Lincoln Tech Reviews

  • 265 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,950 - $33,939
23% of 265 students said this degree improved their career prospects
24% of 265 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Kelley J Shreve
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2021
  • Degree: CAD/Computer Aided Drafting
  • Graduation Year: 1999
"If not for LTI, I wouldn't have the career I do now. The degree, while not a fancy 4 year degree got my foot in the door and I earned my success on my own hard work and merit. But they influenced my professionalism and work ethic. I feel I have a leg up over today's 4 year graduates because I did have to earn my place and build my experience. Which I could not have done without at least getting my AAS from LTI ,"
Elizabeth
  • Reviewed: 4/1/2021
  • Degree: Massage Therapy
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I wish I’d seen these bad reviews before starting lols. The place does suck. They sell you a dream that you can make happen all on your own. You could go to a better school and learn better. I had someone that would blab away for hours which isn’t helpful especially if you’ve been out of school for a while. I would have to ask what chapter they would be on cause like I said they would just blab for hours and sometimes even speak about things that had nothing to do with the class. I read everything and did everything on my own so I was my own teacher. I can truly say they were nice but they just suck at teaching during this covid thing. DONT LISTEN TO THE ADMISSIONS ppl they don’t know anything, they don’t know what goes on in the classes to give you the right info. I also got thrown into a class I wasn’t supposed to start with so when the teacher started talking about a topic I’ve never heard before ON MY FIRST DAY-I just sat there cause I didn’t have the right information lol. It’s very unorganized and they have poor communication. I think they should of held off opening the school back up. They really weren’t prepared to deal with this covid thing. I would of been better off going to a regular college than going there but again they sell you a dream and i needed something quick but this school is TOOOO quick.They don’t care about ppl they just want your money and that’s it. That’s life I guess. My point is dont go if you’ve been out of school for a while. Don’t go if you live far. Don’t go if your not a fast learner. Don’t go if you suck at taking notes while someone talks without telling you where they at in the books. Don’t go if you don’t drink enough water Lol, they don’t let you bring food or drinks other than water into the school so you have to eat outside and stuff your face with water all day."
Clay
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2021
  • Degree: Diesel Mechanic
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"This school sends out recruiters and these recruiter are complete scammers to society and especially young adults. This school is not worth even 1000.00. The recruiter stated it was all hands on and not a single class was hands on and total was 53k not worth it. Jobs are laughing at me for even stating I attended Lincoln Tech for only 6 classes and the dumbest decision of my life. I was threatened by the business office and pulled out of class stating I owed money but was told prior to starting I would not have to pay a dime until 6 months after graduation. I withdrew the program came back to my home state to start school a week later where the first day I attend my new school I was all covered in oil and grease. Total tuition 2500.00 not 53K. Buyers beware young adults beware"
kellen
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2021
  • Degree: Electrician
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"now, i went to school in Covid times so I may not have the typical experience, but based on other reviews, it seems my education is typical. Tl;DR: school is a total waste of money, running on promises that are misleading at best, and false advertising at worst. Avoid like the plague. Take your 30,000 elsewhere. find their lessons online and teacher yourself, since you might be doing that anyway. Pre-Enrollment: I signed up due to there glowing graduate placement promises through companies partnered with them to hire 500,000 apprentices over ten years, hands on learning opportunities through 800 hours of hands on lab time, teacher aided OSHA 30 certification, and promises of ampule electrical work. This will become relevant later Classtime: I went to class in person for around 4 months before the shutdown. this class time was... questionable at absolute best. class time was broken down into basically four assignments a day. 1. doing exercises on how to do important on the job calculations. ok, those where fine. 2. looking at a PowerPoint where the "teachers" (because I don't think they're teachers, just electricians) just click through and show you how to add the answers to the quiz to your notes you can look at during the quiz. 3. a repeat of assignments 1, but for a different aspect, usually navigating the code book which is useful. and 4, general asking questions of your instructors and picking there brains. I learned the most through step four. That's it. Once lock down started, the students lost access the assignments 1,3 and 4. Lab time: ok, this is what I thought was going to actually be what I was paying for. they have a lab set up on site with residential wall studs, fire alarm systems, commercial metal beams, all this good stuff for a student to learn and be trained on. I must say, its an amazing lab. its a shame it was wasted. So starting the first 4 months or so, pre lockdown, it was great. we were learning how to do simple things like splicing wires, hooking up devices like outlets and lights, it was great. a whole day of the week was spent in