Nashville Auto Diesel College (NADC) Reviews - Certificate in Diesel Mechanic
Review of Diesel Mechanic Certificate Degrees
Literally everywhere you go in this school, you can feel the greediness. The teachers teach every one at the same pace, as if youre dumb. All because people send their lazy kids here who dont want to learn. They waste your money and only care about their appearance. The campus is nasty, if your dorm heater doesnt work the only way to get a new one is for your parents to call and complain, and the laptop they charge you 500$ for is the worst excuse for a computer Ive ever seen, and I build computers. They charge you 500$ for a laptop with shitty battery life and a tablet level processor. The computers freeze under the most simplistic of tasks, such as opening google chrome. Even better, they did the warranty through Geek Squad, so you have to deal with them when something inevitably messes up. Shop time is minimal and when you do get it youll be grouped with students who dont want to do anything so your whole group is held back. Some teachers are cool/human, understanding circumstances and being friendly with you. Most teachers though are old technicians there for the money. They dont make any sort of connection with the students. They just tell you to do the work on your computer. All of the learning and testing is done through the computers. Youll find questions not in your computer modules and not in your teachers PowerPoint, youre just forced to get them wrong and learn when it tells you the right answer. Overall if I could give the experience a zero I would. And atleast give me the money back for the worlds worst laptop. DO NOT GO TO LINCOLN TECH. Unfortunately they ruined the NADC name. I wish I couldve came back when this school was good.
Lincoln school is a complete joke. The school is so out dated and is so worried about other thing than learning. As of right now i work in a shop and i attend the school and going to school there is nothing like a shop experience. The only reason im still attending the school is because I';m to far into the program. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE! ITS A WASTE OF TIME
School used to be great. I graduated in 07 with honors just around the time Lincoln tech was taking over. They ruined it. Completely. It's a shame too, there used to be no better place to learn about auto and diesel technology, but now it's a sham. They just want your money.
Since I graduated from NADC 51 years ago (1964) this won't help the students today. I must say the school has grown so very big compared to when I went there. When I went there were a total of 4 small buildings one of which served as a dorm cafeteria and a few automotive classrooms upstairs, one was administration with an automotive classroom in the basement, one was the welding shop with a classroom above, collision repair was a building facing Gallatin Rd. and finally the diesel repair shop/classes were near the main part of town quite a ways from the main campus. Looking at the pictures of the school today it is amazing how large it is compared to my days. Yes I know I am old but I thoroughly enjoyed my education there and the instructors were great. Anyway, as the old saying goes " you will only get out of it what you put in to it. So study hard pick the instructors brains and learn all you can and don't expect that upon graduation that you will be running some company just because you got a degree, it takes time but if you learned what was taught to you then you will soon be on the fast track. It worked for me and I made an excellent living even before owning my own business after that I was on easy street.
I attended NADC from 1977 to 1978, that was before there AA came out. At that time it was only a Diploma, should I remember right. I relocated with my family, a wife and two children, Sold my house from where I left and traveled down to Nashville, TN. I apologize for forgetting the administrators name (Mr. B), who really assisted my family and I. After the tour of the grounds and college, this administrator then got in his car and I followed him to a near by motel to where he paid for my family's overnight stay and also suggested places for me to live. The next day I enrolled and couple more days I located a rental. The training I received was wonderful. I so enjoyed this trade school and I made a lot of friends. With the training I received, I was employed in less than a month in Florida. After a year in Florida, I gained employment and worked overseas rebuilding and instructing as a hands on supervisor for diesel engine rebuilding and maintenance with about seven years in the Middle East, two years in the Pacific, Marshall Islands and four years in the Bahamas. Yes this training made a big huge difference in my life. Thank you NADC.
This "college" is an absolute joke. If you want a career in diesel mechanics start off cleaning the shop and work your way up. They guarantee a job when you graduate. That's a lie. If you are like me and actually work full time and go to school full time (40 hours each)don't expect any sympathy for missing a day here or there. They will "red stamp" you. Once that happens, if you are even 1 minute late to class, they send you to the main office and you are basically expelled.then you get to pay about 1000 dollars to re-enroll and start that module over.basically this school talks a big game, gets you in the door, gets your money, and then could care less after that. Also they have a horrible reputation especially in the south as far as graduates. I believe this is because the way the modules are set up any dipshit redneck living of mom and dads money could sail through with flying colors and graduate. I applied for a job at freaking TA and the manager laughed at me when my experience was that I went to that Shithole. And it only costed me 20,000 dollars. DO NOT GO TO THIS SORRY ASS COLLEGE!