Student & Graduate Reviews
XXX - 5/4/2020
Graduation Year: 2020
"Feels like I wasted a year of my life. Don’t believe the walk through they give you when you come to visit . Making money is their main concern. It’s mostly bookwork and quizzes. When you finally get the chance to do anything it’s like 4 people in one group since the equipment is so limited. After you graduate you are on your own , unless you want to go to Hussman. Hussman is all this school has going for it. All career services does is check what jobs are available online and send you the link. All the students get that one sheet of paper resume , all they change is your name. Definitely not worth $30,000"
Student - 1/8/2020
Graduation Year: 2020
"There are no words to describe how terrible this school is. Never mind the textbook learning with outdated equipment to work on, you cannot even feel safe parking your car in the lot. Multiple cars have been broken into as well as people shooting out windows with bb-guns. It is not a safe environment. Lincoln tech cares about 1 thing only.. the money they make. If their stocks are doing well, they don’t care. It’s full of lies, the initial tour is amazing until you spend 15 months here and realize spending $100,000 on a university sounds better. The offices are disorganized. Instructors are nice and knowledgeable but have no updated equipment to teach on. I recommend looking for a different trade school. Better options available at a way lower cost."
John Anderson - 12/17/2019
Graduation Year: 2020
"THIS SCHOOL IS A BUNCH OF BS WHEN YOU FIRST SIGN UP AND TAKE THE TOUR YOUR LIKE COOL THIS IS GONNA BE A GOOD SCHOOL THEY HAVE EQUIPMENT, PROFESSORS, ALL THAT BUT AFTER YOUR 2-3 MOD YOU BEGIN TO REALIZE THAT EVERYTHING THEY SHOWED YOU IS A LIE YOU HAVE LACK OF EQUMENT TO WORK ON AFTER 105 YOU WILL BE COMBINED WITH ANOTHER CLASS SO INSTEAD OF HAVING YOUR REGULAR 15-20 PEOPLE A CLASS YOU GO TO 40 PEOPLE A CLASS BECAUSE THEY don’t HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE TO TEACH YOU TAKE CLASSES THAT ARNT IMPORTANT YOU SEND MOST OF THE TIME IN TEXTBOOKS AND NOT HANDS ON AND WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE TO DO THE HANDS ON THE. CLASS SIZE IS SO BIG THE PROFESSORS JUST SEND YOU IN GROUPS NOT EVEN CHEXKING TO MAKE SURE YOUR DOING IT RIGHT THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE WHEN YOU GET OUT JOBS WILL LOOK AT YOU LIKE A JOKE JUST BECAUSE YOU CAMR FROM LINCOLN ITS SO MUCH MORE THATS WRONG WITH THIS SCHOOL THIS IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBURG"
Lamar - 10/7/2019
Graduation Year: 2001
"Lincoln Tech is by far a useless trade school and only care about making money. They don't care if you graduate or not. If you have a learning disability they won't help you. They just push you on to the next class. Miss a payment and your out. Shame"
Rodolfo - 9/28/2019
Graduation Year: 2015
"The program there was not as in depth and the instructors would not explain thoroughly. The students are ghetto and rowdy. Did not get a job after going to this school and honestly I wasnt prepared. They have to make the program explain hvac better and go deep in the science."
Stephen R. Collins - 11/30/2018
Graduation Year: 2018
"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!!!"
Vee - 7/22/2016
Graduation Year: 1992
"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."
Debra - 6/26/2016
Graduation Year: 2009
"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"
Tre - 4/15/2016
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
Former HVAC student - 2/8/2016
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."