Birmingham, AL

Fortis Institute in Birmingham

Healthcare, Dental, Skilled Trades & More

Formerly known as Tri-State Institute, the FORTIS Institute in Birmingham, AL provides career education to the greater Birmingham area for the nursing, healthcare, medical, dental and skilled trades fields. At Fortis, you can attend a school that offers you comprehensive training programs within proximity to everything the city of Birmingham has to offer. 

FORTIS Institute Birmingham offers allied health and medical career training programs including Medical Assisting, Health Information Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology and Medical Billing and Coding.  With our aging population, there are many medical career opportunities for people in Alabama with a solid education and quality medical skills training.  Let FORTIS help you capitalize on these healthcare and technology trends!

Train for a dental career in Alabama with FORTIS Institute.  Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks dental assistant among the fastest growing occupations nationally from now through 2018.  FORTIS offers programs in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene in Birmingham, AL.   The Dental Hygiene program at FORTIS Institute prepares students for entry-level opportunities in the dental hygiene field, a well-regarded career by many.

If you want a career where you can work with your hands and your head, consider the skilled trades.  The Electrical Trades program at FORTIS prepares students to enter the electrical field to become a residential, commercial, or industrial electrician.  The HVAC - Refrigeration program trains students to service and install heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.  Train to be an HVAC technician at FORTIS Institute in Birmingham and you can learn to troubleshoot and repair complex heating and cooling systems.

Yes you can!  Pursue your dream!  Find what you are looking for in a healthcare or skilled trades career by beginning with a good education from FORTIS Institute in Birmingham, AL - just a short drive from Hoover, Talladega & Alabaster.

FORTIS Institute Birmingham was formerly known as Tri-State Institute before joining the network of FORTIS Colleges and Institutes in December of 2011.

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.

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.

Consumer Information & Gainful Employment Disclosures - Fortis Institute in Birmingham

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Diploma (CIP Code: 51.0601) Click here for gainful employment data.
Associate Degree (CIP Code: 51.0602) Click here for gainful employment data.
Diploma (CIP Code: 46.0302) Click here for gainful employment data.
Associate Degree (CIP Code: 51.0707) Click here for gainful employment data.
Diploma (CIP Code: 47.0201) Click here for gainful employment data.
Diploma (CIP Code: 51.0801) Click here for gainful employment data.
Associate Degree (CIP Code: 51.0801) Click here for gainful employment data.
Diploma (CIP Code: 51.0714) Click here for gainful employment data.
Associate Degree (CIP Code: 51.1004) Click here for gainful employment data.

Campus Commute Locations

Fortis Institute in Birmingham, AL, is conveniently near these cities:

  • Hoover, Alabama
  • Midfield, Alabama
  • Vestavia Hills, Alabama
  • Cahaba Heights, Alabama
  • Homewood, Alabama
  • Lipscomb, Alabama
  • Bessemer, Alabama
  • Hopewell, Alabama
  • Hueytown, Alabama
  • Fairfield, Alabama
  • Mountain Brook, Alabama
  • Pleasant Grove, Alabama
  • McDonald Chapel, Alabama