Lincoln Tech – Nashville, Tennessee



Established in 1919 as Nashville Auto-Diesel College (NADC), Lincoln Tech’s Nashville campus is carrying on the strong, enduring NADC tradition and is continuing to educate generations of students for successful futures in the Auto, Diesel, Collision Repair, Heavy Equipment, and Welding industries. The campus enjoys working relationships with multiple Caterpillar dealers throughout the United States from Ryder Trucks, to Thermo King and Scott Equipment—as well as other top employers in the Auto, Diesel, and Heavy Equipment Fields.

Campus features:

  • 280,000-square-feet of real-world training facilities with advanced industry equipment.
  • More than 50 live gas engines for hands-on Automotive training.
  • Dozens of CAT, Cummins, and Detroit Diesel engines.
  • Hunter Alignment Equipment.
  • Mustang and Super Flow Chassis Dynos.
  • Four on-site collision shops.
  • Twenty-two Heavy Equipment bays housing 25 training vehicles.
  • Individual welding booths for metal fabrication practice.
  • On-campus housing for students relocating to our school.
  • Campus Hall of Fame where more than 100 years of successful NADC graduates are honored.

Campus program statistics:

  • 95% of Diesel and Truck Technology graduates at the Nashville Campus get hired when they graduate.1
  • 96% of Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology graduates at the Nashville Campus get hired when they graduate.1
  • The State of Tennessee projects 8% job growth for Welders by 2028, which is very promising for Welding and Metal Fabrication Technology students.2

HALL OF FAME SPOTLIGHT: Graduating from the Nashville Auto-Diesel College in 1987, David Burt went on to work with John Deere and Caterpillar Equipment. He currently works with Stribling Equipment, a John Deere Construction and Forestry Dealer, as a certified Dealer Instructor.

1Job placement rates for Nashville graduates calculated as (Number of graduates employed in Field / Number of graduates available for placement), as per latest reporting to the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges on the 2022 Annual Report.

2National Center for O*NET Development. Tennessee Employment Trends: 51-4121.00 – Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved December 3, 2021, from

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Lincoln has over 20 campuses across the United States, each featuring select programs.

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Our Campus President and Admissions Team welcome you to our historic Nashville campus, which was established in 1919 as Nashville Auto-Diesel College (NADC). Lincoln Tech’s NADC has an amazing history of graduating successful technicians in fields like Auto Technology, Collision Repair & Refinishing, Diesel Technology, Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Welding.

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“This is the right school because you’re not in a large class at a big university. You can actually have a one-to-one with the teachers and get an understanding of what you’re doing.”

Jadarius Kidd | Diesel Graduate