Lincoln Tech Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (222)
I'll keep this short and sweet-the 1 star rating speaks for itself. I'm currently attending, 3 months from graduating and a straight A student-so I'm not complaining just because I'm bitter or incompetant and looking for a scapegoat
This school is predatory, it preys on the vulnerable-the poor, the uneducated, the desperate. I'm not ashamed to include myself in that group-I chose Lincoln tech because I was a single mom tired of working dead end jobs and wanted to pursue a career in nursing to provide a future for my daughter and make her proud. I had no knowledge about the healthcare industry so I was easily lured into this Mickey mouse farce posing as a college-that was my mistake, and I'm paying the ultimate price.
I've received almost no hands on training (unless you consider changing bed pans in a nursing home training) I have no job prospects in sight and tens of thousands of dollars in financial aid waiting for me when I graduate.
I'm not gonna throw a pity party for myself-I'm a grown woman, I should have done my research before I signed my life away on that dotted line. But I do hope that anyone who reads this will take a moment to reconsider their choice if they are even entertaining the thought of attending. Don't make the mistake I did-go for your RN through the community college sytem. It takes longer but it's a fraction of the cost and well worth it in the end!
My daughter goes to LT and is in the nursing program. I have no clue what the heck you all are talking about. Maybe all the other programs arent as good as the nurse program but the school is fine. She will be grad in June 2010.
She has worked very hard to get where she is, They have helped her with her resume and much more. She has tried to get into the college nurse programns but they all have a waiting list. She has learned so much from the teachers there and they are willing to teach. I know she will get a great job. Yes she has to pass her nclecs if thats how you say and spell it. But I know she will.
She also knows many girls that are in the college program for four yrs now and in their last yr have just now went to clinicals as she has been doing them for a yr now. Its what you take out of a program that works. Two of her clinical teachers have written her great letters to hand in with her resume.
She attends the Edsion school and yes there are some people that do cheat but she dosent and is doing great. Thank You LT for being a great school. Keep up the great work. And they also dont take crap you miss so many days you are out and thats fare.
When it comes to online learning, the teachers, advisors are knowledgeable and helpful. They are with you every step of the way. I would highly recommend the school to anyone thinking about Medical Billing. Check with your advisor as often as you can and ask what to do after you graduate. They will direct you exactly how you need to be directed in other to start you career after graduation.
I ATTENDED LTI, STARTED IN SEPTEMBER. I AM CURRENTLY ON EXTERNSHIP AND I AM VERY PROUD TO SAY THAT I USED A SEAT IN LINCOLNTECH. IF YOU PEOPLE THAT HAD SUCH A BAD EXPERIENCE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN CLASS, STUDIED, DID YOUR HOMEWORK, STAYED QUITE WHILE THE INSTRUCTOR WAS GIVING CLASS, INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN SOME HELP, INSTEAD OF CHEATING IN THE TESTS, WELL I THINK YOU GET MY POINT.
YOU WOULD NOT BE SAYING ALL THE BULL YOU ARE NOW. IN ORDER TO GET A JOB YOU NEED TO LOOK FOR IT. YOUUUUUUUUUUU NEED TO BE MORE PROFESSIONAL, OH LOOK THEIR IS THAT WORD, YES PROFESSIONAL. CLOSE YOUR MOUTH WISE UP AND DON'T TAKE OTHERS FUTURES BECAUSE YOUUUUUUUUU DID NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT WAS PUT IN YOUR HAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had a great time, i do recomend the school. i also recommend that you be mature pay attention, and be there. Don't occupy that seat if you are really not going to appreciated it. Their are others out there that really do want to do something with their lifes but because someone did not use that chair wisely they lost the opportunity.
Don't point at others point at yourself. IT'S ALL IN YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
I attened the lincoln campus in October 2007 for Medical billing and coding. This course was a joke! I had teachers teaching us MediSoft (the EMR program taught) who literaly didnt know how ot turn on the computers!
That same teacher taught our coding class and gave no information worth while for the class, like many other similar complaints on this site, we (our class) had to teach ourselves. She handed us the CPT and ICD9 coding books and told us to read the front of them they explain themselves!
The typing class we had was another story...we actually had one girl in the class who literally completed the class only typing appx 10 words per minute...she got an A in the class when the requirement was 30 words per minute or better to pass let alone get an A. How fair was that to her? How marketable do you think they made her?
The computer class we had...the teacher told us that the book (we paid for in the tuition) was useless and as good as bathroom reading material. And oh by the way, he spent more time away from our class then in it. He arrived 15-20 minutes late EVERY class and left the class all to often there after.
