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  • Business Administration Professional
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  • Dental Assistant
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  • Health Information Technician
  • Electrician
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  • Cosmetologist
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  • Welder
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Fortis Institute in Erie | 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506 • (814) 838-7673

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Nursing, Medical, Skilled Trades & More

For career training, check out the programs offered at FORTIS Institute in Erie, PA! Formerly known as Tri-State Business Institute, FORTIS Institute continues TSBI's proud tradition of helping students succeed in life by offering a wide variety of career training programs in the nursing, medical, dental, business, computer, information technology, skilled trades, and cosmetology career fields.

FORTIS Institute offers a great opportunity for students in Erie, Pennsylvania, to start accomplishing their goals with a great education! Students in nearby cities in the tri-state area of New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania can also take advantage of the programs offered at FORTIS.

Our Erie campus is just a short drive from Northwest Harborcreek, Edinborough & North East.

At FORTIS Institute in Erie, PA, you will learn from instructors who have real-world experience in their field who will partner with you to increase your potential for success, no matter which program you choose! From the moment you contact us, we will focus on making your goal of getting an education and starting a career a reality!

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"I decided to do a Medical Assistant program so that I could get a career program that would get me a good professional future. I was also influenced by my grandmother who trained to be a Medical Assistant and then went on for other education and training and is still in healthcare. "

Lesley H.

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    Augustus C.

    The school administration, instructors and my student colleagues were very supportive in helping me through. Now I’ve done with the program, I’m looking forward to a future in the HVAC or related industries.

    Augustus C.

    Melissa O.

    I feel like Fortis College did make a big difference in my personal life, and my career, and me growing as a professional and just growing as a person.

    Melissa O.

    Summer S.

    he course work, the hands-on approach to learning, the faculty, the simulation lab, the clinical sites, the career services staff and the entire student learning experience made me a Nurse. What more can I say?

    Summer S.

    Yaisanet M.

    I chose FORTIS-ERIE because it had the kind of program I wanted and provided me the flexible schedule I needed as a mother with a young child. The quality of the learning was outstanding and I greatly appreciated the fact that the staff and faculty were extremely accommodating.

    Yaisanet M.

    Tarin M.

    The atmosphere at Fortis was really good because it was a smaller classroom setting for me and that is what I needed in order to be able to focus.

    Tarin M.

     
  • Accreditation and State Authorization

    FORTIS Institute, Erie, PA is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Occupational Specialized Associate Degrees and Diplomas (ACICS).

    The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without 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.

    To request school catalog and program information, please contact the school. 

    Licensed By

    • Department of Education, State Board of Private Licensed Schools, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • Department of State, Pennsylvania Board of Cosmetology

     

  • It is the mission of FORTIS Institute, Erie PA to provide students with the practical skills and the responsible behaviors necessary to secure rewarding careers in their specialized fields of study. To accomplish this mission, the Institute provides students with updated postsecondary technical knowledge and skill level. Our institution's objectives are as follows:

    • To provide job skills based upon current industry standards
    • To provide a dedicated, educationally prepared faculty
    • To assure the highest standards of professional ethics in all student/staff relationships
    • To graduate students capable of assuming a productive place in society and in the business community
    • To provide job placement assistance throughout the professional careers of our graduates.
  • Consumer Information & Gainful Employment Disclosures - Fortis Institute in Erie

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    ACICS Student Achievement Information (Retention, Placement, and Licensure Pass Rates)

    The following is a list of the programs offered at this campus subject to the gainful employment disclosure requirements. To display the information regarding each program, please use the drop down boxes to the right. The gainful employment information will be displayed along with the tuition and fees for each program. Consumer information displayed below may not reflect only the campus selected. Information provided is based on data from the campus selected plus additional Fortis campuses included under the same federal ID number.

    Diploma (CIP Code: 12.0402) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (CIP Code: 52.0201) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (CIP Code: 11.1006) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (CIP Code: 46.0401) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Diploma (CIP Code: 12.0401) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (CIP Code: 12.0412) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (CIP Code: 43.0104) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Diploma (CIP Code: 51.0601) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (CIP Code: 51.0602) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (CIP Code: 46.0302) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Diploma (CIP Code: 47.0201) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (CIP Code: 47.0201) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Diploma (CIP Code: 51.0801) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (CIP Code: 51.0801) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (CIP Code: 51.0707) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (CIP Code: 51.3901) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (CIP Code: 52.0401) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Diploma (CIP Code: 48.0508) Click here for gainful employment data.
    Associate in Specialized Technology Degree (CIP Code: 48.0508) Click here for gainful employment data.