the lab; 8 hours. then boom, shutdown. I lose access to this lab for about 3-4 months. then, when shutdown loosened slightly, we were able to go back in. for 2 hours, once a week. this is not enough time to learn, anything of value. its just not enough time. Now, they had to split all the other classes over the other 3 days, splitting up the classes to maintain proper and safe class sizes. ok, I get it. but this drastically hurt my hours, taking the promised 800 to around 230-ish. we where supposed to get 700-ish to be able to graduate. but my class was just pushed through. Career placement: despite being out for multiple months (graduated early December, its mid March at the time of righting), i am still job hunting. The companies that where partnered with Lincoln to train their own workforce are actually looking for like 20 people to relocate to the other side of the country. Don't want to relocate to the other side of the country? well, you need to grow up and just take the job, or so I was told. ok, if you don't want that, the career placement services will help you! Now, this isn't 100% up to them what jobs they get to place you in. but, all I've been offered is 2 jobs. 2. over 4 months. and neither were hiring for electricians. Do you want to install solar panels (a good job, don't take me the wrong way)? great, they have jobs for that. You want an apprenticeship, like they promised? Oh, well, they'll let you know if they get anything like that, But in the mean time, just take the installer job. They'll defiantly turn you into an apprentice. Well, not according to the companies. so I guess I'm on my own. another service i paid for that I'm not getting much out of. I did get my OSHA 30: without any teacher aid. So that's good at least. I am deeply unsatisfied with my experience, and wish i never wasted my money. Avoid this 'school' at all costs, and dont let your friends or family go there. do them a favor."
Daniel
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2021
  • Degree: Welding
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I truly wish I saw these reviews before I enrolled. It’s what every one says but worse, I’m in my last month or so of classes and feel completely robbed. My class has already been through 4 instructors and the newest one, who started today, is already looking for a a new job. It’s not much of a school, rather it’s a work shop that has Very limited supplies. They give you a piece of metal(a new cut piece of your lucky), put you in the booth, and tell you good luck. If you really lucky you could find an instructor to show them what you did, to check if you’re doing anything right. I was lucky enough to have a few classmates not drop out and we taught each other. The actual classroom work was crammed mostly into one day each module(chapter) we finished we immediately took a practice test, then an actual test, and completely forgot about it. Most of the learning came from YouTube videos and it wasn’t only the students learning from them, one of the 4 instructors would teach himself with these videos before he taught us. To some it up no certificates or things of value, it’s safer to keep the $20,000, buy a harbor freight welder, and learn from YouTube."
Amber
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2021
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL. They will take your money and you WILL NOT receive a license due to “the pandemic” but won’t compensate for it. A complete waste and no degree. Please just go to a votech that is cheaper and you will receive what you need in the time they said. It’s been a year and half and I’m still waiting on my okay to take the licensing exam"
Johanna Lockley
  • Reviewed: 10/27/2020
  • Degree: Network Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"I can say with 100% confidence that this school was a scam. I entered in mid-2005 at their Philadelphia - Center City campus. They assured me, as part of a selling point of their institution, that they had a job placement rate of almost 98% due to these industry "contacts" and all the help they gave you along the way. NONE of this happened. There were no workshops, no resume critiquing, writing, or coaching. Their program materials made mention of scholarships that would be available to students, however, I was only ever offered loans when I met with their "Financial Aid Counselors" including a private loan that I was not informed was a private loan. I was told that since they were accredited I would be able to transfer their credits once I was completed in their program. However, upon attempting to apply to a community college in 2010 after several years of unsuccessful attempts to find work with my Lincoln Tech degree, I was told by the Community College that they could not accept their credits and I had to start over from scratch as far as courses were concerned. After I graduated from Lincoln Tech, I contacted their career services no less than 30 times over a 6 month period. I was only ever told "We will get back to you" and I never heard anything from anyone. We were never shown how to perform job searches, prepare a resume, or schedule interviews. Additionally, they would take credit for jobs that we already had prior to attending, regardless of whether they were in that field or not, to use in their tours for potential students and new graduates. Needless to say I had wasted 18 months and $25k for a useless degree. I applied to over 400 jobs and never got a single one. The instructors were disinterested and the classes very informal. There was no effort to give us practical experience or, as they promised, "field trips to job sites to see how they operated and get into contact with Fortune 500 companies" I ended up starting over at a Community College and then pursuing a 4 year degree from an actual university. I would not recommend this to anyone."
