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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.
If you are thinking about going to Lincoln Technical Institute, Career Education Institute, Computer-Ed Institute or whatever this school wishes to call itself, don't waste your time just go to a real 2 yr. college or something. I attended this school back in 2002 when they were Computer-Ed Institute or CEI for short. Then they changed it to Career Education Institute, lol. I enrolled in their PC Support Technician program and graduated within 8 months. We basically just read everything from a book the first semester, then the second semester was hands-on training.
When I first went to talk with a counselor about enrolling, she told me and my mom a bunch of bs about the school's rep, history, recent graduates, etc. Then she went on about the job placement program... about how they helped graduates to get into a career with respected companies and so on. That's what hooked me, and several other people I know, into the school in the first place. All they really did was look at my resume, made a few changes so it looked good and got me 1 interview with a job that had absolutely nothing to do with PC Support. That job didn't work out so I go back to the school for the help they told they'd give me for up to a year after graduation. The fake counselor basically told me in a rude way, that it was my fault and she wasn't going to help me anymore and that was that.
I never got my years worth of resources and help, so basically racked up $15 grand total in student loans.
Do not get caught into this school's web of lies, just look at how many times they've had to change their name because of complaints. This school needs to be shutdown and they should pay back all the money they have stolen over the years.
it's all about money,the all mighty dollar,and they really don't care about the students,other than there wallets,very sad, they can get there hands on the goverment money.please stay away,you'll be better off.
Please dont make the same mistake, I read really bad reviews on this school and went anyways. Lincoln tech in RI standards are lower than high school. The passing grade is a D and you hardly receive any education. The test that you take in order to get into the school is so easy. It is moreee than obvious that the only thing this school cares about is money. They make it extra easy for everyboooody to pass so they can get your money.
Don't go to this school, The dental program is a joke. The specific instructor that I have, lets just say she shouldnt be a teacher. This school should be closed down. You hardly receive education, it is completely unprofessional. Were in college and our teacher treats us like 2 year olds. We play musical chairs, very unprofessional.
I went to Lincoln Tech for a year and graduated. But all the while worst experience ever. I know that you're wondering "Well why did you stay there then?" Answer is why would I leave after I paid 26+ thousands dollars for an eduacation with I have to repay back in student loans no matter what. So I finished what I started.
Administrators are the worst DISRESPECTFUL. Even the DON (Director of Nursing) quit 3 weeks before graduation. Nothing is organized. Teachers are just thown into classes to teach the day of. Nothing is organized. They disrespet you as if you are a child not keeping in mind "hey they paid they're money and they are grown adults with children at home just as me." They do not keep deadlines. They NEVER keep their word, and they are new rules every term.
Don't waste your time and money if you are not a discreet person that can bite their tongue, because they can ruin you. And oh, they play favoritism to students. Just BEWARE!!!!! They are money hungry, they will be extremely nice until 2nd term. TRUST!
It all about the money if you don't pay 2 on time they charge $25.00 late free no matter it you were sick on the due day.The professor or doctor so they call.It was a problem with then that don't lising and took me to the office like a was a child and the lady in the office did it lising and got sent home and suspended then the dend didnt lising either .oh and the talk about the personal live in class with your money that your stending .The point i don't recommend at all .
I have been attending LTI for the past 7 months and it has been less than satisfactory. Multiple times I have had issues with people telling me I havent paid school fees when I have.
One incident where they wouldnt give me my textbooks because they thought I didnt pay. I had a so so education but when it comes to finidng and externship I did that myself. LTI does not live up to the standards they say they will. I would not recommend this school to anyone unless you want extra stress in your life.