Cookeville, TN

Fortis Institute in Cookeville

Medical, Healthcare, Skilled Trades & More

The FORTIS Institute in Cookeville, Tennessee, is located in the beautiful foothills of the upper Cumberland region and is easily accessed off of Interstate 40. FORTIS Institute provides career education and training to the people in Cookeville and Putnam county, Tennessee, for the healthcare and medical career fields.  Call today to take the first step toward attending FORTIS Institute to begin on your career path in the medical field.

Are you interested in a career in Tennessee as a surgical technologist working alongside surgeons in the operating room?  If so, then call FORTIS Institute in Cookeville today for information on our Surgical Technology program.  With classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences, FORTIS will prepare you for an entry-level position as a surgical technologist in career that offers growth and personal satisfaction.

FORTIS Institute offers allied health and medical career training programs including Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Pharmacy Technician and Radiologic Technology.  Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks medical assisting among the fastest growing healthcare occupations nationally from now until 2018.  The accredited medical programs at FORTIS Institute in Cookeville are designed to prepare folks in Tennessee for a wide variety of entry-level positions in the healthcare, medical and pharmacy career fields.  Speak to a FORTIS admissions representative today to find which program may best match your desires and your aptitudes for a medical education.

If you want a career working with your hands as an HVAC mechanic or installer, then consider the HVAC program at FORTIS Institute in Cookeville.  Students learn to install and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) systems.  Tennessee is full of residential, commercial and industrial buildings of all shapes, sizes and ages.  Sooner or later, they will all need their heating and cooling systems serviced or repaired.  With training from FORTIS, you can join the HVAC industry in less time than you might think.

Our Advanced Tractor Trailer Driver program is designed to help students seek job opportunities in commercial driving for Over The Road, Regional or Local entry level driving positions.  If you live in the Cookeville area and are interested in CDL training, then the Advanced Tractor Trailer Driver program at FORTIS Institute in Cookeville, TN can prepare you to become a commercial driver. Students will work through advanced driving and maneuvering skills in this intensive and challenging program. Upon completion, students can be prepared for a successful and long-term career in truck driving! 

Many find that if you are searching for a better future and a career which is both rewarding and with opportunity for growth, then one of the many programs in the medical field offered by FORTIS Institute in Tennessee may be ideal for you. To be part of this growing field, you need to have proper training and skills.  At FORTIS, we want to help you get there by helping you get an education in the medical field.

Our Cookeville campus is just a short drive from Sparta, Livingston & Algood. 
Fortis Institute has an extended campus at 4550 S. Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38506. The commercial driving programs are taught at this location.

FORTIS Institute in Cookeville, TN was formerly known as MedVance Institute before joining the network of FORTIS Colleges and Institutes in 2013.

Institutional Accreditation:

FORTIS Institute in Cookeville, Tennessee is accredited by Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790.

Programmatic Accreditation: 

The Medical Laboratory Technology Program has programmatic approval by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS):

5600 N River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018

The Surgical Technology program is programmatically accredited through the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, Colorado 80120 telephone number (303) 694-9262, in collaboration with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater; FL 33756 telephone number (727) 210-2350.

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
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Fortis Institute in Cookeville, Tennessee is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

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TN Transferability of Credits Disclosure

FORTIS Institute provides postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of diploma and degree programs that assist adult students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities.  FORTIS Institute strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education.

The staff of FORTIS Institute believes that they make an important contribution to the economic growth and social well-being of the community.  FORTIS Institute educates its students to help meet the economic needs of their community in entry-level positions. The educational process is a change-oriented approach to education that provides the community with graduates who possess the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in existing and emerging career occupations.

Consumer Information & Gainful Employment Disclosures - Fortis Institute in Cookeville

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Diploma (CIP Code: 49.0205) Click here for gainful employment data.
Diploma (CIP Code: 47.0201) Click here for gainful employment data.
Diploma (CIP Code: 51.0801) Click here for gainful employment data.
Associate Degree (CIP Code: 51.1004) Click here for gainful employment data.
Diploma (CIP Code: 51.0805) Click here for gainful employment data.
Associate Degree (CIP Code: 51.0911) Click here for gainful employment data.
Diploma (CIP Code: 51.0909) Click here for gainful employment data.

Campus Commute Locations

Fortis Institute in Cookeville, TN, is conveniently near these cities:

  • Algood, Tennessee
  • Monterey, Tennessee
  • Sparta, Tennessee
  • Baxter, Tennessee
  • Livingston, Tennessee
  • Smithville, Tennessee
  • Gainesboro, Tennessee
  • Pleasant Hill, Tennessee