My medical terminology class...what a joke the teachers actual comment to the class..."you will have to bear with me I have trouble pronouncing some of these terms myself...what the hek was she doing teaching terminology??? Again..we as a class stuck together and taught ourselves much of what we learned.
In all honesty it seems that ANYONE can teach there at Lincoln Tech. I addressed my concerns to the head of the Allied Health Dept there, only to be told that OH dont be spiteful, because it will all come back at you if you persue any litigation.
Again I addressed my concerns, and my classmates wanted to as well, the director refused to meet with us as a group. I had to meet with him alone, and got no where, he did nothing at all to correct the problem.
And the kicker...included in the tuition is a fee for taking the CCA exam to become certified (to which they claim they prepare you for). Lincoln Tech is supposed to send in the paperwork to AHIMA some how it mysteriously got lost for everyone in my class not once but twice...needless to say none of us (about 20 students) are certified to this day.
its as if we attended the school for nothing when we call the school we get NO response the last day of class the head of the dept took us in a room and told us "I know you guys got an unfair shake here and we are willing to let your class take the entire program again at no cost to any of you".
None of us wanted to, b/c we didnt have another 14 months to spare going to school we had bills and familys to take care of, when I told them I wanted a refund for the "unfair shake" of classes they called classes...that was not an option for them..
the Director literally said he will see me in court if thats the path I choose. STAY AWAY from this place I cant even refer to it as a school its unfair that they are allowed to receive money for students from government loans and funding when they are ROBBING the American ppl of a fair education for the money we are spending!!!
Wow where do I start? I attended the Mahwah campus in New Jersey for the EST program in 2006 and graduated 2007. At first I was very excited about the program and how I will be learning everything I needed know about electronics. Then I started to realize the truth just by attending the first few classes.
The basic measurements class was a joke and served no real knowledge. Everything they taught can be learned through a book or through a web page. Also I have come to realize that they let anyone into their program just by telling how the students behaved and did academcially. I myself was never very good at mathematics but when I know how to add 3/4 + 1/2 and the rest of the class is going into a deep discussion on how to arrive at the answer, there is something wrong.
The electronics classes were no better. When it came into basic electronic theory, I think high school tech classes taught more. All they taught for two months was how to add resistors in series and parallel. Then maybe we did one or two examples with capacitors.
Also, they were initially uncharged so if you were to ask an LT graduate what a the total voltage is for capacitors in series or the total current for inductors in parallel with some charge on it they will look at you and go "huh, no you can't do that" or "ummmm we never learned that".
I actually remember an instance where the teacher asked all of the students (these include also student who were repeated the course)to check the current going through a strobe light. None could do it with theory and three did it with a meter. Isn't that sad?
If this was actually top notch education, then it would be reflected by the performance and competence of the students who are about to graduate. Everything I knew in electronics was already known when it was taught by the school. I think that all these courses were based off of Wikipedia articles---- Oh no, wait, Wikipedia IS A BETTER EDUCATION COMPARED TO THIS SCHOOL!!!
What is also bad is the tests. They are all memorization, nothing practical for the real world; only memorize the "highlights" and you will pass just fine. I remember another time when the final was coming up and the teachers did not teach AC electricity to us. So, to make them look good (or bad based on your perspective), they just said only do half of the test and they will later verbally tell the answers for the AC electricity questions.
Yes Mr. Prospective Student or Mr. Employer reviewing this particular school at this particular campus, this is really what happens. Go ahead, give your applicant a basic test on this stuff. They will most likely fail or barely pass.
On occasion you will get the dedicated student who does superior but this is only because it is because of them and not the school's education.
I am glad to see that people feel the same way as I do about the terrible quality of this school. I feel like this is a crime and should be punished accordingly.
Think I am just some Joe-Shmo that did terrible and could not find a job and am blaming it on LT? Nope, let me prove it to you. After LT I decided to go to college and pursue Electrical Engineering. Finally after hard work at a community college, I am now in New Jersey Institute of Technology.
I am now proficient in Calculus I, II, and III as well as Physics I, II, and III; I now know what Lincoln was SUPPOSED to be. I have just completed my first electronics course and boy what a difference from the LT course.
Everything on basic electrical theory taught in LT is told in the first 2 weeks at NJIT as well as many other colleges. This made me realize even more how much of a joke that LT was. This is not because I am a engineering major and comparing it to a technician's curriculum and do not know any better. The curriculum for electronic technician at NJIT and other colleges are still harder and more informative than LT.
People who managed to read this far, I am begging you, DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!! You are better off going to a community college that is cheaper and will give you the education you deserve!
