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  • Fortis Institute in Scranton, PA: Your Gateway to Essential Careers

    At Fortis Institute in Scranton, our team is committed to guiding students in northeast PA to fulfilling careers in vital sectors such as CDL commercial driving, nursing, and healthcare as well as the skilled trades in HVAC and refrigeration.   Fortis uses a blended learning approach where traditional classroom instruction is enriched by hands-on skill-building labs and externships. Our experienced faculty helps students to “learn by doing” so they look forward to graduating with the knowledge, confidence, and practical expertise that employers would value in new employees. 

    Career Opportunities Northeast Pennsylvania in Nursing and Healthcare 

    As the healthcare sector continues to expand in PA, Fortis Institute in Scranton offers relevant programs in medical assisting, dental assisting, dental hygiene and practical nursing.  With continual medical advances and an aging population in the US, there is solid demand for entry-level employees in these career fields.  A Fortis education focuses on developing clinical skills, and the Career Services team works with students approaching graduation to schedule interviews with local employers.  On your campus visit, ask about the placement rates for our graduates. 

    Pennsylvania Commercial Truck Drivers and HVAC Technicians 

    Pennsylvanians have always prided themselves on hard work, customer service and attention to detail.  These soft skills are critical to being successful in the skilled trades and CDL commercial driving.  With a Fortis education, graduates can develop essential hands-on skills to complement their work ethic.  With cold winters and humid summers in PA, skilled HVAC installers and mechanics are in demand throughout Lackawanna county, Luzerne county and across the state.  Truckers keep the US economy going and Fortis is helping to fill the demand as older drivers retire.  At Fortis Institute, students can train to become a commercial driver to operate trucks over-the-road, regionally and locally. 

    Go Back To School to Jumpstart your Career

    Fortis Institute in Scranton offers classes on a year round schedule.  With our focus on hands-on learning without taking non-essential general education courses, Fortis instructors help graduates develop the job skills to complete their program and enter the workforce faster than they would if attending a traditional four year university or community college.  Take the next step and contact Fortis for career training in northeast Pennsylvania today


    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.

    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.

    Message from the Campus President

    Welcome to the Fortis Family! I am grateful that you chose Fortis for your training and education.  The team at Fortis looks forward to helping you reach your goals in whichever field you have chosen. Start with the end in mind, see yourself walking the stage at graduation and in your new career; and you will succeed!

    Licensure and Certification

    The following programs may require licensure or certification to obtain employment. Please find your program of interest to determine if the program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in your state.