Lincoln Tech Reviews - Associate in Automotive Technology
Review of Automotive Technology Associate Degrees
Don't go here! Find a local program. The representative who signed me up lied multiple times, wish I had found this site before now. Was told I would have great room mates- Collegiate housing services will not help when they set you in an apartment with drug dealer, won't help when they give you a room mate who will not bath either. The school will not help you find a job during your schooling. She tells you "Go fill out apps". The teachers are only half there. If he has decided to quit, he stops teaching, half way through the month he stopped teaching us. The equipment we were too learn on was half missing so we never got proper education. Just don't do it.
I am attending Lincoln college of technology in Indianapolis, IN. I take night classes cause i work during the days. I am wanting to get my Associates Degree in automotive technology, Well come to find out i cant get an Associates degree when i am on night class. this place is probably going to go under in the next 2-3 years. The night classes are anywhere from 8-12 people in the classes. it is true like all the other reviews you are doing 90% of your class work on a computer, and all of your books are on the computer but yet i had to pay for a hard copy that sits in my book bag. The school is struggling trying to fill classes for the most part and its costs about $30,000 for 15-18 months of school. Ivy tech is half that. Boy did i make the wrong choice coming here.
I just want to give a fair warning To anyone who attends this school going into the business program. It is not worth your time or money. First of all they let go of the teacher that originally taught business and only business, so instead they have automotive, Diesel, welding, and body shop instructors teach the class instead. Don't see how that will benefit me when a Business class is taught by someone who isn't a business major. They encourage you to dress up in nice clothing and to be presentable in a business like manner but will give you a hard time are just send you home if you are not where work boots. Work boots are not presentable in this manner. If I was to go in for a job interview or if I was running a business I would not wear my oil soaked boots with a nice shirt and slacks. So that fact of the matter is that the instructors would rather waste your time and money just because you are not wearing your boots with business attire. I do not recommend the business program what so ever, for it is a waste of your precious time and money.
To start I did not like the curriculum it is poorly designed and puts constraints on the teachers who actually want too help and too loose with the ones who don't. When a student has too teach an instructor how too use a piece of equipment it's pretty sad and undermines any credit that instructor had. To top it off recruiters make up lies that the school tries too bullshit with them I'd just have appreciated honesty two examples are you shouldn't tell future students we have an excellent high performance program but on the first day be told were running the last class through now and its getting closed down then too no its been gone for around ten years the second was security gaurds pass me between two offices several times after my tools was stolen on school property and paying foe security to then be told finally yea the cameras don't work. Graduated on the deans list 3.8 GPA 99.7 attendence going to BMW step see if its any better
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.
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!
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)!
I graduated a long long time ago. 1978 from Union, NJ campus for Automotive. I always bragged how great this school was and the good times I had there. I just stumbled on this site of reviews (nearly all bad) because I was simply looking for Lincoln Tech phone number so I could retrieve my transcripts for continued college today. I'm shocked!!! Though almost no bad reviews were for my school campus, I'm still shocked. I didn't work in the automotive field very long but the knowledge I gained and friends I made are priceless. I just had to add this among all the bad reviews. I have to say something else that will pizz some people off. Sorry I don't mean to but the truth is, the spelling and grammar and overall poor writing by many of the review writers are despicable. If I were an employer and you used "there" to describe personal ownership rather then a place, or use "ur" cause you're too lazy to write 2 more letters to spell it properly, or failure to even use capital letters to start your sentence, would be grounds for any employer to file your resume in the "G" file. I have no advice in choosing a school for anyone. I chose LT for it's awesome reputation long before we had computers to google reviews.
The classes are okay but only good if you put in a large amount of your free time to do well. I am going to LTI in Grand Prairie in the Automotive classes and Associate classes. The Associate classes were great and the professor is fantastic, the automotive classes could be significantly better if a lot of the instructors wouldn't be so lazy.
The truth about this school is there are lots of very good mechanics as instructors, they know their stuff, but they don't know how to teach it. Some instructors are very good and you will learn so much just from talking to them. Others I am sad to say will literally sit down and text the whole day while you do chapters out of the book. The books are ASE specific so they are great if you are looking to get certified, the online book you get too is also great for practice on ASE tests.
Students here are mostly straight out of high school and mid-aged people. Beware! the guy to girl ratio is tiny, there are maybe five girls at best you will see. You will go out in the shop to do labs but not as often as you think, and labs you do out in the shop is where you learn the most.
A cool part about his school is Open shop Saturday on the last saturday of every month. you are allowed to bring your own vehicle and use th equiptment the school has and do what you want to your car.
Job placement for a job while you are in school is terrible, they pretty much give you a packet with places in the area to apply for they don't help you find a job that is up to you. Overall I think you get what you paid for. The school is good but not what I expected. I am only a few classes in but I don't see a great school unless you put in the effort too.