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Welcome to FORTIS.

At FORTIS, students are provided the skills and training needed to enter careers in industries that have employment opportunity over time. What industries you ask?  FORTIS offers career education and training programs in the nursing, healthcare, medical, dental, business, information technology, skilled trades, massage and cosmetology career fields.  That makes Fortis a post-secondary network of colleges and institutes with a wide variety of educational choices! 

FORTIS provides education and training for qualified applicants with the desire to better their career opportunities regardless of previous educational background. With over forty FORTIS campus locations across the country in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia, more students have the opportunity to experience the FORTIS Difference! 

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Nurses are in Demand.

Employment prospects for nurses in the US are expected to continue to be very strong since job opportunities for skilled nurses are anticipated to grow at a much faster rate than the average.  According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 736,000 new nurses will be needed nationally between 2008 and 2018.

There has never been a better time to have a career in nursing.  With an aging population and longer life expectancies, the outlook is excellent for the nursing field.  Choose a FORTIS nursing education to start your career as a nurse.

Learn more about our nursing programs.

Programs vary by campus

Some of the Benefits of a FORTIS Nursing Education:

  • Our class sizes allow for personalized instruction
  • Frequent class start dates usually without waiting lists
  • Academic coaches available for additional support
  • Nursing facilities are modern, well-equipped and at industry standards.
  • Fully equipped traditional nursing skills labs 
  • Check out our NCLEX pass rates and how they compare!
  • Over 300+ nursing faculty are appropriately credentialed at or above industry standards
  • On-site Learning Resource Center at each campus

Dental Assistants & Dental Hygienists are in Demand.

Being a Dental Assistant or a Dental Hygienist offers you a great career working with dentists and helping people. A dental career will allow you to interact with many people and get the opportunity to participate in various dental procedures. Those who chose to enter the dental assisting and dental hygiene professions will participate in providing dental care as well as comfort to patients. Dentists are expected to hire more Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists to perform routine tasks so dentists may devote their time to more complex procedures.


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Dental Assistants have different work responsibilities than Dental Hygienists because they perform different dental procedures. Dental Assistants get to assist both dentists and hygienists on the job. A Dental Hygienist cleans patient's teeth while the dentist performs procedures including fillings and bridges.

Invest in Yourself and Your Future with HealthCare Training at FORTIS for Medical Careers

Now is a great time to take your first step toward a rewarding career in the healthcare field by contacting FORTIS. As U.S. population ages and as the medical industry expands because of technological advances, the demand for skilled healthcare professionals at all levels continues to grow. Today, 10 of the 20 fastest growing occupations nationally are healthcare related according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

If you want a satisfying job in a field where you know you can make a difference and you can feel good about improving people's quality of life, then a medical career may be the right fit for you. Take the time to do research because there are a wide variety of career opportunities in the healthcare industry, from medical assisting to radiologic technology to health information technology to medical billing and coding –  to name a few popular career paths.

Learn more about our healthcare programs.

There are a variety of career paths one can pursue in the medical field with the right education and training.

Some people want to work closely with patients providing care on a firsthand basis, while others prefer to handle the administrative aspects of running a medical office.  Regardless of your preference there is probably a career field for you in the healthcare industry that will deliver the pride of knowing at the end of the day that what you did made a difference in someone's life today.

At FORTIS, there are many allied health programs that will provide you the education and practical training you need to enter the workforce in two years or less. You don't have to spend years and years in school preparing for the health career you've always wanted. Find out more about the FORTIS campus near you, and get started today. 

Business and professional studies at FORTIS can be the key to your future success.

Choosing the right school to pursue a business or professional education is an important decision because attending business school can prepare you for any of a variety of careers. As a graduate from a FORTIS business program, you can be prepared for entry-level positions in traditional business fields such as management, marketing, accounting, business administration or human resources. 

Those with the ambition and discipline to complete a FORTIS business, paralegal or criminal justice progam will have the chance to discover rewarding opportunities for advancement in these fields as their careers progress over time.  A good education opens doors in almost any industry or organization for the person with the right skills.

Learn more about our business and professional programs.

Picking a business program is a very personal choice. For many, the decision you’ll make involves tradeoffs between finances (the need to support a family), your age (high school graduate vs. mid-life career changer), and future career plans (start your company or work for a big corporation).  At FORTIS, our admissions representatives will work with you to match your skills and desires to the right program.  For some it’s short term training or a diploma program while others choose to pursue an associate degree program.

Completing your business school program at FORTIS can open the door to career opportunities with a path for future growth.  A solid business education will give you grounding in the basics of business that you can apply to build your own business or to help build someone else’s company or firm.  Today’s business market is highly competitive so those people with proven skills, a positive can-do attitude and the drive to succeed will be those most likely to prosper.

Companies Need Information Technology Professionals to Grow and Thrive.

