Healthcare, Medical, & Skilled Trades
If your goal is to start a new career or advance enhance the one you already have, FORTIS offers both HVAC and medical programs in Foley, Alabama. Our medical assistant or medical office administration programs can help prepare you for an entry-level career in a variety of healthcare settings. Alternatively, our HVAC program is an option for those who are seeking entry-level employment in the skilled trades working in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration field.
Our healthcare college in Foley, Alabama provides training in two growing fields. Our programs provide both classroom and hands-on training so that our students are prepared to seek employment upon soon after graduation.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) job opportunities for medical assistants will grow much faster than the average for all occupations nationally over the next decade. Medical assistants provide hands-on patient care under the direction of doctors and nurses, perform basic lab work, and medical offices run smoothly.
Medical Office Administration:
The aging population in the US, combined with greater access to health insurance and medical care, means that there is a need for trained medical office administrators. Our program provides the training you need to manage a medical office while remaining in compliance with insurance protocols and medical privacy processes.
Another career area that is experiencing job opportunity growth is in HVAC. According to the BLS, however, employers are increasingly seeking entry-level technicians who have graduated from a formal training program. This is because environmental systems have become more complex and there is a need to use computer-based diagnostic tools when working with them. Students in the FORTIS HVAC program receive both hands-on and classroom training in the installation, maintenance, and repair of HVAC and refrigeration systems.
If you are already working in the healthcare field but want to expand your skill set, consider our continuing education program in phlebotomy. Students receive both classroom and clinical training in collecting and handling blood samples. After completing the course, students may be prepared to register for the International Academy of Phlebotomy Sciences, Inc. certification exam, “Certified Phlebotomy Technician, CPT. “
We realize that we’ve presented a lot of options and that you probably have questions. Our admissions representatives are standing by to offer guidance in the admissions process, provide information about financial aid programs, and to schedule an on-campus visit so you can check out our facilities and meet our caring staff and faculty.