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4 out of 5
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I started attending this school in April 08, and have regretted it. They wouldn't stick with a curriculum, lied to me about being accredited (they were not) continuously, saying it was a paperwork error on the part of the state and that they had actually been approved. That alone cost me over $10,000 in education funds I would have been entitled to through the G.I. bill. I notified them six months ago that I would be moving due to military orders and would need to transfer schools. Everyone from both schoools (one in Maryland, one in Texas) said everything was arranged and that everything was fine. When I arrived I found out that some of my classes didn't transfer over and that instead of 1 month of schooling left to achieve an Associate's in Applied Sciences (automotive technology) I had 3 months left. Still, no other issues, so I was willing to go the extra two months, but suddenly the Maryland school claims I still owe them over $2000 even though my account was paid in full when I left. The Texas school is now saying that on top of that I will owe them $4200, and that the entire amount (previous balance plus new balance) has to be paid in order to attend school. I have no issue with paying for what I receive, but charging people for services not received, pulling a bait and switch on them, and other deceptive practices seems to be the rule rather than the exception. The equipment we had was poor. At least 50% of the time we had to "simulate" learning how to do something because the school's equipment was broken. They're charging each student through the nose then not applying any of the funds to actual equipment for the school. They also don't prepare you for the certification exams for the field. I was the top student in my class and was careful to attend every day and focus entirely on school, but I have yet to pass a single certification test because half the material wasn't covered in class. Avoid this school! They'll take your money and bill you for more than you agreed to, but won't give you anything useful in return.

4 out of 5
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I attended the E.S.T program in Melrose Park, IL. I graduated with a 3.8 G.P.A and 98% attendance.

The “School” is vary small, not well kept, and extremely over crowded. Two of my ten teachers were vary knowledgeable and seemed eager to teach us something. The other 8 did not know what they were talking about or how to teach what they were intended to. I was there every day early and ready to learn and I walked away knowing nothing about electronics that I didn’t know before. Most employers see graduating from Lincoln as a bad thing. I am still tiring but have little faith in finding a job in this career. Like I said in the title the 16 months I attended LT, I feel, was a complete waste of my time and money. I would not recommend to any one. I think sighing up to Lincoln Tech is one of the biggest mistakes I have ever made.

4 out of 5
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I was a student from the lt campus in edison nj and i honestly have mixed reviews to give about this school.

The first complaint i have is the externship site they put me at. It was a very small doctors office. I could tell right from the interview this place was not gonna be so great. I gave it a try of course because i needed to. The first day was horrible, the doctor started asking questions to the supervisor as to why i was there and how they werent supposed to take any externs anymore. The supervisor then explains that theyve had many bad experiences from students coming from LT.

Later on in the week the girl training me kept getting annoyed at me because of questions i kept asking. Obviously i have to ask im a newbie. The ppl expected me to know how to do everything on my own. Charting, & putting pts into the data software on the computer, & also doing recalls/appts, now i didnt know how to really do this due to the skool giving us only 2 days of the computer class. Also when i had that class the teacher didnt stay in the class because she was covering another class.

But as i was saying about the externship, i spoke to my coordinator about switching and told her i had other sites. She kept telling me to stick it out at this place that the places i found would be too long of a process and she just kept giving excuses. I explained how i was mistreated at this place & how i felt that i couldnt ask questions to learn properly. She still insisted i stayed so i went with my instinct and stopped going to that site & decided to go somewhere. Now shes saying i might be dropped out of school if i dont find a site soon enough.

I can go back in & finish but she says ill owe more money. She also failed to tell me herself when she called this site they avoided her for a week and a half & that when she finally got in contact with them she had to convince them to take me in. I feel that she should have put me in a place that was WILLING to train me. Also i heard from many ppl that finished everything & were great workers & students that after they werent hired at their site they couldnt find a job and that the school didnt really help them find jobs after them specifically saying that they would help.

The only good thing i have to say that for the most part the curriculum was good (minus the computer class) & most of the teachers were good (at least the ones i had). So if u do decide to come here look for your own externship site.

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4 out of 5
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I graduated in oct 2009, with a gpa of 4.0 and perfect attendance in pharmacy tech course. Companies do not reconize lincoln tech as training or experience. You do not need training to work in the pharmacy as I found out by talking to pharmacist. The pharmacies hire from within their store employees.

This school will leave you flat and they have no contacts with any pharmacy at all. You will end up paying thousands of dollars for absoluty nothing. They have no curriculm and do not teach you the things a pharmacy is looking for. Computer skills mean a lot and the school does not teach them. I have been looking for a job for 5 months now. and had no help from the school. What they call career services is they look up on the internet and tell you that places are hiring, but the places are looking for an average of 3-5 years experience.

I've had a teacher put stars on my test. What is this, kindergarten? The externship co-ordinator is a joke. You have to hassle him to get an externship and he is never there. I don't blame the teachers because it's a job to them. I am going to get in touch with a lawyer to see if I can get off this loan to take real classes at a real college. I am hoping to get feed-back from an administrator at the school to debate with me on this. If they dare! I will have a lot more to say.

Also I am looking hard to get a job and I do have a positive attitude. So this just ain't written by someone who didn't like school, I had fun learning and enjoyed the classes. but it does not mean nothing in the real world.

4 out of 5
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I attended this school because I was hoping to make a better future for myself and my family...what a joke!!!

During my short time enrolled in the school, I maintained a 4.0 GPA and sat on the Dean's list. One month into the program, the school decided to change our schedule and class start time moved to an hour later. I was working full time third shift at the time, but they didn't seem to care that I wouldn't be getting much sleep. The teachers didn't want to get up so early.

