Lincoln Tech Reviews - Certificate in HVAC
I can not say enough bad things about Lincoln Tech. WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T GO (X1,000!!!) It was an absolute SCAM!!! They tell you you'll be taught about the trade of hvac, but everything you do is book learning, "NO HANDS ON" at all!!! WAISTE OF MONEY!!!
I would never recommend this school. Walking around campus is nice , they show you cool equipments while you don't really know what it is and you're excited to join the school. Then after you join there's not enough equipment for you to learn. All the equipment you've seen during the walk through with the administrative person was suppose to be cool and most advance but turns out after you're already in the door for three months and learn that it is used equipment that was donated and half of them don't work. Half the time teacher turns on you tube for us to learn.
I would not recommend LT to anyone the have crooked finical aid practices. They push you into taking a full course that does not prepare you to work in the field. They do not tell you that they teach in theory, so if you Don't already have a back round in this field the course is useless to you. I feel like I got scammed and now I am stuck with 14,000 in loans and not enough HVAC knowledge to go into the field. There financial aid practices should be looked in to by the FEDS. The teaching staff was lazy the equipment was old and the employment dept was full of misleading info after I graduated they would call me every week asking if I was working I was told that it didn't matter if I was working in the field just that I was working , so they could pump the employment graduate number. I would not recommend this school to anyone Lincoln tech union nj
Ok so I went in to the Maryland Columbus campus in 2010 and if it's one thing the only decent instructor taught me, "its that your education will only come in handy if you seek it" but in other words this school is not for you then and I am certain it still holds that rep. If you are in get out now if you're stuck don't expect financial aid to help you or their joke of a job fair. I only got to see one offer out of my 2 years of dealing with school and even if you do get through it all you are better off not even putting it on your resume, trust me you will be the laughing stock of the trade you chose and I mean that literally save your money ask around and try to fill a helper roll even if it's only min. Hourly it's much cheaper and worth more than going to this joke.
I am writing this letter to address all the broken promises that the administration of Lincoln Tech gave me before I began my education there. They promised me a professional environment for me to learn and train as an HVAC technician. However, just a few days into my first class I felt like I was back in Middle School. Even though all the classroom rules and regulations were explained before class began none of them were enforced. Fellow students would routinely show up with their shirts untucked, wearing improper attire, they would play music and talk loudly during class, and generally be disruptive and childish throughout the day. Despite this, no real punishment would be levied upon them. The instructor either wouldn’t or couldn’t do anything about it. Wouldn’t because he/she just doesn’t care or couldn’t because the administration of Lincoln Tech bends over backwards to accommodate these disruptive students. It’s believed that the administration caters to them in order to keep them paying the tuition and thus make more money. If I tried to tell another student to be quiet, I would receive the middle finger, or a childish remark, or get whined and complained at. Everybody here is supposed to be adults but they act like children. I was promised that I would work with fully functioning equipment to learn how they are supposed to work and understand what systems I will be dealing with in the field. At best only half of the equipment was not broken, faulty, or just busted. At worst none of it was functioning as it should. In one class the equipment was patched up with cardboard and scotch tape. A few other students and I asked if we could repair the equipment but the instructor refused our request. With all the instructors Lincoln has on hand and with the amount of money we are paying for tuition it’s rather baffling how so much of the equipment is still in disrepair. Asking us to work like that is like asking a chef to practice cooking without a working stove. I was promised an on the job-type of experience, simulating actual employment. Instead I have to put up with lazy, uncaring, noisy, and immature classmates who by all rights, and by the actual policies and regulations set forth by the school, should have been kicked out before they finished half of the course. I was told that in the later months of my training only the students who really cared and were serious about their studies would be left. To my displeasure the lazy students are allowed make up any test or assignment that they missed even if they had no excuse for being late or missing school. They receive no real punishment for disorderly conduct. The administration seems to be only concerned with tuition money at the expense of their integrity as a school. I have asked to see someone from the administration about my complaints during a midcourse survey but have heard nothing from them. Every day that I have had to put up with unruly students has made me feel that my education has suffered as a result. I have to wait for the lazy students to catch up on class assignments that take me 30 minutes to complete but take them two hours because they sleep in class, or goof off. I can’t get back completed tests and quizzes right away because I have to wait for them to make it up. I believe that my training would have been smoother and faster if the administration of Lincoln Tech kept all the promises they made before we signed that first check. I chose Lincoln Tech because I thought that they have a good reputation and that I would have a better chance of entering a career in HVAC with the credentials that Lincoln offered. I understand if the economy makes it difficult for the school at this time, but I can’t understand why the atmosphere in the classes is so unruly even with some professors that are really quite good and care about teaching.
