Your neighborhood Fortis Institute in Scranton, PA
Offering a variety of education programs in nursing, medical, dental and healthcare fields.
Train for Your New Career at Fortis Institute in Scranton, PA
If you are interested in training that will help you get started in an essential career, then Fortis Institute is the school you have been looking for.
Fortis Institute in Scranton prepares students for careers in nursing, medical assisting, medical billing & coding, expanded functions dental assisting and dental hygiene in a nurturing environment. Traditional classroom instruction is balanced with plenty of hands-on skill development that helps students develop the competence and confidence they need to pursue an entry-level position in their chosen field. Our comprehensive programs are taught by caring faculty who have decades of experience in the field and a commitment to helping you achieve your education goals. At Fortis our small class sizes and focus on real-world experience means that students learn by doing.
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Practical Nursing (Associate in Specialized Technology Degree)
With advancements in medicine and our aging population, there will be continuous need for nurses for years to come. At FORTIS, you can develop the personal, academic and clinical skills to care for patients of all ages, ethnicities, and cultural groups in a variety of clinical settings.
Healthcare / Medical
Medical Assisting (Associate in Specialized Technology Degree)
Our aging population and expanding healthcare system means there are growing opportunities for qualified medical assistants. As medical technology continues to advance, doctors will need medical assistants for various patient care needs. Medical assistants are essential to our healthcare system and fill critical roles in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices and more.
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.
Medical Billing and Coding
Medical Billing and Coding is a critical function in the healthcare industry today. And although Medical Billing and Coding professionals do not provide direct patient care, with billing and coding skills, you can work in a medical office alongside doctors and staff. Medical Billing and Coding professionals may also find employment in hospitals and even insurance companies.
Dental Hygiene (Associate in Specialized Technology Degree)
As technology progresses and our population grows, dentists will need to hire more hygienists to perform a wider variety of dental care. Dental hygienists rank among the fastest growing occupations nationally. This program is ideal for someone entering the field for the first time or for dental assists who are looking to advance their skills.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (Associate in Specialized Technology Degree)
Job prospects for dental assistants are expected to continue to be excellent nationally as dentists need help to perform additional routine tasks and duties. Available in some states, this Expanded Functions Dental Assistant program is available for students wanting to learn the knowledge and skills needed to qualify for an entry-level position in this exciting field.
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!
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So I was like, this school is going to be the perfect school for me to use my GI Bill and then I came to Fortis.
My children think I’m awesome. They say I’m awesome for going back to school, for working in the medical field. They enjoy it cause now if they are sick mommy can help them.
Accreditation and State Authorization
Fortis Institute in Scranton, 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
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted approval with reporting requirement. 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. The Commission’s web address is www.ada.org/117.aspx
Consumer Information - Fortis Institute in Scranton
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CARES ACT OF 2020 HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (HEERF) ALLOCATION AND SUMMARY REPORTING DISCLOSURES
The US Department of Education Certification and Agreement directs each institution receiving Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to comply with Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act and to post the following communication in accordance with requirements set forth by the Secretary of Education. The HEERF distribution reports are posted above. For further information on these funds, please visit: https://www.edaff.com/cares-act-information.php.
Fortis Institute provides postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of diploma and 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 core values of Fortis Institute include the following: Integrity, Student-focused Outcomes, Commitment, Service Excellence, and Respect.
- 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 and associate of applied 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.