Lincoln Tech Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (215)
Going here was the worst decision I ever made. The school does not offer the information you need to actually work in the field nor do they do it at a reasonable price for students. On top of all of that you get hounded relentlessly to make sure that you're paying your bill on time every time and make sure that you never have any problems. I broke my hand shortly after graduating I was unable to work for over a year and in between my workman's comp and unemployment payments there was a gap I explained this to Lincoln Technical Institute and they told me that I was still going to be considered delinquent and even though I've made payments on time every month since then they still continue to send past-due notices every single month. My suggestion to anyone looking into the school is to completely disregard this school and go with UTI you may spend more money but your education is a lot better than what you would receive at Lincoln Tech and the people dealing with that company are much more professional. I just spoke with someone from Lincoln Tech and the persons treated me like I was worthless.
I do not recommend this school to anyone. Why? Because they care more about payments than your education. I was receiving a lot of hype from the staff and my "Mentor" (By the way he somehow vanished when I began classes). Filled not only my ears but my parents ears with lies, very sad. This school will only dig you a deep whole and the craziest part is that they know their digging you that whole.
I am writing this letter to address all the broken promises that the administration of Lincoln Tech gave me before I began my education there. They promised me a professional environment for me to learn and train as an HVAC technician. However, just a few days into my first class I felt like I was back in Middle School. Even though all the classroom rules and regulations were explained before class began none of them were enforced. Fellow students would routinely show up with their shirts untucked, wearing improper attire, they would play music and talk loudly during class, and generally be disruptive and childish throughout the day. Despite this, no real punishment would be levied upon them. The instructor either wouldn’t or couldn’t do anything about it. Wouldn’t because he/she just doesn’t care or couldn’t because the administration of Lincoln Tech bends over backwards to accommodate these disruptive students. It’s believed that the administration caters to them in order to keep them paying the tuition and thus make more money. If I tried to tell another student to be quiet, I would receive the middle finger, or a childish remark, or get whined and complained at. Everybody here is supposed to be adults but they act like children. I was promised that I would work with fully functioning equipment to learn how they are supposed to work and understand what systems I will be dealing with in the field. At best only half of the equipment was not broken, faulty, or just busted. At worst none of it was functioning as it should. In one class the equipment was patched up with cardboard and scotch tape. A few other students and I asked if we could repair the equipment but the instructor refused our request. With all the instructors Lincoln has on hand and with the amount of money we are paying for tuition it’s rather baffling how so much of the equipment is still in disrepair. Asking us to work like that is like asking a chef to practice cooking without a working stove. I was promised an on the job-type of experience, simulating actual employment. Instead I have to put up with lazy, uncaring, noisy, and immature classmates who by all rights, and by the actual policies and regulations set forth by the school, should have been kicked out before they finished half of the course. I was told that in the later months of my training only the students who really cared and were serious about their studies would be left. To my displeasure the lazy students are allowed make up any test or assignment that they missed even if they had no excuse for being late or missing school. They receive no real punishment for disorderly conduct. The administration seems to be only concerned with tuition money at the expense of their integrity as a school. I have asked to see someone from the administration about my complaints during a midcourse survey but have heard nothing from them. Every day that I have had to put up with unruly students has made me feel that my education has suffered as a result. I have to wait for the lazy students to catch up on class assignments that take me 30 minutes to complete but take them two hours because they sleep in class, or goof off. I can’t get back completed tests and quizzes right away because I have to wait for them to make it up. I believe that my training would have been smoother and faster if the administration of Lincoln Tech kept all the promises they made before we signed that first check. I chose Lincoln Tech because I thought that they have a good reputation and that I would have a better chance of entering a career in HVAC with the credentials that Lincoln offered. I understand if the economy makes it difficult for the school at this time, but I can’t understand why the atmosphere in the classes is so unruly even with some professors that are really quite good and care about teaching.
