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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 family is so happy that I have completed a new chapter of my life, that I have took the effort to do something else with my life and they are behind me 100%, I cannot thank them more for all the help they have put into helping me with school."

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    Traci H.

    I was drawn to the Medical Assistant program at FORTIS College, in part because I have always wanted a better understanding of health and wellness due to health issues in my family. I also have a passion for taking care of people and have thought for a long time that I wanted a career in healthcare.

    Traci H.

    Daniel C.

    Fortis opens the door to better opportunities in the world. It is a chance to further your education and become someone better in life. Instructors teach and go every step of the way to help students fulfill their dreams. They provide the knowledge to help students get ready for the world. Everything has a beginning. The key is you.

    Daniel C.

    Jennifer P.

    Fortis education has made a big difference in my life because I didn’t really expect going this high, this level, and I actually am really glad I have made it this way.

    Jennifer P.

    Nick P.

    I was able to secure a job immediately on graduation so I was able to get the benefit from the program immediately. I enjoy my job and the people I work with and look forward to continuing to develop my skills and experience.

    Nick P.

    Jessica J.

    I heard about Fortis College from a friend, she came here, and she was telling me that they had a great medical assisting program and when I came and I spoke with admissions they were nice and friendly and they just made the process easy.

    Jessica J.

     
  • 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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