Information Technology is a fast paced, fascinating and rewarding career field for those with an interest in programming, computer systems, database infrastructure and networking software and design.  If you have a desire to install and service the IT and data infrastructures required to run a business today, then FORTIS can train you for entry-level positions in Information Technology.  IT drives the software and hardware that improve the productivity of almost every worker in every industry.  Everybody benefits from the advantages of information technology.

Learn more about our IT training programs.

From high-speed communications systems to complex, specialized databases to customized internal computer and fiber networks, Information Technology defines the modern business world. IT professionals are in demand in industries as diverse as healthcare, education, manufacturing, insurance, retail and government.  IT staff work hard every day to develop solutions for a wide array of technology demands.

IT professionals deploy hardware and software solutions appropriate to the requirements of a particular organization.  They take charge of its installation, maintenance, security and efficiency. In many cases, the management skills and business acumen of an IT professional are just as important as their technical abilities with computing technology.  If you love technology, like to solve problems and enjoy working as part of a team, then pursue a FORTIS education in Information Technology to chart your career path for success.

Learn a Skilled Trade to enjoy working with your hands and your brain.

Are you mechanically inclined?  If you enjoy discovering practical solutions and if you want a career working with your hands, then consider career training in the Skilled Trades at FORTIS.  The rapid advance of technology will continue to spur opportunities for those educated in the Skilled Trades.  You can chose to pursue a trade that can be mastered such as being a welder or an electrician.   Or you can chose a route to learn the skills to install, service and repair HVAC equipment and the temperature control machinery used in residential, commercial and industrial heating and cooling systems.

One advantage of working in the trades is the opportunity to work on your own schedule and be your own boss. Those who finish an education in the skilled trades at FORTIS may become subcontractors or even open their own business. If the 9-to-5 office gig doesn't appeal to you and if you want a career working in the field, then you may enjoy the independence that comes with being a skilled tradesman.

It takes a solid foundation to build a home, just like it takes a solid education to build the basis for a good career.  A FORTIS education in the skilled trades has put many men and women just like you on the path to success.  Our programs are taught by professional instructors who bring their real-world experience to bear to help students develop the hands-on skills that employers seek.  The demand for qualified skilled tradesmen and women remains high in a variety of business sectors so follow your dream by taking the opportunity now to get more information about our programs in Electrical, HVAC, Welding and other skilled trades.

Learn more about our skilled trade programs.

FORTIS Offers You a Wide Variety of Exciting Career Paths in Beauty and Wellness.

If you like helping others look their best, then you know how good you feel when you see the smiles on their faces.  Now imagine making a career doing what you love to do.  Beauty and Wellness is a growing industry - and you can join in the growth trend by enrolling at FORTIS!

Whether you choose to use creative flair behind a chair in the salon; own your own salon or spa business; or opt for the excitement of a career in fashion or product education, a FORTIS education can help you reach your artistic, technical, and lifestyle goals.

Learn more about our beauty and wellness programs.

Cosmetology is both art and science.  Learn to balance your natural creative streak with the technical knowledge required to perform a wide range of skills including haircutting, creative hair styling, coloring, skin care, chemistry, facials, and more.  You need good people skills and an ability to please customers to be a success in cosmetology, so Fortis students are taught skills to build repeat and referral customers by practicing good business management techniques.

From barbering and cosmetology to skin care and nail technology, FORTIS offers career training in the beauty and wellness industry to meet your needs.  Of if you know you have healing hands, you can train at FORTIS to become a massage therapist.

FORTIS can help with your Continuing Education Needs.

At FORTIS, our students get the skills and training needed for their careers. FORTIS College provides continuing education courses for anyone, usually regardless of previous experience. Get the opportunity to receive personalized attention from an experienced instructor to help you achieve continued success in your career and educational goals.

Many Fortis campuses provide training recognized by the American Heart Association in continuing education courses such as Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), or Pediatric Life Support (PALS). FORTIS also offers NAEMT training in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), and our Department of Transportation certifications include Flight Physiology, Advanced Airway Support, and 12 Lead EKG.

Students can take continuing education courses to prepare to be a Nurse’s Aide at many Fortis campuses. In some states these are called STNA or State Tested Nursing Assistant courses while in others, the course is known as CNA for Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Nurse Assistant.   Becoming a nurse’s aide can be a very rewarding.

Are you looking for continuing education to learn Phlebotomy?  Many Fortis campuses offer courses to prepare students to become a Phlebotomist. Develop a working knowledge of collecting blood with emphasis on patient safety, quality assurance and standard precautions.

Some Fortis campuses offer continuing education courses to prepare students to become an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA). The duties of an EFDA can and will vary by state so please check with your local Fortis campus for details on the EFDA course offered.

Continuing education courses vary by campus

Some of Continuing Education courses FORTIS may offer:

These courses are non-accredited, non-credit continuing education courses