Lincoln Technical Institute-East Windsor


Baran Institute of Technology is located in East Windsor, Connecticut and offers students the chance to begin a career in technical applications ranging from automotive to electrical. Also known as Lincoln Technical Institute, Baran has been in business since 1979. A 315,000 sq. ft. facility was opened in 2005 to serve as the main headquarters for the technical school. More than 3/4 of the entire school is devoted to functional shop work space.

Accreditation for certificate programs at Baran Institute of Technology comes from the ACCSCT, or the Accrediting Commission of Career School and Colleges of Technology.

There are seven major programs of study at Baran Institute of Technology:

Autobody Technology: Over 78.5 quarter credit hours, students will work through all the intricacies of collision repair, framing, painting and more. The IMACA License can be obtained while enrolled in the program. This curriculum is what repair and custom automotive shops are looking for in applicants.

Automotive Technology: During this 87.5 quarter credit hour program, students work on real problem cars and train for a career in a dealership or repair center. The IMACA License can be received during training.

Motorcycle Technology: As most motorcycle shops prefer formally trained employees, this curriculum (at 75.5 quarter credits) will prepare students for the real world of motorcycle tech.

Electrical Technology: Hopeful Electrician Apprentices can enter this program and graduate fully qualified to begin working. The curriculum can be completed in one year of day classes (78 quarter credits).

Welding Technology: Students who complete the Welding Technology Program will be ready to enter the workforce and start working on ships, aircrafts, pipelines and other entry-level jobs.

Diesel Technology: From hydraulic work to complete overhauls, Baran Diesel Technology students gain a look into the entirety of the diesel industry. Major industry systems like Mack, CAT, Cummins and Detroit are all covered. The IMACA License and the Air Brake Certification are both available during enrollment.

HVAC Technology: For students looking to enter the busy world of HVAC tech, this one-year program (two years at night) will allow graduates to become apprentices and eventually get the Connecticut HVAC license.

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Enrollment Total (all students) 913


The admissions process at Baran is straightforward. Students must forward transcripts to demonstrate completion of high school or GED diploma equivalency. The application can be filled out online. An Ability to Benefit Test may be an option for students with neither. An admissions test it then administered and results will be weighed once an application along with nonrefundable fee is received. Students with previous training in a certain field may be able to bypass certain courses in their field of training if decided valid by the director.

Financial Aid

Applicants to Baran Institute of Technology will have access to a number of different financial aid programs. Students must first fill out the FAFSA to qualify for federal aid. Awards may be in the form of Pell and FSEOG Grants (which do not have to be repaid), Stafford and Perkins Loans (which may be subsidized), PLUS Loans for parents, Work Study opportunities for students or more. In addition, a number of other scholarships and grants are available. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office at Baran for a full list.

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Students at BIT (Lincoln Tech) have the opportunity to live at two different campuses while training at the institute. The Hilltop Campus in Suffield and the Capitol City Campus at Hartford contain dorm-type room where many students live, though the housing is not run by school officials. Nonetheless, many students live together in these residential settings and have laundry, internet and fitness resources available to them. The Housing Admission Coordinator can help students along in the process by arranging for roommates.

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The peaceful area of East Windsor is one of the earliest places settled by early emigrants from England and Europe. While the capitol at Hartford is a short distance away, students also will have access to Massachusetts’ Bradley International Airport. Popular spots for students to take a break from class work include Six Flags New England amusement park, the Stafford Springs Raceway (home to NASCAR and more) and a number of beaches and parks along the coast. Skiing is also popular during the winter months.

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