I am currently enrolled in welding for the 2015 2016 year I've been here three months and we have currently ran out of material for time I would not recommend going to the school for welding or anything The school is a complete joke They take you into the admissions office when you ask about the reviews online and they bring in a fake student and he tells you they are old fake reviews the schools 100 times better it is a complete lie you're not waste your time or your money at the school if you're going for a while then go to Wyota in Florida I will be transferring there within a month The School is a total joke
Let me say.. They are a scam! I went in on Thursday.. They told me I could attend 1 week free and set me up a financial aid appt. the following Friday, I played along thinking everything was good. Went to class on Monday. Do my apt Friday. They tell me I will have to pay $800 a month out of pocket. So I declined it! I left thinking everything would be ok.. In May 2015... January 2016 comes around and my credit gets dinged for a loan I never pulled out. Mind u it's $1400 dollars... So unless u want to pay $1400 dollars for one week of school... Go for it! DO NOT fall for what I did and start school before knowing what your financial aid status is! They pulled my credit in September and November without me knowing. I'm in the process of figuring out if there is a way i can fix it. I doubt it since they hit me with a LOAN and not a collection account. I still don't know how they processed this "loan"
Ok. Be very vigilant when you come to Lincoln Tech. Ask all of the questions before you sign any paper. Now lets get to it. This school is a joke and is just stealing my money. I will be dropping out soon and go somewhere else. I expected better and more hands on labs, but you just get lecture through slide shows. The teachers are out to get you in anything stupid you can think about. Also you will feel like you back in high school. They tell you what to wear and how. You as a student have no saying in it. You are about to spend 20,000 dollars for education that you can do on your own if you buy the books. All we do is waste time most of the day. They do not have substitute teachers, so at times you have a teacher running 3 classes. Its really hard to believe, but its true. This is happening at the Edison Campus. Two weeks ago I complained to the Director of Education and nothing was done. there is not student counsel to watch over your business. My teacher had an emergency and had to leave, I understand an emergency. The teacher next door watched over the class and his own class, plus a third class of students, all in different mod. This happened around 12 noon. We had to take a quiz. The teacher made us wait an hour to take the quiz and I had to stay in class doing nothing after the quiz was done. You will have a lot of work on your own like 75% of the time. Think twicw before joining Lincoln Tech.
Id say it started off great and I loved it! but now im in my third mod and its ALOT of self teaching! I don't feel like im learning anything at all and I feel like im wasting my time and money =/ its like they'll tell you to go on a website and complete the work that's it! none of the instructors speak good English and if they do they speak way too fast! im just so on the fence of withdrawing myself from the program but at the same time I don't want to start all over elsewhere =/ oh and they treat you like highschoolers if you leave early for whatever reason you may have they will mark you absent for the day!
They did not help find employment. The school campus i went to ended up closing and is no longer in hamden. Wondering if thats why i cant find employment because they cant reach anyone i used as a reference. Bad. do not recomend. Go to stone academy!!!!
I am like everyone else read the reviews and thought it was people just being negative. But I should've listened this school is a joke it's so bad it should be considered fraud or theft because they just steal your money and give you nothing in return but a paper I know countless people have graduated top of class and are lube techs because additional training and ASE are required for anything else if I could give it -5 stars I would I have learned absolutely nothing I learned more in high school auto shop than this school and the whole hands on thing is BS the only thing your hands are on is your book I have been in the shop 4 times don't listen to the recruiter I know he's good at making you think it's the best think for you but it's not just please don't be like me listen to the reviews which are all almost negative YES the so called teachers have all been mechanics sorry I mean technicians as they say and are ASE certified but that doesn't mean they can teach there not teachers there technicians and when I asked to be showed another way because I didn't understand he couldn't help me why ?? Because that's how he done it his whole life in the field. It's frustrating to be $20,000+ in dept and get nothing from it this school needs to get its act together and go back to its old ways I hope I save someone from going threw the same trouble I did
Pleaseeee!!!!!!!! Don't goooo there! Look for a college! They don't care about your education. All thy want its your money! The school sucks! The financial help is insane. Pleaseeee pleaseeee ! Don't go to Lincoln tech. I regret going there! I can't go back in time. It's too late