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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.
Great teachers horrible leadership. Learned a lot in classes and still am very good on my own with computers but front office lied right to my face career officer was never there Jobs always fell through and employers disappeared. 19k never got a job out of them. went into default on the loan that I recommend no one take out! If you don't have it don't borrow it!!! Highly avoid this school at all costs!!! Make money before losing it after 19k down the drain I've learned my lesson.
Terrible school who only cares about the loans you are going to take out to attend there. Highly unorganized by the Director of Nursing. Staff was somewhat good. Program is VERY expensive and not worth the money you spend. The school does not care about you what so ever. No student support. Complete waste of time and money. The Hamden, CT campus that I went to closed down in June 2014.
I spent 15 months attending this school and I can tell you first hand, it sucks. Over half the instructors at this school have no clue how to teach the class that they're giving because the curiculum here is absolutely false. Nothing your recruiter tells you in the beginning is true, DO NOT ATTEND THIS COLLEGE.
This is the worst school I've ever gone to. The nursing supervisor for nights is a control freak and is extremely rude as is most of the instructors.Everyone talks to you as if you were in 3rd grade.Its so painful to attend that I want to drop out but then I will be stuck with a 32k loan. Instructors teach you by reading from a PowerPoint and if you ask a question they belittle you in front of the class and say you should know that already. Real sucky school. Very disorganized and I would tell anyone who's thinking of going here for the lpn program to run away as fast as you can. Oh and if you're 1 minute late from your 10 minute break you will be docked 1 hour, which means you have to come in an hour early the next day to make the time up.Oh and on your days off don't forget to check your engrade online because the nursing supervisor likes to give tons of extra busy work for you to find time to do on the weekends. Incredible....
Was a 4.0, Dean list student with perfect attendance. Not only did career services tell me to look on craigslist for jobs (really?).... They never sent paperwork in for national certification testing which was PAID for in tuition. Since then, the massage program at the Northeast Philadelphia location has been cancelled or removed or dismantled.
WHAT A JOKE. About 95% of the students here don't care about there education. which makes it hard for anyone to learn in these so called classrooms. I finished with a GPA over 3.75 and 98% attendance. Can't find a job. Been told by many employers. that they will NOT hire anyone from this school because of a VERY BAD reputation with this school. I wish I would have done better research before I started.
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.
Overall can't complain. Classes were good learned a lot. It's just that automotive trade in general is hard and pays little, if your good worker and average you can always have job. I was older when I went and was already in autobody trade, so Lincoln tech was good to get the knowledge quick in 13 months. If I had do it over again would of went to HVAC school, more money in this trade and you're not always looked down on like automotive.
This school is literally a waste of time and money. Pretty much everything they sell you to go to this college is a lie. I went to the East Windsor location in CT. I was an "A" student all the way into the block 4 (your "senior block") In this block my grandfather passed away, I left the school on a Tuesday, after school, drove home for the funeral and returned the following Monday. Upon arriving at the school I was pulled aside and asked if I had a legitimate reason for being out so long, and I explained the situation, they then told me that I had to make up all the time so for the next week I had to pull double shifts at the school, both morning and after noon. I was OK with this understanding I missed "key" information. I went the entire week doing both shifts, and on Friday they told me I was caught up and was good for the next week, back to normal scheduling. The following Friday I was sick went down to the main office told them I was sick and asked if I should stay in or still go, they told me to take the day off. Upon arriving at school the following Monday, I was called into the office and told that I had 1 week to pack my things and get out of the dorms, I wasn't "taking the school seriously". I went back three months later to finish what I paid for, again perfect attendance and 4.0. The school promised if I continued the 4.0 and perfect attendance they would buy me a finishing DA and a SATAjet 3000 spray gun. After "graduating" this school they give you an empty diploma book with a letter that says "You'll get your diploma soon" and a hand shake with them telling me that the DA and Gun were just an incentive for me to get it done, they weren't really intentionally planning on doing it. After getting a job the technicians laughed at the way I did the work and told me it was wrong and the school obviously had teachers that didn't work in the industry. The only thing I was mocked on was painting. I didn't get a diploma until I called 4 years later and asked where it is, and I continually get phone calls from the school saying that I owe them more money, whenever I ask what the bill is for they tell me "well, it'll take a few weeks to figure it out" so i tell them to call me when they have the information. Now it's been 6 years, and they won't release my transcripts because I "owe them money" and they still "don't know what it's for". So in short: They don't teach you what you need to know They extort money from you at every turn They don't help in anyway possible to get you a job They kick you out for literally no reason.