Lindsey Hopkins Technical College

Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center (LH Tech) is a two-year public college located in Miami, Florida. It also includes an adult education center, which serves the bulk of its students. The technical college itself only had 330 students in 2018-2019, considerably less than the 10,000 total students.

This school is part of the Miami-Dade County School District and is partially funded by taxpayers. As a result, tuitions are lower than most colleges. Some programs, such as the dual-enrollment program for high school students, are entirely free under most circumstances.

LH Tech’s campus sits in the heart of Miami, easily accessible by I-95 or bus. It’s just over a mile from the beach, with palm trees along the front of the building and inside the courtyards.

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School Overview

LH Tech is known for its electronics equipment installation and repair program, which is also its most popular. The automotive mechanic’s program is highly rated as well.
Like many community colleges, this is more than just a school. It’s also a testing center, offering four different state exams: the Test of Adult Basic Education, the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems, and the General Education Development exam (GED). The school also offers ESOL classes for non-English speakers.
LH Tech has a diverse student body that draws from all of Miami-Dade County. It has a good mix of college-aged students and older adults, with 44 percent of students being over the age of 25. The student body is also economically diverse. 52 percent are currently receiving Pell Grants, and the vast majority are receiving financial assistance of some kind.
The school’s central location puts it five minutes from downtown, with easy access to several museums, restaurants, and the nightlife that Miami is famous for.

Public

2 Year

Size of Institution

Very small (under 1,000 students)

Title: Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
Also Known As: N/A
Location: Miami, FL
Setting: City – Large
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Other Characteristics: None
On-Campus Housing: Not provided
Board or Meal Plans: Not provided
Applicants: Not reported
Admissions: Not reported
Full-Time Retention Rate: 71%
Part-Time Retention Rate: 83%
Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Open Admission Policy: Yes

Degrees, Certificates & Diplomas Offered

Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma of less than one academic year
Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma of at least one but less than two academic years
Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma of at least two but less than four academic years

Special Learning Opportunities

Continuing education

Admissions

Because LH Tech is part of the Miami-Dade public school district, admission is guaranteed to anyone who applies. However, minors who wish to participate in the dual-enrollment program will need parental permission to enroll.
There are no time restrictions or deadlines for admission. Students can even join courses during the middle of the term, although you’ll be required to pay the full price of the course regardless of when you register.

N/A

Acceptance Rate

Yes

Open Admission Policy

Application Fee

SAT & ACT Scores

Credits Accepted

Dual Credit

No

Credit for Life Experiences

No

Advanced Placement (AP)

No

Application Requirements

High School GPA

N/A

High School Rank

N/A

High School Record

N/A

College Preparatory Program Completion

N/A

Recommendations

N/A

Competencies

N/A

Standardized Test Scores

N/A

TOEFL

N/A

Other Tests

N/A

Tuition

As of 2019, LH Tech charges $2,460 a year in tuition, including applicable fees. This rate is for Florida state residents. For non-residents, the rate goes up to $9,381.
These numbers are only estimates, based on the assumption that you’re attending 900 hours of classes over the course of the year. If you’re taking fewer classes – or more classes – your rates will be different. When signing up, you’ll want to talk to your admissions officer to find out exactly what you’ll be paying.
When making your plans, make sure to take other factors into account. LH Tech’s website displays a detailed breakdown of attendance costs, which includes other factors such as transportation, textbooks, personal expenses, and room and board (if applicable).

Yes

Alternative Tuition Plans

Alternative Tuition Plans

Tuition payment plan

Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduate Students

In District

Tuition

N/A

Required Fees

N/A

In State

Tuition

N/A

Required Fees

N/A

Out of State

Tuition

N/A

Required Fees

N/A

Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduate Students

In District

Tuition

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Required Fees

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In State

Tuition

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Required Fees

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Out of State

Tuition

N/A

Required Fees

N/A

Financial Aid

LH Tech is a Title IV eligible school, which means students are eligible to receive federal financial aid. This is a significant benefit since the bare minimum FAFSA loan will cover all tuition costs for in-state students who are taking a standard course load.
Financial aid is also available through the state of Florida. These include both need-based grants and academic scholarships. For qualifying students, these options allow you to attend college without accumulating any debt.
For students who don’t need or want a loan, but would like to pay in installments, LH Tech also offers a partial payment plan, which allows you to pay 1/3 of the cost of your classes up front, and the rest of the fees by the midpoint of the semester.
Tuition includes monthly bus passes for commuting to and from school. This isn’t financial aid per se, but it’s an added benefit that you might appreciate.