I wish I had known better and did not waste my time and money in this school. Maybe I will open up some shack, charge people lots of money and promise them education. Then only to lie to them and run off with my profit.
I wish I would of done my homework before signing my life away!!! total waste of time and money!!!anyone can be a teacher!!I should of took an online course for all this self teaching!!very very unprofessional! everything about it is terrible.My classmates do nothing but talk loud the whole time and the teacher has no control and it's hard to pay attention like that!!all that talk in the beginning about dress code and unprofessionalism leads to points taken off what a joke blow smoke somewhere else!!! all I have to say is if you want to throw money out the window I could use some!!!
I started attending this school in April 08, and have regretted it. They wouldn't stick with a curriculum, lied to me about being accredited (they were not) continuously, saying it was a paperwork error on the part of the state and that they had actually been approved. That alone cost me over $10,000 in education funds I would have been entitled to through the G.I. bill. I notified them six months ago that I would be moving due to military orders and would need to transfer schools. Everyone from both schoools (one in Maryland, one in Texas) said everything was arranged and that everything was fine. When I arrived I found out that some of my classes didn't transfer over and that instead of 1 month of schooling left to achieve an Associate's in Applied Sciences (automotive technology) I had 3 months left. Still, no other issues, so I was willing to go the extra two months, but suddenly the Maryland school claims I still owe them over $2000 even though my account was paid in full when I left. The Texas school is now saying that on top of that I will owe them $4200, and that the entire amount (previous balance plus new balance) has to be paid in order to attend school. I have no issue with paying for what I receive, but charging people for services not received, pulling a bait and switch on them, and other deceptive practices seems to be the rule rather than the exception. The equipment we had was poor. At least 50% of the time we had to "simulate" learning how to do something because the school's equipment was broken. They're charging each student through the nose then not applying any of the funds to actual equipment for the school. They also don't prepare you for the certification exams for the field. I was the top student in my class and was careful to attend every day and focus entirely on school, but I have yet to pass a single certification test because half the material wasn't covered in class. Avoid this school! They'll take your money and bill you for more than you agreed to, but won't give you anything useful in return.
I attended the E.S.T program in Melrose Park, IL. I graduated with a 3.8 G.P.A and 98% attendance.
The “School” is vary small, not well kept, and extremely over crowded. Two of my ten teachers were vary knowledgeable and seemed eager to teach us something. The other 8 did not know what they were talking about or how to teach what they were intended to. I was there every day early and ready to learn and I walked away knowing nothing about electronics that I didn’t know before. Most employers see graduating from Lincoln as a bad thing. I am still tiring but have little faith in finding a job in this career. Like I said in the title the 16 months I attended LT, I feel, was a complete waste of my time and money. I would not recommend to any one. I think sighing up to Lincoln Tech is one of the biggest mistakes I have ever made.
I was a student from the lt campus in edison nj and i honestly have mixed reviews to give about this school.
The first complaint i have is the externship site they put me at. It was a very small doctors office. I could tell right from the interview this place was not gonna be so great. I gave it a try of course because i needed to. The first day was horrible, the doctor started asking questions to the supervisor as to why i was there and how they werent supposed to take any externs anymore. The supervisor then explains that theyve had many bad experiences from students coming from LT.
Later on in the week the girl training me kept getting annoyed at me because of questions i kept asking. Obviously i have to ask im a newbie. The ppl expected me to know how to do everything on my own. Charting, & putting pts into the data software on the computer, & also doing recalls/appts, now i didnt know how to really do this due to the skool giving us only 2 days of the computer class. Also when i had that class the teacher didnt stay in the class because she was covering another class.
But as i was saying about the externship, i spoke to my coordinator about switching and told her i had other sites. She kept telling me to stick it out at this place that the places i found would be too long of a process and she just kept giving excuses. I explained how i was mistreated at this place & how i felt that i couldnt ask questions to learn properly. She still insisted i stayed so i went with my instinct and stopped going to that site & decided to go somewhere. Now shes saying i might be dropped out of school if i dont find a site soon enough.
I can go back in & finish but she says ill owe more money. She also failed to tell me herself when she called this site they avoided her for a week and a half & that when she finally got in contact with them she had to convince them to take me in. I feel that she should have put me in a place that was WILLING to train me. Also i heard from many ppl that finished everything & were great workers & students that after they werent hired at their site they couldnt find a job and that the school didnt really help them find jobs after them specifically saying that they would help.
The only good thing i have to say that for the most part the curriculum was good (minus the computer class) & most of the teachers were good (at least the ones i had). So if u do decide to come here look for your own externship site.