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Fortis College in Foley | 200 East Laurel Avenue Foley, AL 36535 • (251) 970-1460

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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 program 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.

Medical Assisting:

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.

HVAC:

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.

Continuing Education:

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. “

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    Cassandra C.

    Having two small children really motivated me to pursue a degree in which I can provide for them without worrying about money. I choose the Medical Assistant Program to do just that.

    Cassandra C.

    Hashim L.

    The reason why I chose HVAC was because it was 4 trades in one. I learned plumbing, I learned electricity, I learned construction on top of learning HVAC. What I do now is I’m an installer for one of the top companies in the region and what I find most satisfying about my job is being able to provide other people with comfort.

    Hashim L.

    Brenda C

    My family is so happy that I have completed a new chapter of my life, that I have took the effort to do something else with my life and they are behind me 100%, I cannot thank them more for all the help they have put into helping me with school.

    Brenda C

    Bella M.

    I’m passionate about my job; I found my passion late in life and it’s worth getting up for. Here at Fortis my schedule was I worked two part-time jobs and I went to school full-time.

    Bella 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.

     
  • Accreditation and State Authorization

    FORTIS College, Foley is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). It is also licensed and approved by the Private School Unit, Alabama Department of Education and by the State Approval Agency for the Training of Veterans.

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