53% of undergraduate students are receiving financial aid.

$2086 is the average amount awarded.

31% were awarded Pell grants

$3163 was the average amount awarded.

0% were awarded federal student loans

Majors

1. Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
2. Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
3. Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other
4. Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
5. Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist
6. Surgical Technology/Technologist

LH Tech is two schools in one: an adult general education center, and a technical college.
The adult general education program offers high-school courses to adult students and offers GED testing for these students. This program is also open to local high school students who want to study in a more advanced environment than their high school. Students under 18 years old will need parental permission to enroll.
LH Tech is two schools in one: an adult general education center, and a technical college.
The adult general education program offers high-school courses to adult students and offers GED testing for these students. This program is also open to local high school students who want to study in a more advanced environment than their high school. Students under 18 years old will need parental permission to enroll.
The technical college encompasses twenty different career-oriented programs. It includes an HVAC program, a practical nursing program, and an automotive program, as well as a certification in early childhood education.

Living Expenses

Not provided

On-Campus Housing

N/A

Student Dormitory Capacity

Board & Meal Plans

Not provided

Costs

Room Charges: N/A
Board Charges: N/A

Academics

What type of degree you’re going to receive from LH Tech depends on what course you’re enrolled in. Students in the adult generation will have the opportunity to take a high school equivalency exam at any time. Students who pass the test will receive a GED. High school students’ coursework will be credited to their high school, leading to a standard, Miami-Dade high school diploma.
The technical college awards career certificates in specific fields. For many fields, these certificates are required for state licensure. In other fields, they’re a sign to prospective employers that you’ve received training.
In addition to standard technical and adult education courses, LH Tech offers an ESOL program for Miami-Dade County residents who want to learn to speak English. This is a personal development program, and neither offers nor requires a diploma.

Library Facilities

Physical facilities
Printed materials
Access to digital/electronic resources
A staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Established library hours

Students

Undergraduate Students

1104

Available Student Services 

Remedial services
Academic & career counseling services
Employment services for current students
Placement services for program completers
On-campus day care for children of students

Enrollment

Applicants: N/A
Admissions: N/A
Enrolled: N/A
Enrollment Rate: N/A
Females Enrolled: N/A
Males Enrolled: N/A

Alumni by Ethnicity & Race

American Indian or Alaska Native

0%

Asian

0.51%

Black or African American

68.37%

Hispanic or Latino

19.9%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders

0%

White

5.1%

Two or More Races

0%

Race/Ethnicity Unknown

0%

Nonresident Alien

6.12%

College Life

Last school year, LH Tech served more than 10,000 students. The vast majority of these studied in the ESOL or adult general education programs, which are structured for people with jobs and families. As a result, there aren’t any sports or student clubs.
On the other hand, the technical college is a far smaller, more tight-knit community. Only 330 students attended there last year, across all programs. The most popular program was their Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair program, which graduated 28 students. As you can imagine, in such a small community, people form friendships, and all the instructors and students know each other by name.
The LH Tech campus occupies a full city block, between NW 20th Street and NW 19th Street, next to 7th Ave, and directly adjacent to the Miami Dade College Medical Campus. It’s just off Exit 3A of Interstate 95, which makes for an easy commute.
Within 3 blocks of campus, you’ll find a Wendy’s, a McDonald’s, a Moe’s, and a Subway, in addition to a handful of local restaurants. Not only will you have plenty of ways to refuel during the day, but you’ll have places to go with your friends when classes are over.

Contact Details

Address

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
750 NW 20 Street
Miami
Florida
33127

Phone Number

General Enquiries: 30532460707006

Website

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Reviews

Because LH Tech is a technical college, not a standard university, comparing it to a school like the University of Miami would be a case of comparing apples to oranges. So let’s look at this school on its own merits.
The adult education center does exactly what it sets out to do. It gets you the classroom instruction you need to pass the GED exam. There’s no real difference between the actual material and what you’d study at any other high school in Miami-Dade County, but the students are mostly adults. Night classes are available for working adults.
There’s no academic benefit to the dual-enrollment program. However, high school students might still want to enroll if the location is more convenient for them, or if they want to pick up extra class credits at night for an early graduation.
One complaint we’ve seen from more than one student is that the free bus passes sometimes arrive several days late. Some people won’t care about this, but it’s something you should be aware of if you’re going to ride the bus.
The technical college offers more one-on-one time with teachers than most colleges of its type, thanks to relatively small program sizes. As a student, you’ll be working hands-on with your instructor, not sitting in the back of a lecture hall. Practical nursing students can also receive training in a real-world environment at the neighboring hospital.

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