Halfway through the program, I suffered a miscarriage and dropped out of the school due to severe depression. For some reason, however, they decided to charge me for the full program and accepted the second part of my student loan, even though I dropped out before it was due.

My income tax refund this year was intercepted to pay for a loan for an education and supplies that I never received. Is this fair?? I don't think so. I'm going to dispute the loan and make sure that the school refunds both the government and myself for what they've taken.

I'm a mother who is working incredibly hard to try to take care of her family. This is just one more slap in the face. Thanks, Lincoln Tech for being uncaring, unfeeling, and greedy. I hope you can live with yourselves.

And as for the representative who so eloquently spoke on the school's behalf... when will you get off your high horse telling people how to live their lives?? We're just a paycheck to you. Nothing more.

4 out of 5
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I enrolled in this school for the Medical Assisting Certificate Program in Sept 09. I had read reviews for this school before I enrolled and even though 95% of them were negative, I enrolled anyway. I figured the people who wrote the reviews were just not applying themselves, or were slacking where I would not. WRONG. This school is a joke. Most of the "teachers" are underqualified, and disorganized. I am in the night course, so mondays and tuesdays we have one teacher, and wednesdays and thursdays we have another. The teachers do not communicate with one another which results in confusion, and stress for the students come test time. Also, the teachers are either scared to speak up to the students when they are being disruptive, or they treat everyone like toddlers. Most of the class each night is wasted on the teachers trying to throw together a lesson plan at the last second, and break times. I would estimate that I only get an actual education 20% of the 4 hours I am in the classroom. I have had 3 "teachers" so far that cannot properly pronounce medical terms, and a few who can not even pronounce the word "characteristics". When you try to communicate issues to the administration, they make excuses, and most of the time nothing gets handled.. they just give people extra grade points to shut them up. I was actually taught to take blood pressure (the main skill I will need in my field) incorrectly, and was not even aware of it until the instructor quit, and our substitute happened to notice that everyone in our class was looking in the wrong place for the artery. I am currently in my 4th class, and have an A average, but I feel like it doesnt mean anything because any person can go into the office and whine for a few minutes and they will actually change that persons grade to make them happy. I have earned my grade, and make an appearance and effort religiously.. but there are several people in my class who have missed more than half of a course at a time, and still have a grade close to my own. I regret going against my better instincts, and enrolling here. Even employers will tell you that this school is a joke, and they will not hire graduates from Lincoln Tech. They will pass anyone. I guess that's good for some people who want to get through life with no effort, but not for a woman in her late twenties like myself who needs to walk out of this with a career on her belt. If I even save ONE person from enrolling in this school, then I will have done a good thing.. I know it takes longer, but GO TO A COMMUNITY COLLEGE. I was sold on this school because I was told I would have my degree within 12 months.. but the truth is that most of the people who have finished their courses are STILL waiting for their externship MONTHS later so that they may graduate. The worst thing is that I now have $15,000 in loans, and 4 months invested in this school.. so I have no choice but to finish. Save yourselves the time and money.. seriously.
4 out of 5
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Listen: if you want a career in the automotive field and you are thinking about attending this school, please rethink and do your research first. This school is way too over priced 1st off. And they dont even teach you how 2 change parts - you dont get ANY TIME 2 WORK ON CARS WHATSOEVER!!! They lied 2 me, told me that that i was going 2 learn how 2 fix cars. But that certificate u get at graduation isnt worth anything. I was 17 when i was misled into going 2 this school. They didnt even tell me i needed a license 2 be a mechanic. A $17000 mistake when i could have just went 2 Pepboys and got hired 4 free... DONT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AS ME BE SMARTER.
4 out of 5
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In my class most of the students did not show up for class and there was a lot of cheating going on. Most of the students never even opened a book and were there so they could keep collecting unemplyment. The teacher was expected to pass all students no matter what. Not fair to those of us that did study.
4 out of 5
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I attended this school with the promise that i would be able to receive an associated degree. What a trap! I did get certified as an Electronics Systems Tech, but I wanted to obtain a higher education than just being a tech. What happened was that the school did not offer me an associated. They said other locations did offer the assoc. degree, unfortunately this one did not. Just a certificate. When I tried sending my Lincoln College transcript to a different college, none of the classes I took are college credits. I had to start from scratch. Which meant more MONEY! Luckily, I managed to take my loses and attended a school where I then received an associates in applied science in Electronic Engineering. I also have found a great job and I'm currently pursuing a BAEE.
4 out of 5
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I attended Lincoln college of Technology in July/2009. I was enrolled in the medical field and thought that it would be a very good learning enviornment...but i was wrong. The Admissions People only care about getting you into their school, the teaching is way too fast and doesn't cover all of the material, just part of it. If i'm paying for my education, why cant I get my moneys worth? Lincoln College of Teechnology (in West Palm Beach) is a waste of time and money as far as I'm concerned. In my opinon, it is just a pretty picture painted to lure you into their school for the first two to three weeks then thats when you realize that you're not really learning anything besides basic stuff that you could learn online by searching Google or Youtube. It's a trap!

And besides, online, on their webbsite, they offer programs that aren't even available at the campus anymore such as massage therapy and interior design. So people get excited and go into the office thinking they will be able to be a massage therapist and get tricked into wasting their thime going there just to realize they dont have tha program anymore (and gasoline isn't cheap these days). I would never recommend this College to ANYONE!

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