Campus Spotlight:  Melrose Park, IL

Lincoln’s Melrose Park campus

Few career training schools in the Chicago area have had the impact of Lincoln Tech’s Melrose Park campus.  Beginning in 1902 with its founding as Greer College of Automotive Engineering, to its transition to the Lincoln family in 1969 and preparing to celebrate its 50th year as a Lincoln Tech school, the campus has stood as one of Chicagoland’s premier destinations for vocational education.

Along the way, career training options have expanded to include electrical/electronic systems and medical assisting.  Today, the Melrose Park campus maintains one of Lincoln Tech’s most active alumni networks, along with an impressive Hall of Fame, and partners with a number of leading employers to help graduates take their first steps into the industry of their choice.  Here are a few more reasons to look to Lincoln Tech in Melrose Park if you’re thinking about career training near Chicago:

Things to Know About Lincoln Tech in Melrose Park

Top-rated by students.  Lincoln Tech in Melrose Park has achieved “Top School” status in student satisfaction four years in a row, which leads all Lincoln schools across the country.

Pioneering partnerships.  The campus was one of the first selected by Audi to launch its Education Partnership Program with Lincoln Tech campuses in 2016 – and it’s a partnership that continues to this day!  Collision Repair and Refinishing partners include AkzoNobel and local body shops like Erie-LaSalle.  And this Fall the campus was proud to welcome Johnson Controls for a partnership kickoff featuring the dedication of a sponsored training space for their Electrical and Electronic Systems Technology (EEST) program.

An established, engaging faculty.  The Melrose Park campus instructors are among the company’s longest-tenured – including Dan Spano, who celebrated 42 years at Lincoln Tech this spring!

Location is everything.  The campus is only about 10 minutes from downtown Chicago.

Opportunities await.  Over the next 10 years, it’s projected that almost 25,000 openings will need to be filled around Illinois in fields you can train for at Lincoln Tech’s Melrose Park campus.  That includes more than 11,000 in auto technology and collision repair, 7,500 electricians and electronics professionals, and more than 6,000 Medical Assistants.*

A proven record of graduate success.  Last year the campus placement rate reached nearly 80%: four out of five graduates from our Automotive Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology, and Electrical and Electronic Systems Technology programs, and nearly three out of four Medical Assisting graduates, were hired upon graduation.**

Career training with flavor.  “We’re near some of the best food in the world,” says Campus President Karen Clark.  “Giordano’s Pizza, Lou Malnati’s Pizza, Buona Beef and Portillio’s are close by!”

Schedule a campus tour today and learn how Lincoln Tech Melrose Park can help you put your potential to work!

* Source:, for the years 2014-2024.

** Important information about the educational debt, earnings, completion and placement rates of students who attended a Lincoln program can be found at


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