Lincoln Tech Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (204)
I attend Lincoln College of Technology of Indianapolis for automotive I was all in to make someone of my self. But my youth n ignorance let me into lots of debt. I made the mistake by not looking into the school more. Their financial aid were very fast in getting me in the school. I was excited to begin! In total it was $23,000 for 1yr n 3 months. NOT WORTH IT...... I noticed they had a high amount of students coming in every month but only half would stay. They do that just to make money they don't care about u. When I started they gave me my books,uniforms,Napa basic tools n a cheap tool box. Yes they overly charged me for those things. We were required to were uniforms if not we were not allowed in class n if u wanted to stay they would sell u a shirt so u can stay. Also if u were late u would not be let in class. It was hard for me because I had a job at the time with a landscaping company worked 6am to 5pm then I would go to college 530pm to 1130pm. I thought it was going to be worth it at the end. But it wasn't. Classes were very poorly teached. Mostly read your book n do worksheets. I went in here for hands on training not book reading work that was 90% of the time. Teachers were not be very knowledgeable they would read off the book mostly. I understand its part of learning but this was suppose to be more of a hands on school like they talked so much. Then when we would have shop time the teachers would get us using all data software then they would get lost. All data was just videos of how to do anything in a car whatever brand. It would let u know what tool u would need n what to do. Yes the software is really good n helpful. But were is my teacher that is suppose to be teaching the class. I felt like I was teaching my self when I was there. I should of just googled it got some used books and saved me the money. Besides the credits are not transferable to other colleges. You would change class every month to cover a specific area of the car. If u ask me how can u master a specific area of a car in one month. U just cant there is too much to learn. It's sad to say but when I was there the only thing I looked forward for was lunch break cuz they wouldn't b***s*** me. Students were always on something n would try to start wanting to fight for anything stupid. Also if u left anything unattended things.would.go missing. Good thing I rent by myself cuz I would hear alot about roommates stealing each other things. I did really good in class while there n applied for the bmw didn't get in even though I had all A's in my classes. I think it was all lies about the program cuz no one ever got in it while I was there. So prepare to be disappointed.. I did finish the n graduate cuz it was too late for me to quit. I was still going to pay full price anyway. Im still at the landscaping company as a pesticide applicator n making good money. Please don't go here cuz it's not worth it...
All the school cares about is their money! My son dropped out because he wasn't learning a damn thing. DO YOUR HOMEWORK FIRST BEFORE YOU SING UP FOR THIS SCHOOL!!! BEWARE if you don't make a big monthly payment they will return your check and keep harassing you to pay a bigger amount. This school is a joke and don't waste your money!!
I attended the Indy campus. All I can tell you is that it was well worth it. Anyone that did not graduate or left was because they didn't want to learn or pay attention. Most of the guys I went with were cool and did good. the instructors are really smart and spent extra time when i needed it. I thought I knew a lot before going to Lincoln but soon found out I didn't know as much as I thought. I currently work for a dealer and lovin it. Lincoln did find me a couple of jobs to choose from. My only complaint was housing. I didn't like the way that company treated us. Lincoln did step in and helped defend me. All in all i loved it and Indy is a pretty cool town.
I'm currently a student enrolled in the auto program at Lincoln tech union. Before I came to the school I read some reviews (good and bad) but being that the school was the only one of It's kind within an hour of where I live I decided to come here. I said to myself as long as you keep your head in the game you will still learn a lot at the school. I stayed positive for the first 5 months and now I have had enough of this place. The school is very unorganized and the majority of the students would rather play on their phone or go to the parking lot and get high. You would think this would make it better for the students who really want to learn but it doesn't. The constant interruption by students and laziness of "some" instructors makes this a very difficult learning environment. I'm doing very Well on my test and book work but that doesn't set you up to work in the field. Hands on is very minimal and in some cases non existent. When we do get shop days most of the school cars are missing pieces or can not be used. if we want hands on time, We are told at times to bring our own vehicles to do work on. I have done this before but there is only so many times you can afford to bring your own vehicle in. We buy a set of tools with the school package and then there is a tool room where the other tools needed can be checked out (if they have it). Most equipment that needs licensing updates or calibration have not had them in a year plus. we are also discouraged from doing bigger projects because if we are not finished in time the car cannot be left in the bay due to night classes needing them. I do not recommend this school to anyone who will be paying out of pocket (GI Bill, loans) or anyone with a serious interest in learning to be an automotive tech. If you need to meet some standard to continue collecting your welfare for to meet a work/school obligation for you probation or parole then this is the place for you. If you work at the school and this offended you I am not sorry, you are part of the problem. So the employes that do care and try to actually teach thank you for your time.
