Lincoln Tech Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (202)
I signed up for their medical coding and billing course. I should have known the school was a rip off the day of orientation. They stuck me in a class with people who signed up for medical office assistant and medical assistanting. There was maybe one other in there for medical coding and billing, but for some reason I stayed there for 4 months before realizing what a waste of time it was.
What made me decide to quit was when a student and I were talking, and she told me a day I couldn't make it that the teacher told everyone if they wanted to do coding and billing this school wasn't the right place to be. If that's the case, why do they advertise it?!?!? When I called to tell them I would no longer be attending they gave me a hard time and started asking if I was leaving because I was having problems with other students. I just couldn't believe it.
Also, about 3 months in, my teacher had to teach another class because their teacher got laid off or something, so they sent us a lady who spoke "like dis" and made us do everything on our own. She didn't teach us anything and when we had a question she would get mad. I don't know about other courses they teach, but if you want to learn coding and billing DO NOT SIGN UP AT LINCOLN TECH!!! THEY DON'T EVEN TEACH THE COURSE!!!
They tried to pressure me in to taking out a thirteen thousand doller in house loan on top of my aid for the lpn program! No matter what I tried to suggest they only wanted me to get that loan and I would still pay on it for 82 months after I graduated.
I am a guy. I went there right after high school 7 years ago. they did not have reviews back then. I Wish they did. I'm 26 now. I am still paying back loans to that school this day. You can guaranteed they want you're money, and you will be in debt, you will be wasting you're time and money if you go here. One thing I hated most about the school was the teachers
After a few weeks I had one teacher teaching every class. And she wasn't good at all. at that point i should of walked out but nope. I stayed and paid. I am so embarrassed to even say i went. there. I did not graduate. But I had friends in my class who did, and not one of them work in that field. just stay away from the school.
Im sure people have had great experiences at the school, but the odds are slim. You will have a better chance wasting that money on lottery tickets than to waste money at this school.
I am a recent graduate of LTI (Lincoln, RI campus) in 2011. I studied Medical Assisting. I had a wonderful experience at my clinical externship and was hired before I even graduated. I was able to accomplish this because of my education at LTI. I have read all of the other reviews and can agree with both sides to a certain degree. While I attended LTI there were things that I didn't like or agree with 100%, but things aren't always perfect in everyday life.
Whats important is to be mature enough to handle different problems and situations that arise. As long as YOU as a student are dedicated to achieving your personal goals, then nothing will stand in your way to getting an excellent education at LTI.
The instructors are very dedicated to helping you succeed and go above and beyond to make sure you do. The hands on experience at LTI was very educational, enjoyable, and easy to understand. The text books as well. Some classes can be very challenging, others a breeze. They offer tutoring if ever needed at no extra cost. There were things I didn't like about the school. Like if you get sick or anything, including surgery. They don't except Dr's notes. They will drop you from the program after 5 days absent. No excused absenses unless there was a death in the family.
A few of the insturctors really seemed like they hated thier job. I had one like that. The dean of LTI was an a**. If you ever have any complaints, its not worth wasting your breath to go to him. He really has an arrogant attitude and could care less. It is mostly women/girls in the Medical Assitant program. Alot of drama and gossip and even a few fights happend. Mostly involving the students just outta high school.
The breaks could of been better. You get (2) 10 min breaks and (1) 20 min break. Doesn't really give you much time to eat. But, over all I am glad I attended. I thought I was very well prepared for my clinical externship. LTI did an excellent job helping me prepare for the state exam to become registered, and build my resume. I would recommend LTI to those who are SERIOUS. Its a fasted paced program and a quick way to get an diploma. If you don't take time to study and pay attention, you will fail. There was alot of that unfortunetly.
Its only a 10 month course. They only have 1 graduation ceremony a year. So you may have to wait months to actually "walk across the stage". Your diploma usually comes in the mail 3 months after your graduation date. I kinda do wish I would of pursued a nursing program. Mostly because I wanna learn more and be allowed to do more like I.V'S. So if your into that, I would go elsewhere to do a nursing program. I am in the process of continuing my education to become an RN. But, as of now I am a Registered Medical Assistant, employed at an Urgent Care, Thanks to Lincoln Technical Institute.
I am scheduled to start the Nursing Program in March. I felt like what some of the people were saying here. I would be choosing this school because I'm desperate not because it's the right school, so with that being said there is a 80% chance I will look elsewhere to further my education. I will take the patient route this time in my lfe and if it takes me 2 years longer to achieve my dream I will do it that way patience does pay off....Thanks everyone!
Also I want to add is I am a pretty good self teacher I am good at researching and figuring out things, i struggle in some areas in math but for the most part I can be self taught....but I'll be darned if I spend $31 plus and have to self teach myself and commit to 4days a week for 2 years
I just graduated from LTI November 2011 and it was the trashiest most unorganized school, I wish I never waisted my time or money on that rediculous place, I'll admit the admissions staff is awesome that's just because they want your money after that they could care less about you.
a lot of the teachers there smoke that tells you a lot on how much you really know health care, thy give smoking breaks every hour so education is always being interrupted, the shool is mostly girls everyone knows when you get a bunch of girls together in the same class for 9 months gossip and drama another interruption to the education.
I'm telling you for 18 grand go to a community college and get a associates degree because the certificate equals a high school diploma and doctors offices and hospitals don't consider it experience anyways, they promise help after you graduate I've emailed them almost everyday and haven't gotten a response back for job leads, now I'm force into paying for so Something that didn't help me in the end and more money on another college.
The only class that Is worth taking there is the phlebotomy class, hands on and the teacher is one of the only teachers that cares and act professional.
Folks I have read your concerns about Trade Schools and Colleges. I have instructed at both and the difference between a Trade School and a College is that the instructors are pointing out the short comings of your schooling. Work not completed and attendance. Colleges don't do this they let you sink or swim. So if you cant handle a Trade School, go ahead and enroll in college you will fail.
I believe that 90 percent of the complaints have an explanation that need to go no farther then the students. In closing if you don't like to fail then comply, apply and attend. If you failed a trade school you will fail college, unless you change. Good Luck what ever your choices are. Students with a Good grade in School do have more success then those who fail.
This school is TERRIBLE! Not only is their graduation rate less than 50% but everything about this school reeks incompetence! They get rid of all the people who are 'for the students' and all of the remaining head staff don't care about us-as long as they have their two pennies to rub together they're happy. If you don't pay you're bill you're forced out of class until you can pay it.
The institution is totally disorganized, they'll lose your paperwork (so make copies) and if you aren't proficient in doing things yourself, get ready because this school does prepare you for that (I guess one good thing???) The instructors are ok-you may get one great professor and one terrible instructor! I work hard and get good grades-I'm a third quarter LPN student. I would quit school, however you'd still have to pay the rest of the bill anyway and I have less than a year left.
Don't believe ANYTHING you hear from ANYONE because it will either change on the flip of a dime, or nobody knows anything (which is usually the case). Don't waste your time or your money. It's not worth the aggravation. If you're desperate to get back into the workforce I'd say do it-it's tough work, you get a 'decent' education, but be prepared for frustration, things being unfair.
i did medical assistant program. took just over a year. did an intership, and got hired at a VERY respectable rate!!! all these other reviews are just from people who didnt want to put the work in. i would reccommend LTI to any one serious about starting a real career!
Thanks to all the good reviews(lol) on this site it's save me a lot of time and money. I was getting ready to go there when something told me to search the school for it's reviews....didn't find one positive review except the one's that were faked..Not a school you want to go to at all. run for the hills. there are more school with better options