Lincoln Tech Reviews - Certificate in Automotive Technology
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.
This place is a joke.Dont do it for the love of God!! Dont waste ur time. I wasted a year of life at this place and they didn't even help me find a job! They don't teach you s*** and give random drug test which I got suspended for a month for a refusal. That bald f*** boy "pricipal" is an arrogant f*** boy worries about a check. The teachers s***** and half a** knew what they were doing. The secretary at the front building where auto mechanics is is an old rude hag. Don't do it I swear it is a scam for ur money. 25,000$$ -30,000$$
The worst experience, they told me from the beginning that they will able to help me in case that i don't pass any exam. Well, I passed all the test but no't one. They didn't let me know on time frame for them. They did it on purpose so when this frame time was over, you are no longer considered a student therefore you have to pay 2000 dollars again to take this class. They didn't give me the chance to take another exam like they offered me in the beginning. I don't have this money to pay therefore I cant find a job but I am in deep debt with 25,000 loan .and no career they should shut down this school like they did with ITT they are the same.
WOW!!! Where do I begin? First and foremost, DO NOT GO TO ANY LINCOLN TECH SCHOOL!!! That is a good place to start. This school will leave you uneducated and in HUGE amounts of debt. I have such a long story that I would love to share, but it will be WAY too long. However, I will say this: They feed off of your desire to learn and accomplish your goals but will rape you at the end. How did I go to that school for only 4 months (or three classes) and out of the ridiculous $32,000 tuition, I am left paying a little over $10,000???!!! They give you sooo much paperwork to sign that you become so overwhelmed and decide to just sign everything. The school I went to was terrible. It was the Queens campus in New York. I was in the evening class, 6:30pm-10:30pm, Monday - Friday. Attendance was INSANELY important to the school, but not as important as getting their money though. In other words, they did not care about you, your job, your children, your family or any emergency that you might have been in. They want you in school no matter what!!! They treated us like inmates. Mind you, many of us are grown adults with jobs, family and other major responsibility. To avoid myself going on and on, do yourself a favor and learn about cars by interning/volunteering at a shop. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY, TIME AND FREEDOM BY ATTENDING LINCOLN TECH. They will change your life but in a very negative way. I wish I had the time to tell my entire story, but one day I will. Also, I did not graduate from the school. I quit it. So please ignore my graduation date as I had to enter a valid date.
Going here was the worst decision I ever made. The school does not offer the information you need to actually work in the field nor do they do it at a reasonable price for students. On top of all of that you get hounded relentlessly to make sure that you're paying your bill on time every time and make sure that you never have any problems. I broke my hand shortly after graduating I was unable to work for over a year and in between my workman's comp and unemployment payments there was a gap I explained this to Lincoln Technical Institute and they told me that I was still going to be considered delinquent and even though I've made payments on time every month since then they still continue to send past-due notices every single month. My suggestion to anyone looking into the school is to completely disregard this school and go with UTI you may spend more money but your education is a lot better than what you would receive at Lincoln Tech and the people dealing with that company are much more professional. I just spoke with someone from Lincoln Tech and the persons treated me like I was worthless.
I do not recommend this school to anyone. Why? Because they care more about payments than your education. I was receiving a lot of hype from the staff and my "Mentor" (By the way he somehow vanished when I began classes). Filled not only my ears but my parents ears with lies, very sad. This school will only dig you a deep whole and the craziest part is that they know their digging you that whole.
I am like everyone else read the reviews and thought it was people just being negative. But I should've listened this school is a joke it's so bad it should be considered fraud or theft because they just steal your money and give you nothing in return but a paper I know countless people have graduated top of class and are lube techs because additional training and ASE are required for anything else if I could give it -5 stars I would I have learned absolutely nothing I learned more in high school auto shop than this school and the whole hands on thing is BS the only thing your hands are on is your book I have been in the shop 4 times don't listen to the recruiter I know he's good at making you think it's the best think for you but it's not just please don't be like me listen to the reviews which are all almost negative YES the so called teachers have all been mechanics sorry I mean technicians as they say and are ASE certified but that doesn't mean they can teach there not teachers there technicians and when I asked to be showed another way because I didn't understand he couldn't help me why ?? Because that's how he done it his whole life in the field. It's frustrating to be $20,000+ in dept and get nothing from it this school needs to get its act together and go back to its old ways I hope I save someone from going threw the same trouble I did
Not worth it! School has a horrible reputation which makes finding a job impossible. They completely mislead you when interviews. Instructors were drunk and just sent us home most of the time. Over priced and Sallie Mae loans will ruin you. Don't do it
Good program, you have to show up to class, cause it's mostly hands on. Instructors all ASE Certified. Got a job before I was out. My brother is now attending after seeing what it did for me. You will hear the people tells you you get out what you put into it, very true. Pay attention and be serious and you will do well. Wasted 2 yrs at Ivy Tech, should have come here first.
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...