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Associate Degrees Fit Many Rewarding Careers

According to The New York Times, a college degree is becoming the new high school diploma in the U.S. Across industries and geographic areas, positions that didn’t require degrees, such as dental hygienists, cargo agents, clerks and claims adjusters, in...
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Save with Climate Control Systems and Smart Energy Electrical Systems

Do you like spending more on energy than you have to? Of course not! Nobody does, and that reason is one of the biggest why automated climate control systems and smart energy solutions are gaining so much popularity today. In addition to being able to s...
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Wasted Attic Heat Being Put to Good Use

By Gary Lyu, Program Director at Fortis College in Salt Lake City Heat tends to rise into home attics, wasting precious warmth during winter and causing air conditioners to work harder in the summer, leaving homeowners with ever-increasing electric a...
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Integrated Phone and Communication and Home Networking

It is possible to integrate nearly every aspect of electrical systems technology that you might have in your home today. From the lighting to the climate control, it is possible to have a truly unified home. It’s possible to control these things manuall...
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Intelligent Lighting Electrical Systems are Gaining Popularity

Automation in the home helps make controlling all the different aspects of your abode much easier. With the smart home technology on the market today, you will find that you have a host of different choices when it comes to making your home more efficie...
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Experience the World of Whole House Audio

With the different options and capabilities of electrical systems technology today, just about anything is possible. It is becoming far simpler and more convenient for people to have helpful and fun innovations in their home that were in the realm of fi...
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A Career in Dental Hygiene Offers Many Reasons to Smile

The best way to put a smile on someone’s face might be by cleaning one. Dental hygienists, an integral part of a dental team, are the advocates of bright smiles and healthy gums. Education, prevention, and dental therapy are just a few of the many...
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New Technology Driving HVAC Jobs

Prospects for the HVAC industry are looking up this year. Those involved in heating, air conditioning and ventilation agree there’s significant potential for growth in the future. What’s sparking it? A resurgence in housing markets nationwide along w...
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Passion Grows for Passive Homes Using HVAC Technology

So-called “passive homes” typically are associated with Europe, where the concept of building super-insulated, airtight, energy-efficient homes has caught on. Although originally a product of the U.S. during the 1970’s energy crisis, passive homes haven...
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Sterile Processing Techs Lead Fight Against Infections

Advances in medical technology have made surgeries safer. And as our population ages, more operations and procedures are being performed across America to treat a variety of illnesses. With this increase in surgeries, the demand for sterile processing t...
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Sink Your Teeth into Dental Assisting

“Obamacare” likely will create a spike in the demand for health care services. “Anyone in a hands-on caregiving role is going to be in huge demand,” says career counselor and author Susan Odegaard Turner. Caregivers like dental ...
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Medical Assistants Get Career Boost

You’ve probably heard of Obamacare – it will change how we get medical treatment…and pay for  it. It also may give a boost to Medical Assistant careers. Think about your last primary-care visit…your doctor, chiropractor, ...
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It’s Rad to Work in Rad Tech (Radiologic Technology)

By Craig Shephard, National Dean of Radiologic Technology at Fortis Thinking about a career in radiologic technology? If you’re the type who enjoys being on the cutting edge of technology and working with the latest advances in health care, then ...
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Surgical Technology Programs at Fortis Colleges and Institutes

To borrow an analogy:  if surgeons were superheroes, who would be their sidekicks? Behind the steady hands of a surgeon, you’ll often find a surgical technologist there to help make the surgery a success and win the day for the patient on the...
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Fortis Students “HIT” the Mark in Health Information Technology

A critical element of quality patient care is accurately maintaining health care records. Health Information Technicians help support patients and providers by performing important data and maintenance functions, including verifying treatment protocols,...
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Fortis-Salt Lake City Nursing Program NLNAC Accredited

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Fortis College in Salt Lake City recently received initial accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The NLNAC accreditation is effective until Spring 2018. Whi...
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Sometimes Nurses Need Help in Relieving Stress

Nurses provide 24-7 direct care to their patients and often must confront, on a very personal level, the limits of the outcomes medicine can actually deliver. When that happens, they can begin to feel helpless or start questioning whether they actually ...
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Massage Therapists Help Address Stress and Other Physical Conditions

Between late nights of studying and dedication, has anyone ever told you to just “relax” in college? Letting go of tension during a rigorous college program may be tough, but learning a skill to help others relax is one element of allied hea...
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How Caring are Nurses?

On occasion we’ve all seen a negative comment or observation about the level of care patients receive. Sometimes, a nurse may be the target. But, while no nurse can be perfect all the time, the evidence suggests nurses care strongly about their patients...
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The Future of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care

At a physicians’ conference not long ago, one doctor stood up to say, “Maybe we need more nurse practitioners in primary care.” While a number of physicians want to keep the “practice” of medicine to themselves, others see potential for change on the ho...
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