A total joke! Wish I had done my homework before sending my son there! Teachers tell you they will give you the grade they want to not the one you earn! Lazy teachers sleep during class! Teachers are clueless don't even know you need power to test a motor! Not only does the school rip you off but they loop you into housing that beyond rips you off! My son won't quit he will see it to the end but he would of learned more under a shade tree working on a car! DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh and don't fall for "we can help you get a job while you're here" because no they won't! They just tell you that you aren't looking hard enough!
This school is a complete JOKE! Not only is it overpriced but the staff sucks! Some of my instructors were great and wanted to teach. Most however were too busy either trying to be friends with the students or flirting with the few male students we had! How professional!!! When I had my first meeting with Ms. Wright in admissions she basically told me bc I had no previous medical experience I wouldn't be able to handle the LPN courses and would be setting myself up for failure.....funny bc when the LPN instructor saw my grades she said I should have went for LPN. The career coach called me and bothered me many times with bs. I was told on more than one occasion someone would be contacting me for a job and they never did! And most of all is the issue with billing. After my father who was paying what the grants didn't cover received a fully paid slip...lincoln tech has managed to mess my credit up and tried saying I owe $1, 100! All of a sudden today they found the fully paid receipt and have to investigate it. Please do yourself a favor and don't go to Lincoln Tech....you will definitely will regret it!
Cost way too much for the little you get from this program. Most instructors are very competent and experienced, but have to conform to the poor wannabe-college style of I struction. This should be a mostly hands-on program but was mostly paper work. Lack of trainer vehicles to work on made things even worse. You are not told that you have to provide your own vehicles to work on when you come for the tour/info session. Red Flag: They seem to be trying to sell something to you rather than to persuade you with academics. Financial aid office has you going in circles, so hope you don't have any questions. A portion of my student loans went to corporate collections as a result of an incompetent employee that supposedly quit and left the loans she was working on up in the air. Use the nearly $30,000 on an actual education at an actual accredited college or jr college (and much more)!
Everyone there is very helpful and the support is amazing. If I had any questions they did not hesitate to answer them they are remarkable. The instructors take their time in teaching you and if you are having trouble they will give you their email address or their schedule when it is convenient on helping you. The director was a big hoot me and my classmates always wanted to challenge her in saying "GOOD MORNING" she was the one she would go to every classroom and say it but we wanted to be the first on saying it first. The dean she is amazing she laughs with us and she gets involved with the schools funding. Everyone at this school are the most wonderful people you would ever meet. I am on externship and I am adapting just perfect on the skills that were passed on to me to be carried out Thank You Lincoln Tech of Brockton you have changed my life in so many ways
I feel so bad for my instructors. They work so hard yet Mrs. S. is always jerking them around and changing our schedules, is disrespectful to everyone and no one likes the woman, she is always interfering with all the instructors. She has made many reconsider their choice to even be at Lincoln Tech and they have left. She lies and talks about instructor behind there backs. She is an awful woman who is not nice and is giving Lincoln Tech a bad name.
Do your self a favor and don't attend this school . This school is a joke . Simple as that . They don't care about you at all , all they care is about their money . The teacher treat you like if you were in highschool and scream at students that are older than them . They don't work with you at all . Ms baker is the director of nursing and let me tell you this lady doesn't care about her students.She doesn't care if you time out. She's suppose to be there to listen and help you but trust me when I tell you , you will waste your time going to her . Don't waste your money on this school is totally not worth it .