Your neighborhood Fortis Institute in Forty Fort, PA
Medical Assistant, Electrical Trades, HVAC-R, & Commercial Truck Driver Training
Allied Health, Trades and CDL Training Programs in Forty Fort, PA
Fortis Institute is a Pennsylvania technical school located near Wilkes-Barre in the borough of Forty Fort. At Fortis Institute, we provide quality education to students looking to increase their job opportunities in some of today’s leading career fields. If you live in northeast Pennsylvania and are considering school for training programs in healthcare, or the skilled trades, then look no further than Fortis Institute.
FORTIS Institute in Forty Fort, PA offers a medical career training program to become a Medical Assistant. As our population ages and medical technology advances, the prospects are bright for those with the right skills to work in medical offices and clinics.
For those who want to solve problems while working with their hands, Fortis Institute has programs in the skilled electrical trades and HVAC. The Electrical Trades program at Fortis prepares students to enter the electrical field to become a residential, commercial, or industrial electrician. The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program trains students to service and install heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Train to be an HVAC technician to troubleshoot and repair heating and cooling systems at Fortis in Pennsylvania.
Our Commercial Truck Driver Training program is designed to help students seek job opportunities in commercial driving for Over The Road, Regional or Local entry level driving positions. If you live in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre or Dunmore and are interested in CDL training, then the Commercial Truck Driver Training program at Fortis Institute in Forty Fort, PA can prepare you to become a commercial driver. Students will work through advanced driving and maneuvering skills in this intensive and challenging program. Upon completion, students can be prepared for a successful and long-term career in truck driving!
We offer diploma programs, accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) through our wide range of program offerings. Our student-centered environment allows you to learn from friendly and knowledgeable faculty, experienced in their chosen fields. At Fortis Institute, you can find the key to your career success!
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.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
As today’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems become more complex, trained HVAC technicians are critical to maintaining healthy, comfortable environments in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
Many of today’s exciting job opportunities have now shifted into electrical trades - where working with your hands and discovering practical solutions, is far more exciting than sitting behind a desk all day. Learn to make a difference doing something you love to do.
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.
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Fortis gave me back what I love to do, patient care. They gave me the skills that I needed so that I could use them every day.
I decided to come here to Fortis because I spoke with a couple of other schools and I actually liked the curriculum and the way Fortis was set up. When I was going to school I was working second shift so I was able to go to school in the morning full-time and it worked out fine.
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.
This was my time to shine and I had to take everything I could from this experience. Every question I asked, and there were a lot, was answered fully. With that extended support I was able to start not only my new career as a Certified Massage Therapist but my new business.
Accreditation and State Authorization
Fortis Institute in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges:
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
Fortis Institute is licensed (“registered”) by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools:
Division of Higher and Career Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
Consumer Information - Fortis Institute in Forty Fort
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Licensure and Certification
A commercial driver’s license is required for employment in the state of Pennsylvania.
While there are currently no education requirements in the state of Pennsylvania to become a commercial truck driver, the Commercial Truck Driver Training program offers training that will provide students with advanced range and road skill development, and in-depth classroom material that will assist students in becoming a licensed commercial driver.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a PTDI Certificate of Attainment and will be prepared to test for a Class A Driver’s License. Licensure is not automatic. Applicants for licensure must pass a Department of Transportation (D.O.T) physical exam and drug screen in order to test. Criminal convictions may affect a student’s ability to be licensed. Requirements vary among states.
We have not made a determination for the following states*: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, LA, ME, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
*If you need additional information on state eligibility or transferability requirements for these states, please contact the Campus President, Dean of Education, or Program Director.
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 if you have additional questions pertaining to your program of interest.