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  • Registered Nurse
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Billing Coder
  • HVAC Technician
  • Medical Assistant

Fortis College in Columbia | 246 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 101 Columbia, SC 29210 • (803) 678-4800

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Nursing, Dental, Skilled Trades & More

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 Billing and Coding, Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, and Medical Office Administration.  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!

Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting and Medical Billing and Coding Programs are also available with an Associate of Applied Science degree.

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"My mother was a Registered Nurse, but I had never really thought about the medical field. This was until my best friend was 2-3 months in her Medical Assistant program, and one day told me I needed to register, so I did. "

April B.

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    Carl C.

    The program was great and the instructors were excellent; I would have liked more lab work but the instructors adjusted as needed and it was a good experience overall.

    Carl C.

    Crystal B.

    Through it all, I had a wonderful time at Fortis College. I made lots of friends and the staff is wonderful and very supportive.

    Crystal B.

    Patricia J.

    The challenge of managing a home, raising a family and doing all that homework and classroom time was a lot to do but I adjusted as needed and got through. I feel great about my achievement and am so glad I completed.

    Patricia J.

    Brian S.

    I enjoyed the program and liked getting into the technical training and instruction. The instructors were well able to teach and train at the same time so I feel I was pretty well prepared through the course.

    Brian S.

    Warren M.

    I’ve met a lot of nice people, I’ve been able to help a lot of people. And being a nurse was just the next logical progression.

    Warren M.

     
  • 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 The Medix School in Towson, Maryland, and is licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

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