Automotive Specialized Training Programs at Lincoln Tech
Qualified students can receive advanced training on the proprietary technology from the creators of the world’s most respected automotive brands. In these programs, students learn from industry professionals. These opportunities are made possible through specialized training partnerships with participating automotive manufacturers and other industry training organizations.
The ultimate goal of any student who graduates from Lincoln Tech is to start a rewarding career they will benefit from and enjoy. We are proud to serve as a training partner with some of the world’s biggest and most respected brands that need to build their workforces as they grow.
Below are the major automotive and diesel organizations that Lincoln Tech partners with. These are the world class companies that trust Lincoln Tech with educating future technicians for their brand.
AUDI Specialized Training Program
The automotive training partnership between AUDI and Lincoln Tech began in 2015, and both brands have mutually benefitted from this successful relationship. Lincoln Tech provides technician training on Audi models and technology through an Audi-developed independent learning module that is designed to build the technicians’ familiarity with Audi-specific servicing, maintenance and roadside assistance skills.
Audi provides the curriculum and equipment for the program, and has supplied 9 Lincoln Tech campuses with Audi vehicles for the students to train on. Graduates of Lincoln’s automotive technician programs who have completed the Audi independent online training program can apply to this automotive leader as entry-level automotive technicians with Audi-specific specialized training.
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BMW FastTrack Specialized Training Program
BMW is one of the largest and most popular luxury automotive brands in the world, and the United States is a major market for their cars and SUVs. The BMW FastTrack training program was designed to train eligible and qualified automotive students on BMW’s braking, electrical & chassis technology, and drivetrain integration systems. The BMW specific training is four months of additional training after completing the courses for the Automotive Service Technology program.
Eligibility: Students must meet GPA and attendance requirements, and have a good driving record.
Location: The BMW Fast Track specialized training program is available at our Grand Prairie, TX and Mahwah, NJ campuses.
FCA MOPAR CAP Specialized Training Program
CAP 0/1 and 2
The MOPAR brand is the worldwide parts and service supplier for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). MOPAR has expanded its training partnership with Lincoln Tech to include its MOPAR CAP program, which stands for “Career Automotive Program”. This special training has been designed to give Automotive Technology students additional skills that can prepare them for careers with Chrysler and its family of brands.
Late-model Chrysler and Jeep vehicles are being provided to Lincoln Tech for training purposes, giving students hands-on experience working with the manufacturer’s technology. This includes training on diagnostic codes, brake systems, fuel and exhaust systems, electronics, and on-board computers.
- MOPAR CAP 0/1 - Independent learning module available to all current automotive students at 4 campuses (Denver, CO; East Windsor, CT; Mahwah, NJ; Nashville, TN).
- MOPAR CAP 2 – The MOPAR CAP 2 specific training is four months of additional training after completing the courses for the Automotive Service Technology program. This is available at our Mahwah, NJ campus, providing they meet the pre-requisites of 90% attendance, 2.5 GPA or higher, and satisfactory completion of the MOPAR CAP 0/1 course.
MAZDA Specialized Training Program
Lincoln Tech’s partnership with Mazda North American Operations provides technician training on Mazda vehicles for our Automotive Technology students. This partnership provides technician training on Mazda models and proprietary technology through a Mazda-developed independent learning modules that enhance the technicians’ familiarity with Mazda-specific servicing, maintenance and roadside assistance skills.
Mazda has supplied 4 Lincoln Tech campuses with late-model Mazda vehicles for the students to train on. Graduates of Lincoln’s automotive technician programs that have completed the Mazda independent online training program can apply to this automotive leader as entry-level automotive technicians with Mazda-specific specialized training.
Peterbilt Specialized Training Program
The Peterbilt diesel training program is designed to enhance the automotive or diesel graduate’s skill set by introducing them to proprietary Peterbilt technology. This program takes 3 months to complete, and applicants must meet eligibility requirements to enter the program and maintain their eligibility throughout the program.
Eligibility: Students must meet GPA and attendance requirements to apply and then maintain eligibility, as well as passing a background check and drug test as specified by Peterbilt.
Locations: This specialized training program is available to graduates from Lincoln Tech’s automotive and diesel programs, and is an employer-funded program. It is offered exclusively at our Nashville, TN campus.
