Lincoln Tech Reviews - Automotive Technology

1.94 out of 5 stars
(36 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,950 - $33,939
27% of 36 students said this degree improved their career prospects
22% of 36 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Jason - 1/10/2020
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
"Lincoln Tech in Whitestone Queens is a terrible school. They want your money and nothing else, they do not prepare you for much of anything. They push you to take your ASE's. They force you to pay more for classes if you miss a certain amount of minutes. They do not help you after graduating to provide you with a decent job. They are a front for money. The treat their instructors terribly. They don't have enough instructors for a classroom of 15-20 anymore. They will group you into classes of 40 and the hands on training is a joke. The instructors are always off doing who knows what while the students are just hanging around like high school kids, and those who are actually trying to learn something, are provided with no assistance. I finished the program with high honors and a 99.8% attendance and excellent grades. When I left the institute, it was difficult to find a job. I was unprepared for the real world. Everything they feed you is a fairy tale. They push you to take the ASE's and get certifications. You can just buy the textbook yourself for $150 and teach yourself. Then grab a job at any basic repair shop and learn from there. Save yourself from going to this useless institute."
5.0 out of 5 stars
George wheeler - 8/7/2019
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2020
"I go to the coulumbia campus in Maryland and would like to thank Mark baile he has taught me alot first in a intro class and in basic electric he is a wonderful teacher and a awesome person my time at Lincoln tech has been amazing as I love to learn and grow they are helping me make my dream come true. Thank you for your time"
1.3 out of 5 stars
Kay - 6/25/2019
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2019
"DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY IN THIS SCHOOL!! I wish I would of read the reviews before coming to this school. This school could careless about the students. They make it seem like the school is the best and you get this and that but it's all an act just to get you to enroll. They dont put effort into working with the students. The school president Mr.Dawkins does not do anything at that school. Hes never involved with the students and barely engages with them and not even abit concerned about them. You never see him unless it's time for him to promote the school to get more students enrolled and trying to show as if he is involved. They only give you a certain amount of time you can miss school or be late for each class. If you miss all those minutes, you have to retake the class no matter what your grade is and have your graduation date pushed back, and you have to pay an extra thousands of dollars to retake the class. They dont care if your sick, If your mourning, if you dont have nobody to watch your kids, nothing, they still take that time away that you missed, and you only get to do the work that you missed IF you have a excuse but your grade still goes down. The grading system they have is horrible. You could have gotten 80 to 95of your assignments passed but it only moves your grade THE MOST 5 but if you get low grade on a assignment or did alright you grade drops drastically. They rather you fail and repeat a class instead of actually passing the class to make more money off of you. They have us paying for books but the classes dont use the books. Everything is done on the computer, the text book is on the computer. They lack heat in the school. They put the heat on the lowest setting. So if your cold, you HAVE to buy a Lincoln tech jacket. They wont let you wear your own or sweater and if you can't afford to buy they jacket at the moment you either get suspend or asked to leave the school. They barely want to spend money on new tools and equipment. We have to use old equipment that's been reused and broken apart for months and years, and have missing tools. They bought a "few" new tools a few months ago because students were complaining about it. Students made petitions with that school and have meetings with the staff to hear students out on how they can make the school better but they never changed anything or comprised with what some students tried asking for. Many students dropped from this school because of reasons like these, and even staff has left that school because of how they are treated. This school dosnt think we are adults that have big responsibilities we are sacrificing to be apart of that school. They think we are children and most times treat students as if we are. The female staff in the education department let some guys get away with certain things that the school says are against the rules but when it came to me, a female student, they bug me about every little thing. Some instructors in that school brag and are proud that they are failing students. It's so unprofessional and sad.I've had an instructor tell me and other students he doesn't care about us or our grades. That just shows that this school could careless about you. The higher up staff and some instructors are friends on a personal level and will side more with each other than the students. They also make graduating students to write a "good review" about them. As long as they are receiving money from you, and raising tuition like its nothing, they just sit back and enjoy it all while students are suffering because of the school."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Ian - 5/1/2019
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2020
"Great place to come to to get a quality education, with helpful and well trained staff to meet the growing needs of the students at Lincoln tech. You will get all of the necessary training and experience you need to be a professional automotive technician."
1.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 4/12/2019
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2006
"Columbia MD campus. Great instructors but I feel like I wasted a year of my life. I ended up getting a job there working in the education office. It was a great work environment but not a good learning environment. Most of the instructors are very nice and try to explain atuff in terms you would understand."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Weezy Malone - 3/18/2019
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2002
"Go there to experience the best hands on teaching and meet life long friends who can help you network through your field. You can always go back and get tours to see how much they have advanced. It was an awesome experience for me and I would do it all over."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Yahir - 2/7/2019
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Dont come to this school it is a scam you are barely ever touching a car or working on it you cant even bring in your own car or family members cars and all the teachers dont care about their job you better of on your own finding a job then this school. The campus president also has the power to kick anyone out at anytime if he chooses they didnt add that part so watch out for that if you go check out a Lincoln school talk to the students they will tell you themselves not to come the campus president is a oversized baby and if babies get their feelings hurt they throw a tantrum. What happen to me. Bathrooms are nasty the guy closes have the bathroom from Access to the students just cause he can and he feels like it. Teachers are highly undereducated on being teachers and have terrible grading methods and teaching methods majority of your time will be sitting in front of a laptop while everyone around you goofs off not a serious college its a scam dont go!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
King - 1/3/2019
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2019
"This is a horrible school. Reason is because there are instructors that are currently in this school Mr. Degraff that before teaching the lessons they give a test and then its counted towards your grade. This is his style not effective. I you as a student want to learn this is not the best way for you to learn. This is something that other students complained about but no results. Now I'm writing you to help a situation so that you don't make the same mistake as I did. This is really the only Teacher that does this but he gets away with it. No school is perfect but this instructor takes the cake. I currently has my own business and I hire and fire techs on a regular basis and based on how this instructor is instructing the class is not learning anything and its a shame. Because these students are are going out in the field an they will not be able to cope with such a challenging field. I have noticed great instructors leave and the reason for that is because of other instructers which as adults that is suppose to be setting examples for the students they are worse than the students. This school is always short of staff because of this. Students please reconsider going to lincoln tech in whitstone."
1.3 out of 5 stars
D VM - 5/6/2018
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Andy - 2/7/2018
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2017
"The Absolute worst worst worst school ever! If you really want a job in the industry just sign up for ICAR and put your money in that. I went to Lincoln Tech for 4 months and it was terrible. Instructors not only like to tell you how great they are every second but really they haven't worked in the industry for a long time. Nothing to work on, they gave answers to the tests because all the kids do is watch the phones or listen to music. You are being set up for failure if you go here. They not only give you the answers but it doesn't matter because you're not being certified for anything at all. You can come out of that school and be an apprentice maybe. I left after being physically touched by an instructor, disrespected by the horrible staff and I spent more time reading magazines because the instructors don't have their stuff together and the material was 20yrs old that they teach. They didn't even have a back up instructor and I had to step in and instruct a class. If you're a veteran please don't waste your GI bill, I'm a retired Army MSG and I was shocked and appalled at how this school does business and how their instructors teach. After 4 months of nothing I left the school. I brought concerns to the Dean, Dept of Education, and the school President, they would rather have blinders on then fix the problem because every poor student is a paycheck. So, I found my own Body shop job and I'm a ICAR Certified Platinum Estimator that I did with no or training from Lincoln Tech. Please be aware of this place they are "for profit" for a reason."
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