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  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Health Information Technician
  • Medical Billing Coder
  • Electrician
  • HVAC Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Lab Technician

Fortis Institute in Birmingham | 100 London Parkway, Suite 150 Birmingham, AL 35211 • (205) 940-7800

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Healthcare, Dental, Skilled Trades & More

If you are looking for a healthcare school in Birmingham, Alabama, consider FORTIS Institute. Formerly the Tri-State Institute, FORTIS provides accredited, comprehensive education in multiple healthcare fields, as well as other skilled trades. Our campus is conveniently located in Birmingham, just a short drive from Hoover, Talladega and Alabaster, allowing you to get your education while meeting family and work responsibilities.

Medical Programs in Birmingham, Alabama

The data is clear: Healthcare is a growing field that can provide a range of excellent career opportunities. Many healthcare professions will be seeing strong job growth over the next decade, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Our country’s aging population, plus an increase in the number of people suffering from chronic diseases, means that there will continue to be a demand for well-trained medical and healthcare workers. FORTIS offers career training programs in several allied health, medical, and dental careers. Whether you are interested in being “hands-on” with patients as a dental hygienist or medical assistant or prefer to work as an office administrator or billing specialist, our programs can help prepare you for entry-level jobs.

Dental hygienists and dental assistants are key members of every dentist’s oral healthcare team. Demand for dental hygienists is projected to grow 19% over the next 10 years. Many hygienists work part-time so this is a very flexible and rewarding career choice.

Demand for medical laboratory technicians will grow over the next 10 years as doctors have greater need for lab and blood tests to diagnose and treat illness. In addition, as medical practices continue to grow physicians and hospitals will need to hire more medical assistant, medical billing coders and health information technicians.

HVAC and Electrical Trade Programs

If the medical field is not for you, FORTIS offers other career training options. In the skilled trades, there is a growing need for electricians as well as heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC) technicians who have completed formal training programs.

Our HVAC and electrical trades diploma programs can help prepare you for entry-level jobs in these trades. Our program includes classroom instruction as well as hands-on training. You’ll also learn how to use computer-based diagnostic programs, a skill that many employers now demand.

Next Steps

Interested in learning more? Our knowledgeable admission representatives look forward to talking with you. You can contact us by phone, email, or live web chat. We can answer your questions about our programs and help you find the one that best matches your interests, abilities, and career goals. We can also discuss our tuition and fees, as well as financial aid that is available to those who qualify. Finally, we can arrange for an on-campus visit so that you can see our facilities and meet with our faculty and staff.

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"What made me go into HVAC was I have always been a person that liked to tinker with electronics. Even as a young child I was kind of leaning toward that type of thing, hooking up radios and whatnot, trying to figure how things worked. So when I came across this program I knew it would be perfect for my lifestyle."

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    Guerline S.

    The degree I received at Fortis College definitely made a difference in my personal life. It allowed me to find a better job…not only a job, a career that I love.

    Guerline S.

    Lesley H.

    I decided to do a Medical Assistant program so that I could get a career program that would get me a good professional future. I was also influenced by my grandmother who trained to be a Medical Assistant and then went on for other education and training and is still in healthcare.

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    Tracy M.

    I would want people to know and understand that it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to succeed at the goal. Once you set your mind to something you have to be ready to do the work to achieve it.

    Tracy M.

    Dominique S.

    With me I was lucky enough and blessed enough to get hired on after my extern and the pay is great to me, I love it. It was well worth going to school the ten months I went to school. To me it was worth it.

    Dominique S.

    Thomas M.

    I was like I said kind of at a dead-end job and this got me out to where now I actually make a real difference in the world.

    Thomas M.

     
  • Accreditation and State Authorization

    FORTIS Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington DC 20002.

    FORTIS Institute is approved by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.

    The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval with reporting requirements”]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

  • Mission & Objectives

    FORTIS Institute provides postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of degree and diploma programs that assist students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities.  FORTIS strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education, and believes that it makes an important contribution to the economic growth and social well-being of the Birmingham metropolitan area. 

    The following goals are integral to the mission of the Institute:

    • To offer sound diploma and degree programs.
    • To develop each student’s individual and professional growth, including written and interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving competencies.
    • To attract and retain qualified instructors who are effective in the classroom and familiar with appropriate current medical, and/or technical practices.
    • To develop in students a professional attitude and an awareness of contemporary career practices through exposure to pragmatic course content and to faculty currently engaged in enterprise.
    • To assist graduates in finding positions for which they are trained.
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