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I went to Lincoln Tech in Grand Prairie TX and graduated back in 2008. To begin w/ the school sucks!!! Please don't waste 25,000 for credits that won't even transfer to another college. you can always go to a community college and get the same degree for 1/4 of cost with credits that would transfer if you want to further your career. First of all let me start with the people in Financial Aid, they lied to me. They were like you only have to pay $1,800 out of your pocket and the rest will be cover by financial Aid, so I gave them $1,000 right away and started making monthly payments to pay off the rest($800) After being in school for 10 months they called me back to the office and told me to sign the some papers for the loan($17,000)that I had to start paying 6 months after graduating. I was so mad but during the I was going to school I was working for FedEx Freight as Forklift operator and I was trying to get a job there as a Diesel tech and FedEx Manager told me that I needed Air brake and Suspension course. So I had no choice but to sign those papers for the loan. I tried to use the job placement services, but they do S*** for you. I got a job at FedEx as Diesel Tech, But I was the one that made that happen since I was already working there as a forklift driver before I started school. I'm still trying to pay off They loan. I still owe $8,000. I pay $200 a month. anyways The instructor don't give s*** about you and they are always trying to send you on a field trip to like sears to see the prices on tools and stupid stuff like that just because they don't want to teach. PLEASE DON'T DoooNNN"TTT even think about the sorry School
This is the worst excuse for a school I've ever seen. 11 months in this school and I haven't learned anything. Not to mention they will lie to get you into the school. The only thing I did accomplish in this school was wasting tons of money. Be prepared to take a quiz everyday after not learning anything the day before or even the same day. Run from Lincoln Tech as fast as you can you will regret wasting your life in a place like this. I dread everyday I have to come to this place.
Ok so after reading alot of the reviews and doing some extensive research I believe that Lincoln Tech ended up being a perfect match. Lincoln Tech is a CAREER institute and being that they prepare the students for Careers. They have a variety of programs and are to me a very good school. Although I am currently taking the Nursing program I believe that they are gearing me in the right direction. I have attended a Community College and was interested in the Nursing Degree but it is highly competitive at many schools.
The requirements for alot of Colleges are ridiculous in my eyes. They ask for alot and cannot even guarantee a spot upon complete of the pre-reqs. Going to a normal college you can bet you will be waiting at least 2-3 years before finally getting a seat in the AS Nursing degree program. At Lincoln Tech I was able to test in taking the TEAS examination and was able to get started right away. I will recommend doing your research.
After completing my degree Lincoln Tech credits will not transfer to a RN to BSN but there are options to test out of the General Education credits at many Universities. I will be able to graduate as a ADN and take the NCLEX upon passing the NCLEX i will be able to then transfer to a College and continue on to get a BSN. "Once your a nurse, we cannot strip you of that License" this coming from a University in New Jersey.
All I will have to do is either - a) transfer into the BSN program and take a Credit Exam which will test me out of the General Education courses (i.e. English , College Algebra, A&P I & II, etc..) or b) retake the Gen Ed courses at the transferring college. In my eyes I will be a Registered Nurse and later on only worry about testing out of the Credit Gen Ed courses. So Lincoln Tech not only allows me to get my degree faster but also prepare me for the real world high demand health care field.
Lincoln tech in queens n.y. was a good school when I enrolled.it was supposed to be the flagship school with standards.that lasted a few months when they dropped the passing requirements on the admission test to a number anyone with a pulse could pass.student drug use was ignored.students were soon allowed to take days off and do make up time.some months 10 to 15 percent of the students would be making up anywhere from one to three days.god forbid if an instructor tried to instill some discipline the director of education would side with the student.
There were times when an instructor would be pressured to give a passing grade to a undeserving student,and many times the students grade was changed anyway without the instructors knowledge.as for career assisistance .the person in charge of getting students placed in jobs would make up jobs and inflate the schools placement numbers to make herself and the school look better.
If you want to go to school where you will graduate no matter if you pass your classes or not Lincoln tech queens might be ths school for you.
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.