Ok to all my veteran friends. I did not graduate because I withdrew my self. I got screwed during my second and received a grade that I never took a final on. The whole class but one failed the osha test and he only passed because this was his job in the coast. Rght now Im out 4700 dollars and most likely will have do a civil lawsuit in order to receive my money back. I do have a good case since the whole class is willing to back me up. Some were awarded a free month of class at the schools cost. I chose not to because it is a waste of 2300 dollars. You can pay the same amount at TCC and receive better training and a associates degree in science. I won't be going to this school. I know no will read or listen to this but I warned you. Don't take HVAC until the program gets better. Also if you talk to the education supervisor Mr. C., make sure you remember the date because he forgets your conversations..
My name is Pablo. Please consider other schools if you looking to get a trade school degree, let me explain why. I started nov 21 2013. The teaching curriculum was all based off piwer point. For someone that is hands on this was not the best learning methos. After all the commercias on tv said "get the hands on training that employers are looking for at lincoln college I'm sure you've heard them. Its all a lie. We hit the power point for 5 hours straight. And have a quiz the next day. Its kind of like drinking water from a fire hose. Thats one thing about Lincoln the teachers are test happy. Sometimes up to 3 test a week. Another thing is all the equipment is broken. And when it comes time to work on the equipment we are kind of thrown into the pit with no clue on how or where start on the crappy equipment., while the teacher is playing angry birds on his desk.. we covered blue prints and the next instructor had no idea about what he was talking about. Contradicting himself constantly. So we would be confused and then here came the quiz. Some bs I though. Towards the end we moved into hydronic heating. With this old man Mr. S. The biggest ass in the world. He would say "give me a reason to fail you". Anyway he was an industrial HVAC tech in his time. He talked to us like we were 10year experienced techs. We had no clue on how the hydronic system looked like or let alone how all the component s worked. But the next day came quiz time. He would mark you wrong on the test for little dumb things. For example your finding your cubic foot. And you give him 200cu ft. He would mark the the whole thing wrong if you didn't show the work. Its simple math you. And we have calculator for the same reason. So unfortunately he would give me 60% 70% on test were i should have scored a tleast 90s. Mr S. would have a notepad with him always. When we were doing class work he would doc you points if you talked to your classmate next to you even through the work was done and on his table. In my eyes your a low life for doing that. Next we moved into energy audit. It was a pointless class only used to fill space and time. As an industrial tech you won't do an every outlet. Energy audit is another branch of hvac completely seperate. But we had to sit through it all or fail the class because of poor attendence. I felt like I learned more at work honestly. All in all if your in the Denver area dint choose Lincoln tech. If i would of known i would have paid 2800 and taken a training seminar with Don Leonardi which is the hvac guru. He knows his shit and makes sure you pass your nate certification. I paid 20 grand for this lame s***. I felt stupid like I paid 20 for a piece of junk geo metro. One of my work buddies went to and he's well more advanced than I am. And we've been in the field the same amount of time. Please consider another school. We had to get 9 news to see if we could fet some sort of refund for all this bs and me and my class of aug 26 2014 aand the class of oct 2014 are still in the process.
First thing they withheld the truth they say job placement never happens the only thing they do is a resume no help getting interviews as far as classes if you ask for lab hours that's supposed to be part of the course they consider anytime your out of the chair looking a parts no hands on training as promised faculty doesn't know what is going on job fair never had employers only banks and services simply put don't make my same mistake