Republic Services Specialized Training Program
There are two specialized training programs available to eligible applicants who are graduates from Lincoln Tech’s automotive or diesel programs. Republic Services offers an automotive maintenance program, and a diesel C-level technician training program. The 9-week automotive program focuses on the maintenance procedures specified by Republic for their fleet of service vehicles. The 1-month diesel technician program focuses on training students to repair and maintain Republic vehicles powered by diesel engines. Both programs are employer-funded, and specific requirements must be met to apply for the program.
Prerequisite Training: Applicants to the automotive program can be an auto or diesel graduate, while applicants for the diesel program must be a graduate of the diesel technology program.
Eligibility: Students must meet GPA and attendance requirements to apply and then maintain eligibility, as well as passing a background check and drug test as specified by Republic Services.
Location: Both Programs are available at Republic’s Dallas, TX Facility.
Tesla Specialized Training Program
Tesla is a household name in the EV industry, and is one of the most popular EVs sold in the United States. Lincoln Tech’s Denver campus is home to the new Tesla START technician training program, which is offered in partnership with Tesla to train a new generation of Tesla technicians. Automotive Technology graduates from any of Lincoln Tech’s campuses will be eligible to apply for this advanced EV training program.
Tesla provides vehicles, tools, equipment, charging stations and its own instructors to deliver the program, and those students accepted into the 16-week program will receive an hourly stipend while they train. Upon completion of the program, graduates may be recruited for positions at Tesla service centers across North America.
Location: Tesla training is currently available at Lincoln Tech’s Denver, CO Campus.
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Volkswagen Specialized Training Program
This automotive giant is known for its iconic air-cooled VW Beetle, the most produced car in history. Today they are also known for their sophisticated and popular long-running Jetta and Golf models. VW dealerships around the country need skilled technicians to work on their customers’ cars, and prefer technicians who can demonstrate competency with their specific technology. This training focuses on Volkswagen electrical systems, proprietary scanning tools and advanced systems diagnostics.
For years, Volkswagen dealerships have turned to Lincoln Tech graduates to fill open positions, and the success of that experience has culminated in a VW/Lincoln Tech training partnership. Offered at our Indianapolis, IN and Mahwah, NJ campuses, the Volkswagen Education Partnership training is an add-on component of our Automotive Technology training program, and teaches students to develop hands-on experience working on VW vehicles.
This program takes on average 15 months to complete, and includes the courses in the 14-month Automotive Service Technology program plus 2 VW specific courses. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements to enter the program and maintain their eligibility throughout the program.
Locations: The Volkswagen Education Partnership is available at Lincoln Tech’s Indianapolis IN and Mahwah NJ campuses.
Industry Standards & Equipment
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the ASE Education Foundation
Many of Lincoln’s Automotive programs are accredited by the ASE Education Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to improve automotive technology education by accrediting programs via a peer evaluation. In addition, many of Lincoln's instructors are certified by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), which was established in 1972 by the automotive industry to improve the quality of auto repair and service through testing and certification.
Many Lincoln campuses undergo the extensive, on-site, ASE Education Foundation peer review process conducted by an independent evaluation team. Programs at locations that meet compliance in all areas are awarded ASE Education Foundation Accreditation. For a listing of Lincoln locations that are ASE Education Foundation accredited, visit ASE Education Foundation.
The curriculum covered in any of Lincoln’s ASE Education Foundation Accredited programs will satisfactorily prepare students to sit for their ASE certification exams. This means when students graduate, they will have a head start on an awesome career! These credentials are invaluable in the industry and with time, students can acquire the experience necessary to become a Master Automobile Service Technician (MAST).
I-CAR Specialized Training
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference for Auto Collision Repair, is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to training the collision inter-industry. Formed by the collision repair industry in 1979, all I-CAR activities, programs, services and resources focus on supporting the auto collision repair industry to achieve a high level of technical knowledge through access to training.
In addition to developing and delivering technical training programs to professionals in all areas of the collision repair industry, I-CAR provides a forum for dialogue around issues of proper collision repair. I-CAR’s training reaches a broad base of students who learn the latest methods of efficient, high quality repair in six inter-industry market segments.