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Please do not choose LTI as your school. I enrolled in 2011 with a finish date of 2012 at the Fern Park location. My externship was to begin in Sept. 2012. 7 months later, I finally left the program. The director of the program or whoever is responsible for setting this up never procured an external site for us.
Then there was talk of sending us to Kissimmee (which is quite a distance for some of us), even to Tampa. We had days without a teacher (sometimes even a week or more). The class before us had 1 whole quarter in general surgery with no instructor. Some of my classmates have finally been able to complete their requirements to sit for their certification exams 4 months after their intended completion date.
This school does not care about their students as long as they get their money. Our school director nor the Dean of Students never at any time came to our classroom and addressed the situation. We were told that during out 12 weeks of externship that we still had to be in class every day even though we would not be going to the OR. It would still count towards our clinical hours, however 3 months later they informed us that that time would no longer be credited to us, and we would have to make it up.
They take in new students every 6 weeks and are still currently struggling to find externship sites. This was the worst experience of my life and many of my classmates agree.
The classes are okay but only good if you put in a large amount of your free time to do well. I am going to LTI in Grand Prairie in the Automotive classes and Associate classes. The Associate classes were great and the professor is fantastic, the automotive classes could be significantly better if a lot of the instructors wouldn't be so lazy.
The truth about this school is there are lots of very good mechanics as instructors, they know their stuff, but they don't know how to teach it. Some instructors are very good and you will learn so much just from talking to them. Others I am sad to say will literally sit down and text the whole day while you do chapters out of the book. The books are ASE specific so they are great if you are looking to get certified, the online book you get too is also great for practice on ASE tests.
Students here are mostly straight out of high school and mid-aged people. Beware! the guy to girl ratio is tiny, there are maybe five girls at best you will see. You will go out in the shop to do labs but not as often as you think, and labs you do out in the shop is where you learn the most.
A cool part about his school is Open shop Saturday on the last saturday of every month. you are allowed to bring your own vehicle and use th equiptment the school has and do what you want to your car.
Job placement for a job while you are in school is terrible, they pretty much give you a packet with places in the area to apply for they don't help you find a job that is up to you. Overall I think you get what you paid for. The school is good but not what I expected. I am only a few classes in but I don't see a great school unless you put in the effort too.
I highly would advise you to not waste your money at this school!If youre interested in getting into the culinary field try getting a position in a kitchen and learning as much as you can while making money..instead of putting yourself in debt.This school has turned into a puppymill for passionate people who want to be chefs.
This is a bit lengthy and personal, but I'd like to share my experience so people don't make the same mistake I did. I was in the medical assisting program at Lincoln Tech. We are required to do all of our classes and then go on an extern site for 6 weeks. You must make 30 hours a week during extern. Right as I was about to go on extern I found out me and my fiance were having a baby. I couldn't convince my family to help provide extra daycare for my 2 year old son for those 6 weeks right away because they were upset (I had to quit my job to do extern and my fiance just started working his new full-time job.)
I explained this to the staff and they just made me feel like shit. They attacked my fiance saying he should be around to watch my son and insulted my family. I knew things would blow over, but not in time to start extern right away. I assured the staff I would come back to complete extern as soon as possible. Things got better after about a month and I applied for re-entry so I could finish and graduate. They made me write a bogus letter (more like essay) explaining why I had to leave, why those issues wouldn't be a problem anymore, write a 3 step plan to ensure my graduation, and why graduating is important to me. The woman in charge of re-entry let me know she received my letter. About a week went by with no contact from the school so I e-mailed her asking her when I would know about my re-entry. I tried calling her, and I started getting fed up so I tried calling the dean. No one would respond to me. They refuse to answer my messages or any e-mails I send.
