Frequently Asked Questions for the Shelton, CT Lincoln Tech Campus
Available Program Areas - What Certificate and Diploma Programs Are Offered?
The following program areas are offered at our Shelton campus:
- Culinary Arts
- Electrical / Electronics
- International Baking and Pastry
- Medical Assistant
- Practical Nursing
The Shelton, CT campus of Lincoln Technical Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
How Are Lincoln Tech Programs Structured?
Multiple courses make up a program, and each program represents anywhere from 880 to 1,591 class time hours. The graduate receives a diploma at the end of the course.
Rules and regulations vary by state. The conferred diploma awarded by the school is in accordance with the state of Connecticut. For a description of the subject matter covered in each course, please refer to the factsheets available on our website under each program.
Lincoln Tech School Facilities at the Shelton Campus
The Lincoln Tech campus in Shelton, CT, is the home of the Lincoln Culinary Institute and Lincoln Technical Institute. These schools are the leading providers of diversified career-oriented postsecondary education. The Shelton campus offers recent high school graduates and working adult’s degree and diploma programs in three principal areas of study: health sciences, skilled trades and culinary arts.
Lincoln Tech Staff Directory
The staff directory for Lincoln Tech’s Shelton CT campus is available in the campus’ catalog addendum.
Lincoln Tech School Cancellations
In case of severe weather or hazardous conditions, the school closing will be announced over local TV stations and via the LincAlert notification system.
Is Student Housing Available?
Lincoln Technical Institute partners with Collegiate Housing Services to offer housing within a convenient distance to the school. Anyone interested in housing should call the school which will provide contact information for the Collegiate Housing Services Director. There are also other accommodations located within a reasonable distance from the school. For more information, please contact the Director of Student Services.
Lincoln Tech Shelton Program Costs
The estimated education expenses for the programs offered at the Shelton campus vary by the program selected. These estimates include tools, uniforms and fees associated with the program selected.
Methods of Payment: Total Academic Costs are due in advance for each program, and are payable via cash; check; or credit card;
If the above payment options present a hardship, please visit the Financial Aid office to determine your eligibility for alternative methods of payment. These may include short term payment plans; long-term payment plans; long-term extended financing plans, and Title IV financial aid programs.
If installment payments are made, a separate contract must be completed and made part of this agreement. Students who receive financing from Tuition Funding Group must review and sign the Supplement Enrollment Agreement.
Lincoln Tech Class Schedules – How Do They Work?
Students can enroll at any time during the year. Class starting dates are scheduled throughout the year to enable students to start moving toward their career goals when they are ready. Class size is limited so that each student can receive the personal attention so vital to successful mastery of the skills and understanding of the subject at hand. Typically, classrooms and labs at our campus can each accommodate up to 40 non-nursing students. In the nursing program, classrooms are designed to house up to 60 students, and the laboratory can house up to 40.
The school reserves the right to alter hours of attendance and/or starting dates when deemed necessary. Such changes will not alter the program costs or refund policy stated in the enrollment agreement. If conditions beyond the control of the school require postponement of a starting date or temporary suspension of classes, appropriate adjustments will be made to provide students all the instruction to which they are entitled under the terms of the enrollment agreement. Students who have enrolled but have not started attending school will, upon request, be issued a refund of monies paid if postponement of classes extends beyond the next class starting date.
Lincoln Tech School Calendar
Program start dates run on a rolling schedule set by the campus administration. Available seats in a new class are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. New class starts begin on an approximate monthly basis for most programs. The Catalog Addendum lists the start dates for the calendar year.
Lincoln Tech Class Hours
Programs are available in day, afternoon and/or evening shifts. Availability of shifts depend on which program is selected. The Shelton Class Schedule is listed within the course catalog.
What Is the Lincoln Tech Attendance Policy?
This is a summary of Shelton’s Attendance Policy as of May 9, 2023. The Catalog and its addendum will always reflect the current policy. Please review the catalog and addendum to determine if any updates have been made. The catalog can be found here and the addendum can be found here.
Non-Nursing Attendance Policy
The technical nature of the training and graduate employability goals of the programs offered require that students attend classes on a regular basis. Our expectation is that students will attend all sessions for courses in which they are registered.
Class attendance is monitored daily commencing with the student’s first official day of attendance and a student will be considered withdrawn from a course or courses when any of the following 3 situations occur:
- Six consecutive days of absence from classes;
- Fourteen consecutive calendar days of absence (two weeks)
- Cumulative absences prevent the student’s ability to master the course content during the remainder of the scheduled course, term, or semester as determined by the course syllabus.
Some absences are unavoidable, and may be excused depending upon the reason and the documentation supporting the absence. Examples include:
- Approved employment interviews (established per school policy) are not counted as absences for attendance purposes.
- The following documented absences may be considered on appeal. If approved the student will be allowed to make up any work missed. However, the make-up time cannot be applied to their course attendance percentage:
- Court Appearance – Applicable only when a student is mandated to appear in court for an action in which he/she is a third party or witness. Documentation will be required.
- Military Duty – All military personnel requesting a documented absence must submit a copy of their orders to the campus Education Department prior to the missed time.
- Illness – In the event a student suffers personal illness, either a written doctor’s note excusing participation in school or documentation of the stay in the hospital will be required.
- Bereavement – In the event of the death of an immediate or extended family member and not to exceed 4 days or 25% of the scheduled course. Documentation (e.g. newspaper notice, funeral notice, obituary, or church handout) is required.
