Columbia, SC Medical Assistant Program

Medical Assistant Programs in Columbia, SC

Medical assisting is one of the most versatile positions in healthcare and a great option for compassionate and caring individuals. If you are looking to start a meaningful career where you can be of service to others, consider training at our Columbia Medical Assistant Program. You will gain in-demand skills and receive the support you need to launch your medical career as an entry-level medical assistant.

Learn About Our Columbia, SC Medical Assistant Program

Now is the time to train for one of the nation’s fastest growing occupations. As a medical assistant, you will take on administrative and clinical responsibilities that help offices and hospitals run smoothly. At Fortis, you will gain the hands-on training you need to meet the real-world challenges you will face on the job.

The in-demand field of medical assisting offers a variety of opportunities for those with the necessary skills. As an entry-level medical assistant, you will be able to provide for yourself and your family while exploring future growth opportunities within the medical field. 

At Fortis’ Medical Assisting Program in Columbia, SC, you will develop the necessary skills to:

  • Provide compassionate patient care, creating a welcoming environment for them.
  • Complete routine administrative tasks, keeping medical offices running optimally in order to focus on patient care.
  • Adapt to a fast-paced work environment, taking on the challenges associated with this critical healthcare role.
The preparation you receive from our Medical Assistant Program in Columbia will allow you to thrive in a variety of healthcare settings upon graduation and ultimately pursue your chosen path in the medical field.
Favien M.

Medical Assisting Program Graduate

"My instructors were very kind-hearted and acted as mentors to us."

Complete Your Training at Our Medical Assisting Program in Columbia, SC

As the growing capital city that is vital to the state’s economy, Columbia is an ideal location to pursue your education and seek employment in the medical field.

Upon graduation from Fortis’ Medical Assistant Program in Columbia, you might consider applying for a job at one of the city's largest healthcare employers, like Prisma Health or BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Beyond Columbia, your medical career could take you to other nearby South Carolinian cities with growing populations, such as Greenville or Charleston.

Columbia is known for its southern charm and historic landmarks. Between classes or lab work, you could stroll the city’s famous Columbia Canal & Riverfront Park or indulge in some shrimp and grits.

Hiring opportunities that may exist for graduates of Medical Assistant Programs in Columbia include:

  • Hospitals such as Prisma Health
  • Medical facilities and clinics
  • Assisted living organizations
  • Inpatient and outpatient care centers

Throughout your training at our Medical Assistant Program in Columbia, you will gain the required skills to become an entry-level medical assistant. Also, Fortis’ inspiring instructors and supportive care services team will open your eyes to the various career paths available in healthcare. 

Get to Know a Columbia, SC Medical Assistant Program Graduate, Favien M.

Getting to our Medical Assistant Program in Columbia

Fortis’ Columbia campus overlooks the Saluda River and is an easy 7-minute drive from Downtown, near the intersection of I-126 and I-26. 

From Downtown Columbia: Get onto US-76 W and then take the I-26 W before exiting at Greystone Blvd. Look for Fortis’ campus on Stoneridge Drive.

From South Congaree: Get onto SC-302 and then take I-26 W before exiting at Arrowwood Road. Follow Gracern Road to Stoneridge Drive, and our campus will be on your right-hand side.

Programs vary by state and campus. Not all programs are offered at all locations. Contact local campus for accreditation information.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is FORTIS?

    FORTIS is a post-secondary network of colleges and institutes that engages students in a powerful learning and training experience for lifelong growth. With the addition of each new campus, Fortis now offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs at more than 40 schools in 15 states.

    FORTIS College and FORTIS Institute campuses prepare students for careers in healthcare, nursing, medical, dental, business, information technology, massage, cosmetology and the skilled trades such as welding and HVAC.FORTIS College Online also offers online learning platforms for a variety of associate degree programs for adults and members of the military community.

  • What are the admission requirements?

    To qualify for admissions, in most cases you must be a high school graduate or its equivalent. All applicants are required to complete a personal information sheet. During a personal interview with our admissions staff, we will review your career goals to help you find the right program to fit your needs.

    Every individual will be given the opportunity to tour the facility, meet with Financial Aid, and enroll in the next available classes. Please contact your local campus Admission advisor for more information on admission requirements.

  • How much does the program cost?

    Tuition varies from program and campus. Speak with an admissions advisor for more details.

  • Is financial aid available?

    You've got obligations and responsibilities already, so financing your education is going to be a real concern. At FORTIS, we understand that. That's why FORTIS helps our students to learn about government and private loans and other financial aid options that are available to those who qualify to help finance the cost of building the foundation for your new career.

    • We work every day with working adults and career changers who have complex financial situations, and get them the information to help them to determine the financing for their education that will work the best for them.
    • We have financial aid offices on every campus so students can continue to find and act on important information they need to continue on their path to success
    • We are flexible and pragmatic in our approach. Our instructors, counselors, professors, and staff understand and will work with you if it becomes difficult to keep up your studies or if you need time off.
  • Does FORTIS help me find a job after graduation?

    At FORTIS, our Career Services professionals are committed to successfully supporting our graduates to secure employment in entry-level positions. Through career development, including professionalism, motivation, resume development, dress for success, interview coaching and the maintenance of ethical standards, we empower our graduates with the skills necessary to approach a job interview ready for success.

    FORTIS operates a Career Services Center at each campus to assist graduates with career placement. FORTIS provides lifetime graduate employment assistance. As graduation approaches, students get the opportunity to meet with the Director of Career Services during their last semester to discuss career services available for their individual job search. As a graduate, you will want employment that reflects your skills, training, and allows for professional growth and development. Career Services is committed to helping you find the right fit for you.

  • Is FORTIS accredited?

    If you’re looking for accredited colleges or vocational schools, you have come to the right place! While each campus varies in program offerings, accrediting bodies, and specific programmatic accreditations, all are institutionally accredited! Each of our colleges and institutes are institutionally accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies:

    • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
    • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

    See each school's campus page or click on the CONSUMER INFO button on the right to view individual campus or programmatic accreditations.

Find out more about the admissions process for this program.