They completely ignore me because I had a personal issue to deal with. I received a call from a pediatric office literally two minutes away from my house. They are interested in hiring me and when I told them I didn't graduate yet they offered for me to do my extern there. This is the perfect opportunity and still, no one from my school will get in contact with me. In order to graduate, my extern would have to be completed through Lincoln Tech as they must approve of the site. I am extremely disappointed with the treatment I've received. I was a good student, never gave any of the teachers trouble, I was quiet and not disruptive unlike other students, and did my work. Now because of one issue they won't talk to me and this could possibly ruin my chances at starting my career. I'm not sure if other school locations are better, but the one in Moorestown is absolutely awful!
Worst teaching, time wasted in classroom session.
It's a joke all about them making money. teachers sit on facebook instead of helping on labs.
This school is a waste of time and money. all they care about is money... i'm at the Allentown, Pa location as we speak. I started in March 2012. I was supposed to finish October 2012 and og on externship and graduate in December 2012 but when i was in IT105 my teacher "never got" any of my assignments that were sent online and i failed the class and had to take it over. The teachers are so rude and inconciderate, they have no remorse over us.
My MCB100 teaacher was so mean and rude, she took off points for every little thing, if our phones were on the table, if i wore a headband, if we walked in 5 seconds late from break, if we had a bag from mcdonald's, etc... last wednesday i had pain in my mouth becuase my wisdom tooth is impacted and i really felt like crap and she took off 5 points for "lack of motivation"... SERIOUSLY?! -_- oh and let me not forget the advisors, one is a CREEP and the other a FAKE, before i started she acted so concerned about me and my furture and after i started she walks right by me as if i wasn't there, i try to make eye contact but she just wobbles on by. NOTHING PROFESSIONAL ABOUT THIS SCHOOL. as the saying goes, "lead by example" right? no, they go by "DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO" forget that! 17 days left in this place and counting. i'm so ready to be done! i don't even know when i'm graduating!!
LTI was the biggest scam and ranks as as one of my biggest regrets in my life. I don't even know where to start but I will with the recruiting process. This process is all smoke and mirrors. I was in the Auto Mechanic program and they sell a high tech state of the art auto mechanic facility when in reality they do not even have cars for you to work on. If students didn't bring in their own cars to fix we would get 0 real mechanic experience just book work which as you can imagine is no real help without getting your hands dirty. Then the loans they provide are parasitic in nature. they are just tried to get paid through federal programs. They represent everything that is wrong with the education system. It is just a money grab for them.
10% of teachers are good and actually care. 10% just make up numbers. 80% are incompetent and completely below standards of what can be expected from a teacher. All of these guys are former mechanics (which should be a good thing in theory) but have ZERO skills yo teach or deal with young adults and are just making things worse. This has already been a long post so I will end with this. They boast of a high placement rate but out of the 8 people that I have actually kept in touch with from LTI only 1 person is working as a mechanic!!!!!!
Its not like we are crazy hood good for nothings. Most of us either went back to college or are doing something productive with our lives. This school is a SCAM SCAM SCAM. I cannot stress that enough. Avoid it like the plague and do yourself that favor.
I'm a student at the fern park campus and I'm, completely shocked at what I'm reading. Everyone that attends knows the semesters are only 6 weeks long so you have to study, study, study. I study about 8 hours a day and that's no joke but you seriously have to be 100% dedicated.
The school, administration, and the staff is amazing here. They will find you a job, most people are hired right from their externships. This Lincoln tech i know for a fact the hospitals and clinics fight over the students. Sorry for everyone and other campuses cause i cant speak for them.
This isn't even a school. It's completely worthless. They are crooked in how they sign people up through the loan process. They don't tell you when getting your loans approved that it's from 5 or 6 different institutions, and when you are graduated, looking for a job and your first payment comes in after 6 months, you realize very quickly it's not just one payment.
I am making 6 separate $50 payments monthly which amounts to $300. I am trying to find out if there is any government department that can be informed of LTI's poor loan practices and low standards of education. It is a government backed school and I would hope that if the students are not graduating from this school with jobs, and instead they are going further into debt, the government may demand that they tighten their practices.
NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY