Your neighborhood Fortis College in Columbia, SC
Offering education programs in Nursing, Dental, Healthcare, and HVAC-R.
Training Programs & Colleges in Columbia, SC
FORTIS College in Columbia, SC was founded to provide career education and training in South Carolina for the nursing, medical, dental, healthcare and skilled trades career fields. FORTIS offers postsecondary education to students looking to start a new career or advance a current one. We offer a variety of quality certificate and degree programs to serve the needs of traditional and non-traditional students in Columbia and the state of South Carolina.
Do you want to train to be a nurse in South Carolina? Does a nursing career sound exciting to you? If yes, then consider the Associate Nursing Degree program at FORTIS College Columbia. The ADN nursing program at FORTIS is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as a registered nurse. The program offers classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences in a collaborative learning environment. Upon graduation, FORTIS students are prepared to sit for the licensure exam to become a registered nurse.
FORTIS also offers allied health and medical career training programs in Medical Assisting, and Dental Assisting. As our population ages and demand for medical services increases, the prospects are strong for those with the right medical training.
The second program in Skilled Trades at FORTIS College is the HVAC program. Students train to become HVAC technicians by learning to install and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. With the extreme weather in South Carolina, HVAC mechanics are necessary to service heating and cooling systems in residences and commercial businesses. Some in the HVAC field eventually choose the freedom to work as independent contractors.
Our Columbia, SC campus is just a short drive from Saint Andrews, Seven Oaks & Dentsville.
At FORTIS College, we can help you develop a professional attitude and career-ready awareness through hands-on training and exposure to rigorous course curricula from our experienced faculty. Find the necessary career education you’ve been looking for at FORTIS College in Columbia, SC and start your path to a rewarding future career!
Associate Degree In Nursing
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.
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.
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.
The dental assisting and dental training programs at Fortis Colleges and Institutes help students acquire the skills and knowledge they need to demonstrate competency required for relevant licensing and getting started on a new career. Dental assistants and dental hygienists are critical members of the healthcare team and Fortis’s dental training programs can help prepare you for a new career.
Further Your Career Today!
Here at Fortis I was able to connect with my teachers and the staff and other students, working in smaller groups, making it more personable, being able to sit down and speak to my instructor’s one on one instead of just an email.
Career services helped me land a job. They taught me how to talk, how to dress, what to expect when you go on an interview, what they expect of you.
I came to Fortis and the teachers, the administrators and the other students it is like a smaller family, a smaller community within the community so you feel like an individual.
The Fortis College instructors and the students that participated in my experience helped me realize you are never too old to start over.
My most rewarding experience at FORTIS was meeting so many new people and learning all of the interesting things about the dental field. During my externship I made such a lasting impression on my site, that when a position came available, they called me to work for them.
Accreditation and State Authorization
FORTIS College, Columbia has Institutional Accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). FORTIS College was founded in 2010 as a non-main campus of Fortis Institute-Towson, Maryland (Formerly The Medix School in Towson, Maryland) and is licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
The Associate Degree in Nursing program is approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing.
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Licensure and Certification
This program has been approved by and meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) in the state of South Carolina.
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, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
Those who successfully graduate from the professional nursing program may be eligible to take the NLCLEX-RN ®. Approval to take the examination is not automatic. Successfully passing the NCLEX is one of several requirements for licensure.
Requirements for licensure vary among states. In order to locate the licensure eligibility requirements of another state, please refer to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to find the contact information the Board of Nursing of that state. Click here to visit the NCSBN website.
*If you need additional information on state eligibility or transferability requirements for these states, please contact the Campus President or Dean of Nursing.
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/Nursing if you have additional questions pertaining to your program of interest.