Lincoln Tech Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (227)
Folks I have read your concerns about Trade Schools and Colleges. I have instructed at both and the difference between a Trade School and a College is that the instructors are pointing out the short comings of your schooling. Work not completed and attendance. Colleges don't do this they let you sink or swim. So if you cant handle a Trade School, go ahead and enroll in college you will fail.
I believe that 90 percent of the complaints have an explanation that need to go no farther then the students. In closing if you don't like to fail then comply, apply and attend. If you failed a trade school you will fail college, unless you change. Good Luck what ever your choices are. Students with a Good grade in School do have more success then those who fail.
This school is TERRIBLE! Not only is their graduation rate less than 50% but everything about this school reeks incompetence! They get rid of all the people who are 'for the students' and all of the remaining head staff don't care about us-as long as they have their two pennies to rub together they're happy. If you don't pay you're bill you're forced out of class until you can pay it.
The institution is totally disorganized, they'll lose your paperwork (so make copies) and if you aren't proficient in doing things yourself, get ready because this school does prepare you for that (I guess one good thing???) The instructors are ok-you may get one great professor and one terrible instructor! I work hard and get good grades-I'm a third quarter LPN student. I would quit school, however you'd still have to pay the rest of the bill anyway and I have less than a year left.
Don't believe ANYTHING you hear from ANYONE because it will either change on the flip of a dime, or nobody knows anything (which is usually the case). Don't waste your time or your money. It's not worth the aggravation. If you're desperate to get back into the workforce I'd say do it-it's tough work, you get a 'decent' education, but be prepared for frustration, things being unfair.
i did medical assistant program. took just over a year. did an intership, and got hired at a VERY respectable rate!!! all these other reviews are just from people who didnt want to put the work in. i would reccommend LTI to any one serious about starting a real career!
Thanks to all the good reviews(lol) on this site it's save me a lot of time and money. I was getting ready to go there when something told me to search the school for it's reviews....didn't find one positive review except the one's that were faked..Not a school you want to go to at all. run for the hills. there are more school with better options
I started attending Lincoln Tech While i was pregnant. I did not hide my pregnancy, and made them aware of it from the first day i walked through their doors. I had serious complications with my pregnancy and had to have emergency surgery.
I called to tell them i would be out, and could return with a doctors not and i was told that would be ok. I ended up losing my pregnancy during my operation. The Same day of my surgery, Lincoln Tech called me and told me that they had dis enrolled me. They gave me no chance to explain my situation. I called their office, left a message, and received no call back.
I only got through 2 full classes, and half of two others, and they sent me a bill for 3,000 dollars! I called their corporate office and was told, " It doesn't matter why you are absent.If you're absent, you're absent." They have no compassion.
I'm attending Lincoln College of Technology in Columbia, MD and I'm very dissapointed in their automotive program. They're so consentrated on being a so called college, but the college program is more fake than a load of rubber dog s#!*. The people wasting their time and money to attend their so called "College" program only go to their college classes 1 day a week.
If you think about it, what kind of education level do you think they'll have 1 day a week over somebody who's going to a real college (ie: university or community college) for the same degree? None. They won't have a leg to stand on. The only advantage they'll have is mechanical skills, if that.
Why should we, like myself, who's just doing the certificate program, not the fake college program have to do crock of s#!* reports and speeches? For the amount of time the instructors give us doing research for these bulls#!* reports, we could be learning critical skills on vehicles of today, which are more sophisticated than ever. This school is a load of garbage. DON'T ATTEND!!!
They never sent out my paperwork so I can take my NCLEX-LPN. They give you the runaround for days. There is a very high turn over at that school. Every other week there is a new person doing taking out a new role, and the school rules and regulations changes every week. Be careful!
I was planning on enrolling at Lincoln Tech in Philadelphia for their LPN program, but after reading reviews of the scholl on this website and other websites, I have serious doubts and concerns about enrolling in theis school. I did check the BBB, & the BBB gave this location of Lincoln Tech an A+ rating.
