Lincoln Tech Reviews - Certificate in Automotive Technology

1.94 out of 5 stars
(23 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $12,950 - $33,939
19% of 23 students said this degree improved their career prospects
17% of 23 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Ashley Guillaume - 9/12/2016
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Alicia Turcic - 4/5/2016
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
South Windsor, CT - 3/29/2016
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Brad - 11/23/2015
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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"
1.4 out of 5 stars
Kate P - 5/26/2015
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2007
"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"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Tyrell - 2/26/2015
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
LTI Indianapolis - 1/28/2015
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2008
"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..."
1.0 out of 5 stars
elizabeth - 1/28/2015
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
"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!!"
2.0 out of 5 stars
chris watson - 1/20/2015
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Josh G. - 10/10/2014
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2001
"I started at this school 2 years after high school. I had been enrolled in community college but decided I needed more structure. I went in and the "guidance counselor" who I had been contacted by after requesting information stated that this was a associate degree program after learning of my on again off again school college history. He was going on and on about the money to be made in the automotive repair field and was really pushing me to start in about 2 weeks. I'd just finished up a semester at school and wasn't looking to jump right back into it, plus I was trying to save up some money since I was a broke college student. He showed me some article about a kid who had finished up and was expecting to make 40k his first year in the field. While I guess you can in theory make that right out of school it's definitely not the norm. I was able to push off going for 3 months (I wasn't going to start school flat broke and I had lined up a summer job) but I could tell he was disappointed when I called him back to share the later start date. While I will say that they are great about getting you the money needed to attend, once you get there you'll learn your "guidance counselor" is a fancy term for salesman. While you take what you give here, in my experience most of the students acted like this was their 5th year of high school. Learning was very difficult because of all the supposed adults were too busy acting like this was grade school. I remember quite clearly one of the instructors remarking to me his job was just adult day care. While there were some good instructors a good many got burned out quickly because of the shenanigans of the student body, and really who wants to discipline adults all day? I did well here but I honestly cannot recommend this school. Well into the program I was talking with my instructor and mentioned that I was almost done and happy to get a degree he informed me, no this wasn't a degree program only a certificate. If I wanted a degree I would actually have to go to one of their separate campuses and take core classes there. That would be another year of school, a bit of information my salesman, I mean guidance counselor, happened to leave out. This is a business that poses as a school. You can get training here but the amount of money you spend on their bloated tuition costs would pay for 1 year of schooling at many state universities and over what you could get at smaller local colleges. It's really not worth the hassle. While reading some of the reviews here about no help finding you a job, I did have a good experience and had a job lined up when I graduated. I wasn't going going to be making anywhere near the amount of money that this wiz kid from whatever article was making and as far as I could tell the best anyone from my class was going to get was 14.50 and hour which would put them well below the 40k range. While they say you get what you pay for I must say in this instance that is definitely not the case."