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Fortis Institute in Wayne | 201 Willowbrook Blvd Wayne, NJ 07470 • (973) 837-1818

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The FORTIS Institute in Wayne, NJ offers career education and training to people in north New Jersey interested in healthcare, medical and skills trade career fields.  If you live in New Jersey and want to begin a new career in the medical field or if you want additional skills to advance in your current profession, then you should consider FORTIS Institute.

Our FORTIS Institute campus was known locally for years as Berdan Institute.  Berdan always had a great reputation with employers and community partners in northern New Jersey for graduating students with solid skills and reliable work habits.  All our people at FORTIS Institute Wayne are working hard to meet and exceed those standards.

In the medical and healthcare fields, FORTIS offers a wide range of accredited programs including Medical Assistant and Medical Billing and Coding.  So if you are looking for a medical assistant program in NJ, let Fortis prepare you for a great career in healthcare.  You can choose any of these programs and the experienced instructors at FORTIS will prepare you with the skills for a variety of entry-level medical.

The Dental Assisting program at FORTIS Institute has been recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA accredited) and prepares students for a career as a dental assistant.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks dental assistant among the fastest growing occupations nationally from now through 2018.  The dental career field is found rewarding by many so act today to schedule a campus visit to learn more about dental training programs from FORTIS Institute in Wayne, NJ.

The Lab Technician program at FORTIS Institute can prepare you a variety of entry-level positions from research assistant to lab technician to bio-technician and more.  The New Jersey economy relies heavily on pharmaceutical and biotech companies for growth and jobs.  These companies in turn require skilled entry-level people to contribute to their success and that of the community as a whole. Enroll today in the in Lab Technician program at FORTIS Institute and start your career in biotechnology. You can discover your true potential with career training in the Lab Technician program at Fortis Institute in Wayne, NJ.  Click here to watch a short video.

When Berdan Institute joined the national network of FORTIS Colleges and Institutes, FORTIS added educational programs in the Skilled Trades.  The residential and commercial buildings of north New Jersey all require HVAC repair and service at one time or another.  The HVAC program at FORTIS Institute will train you to maintain and service today's heating and cooling systems.  Those who install and troubleshoot heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are called HVAC Technicians or HVAC Installers.  Let FORTIS train you to join them in the HVAC industry!

The Electrical Systems Technician program at FORTIS Institute trains students to service and repair a wide variety of low voltage electrical applications including home theater systems, security and alarm systems, home audio, video and fiber cabling, home computer networks, and cable and wireless applications.  Call FORTIS today for more information on a career field in low voltage electrical systems.

Our Wayne, NJ campus is just a short drive from Elizabeth, Union City & Clifton.

At FORTIS Institute in Wayne, NJ, our hands-on instruction and experienced faculty can help prepare you for future career opportunities, as well as help you think critically and foster professional and personal growth. Our school can provide you -- and the people of New Jersey -- the education and the real-world experience needed to find success in your career.


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"Career Services helped me to become nationally certified while I completed my Externship. I’m so excited to start my new job in pharmarogenetics research and I couldn’t have done it without Fortis."

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    While attending FORTIS, the hands-on experience made things more enjoyable and realistic to learn the skills you would need to be successful. Career services was helpful in finding a job that was for me after school.

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    Before attending Fortis I was honestly just trying to find something to do with my life. I had little dead-end jobs here and there.

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    I am just so happy that I can now start a career as a Medical Assistant. This career is going to help me a lot with supporting my family and me.

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    My instructors were completely hands on. They were 100%. If you needed help with anything, like a certain stroke or you had problems with some of the work, they were willing to sit with you.

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    The most influential people in my life have been the Fortis instructors, of course. They’ve always been around from the beginning to the end, for ups and downs, just for everything; and, of course, my family, my daughter.

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  • Accreditation and State Authorization

    FORTIS Institute, Wayne is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314, North Falls Church, VA 22043. (703) 917-9503, www.abhes.org

    Fortis Institute is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Education and Labor and Workforce Development, 1 John Fitch Plaza, P.O. Box 110, Trenton, NJ 08625-0110, (609) 659-9045, www.lwd.dol.state.nj.us

    The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. The Dental Assisting I program has been granted the accreditation status of 'approval without reporting requirements'. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 443-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission's web address is: http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/programs/search_index.asp

    The dental radiography component of the Dental Assisting program is approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners, Bureau of X-Ray Compliance, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420, (609) 984-5890, www.nj.gov/dep/rpp

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