The LPN program at Lincoln TEch is also on the list of approved schools/programs from the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing. I am so confused!
I attended this school back in July of 2009, in their Computer and Networking Diploma Program. I like to mention that I am an A student, never late in fact perfect attendance.
I will start with the good parts first. What I learn that were useful, I would say the knowledge part by that I meant 80% from books and 20% from instructors. Most of the studies consist of learning and following the directions from books. There were times when the instructions were wrong and the teachers could not figure it out themselves. Throughout the whole course, there were 3 hands on training that's it. One: taking a PC apart and putting them back together. Two: in using multi-meters to test power supply output. And three: making network cables.
Now I will start with the bad parts. In my opinion I would say there were only 2 competent teachers there that REALLY knew IT, the rest read from books, even one teacher for my networking class quit the school, because we had no clue what so ever as to what he was teaching. My class ended up taking Server with a thrown in networking to make up for the last class. Six months into the school the IT classes got screwed. The school used to have IT externship programs but then it got cut off. LTI says that on these externships students gets to learn and even they quoted "some students gets hired during externships."
Then during my time they suddenly told all IT students, that companies don't want students gaining access to their information. So, in order to make up for our lost of IT experience in the field the school added more IT courses, they told us that more certifications and knowledge would pay off better. That's when the course name also changed to Computer Networking and Security Diploma Program.
About the Security programs they added are courses of Network Defense, Server Infrastructure, and Ethical Hacking. ND and SI were mainly add-ons for the networking and server classes. Ethical Hacking was a failed class as we skimmed through it without learning anything and just filled it out with subnet masking. That was my last class. Where I am now 2011 –IT jobless, for every places I applied they said “you have certifications which are good, but we need experience to go with that”. Losing out on the externship programs from LTI had a great impact on the students in the future of the IT field, especially if they had never had any IT experience before.
LTI IT career services that’s a major joke every time I call they referred me to a cable installation job, I don’t know what the reason behind that is, anyways I went there and they told me I’m not accepted. Calling back career services answered “have nothing at the moment here’s a number for an IT staffing agency you can try.” I am currently signed up with 8 IT staffing agencies within 60 miles of where I live and still no IT jobs, it’s not that they couldn’t find me any, it’s that when I’m sent to any of their clients they said “we went with someone else that was more qualified.
Since LTI I currently hold the following Certifications and some was thanks to LTI, some I continue studying: Comptia A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+
For anyone reading this I recommend going to a REAL college and if you can afford the time go to a volunteer job to gain the IT experience as Lincoln Tech will not provide it.Now I’m paying off my student loan doing warehouse jobs, while applying for IT here and there, and freelance computer repairs around the city.
LINCOLN TECH IS THE WORST SCHOOL I'VE EVER BEEN TO...AND I'VE BEEN TO A FEW SCHOOLS..I HAD A BETTER EXPERIENCE AT STONE ACADEMY AND THAT SCHOOL IF TERRIBLE TOO...
THEY CHOOSE FAVORITES ABOUT WHO THEY WILL PASS DESPITE FAILING GRADES...THEY CHANGED MY CLINICAL SIGHT 2 WKS BEFORE THE NEXT MOD INTO A PSYCHE FACILITY WITH A TEACHER WHO HAD NEVER DEALT WITH PSYCHE PEOPLE!!!!!SOOOOO UNSAFE..BUT THEY DON'T CARE AS LONG AS EVERYTHING LOOKS GOOD ON PAPER..
I'M PLANNING ON MAKING A FORMAL COMPLAINT TO THE STATE BECAUSE I'M GETTING HALF THE EDUCATION THEY PROMISED AND I GET HOUNDED EVERY MONTH FOR MY MONEY AND WHEN I'M DONE I'LL STILL BE PAYING $32000!!!!!!!!!!! RIP OFF....VERY DISAPPOINTED.AND WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL.