through how to get started with Inside Ranken and your Ranken student email account, including reviewing how to access those sites and what information, resources and tools are available on those sites.

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How to successfully navigate an online course using Inside Ranken.

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Testing Information and Forms

These documents apply to various testing proctored by the Student Success Center.
This packet includes all the information necessary to prepare for the Career Success Skills Credit-By-Examination (CBE).
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This document provides information about the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the potential test-out opportunities available through CLEP.

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Please use this form if you need to request a replacement of your Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification card. Please note that we only replace the card.

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This "study guide" directs individuals planning to take the standard Industrial Testing to books, available for use in the Student Success Center (NOT for checkout), that may assist them in preparing for their testing.
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Students wanting to register to complete an Information Technology certification must complete this form and submit it with their paid receipts.
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Online Catalog and Databases

Please find information regarding the Online Catalog and Databases in this section's handouts.

This document will assist you in evaluating Internet sources and identifying the best and most reliable sources to use for your research purposes.

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Detailed listing of Ranken's physical periodical collection, arranged by subject matter.

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This handout includes information regarding using the Ranken Concourse Catalog and locating books within the Student Success Center.
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This handout details where to search for books in Ranken's physical library collection, and provides a listing of Databases available for student usage.

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How to access EBSCO EBooks from home or on

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Ranken Scripts

Learn strategies for math success at Ranken Technical College.
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Learn more about your learning style and how best to help yourself in the class room, while studying and on testing days!
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Learn more about disability accommodation services and who to contact about such services.
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Find out why Ranken uses Academic Referrals and what it means to get one.
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Learn how to be successful and to earn the grade you want in Ranken's online courses.
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Find out how to make the most of the time you spend reading and how to boost your intake of content and comprehension.
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Learn how to manage test anxiety in order to earn better scores and be more successful in your courses.
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Get tips on effective and efficient note-taking strategies.
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Learn more about the Ranken STEPS Math program and process and how to successfully complete this program and move on through your chosen major and degree or certificate program.
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Learn strategies to help you answer different types of test questions and to, ideally, improve your test scores.
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Learn strategies and access key words and symbols for solving math word problems.
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Learn more about Student Success Center services and resources!
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Learn various test-taking skills that might help improve your test scores and success in Ranken's courses.
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Learn various time management strategies in order to achieve success at Ranken Technical College.
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Read these Top 10 Tips for suggestions on how to be successful at Ranken Technical College!
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Learn more about tutoring services at Ranken and how to access this free resource!
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Learn more about Work Ethic at Ranken Technical College and what is expected of Ranken students.
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Missouri College Guidebook

This guidebook was created by the Missouri Association on Higher Education and Disability and may be used by students with further questions about accommodations and disability support services at the college level.
This guidebook was created by the Missouri Association on Higher Education and Disability and may be used by students with further questions about accommodations and disability support services at the college level.
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Textbooks and materials