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The Lincoln College of Technology in Melrose Park, Ill., held a grand opening on April 21 for its Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program.
“Lincoln College of Technology has expanded its current facility to offer a Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program,” said Shaun McAlmont, president and chief executive officer of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation. “With the larger facility, we can now increase our career training program offerings in Melrose Park and focus on delivering hands-on, well-trained graduates who can confidently enter the workforce.”
Lincoln’s expanded 24,000-square-foot facility offers specific computerized equipment, 31 downdraft welding tables and two large paint booths.
The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program provides training in four primary areas: collision repair, computerized estimating and measuring, custom paint and airbrush techniques, and welding and fabrication. Lincoln instructors are I-CAR trained and integrate I-CAR curriculum in order to provide students with the most innovative technology. Students will not only receive collision repair training but also automotive service training in two- and four-wheel alignments and engine repair.
At the grand opening, visitors observed special demonstrations conducted by NAPA with titles such as, “Repairing Brakes,” “Perfect Tune-Up,” “Welding and Fabrication,” “Painting Using Waterborne Paint,” “Creating the Invisible Repair,” “Utilizing a Paint Booth” and “Air-Brushing Techniques.” Visitors also toured the facility and met with admissions and financial aid representatives, students and faculty members.
Lincoln College of Technology’s Melrose Campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education.
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading and diversified for-profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians for more than 60 years.
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Southwestern College, Nashville Auto-Diesel College, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, and Lincoln College of New England. Lincoln also operates divisions within some of these institutions under the name of Lincoln Culinary Institute. Lincoln has a broad geographic reach of 43 campuses in 17 states. Programs vary by campus.