- Jury Duty – Documentation required (stamped jury duty form from court).
Documentation of the above approved absences should be presented to the Education Department upon returning to school or in advance when applicable. Cases of extenuating circumstances may be considered by the Director of Education or designee and in the form of signed documentation or verifiable email from the student and if the student demonstrated comprehension of the course content missed. Students receiving funds from any state or federal agency may be subject to the additional attendance requirements of that specific agency. Note: Calendar day calculations include all days visible on a calendar without exception.
Attendance Policy – Practical Nursing
Attendance of a minimum of 100% of scheduled hours per module is suggested for successful completion. Students may not exceed the number of hours allotted per module. Refer to the Practical Nursing handbook for detailed information.
Lincoln Technical Institute will be honoring the following documented absences for Practical Nursing students: Jury Duty, Military Leave and Bereavement (maximum of 3 days). Cases of extenuating circumstances may be considered by the Campus President or designee.
Attendance for Blended Programs (where applicable):
Blended courses consist of both classroom and online instruction. Students are expected to adhere to the attendance policy through physical attendance in scheduled class sessions AND through online graded assignments submitted weekly. Timeframes for weekly online submissions are designed in the Canvas Course Shell (i.e. Sunday - Saturday). Threaded discussions and reflection exercises are examples of graded assignments used to record weekly attendance for the online portion.
Sending an email to the instructor does not count as an academic activity or a gradable item. Meeting the attendance requirements does not indicate that the student has completed all of the required class work for a particular week. Meeting the attendance requirements indicates only that the student has participated sufficiently to be considered in attendance for that week. Assignments are graded on their merit and according to the established guidelines.
Make-up work is only permitted when a student has a documented absence. The documented absence form must be approved by the campus Education Department before the assigned work can be accepted for a grade. Make-up work may only be used to affect a course grade. Make-up work may not be used to raise attendance percentage in a course. Make-up work must be completed in the timeframes required to process Grade Appeals and/or Incomplete Grades, and must be specifically for assignments missed while out for a documented absence.
Make-up time for class / lab / clinical / may be scheduled on a limited basis for Practical Nursing students with an approved documented absence on record. Make-up time must be completed on the dates and in the timeframes determined by the Director of Nursing. Make-up time is limited and varies by shift. See the Director of Nursing for campus limitations.
In the case of school closure due to inclement weather or other natural disaster, make-up sessions will be scheduled to present and/ or review material not incorporated into the remaining scheduled days. The campus will attempt to schedule make-up classes at times that fit within the students’ schedule.
What is the Lincoln Tech Dress Code?
Lincoln Tech requires the student to wear industry-standard uniforms for their respective program. The cost of uniforms is included in the student’s tuition. Uniforms vary by program.
How Do I Obtain Transcripts?
Following a review by the School, grade reports (unofficial transcripts and/or degree audits) are issued to the student upon completion of each course or term on the student portal. Individual grade records are permanently maintained for each Student and are open for inspection in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. The student will receive an official transcript upon graduation. Requests for official transcripts while in school or additional copies of official transcripts after graduation or replacement diplomas/degrees can be requested through our Request A Transcript page. Lincoln has authorized Parchment Services to provide 24/7 online transcript ordering. Alumni, current and former students can order official transcripts using any major credit card.
Are There Specific Lincoln Tech Requirements?
Lincoln Tech Admission Requirements
In order to be considered for acceptance, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
Be a high school graduate or possess a state-approved high school equivalency assessment including, but not limited to:
- a GED, HiSET or TASC examination; or possess an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.
- Complete and sign an Enrollment Agreement.
- Complete the Learner Assessment to determine readiness for academic success.
- Have reliable internet connectivity and access to a device that meets the minimum systems requirements.
Admission Requirements– Practical Nursing
(Required for applicants of the Practical Nursing program)
In order to be considered for acceptance into the Practical Nursing program, an applicant must meet the following additional requirements to those listed above:
- be eighteen years of age on or before graduation of the Practical Nursing program;
- complete a nursing entrance assessment exam with acceptable results as established by the school;
- Criminal history background check with acceptable results as established by the school.
- Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required
See your Admissions contact for current systems requirements.
Lincoln Tech Internship Requirements
In order to participate in the non-didactic part of the program:
- Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in order to participate in externship/internship. Students who do not meet this requirement will be required to repeat classes with less than a 2.0, in order to improve the cumulative grade point average to a 2.0 CGPA and qualify for the externship/internship. Students with less than the required 2.0 CGPA will be placed on probation during this time period.
- Have an approved resumé.
- For many of the programs, students must submit to a background check and/or a drug screening and/or show proper documentation of required immunization records prior to the start of their last course, module, or class. An unfavorable result may preclude a student from participating in the externship/internship portion of the program, resulting in the student being withdrawn from school.
To be eligible for graduation the following requirements must be met:
- Successfully complete all required courses in the program.
- Achieve an overall grade point average of 2.0 excluding Electrical and Practical Nursing programs which require a GPA of 2.5 due to programmatic standards.
- Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements. In addition to the above, Practical Nursing students must attend 1500 hours in the program (750 hours of classroom and 750 hours of clinical).
Lincoln Tech Graduation Rate
Student graduation rates can be found through the ACCSC Graduate & Placement Percentages link on the Shelton campus Consumer Information Page. This information is reported to the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges in the Annual Report.