///   Lincoln College of Technology - Automotive Technician Training


Founded in Newark, New Jersey in 1946, Lincoln College of Technology initially provided career training to veterans returning from World War II. Since then, the school has grown to include 36 campuses in 15 states across the nation. Today's students can choose from a number of educational programs including several options within five automotive specialties.

Automotive training options

Lincoln College of Technology offers hands-on education opportunities, and students work extensively in auto body garages and repair shops as they move their course requirements. Each program has its own curriculum and not all programs are available at each campus location. Knowledgeable, experienced and ASE Certified instructors provide you comprehensive coaching, personal, hands-on training through industry-standard tools and techniques for complete computerized diagnostics to engine dyno testing

Automotive technology

Automotive technology training programs are currently available at 13 campus locations and, depending upon the state and curriculum, are designed to result in one of the following.

  • Automotive technology certificate
  • Automotive mechanics certificate
  • Automotive technology diploma
  • Automotive technology with high performance diploma
  • Associate degree in automotive service management

At Lincoln College of Technology, the curriculum includes instruction on how to assemble and disassemble engines and transmissions, diagnose problems and analyze exhaust gas issues. Students can expect to learn from ASE-Certified instructors and use the latest equipment such as computerized diagnostic tools.

Collision repair and refinishing

Another option at Lincoln College of Technology is the collision repair and refinishing program. The program is currently offered at six campus locations and may result in either a diploma in collision repair and refinishing technology or an associate degree in collision repair and refinishing service management.

Student coursework may include the following.

  • Opportunity for hands-on experience with damaged metal panels
  • Instruction in airbrushing and the application of decals and automotive art
  • Off-campus training at dealerships and service centers

Diesel technology

Offered on six campuses currently, the diesel technology program at Lincoln College of Technology may result in one of the following certificates, diplomas or degree.

  • Diesel and truck mechanics certificate
  • Diesel and truck technology with transport refrigeration certificate
  • Diesel and truck technology diploma
  • Master certified diesel and truck technology diploma
  • Master certified diesel and truck with automotive technology diploma
  • Associate degree in diesel and truck service management

Classes are taught by ASE-Certified instructors and cover all the essentials of diesel engines and related technology. Students are taught how to disassemble and assemble diesel engines, perform tune-ups, service suspension systems and work on truck brake systems. In some cases, students may be able to train at companies specializing in diesel engine technology and apply for work positions upon graduation.

Heavy equipment

Currently available at the Nashville, Tennessee and South Plainfield, New Jersey locations, the Lincoln College of Technology heavy equipment programs feature the following.

  • Assembly and disassembly of engines, transmissions and transaxles from heavy duty equipment
  • Review of Pascal's Law and Bernoulli's Principles of hydraulics
  • Interactive classroom instruction as well as hands-on practice
  • Opportunity to work with computerized diagnostic equipment and other specialty tools

Lincoln's heavy equipment programs are intended to prepare students for entry-level jobs working with vehicles such as tractors, backhoes, excavators and bulldozers. Nashville students will leave Lincoln College of Technology with a diploma in heavy equipment maintenance technology while those at the South Plainfield campus will receive a certificate in heavy equipment and truck technology.

Motorcycle technology

The final automotive technician training program offered by the school is in motorcycle technology. Graduates of the program will earn a diploma in motorcycle technology and can expect to learn how to do the following.

  • Troubleshoot ignition systems
  • Complete brake, frame, tire and rim services
  • Work on frames and suspensions
  • Perform diagnostic functions

Students will have the opportunity to work on a variety of motorcycles and gain knowledge about various clutch, drive and gear systems. Lincoln's motorcycle technology program is only available at the East Windsor, Connecticut campus.

Completing your education at Lincoln College of Technology

The Lincoln Group of Schools offers education opportunities on 36 campuses locations although not all provide instruction in all programs. Currently, Lincoln has automotive technician training programs in the following states.

  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

While the specifics may vary by program and campus, Lincoln College of Technology relies on hands-on education models that allow students to learn practical, career-oriented skills. Programs may be run on an accelerated schedule, and night and weekend class times may be available.

In addition to teaching technical skills, Lincoln also helps students master soft skills such as communication and time management. This is accomplished through the Early Student Engagement program. Each Lincoln student is assigned an ESE coordinator who works to nurture these skills through one-on-one coaching sessions.


Automotive Programs, Lincoln Group of Schools, http://www.lincolnedu.com/careers/automotive/automotive-technology

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