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Your career education in nursing, medical assisting, dental assisting, and HVAC-R can begin at FORTIS!
Healthcare & Medical College in Indianapolis, Indiana
If you live in or near Indianapolis, and you’re thinking about a career in the medical field, you’ll want to look at the medical programs in Indianapolis that FORTIS College offers. We provide a career-focused education to traditional and nontraditional students with a variety of degree and diploma programs that help assist them in enhancing their career opportunities. We believe in making an important contribution to the economic growth and social well being of the Indianapolis metropolitan community.
Established in 2009 as a branch campus of Fortis College (formerly Central Florida College) in Winter Park, Florida. Effective 11/14/2016, Fortis College in Indianapolis, IN became a branch campus of Fortis College located at 555 E. Alex-Bell Road, Centerville, Ohio 45459. Founded in 1953, Fortis College in Centerville operated as RETS Tech Center. Education Affiliates purchased RETS Tech Center in October 2005.
Medical and Nursing Programs in Indianapolis
At FORTIS College in Indianapolis, we offer programs in nursing, medical assisting, and dental assisting.
Nursing Programs: We offer an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) for those who want to get the skills to become an entry-level registered nurse (RN). Graduates of the ADN program at FORTIS will be prepared to sit for the licensure exam to become a RN. FORTIS offers frequent class starts in our nursing degree program.
Medical Assisting Program: Medical assistants play a critical role in the efficient operations of medical offices and in providing high quality patient care. Our medical assisting program prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions in doctor's offices, medical clinics, and laboratories.
Dental Assisting Program: Our dental assisting program provides students with hands-on learning that enables them to work chairside with dentists to deliver dental care to improve the oral health of patients. Throughout this program, students gain exposure to the different dental specialty practices.
HVACR Career Training
If you like working with your hands but aren’t interested in any medical programs in Indianapolis, consider our HVAC & Refrigeration trades program. As a student in this program, you will learn to install, service, and troubleshoot today's heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared for an entry-level job as an HVACR Installer or HVACR Mechanic.
Become a FORTIS Student
FORTIS College is about providing quality education to those looking to start a new career, or advance their current career. Our experienced instructors and staff members work diligently to ensure our graduates possess the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a variety of today’s most in-demand career fields.
Contact us today by phone, email, or live online chat to obtain further information about our nursing, healthcare, and skilled trades programs.
Associate Degree in Nursing
With advancements in medicine and our aging population, there will be continuous need for nurses for years to come. At FORTIS, you can develop the personal, academic and clinical skills to care for patients of all ages, ethnicities, and cultural groups in a variety of clinical settings.
In our skilled trade programs, you will learn the knowledge and hands-on skills that will allow you to make a difference doing something you love to do. Our comprehensive skilled trades program curriculum combines traditional classroom instruction with situational and practical learning experiences to prepare students for an entry-level position.
Healthcare / Medical
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare and medical career opportunities are forecast to grow over the next decade, due in part to our aging population and increased need for healthcare. Fortis offers a variety of medical and healthcare training programs to help meet this need.
Medical assistants fill a critical role in the healthcare system. Working directly with doctors and nurses, and often directly with patients, medical assistants can be employed in a wide variety of healthcare settings including physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals and even rehabilitation centers and long-term care facilities.
The dental assisting and dental training programs at Fortis Colleges and Institutes help students acquire the skills and knowledge they need to demonstrate competency required for relevant licensing and getting started on a new career. Dental assistants and dental hygienists are critical members of the healthcare team and Fortis’s dental training programs can help prepare you for a new career.
Further Your Career Today!
My children think I’m awesome. They say I’m awesome for going back to school, for working in the medical field. They enjoy it cause now if they are sick mommy can help them.
Fortis College made a difference in my personal life because I can show my children that whatever you want to do, if you put your mind to it, you can do it.
I actually was pregnant during my time here at Fortis and now that I have two little babies I am able to be home at night, I am able to home on weekends which I love and they love, I get more time with them.
I loved the program, it wasn’t easy of course but I enjoyed the demands that learning required, and acquiring all that new knowledge was stimulating and interesting.
Accreditation and State Authorization
Fortis College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges:
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program has Full Accreditation with reporting requirements status with the Indiana Board of Nursing:
Indiana Board of Nursing
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Fortis College’s Medical Assisting diploma program is programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools:
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N
Falls Church, VA 22043
This institution is authorized by:
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education/
The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206
Advertising code: AC-0163
Consumer Information - Fortis College in Indianapolis
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Licensure and Certification
This program has been approved by and meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) in the state of Indiana.
We have not made a determination for the following states*: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IA, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
Those who successfully graduate from the professional nursing program may be eligible to take the NLCLEX-RN ®. Approval to take the examination is not automatic. Successfully passing the NCLEX is one of several requirements for licensure.
Requirements for licensure vary among states. In order to locate the licensure eligibility requirements of another state, please refer to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to find the contact information the Board of Nursing of that state. Click here to visit the NCSBN website.
*If you need additional information on state eligibility or transferability requirements for these states, please contact the Campus President or Dean of Nursing.
Graduation does not guarantee eligibility to sit for licensure, certification, or registry exams. Please understand that licensure and certification eligibility can be affected by unlawful events that take place after acceptance into a program. As part of the licensure, certification, and registration application process, arrest and court records of final adjudication for any offense other than a minor traffic violation may be submitted to credentialing agency for review. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony and whose civil rights have not been restored may be considered incomplete by the College until documentation of restoration of civil rights is received.
Licensing and certification requirements vary by state. Students who relocate to another state during their enrollment may or may not satisfy the eligibility criteria to obtain a professional license or certification in that state.
Please contact the Campus President or Dean of Education/Nursing if you have additional questions pertaining to your program of interest.