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Fortis College in Centerville | 555 E. Alex Bell Road Centerville, OH 45459 • (937) 433-3410

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Nursing, Healthcare, Medical, Cyber Security, & More

FORTIS College in Centerville, OH is located on a modern, nine-acre campus that  occupies a 56,800 square foot building in which all classes and labs are held.  The campus includes two nursing labs, a science lab, a high fidelity human patient simulations lab, pharmacy lab, crime lab, IT lab, dental lab, paralegal lab, and a two story 'stick house' for electrical and HVAC - Refrigeration installation skills training, along with more than 200 computer work stations and in excess of 2,000 volumes and periodicals.  The campus recently expanded to an additional 22,000-square-foot building adjacent to its main campus location.

The FORTIS College campus in Centerville was formerly known as RETS College in the Centerville community for many years.  At FORTIS College, we are dedicated to providing students quality, career-ready training in several of today’s emerging industries. We prepare our students not only for future careers but for individual growth as well.  Through written and interpersonal communication, critical thinking and problem-solving competencies, FORTIS College graduates are ready for whatever future opportunities they choose to pursue. 

Cyber Security is one of the fastest-growing career fields today. Security for IT systems and critical data is a major concern for government, financial institutions, healthcare facilities and many other businesses. The Cyber Security and Forensics program at Fortis College in Centerville prepares students to support these information security needs. This curriculum will prepare students for following certifications: CompTIA; A+, Network+, Security+, and selected Microsoft certifications. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to setup, install, configure, and troubleshoot hardware/software for desktop computer systems, network infrastructure equipment and software systems.

FORTIS College also offers diploma programs in Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, and HVAC/R.  Students can earn an Associate Degree in Nursing, Medical Assisting, Cyber Security/Forensics or Paralegal. In addition, FORTIS’ Distance Education division offers Associate Degree programs covering Business Management (Accounting and Human Resources), Medical Administrative Assistant, and more. 

Read more about how RETS College is now FORTIS College in Centerville, OH.


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    Denise H.

    My Fortis education has made a big difference. I think it prepared me, number one, for being the nurse that I am.

    Denise H.

    Lisa R.

    Fortis gave me the confidence and support to start a new career. Their instructors were very helpful and the Career Services Director helped me find a wonderful job.

    Lisa R.

    Joel P.

    I wanted to get into HVAC because my field needed that as a prerequisite for better pay, better responsibility, better positions. What I enjoy most is the troubleshooting and the traveling and that I am not sitting in front of a desk all day.

    Joel P.

    Crystal C.

    I wanted to be a nurse because I want to save the world and it’s a big dream, a very big dream, but where I grew up and where I have traveled to I have seen a lot of poor neighborhoods that did not have access to very good healthcare.

    Crystal C.

    Mary W.

    I have done something with my life so that is definitely a good thing. I was going down a different road at the time, I didn’t know what I wanted to do and now that I am focused and I know what I want to do now is definitely inspired even some of my family members to do what they want to do.

    Mary W.

  • Accreditation and State Authorization

    • FORTIS College has institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, (703) 247-4212 www.accsc.org.
    • FORTIS College is registered with the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, 30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 455-2752, toll free (877) 275-4219, http://scr.ohio.gov/.
    • FORTIS College’s Medical Assisting, Nursing, Paralegal, and Criminal Justice Associate Degree programs are authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents, 30 E. Broad Street, 30 E. Broad Street, 36th floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215, (614) 466-6000, www.regents.ohio.gov.
    • FORTIS Institute Online (a division of FORTIS College, Centerville, OH) is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, (888) 224-6684 and by the Division of Private Occupational Schools, Department of Higher Education, State of Colorado, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver CO 80202 (303) 866-2723. FORTIS Institute Online is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.

    Programmatic Accreditations

    Fortis College in Centerville Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program has been granted FULL, CONTINUING ACCREDITATION THROUGH 2022 from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission):

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 975-5000

    Advertising Registration # 05-09-1769T.

  • Mission and Purpose:

    FORTIS College provides postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of degree and diploma programs that assist adult students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities. FORTIS College strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education. The staff at FORTIS College believes that they make an important contribution to the economic growth and social well-being of the metropolitan Dayton, Ohio area. FORTIS College educates its students to help meet the economic needs of their community in entry-level positions. The educational process is a change-oriented approach to education that provides the community with graduates who possess the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in existing and emerging career occupations.

    The following goals are integral to the mission of FORTIS College:

    • To develop each student’s individual and professional growth, including written and interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving competencies.
    • To develop each student’s professional attitude and an awareness of contemporary career practices through exposure to pragmatic course content.
    • To promote self-discipline n motivation so that students may enjoy success in their career and in society.
    • To select experienced instructors who motivate and develop students.
    • To attract and retain effective and qualified instructors who are familiar with current medical and/or technical practices, and who motivate and develop students.
    • To offer sound degree and diploma programs.
    • To maintain a dynamic organization that is responsible and responsive to its constituencies.
    • To minimize economic disadvantages as a barrier to postsecondary education by providing financial aid services and accepting students without regard to age, sex, religion, race, physical challenges, or economic or social background.
    • To assist graduates in finding positions for which they are trained.
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