Another one bytes the dust
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2020
  • Degree: Computer Networking
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"This school from the very beginning was very shady, I was just a stupid kid that wanted to continue to learn, and possibly do something other than work at McDonald's. Well well well looks like I am here again, maybe someone will listen. First of all I was lied to straight to my face about what Lincoln tech is and what it has to offer. The promises I was told, was completely false. I paid $32,000 for 18 solid months . okay so I can't even transfer any credits, I can't get a job in the field, I can't even take out a loan for $50 because Lincoln tech ruined me financially. I would love to pay the school loan but I see it as a complete waste of my time. Yeah the instructors I had didn't even have any real life work experience in the field they were teaching. There was absolutely no hands on training. Sure they told me 70% hands on 30% book work. More like 95% book work and 5% hands on training. My tests consistented on my instructor reading a book to us word for word and than trying to pay attention for 3-4hrs. This was a load of crap! Our class failed almost every test. Mr. Drystate of Allentown campus was a lousy teacher. Didn't teach anything and just played on his hp laptop until we had to leave. This school is very mis-leading. I hope one day someone will notice all the negativity of Lincoln tech and shut it down so other people don't get caught up in the mess."
Marco
  • Reviewed: 10/21/2020
  • Degree: Diesel Mechanic
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I attended both the automotive mechanic and diesel tech programs at East Windsor, CT campus. The first thing I want to point out about education is that you get what you put into learning...regardless of where you attend school. I saw a lot of students here that were more interested in doing the minimum in order to graduate vs working hard to learn more. Second, every instructor I had was extremely knowledgeable in their respected fields. Yes, there are more students than just me... so I sometimes would have to wait a few minutes for my teachers time. The reason for that was that they did not give simple yes or no answers. What they did do was go over my question with me and then show me how to do that particular task one on one. Yes, it is true that in some classes I worked in a small group. I did not find that to be detrimental, I found that to be a good thing, especially since the reality is that you do not work alone all the time in any job. I found that the people that made the complaint that they felt they were wasting their time at the school were the same people that felt showing up on time for class was optional. I also found that if there was ANYTHING I did not fully understand that my teachers had no problems at all staying after class to help me one-on-one. In addition they have tutoring and every single teacher I had replied promptly, even to emails I may have sent asking questions. I think this school gets a lot of bad reviews because they make you earn your grade, they also put you in a position to make you responsible for your actions. Sadly, the vast majority of the students I saw that just graduated high school felt that since they are paying tuition that the school OWED them passing grades. I would recommend this school to any person that is serious about learning about the trades they school offer. I do not recommend this school to people that are not willing to put in the effort to learn the information covered. This is a trade school, you cannot do the task one time and then expect to be proficient, I saw many students that would do the task once and make no effort to do it more than once to gain experience. Those were the same students that blamed the school for what they did not learn do to because of a lack of effort. In summary, this is a good school for those that actually want to learn, this is not high school...this is trade school - the job is to teach the students the required skills to become employed in the fields they study. They do an amazing job and have great instructors...for the people willing to put in the effort. Lazy and late will never help a person in the workforce."
XXX
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2020
  • Degree: HVAC
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Feels like I wasted a year of my life. Don’t believe the walk through they give you when you come to visit . Making money is their main concern. It’s mostly bookwork and quizzes. When you finally get the chance to do anything it’s like 4 people in one group since the equipment is so limited. After you graduate you are on your own , unless you want to go to Hussman. Hussman is all this school has going for it. All career services does is check what jobs are available online and send you the link. All the students get that one sheet of paper resume , all they change is your name. Definitely not worth $30,000"