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Training Programs & Institutes in Erie, PA
Are you researching healthcare programs in Erie, Pennsylvania? Whether you are considering becoming a nurse, medical technician, medical office administrator, or another allied health professional, you will want to look into FORTIS’ variety of medical programs in Pennsylvania. Our Erie campus is just a short drive from Northwest Harborcreek, Edinborough, and North East.
Formerly known as Tri-State Business Institute (TSBI), FORTIS Institute continues TSBI's proud tradition of helping students succeed in life by offering numerous career training programs in the healthcare fields.
Nursing Programs in Erie Pennsylvania
FORTIS offers nursing programs in Pennsylvania for those looking to become a practical nurse. This is a hybrid program with the majority of the program being taken on campus and several courses within the program (less than 50% of the program) taken online.
Our PN program prepares students to acquire the skills necessary to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). This program provides classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences that prepare students to succeed in this career. Upon completion of the program, Pennsylvania students will be prepared to sit for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam to become an LPN.
Other Medical Programs in Erie Pennsylvania
Medical Assisting Program: Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices and clinics of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, optometrists, and other doctors running smoothly. FORTIS offers a medical assisting program that is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills in office administration, computer, and clinical areas that are necessary for entry-level employment as a medical assistant in a medical office or clinic.
At Fortis Institute, we offer programs to prepare for careers in the skilled trades and business including HVAC, welding, Construction Management, computer information systems, criminal justice and business administration.
HVAC & Refrigeration: The growing number of sophisticated climate control systems and the increased emphasis on energy efficiency means demand for skilled HVAC technicians to install, repair and maintain heating, cooling and refrigeration systems will continue to increase.
Welding: The nation’s aging infrastructure will require the expertise of skilled welders to help rebuild bridges, highways and buildings. The construction of new power plants and energy pipelines for gas and oil will also result in job opportunity for welders.
Construction Management: Larger firms prefer contraction managers with construction experience and a specialized associate degree in a construction-related field. The program at Fortis can prepare you for entry-level position in Construction Management.
Computer Information Systems: The career field in computer systems and information technology requires a fresh stream of trained entry-level analysts, technicians and programmers. Fortis Institute can train you with the skills and knowledge to start and to advance in a career with a specialized associate degree in Computer Information Systems.
Criminal Justice: With a specialized associate degree in criminal justice from Fortis Institute you can prepare for a career in law enforcement, private or public security, corrections, probation and immigration. Some grads also pursue careers as private investigators. The field of criminal justice is fast growing and has undergone a significant shift in sophistication and philosophy. Fortis will teach the principle in a step-by-step fashion to prepare you for success.
Business Administration / Marketing and Management: Graduates of the specialized associate degree program in business administration of Fortis Institute will be prepared for entry-level positions in Management and managerial support in areas such as business planning and research, marketing and sales, food service and lodging, insurance sales, customer service and other marketing and management positions.
At FORTIS Institute in Erie, PA, you will learn from instructors who have real-world experience in their fields and who will partner with you to increase your potential for success, no matter which program you choose. We focus on helping you make your goal of getting an education and starting a career a reality.
If you are interested in obtaining more detailed information on any of these medical programs in Pennsylvania, including specific course schedules and tuition, contact us today via phone, email, or live online chat. Our helpful admissions representatives will be happy to answer any questions you have.
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FORTIS-ERIE provided me the tools I needed to hit the ground running upon graduation. While all the courses prepared me for my new career, the Career Services Team was instrumental in helping me gain employment. My life has improved immeasurably from the entire FORTIS-ERIE LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
I learned more here than just technical training. I got some life skills. They helped me write resumes and just showed me how to also just run a business so they teach the fundamentals with that as well.
The education here at Fortis has really changed my life because not only has it shown me that yes, I wasn’t your traditional student coming out of high school, it was a little bit later in life that I chose this journey; but they’ve also been encouraging to continue my education as well.
I chose Fortis College because of my teacher. Having that one-on-one interview, she gave me the confidence and the idea of coming here to Fortis College.
I attended the Fortis College in Norfolk and received my LPN certification and returned for my RN degree. What brought me back for RN was the quality of the instructors.
Accreditation and State Authorization
FORTIS Institute, Erie, PA is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award occupational, specialized associate degrees and diplomas.
The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval with reporting requirements”]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
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Notice to students: The Computer Information Systems – Networking program at Fortis Institute has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, due to material noncompliance with its placement rate standard of 60%.
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- Department of State, Pennsylvania Board of Cosmetology
- Department of State, Pennsylvania Board of Nursing
Fortis Institute provides postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of diploma and specialized degree programs that assist adult students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities. Fortis Institute strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education. The staff at Fortis Institute believes that they make an important contribution to the economic growth and social well-being of the area. Fortis Institute 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 Institute:
- 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 and motivation so that students may enjoy success in their career and in society.
- 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 diploma, associate of specialized business, and associate of specialized technology 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 by 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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