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

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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 Billing and Coding, 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!

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 Fortis education has made a tremendous difference in my life. I now have more time with my family ‘cause I’m not working two jobs. I have one job that does what two jobs was doing plus. I’m home every weekend, I’m home every night. "

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    Allegra T.

    The Fortis education made a difference in my personal life; my sister now has gone back to school because she saw how I was in school and studying and everything so it encouraged her to go back to school.

    Allegra T.

    Jennifer W.

    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.

    Jennifer W.

    Amanda M.

    I am very pleased with the education and knowledge I received in the Dental Assistant program at Fortis College. It helped me gain employment in the field I have wanted to work in since graduating high school.

    Amanda M.

    Delores N.

    I am really proud of my achievement, this is a deferred ambition realized and now I look forward to the career opportunities this will open up. I really do believe the name “FORTIS” represents what we do here and I would recommend the college to anyone.

    Delores N.

    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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