Your neighborhood Fortis Institute, Houston North
Offering medical, dental and healthcare programs as well as skilled trades.
Healthcare & Medical Institute in North Houston, TX
Located just off of Beltway 8, the FORTIS Institute in Houston, TX - North is close to everything in one of the best cities in the state of Texas. FORTIS Institute Houston North provides career education and training to people in the greater Houston area in the healthcare, medical and skilled trades career fields. You can receive your medical training in Houston, Texas, while being able to enjoy everything 'Space City' has to offer your fellow Texans.
At FORTIS Institute Houston North we offer programs including Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Sterile Processing Technician and Surgical Technology. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks medical assistant among the fastest growing healthcare occupations nationally between now and 2018. You can capitalize on the healthcare trends in employment by pursuing your medical education at FORTIS Institute in Houston, TX - North.
If you want a medical career working in hospitals and inpatient clinics working to assist surgeons then train to be a Sterile Processing Technician who is responsible for keeping medical and surgical instruments contaminant-free. A Surgical Technologist is a key member of the operating room team and ST's work alongside surgeons and nurses during surgery as well as during the prep and post-surgery procedures.
Do you currently have a medical career but want earn your associate degree? The Healthcare Management program at the Fortis Institute Houston campus can teach you the business and healthcare management skills to seek entry-level healthcare management positions. As a degree completion program, Healthcare Management is for those who have completed a diploma program in fields such as Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, and Medical Billing and Coding who have also worked in the field with practical experience in the healthcare industry. This is a great path to advance your medical career to work in medical health services, administrative services, social and community services, medical offices or clinics, and healthcare marketing and healthcare sales.
We have a Skilled Trades program at Houston North to prepare students to become an HVAC Technician. The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration programat FORTIS Institute trains students to install and service heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. With an entry-level position as an HVAC Installer or HVAC Mechanic, graduates of this program will be qualified to service and troubleshoot today's complex heating and cooling systems. With the famous Houston weather, there will always be residential and commercial buildings that will require HVAC service and repair.
With everything you can learn with a career education from FORTIS Institute in Houston, TX - North, you will be ready to get started in your professional career in your program of interest in less time than you might think. Get started today. Call or click for more information to pursue a medical career education in Houston, Texas.
Our Houston North campus is just a short drive from Atascocita, The Woodlands & Spring.
FORTIS Institute Houston North was formerly known as MedVance Institute before joining the network of FORTIS Colleges and Institutes in 2011.
Healthcare / Medical
Medical assistants fill a critical role in the healthcare system. Working directly with doctors and nurses, and often directly with patients, medical assistants can be employed in a wide variety of healthcare settings including physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals and even rehabilitation centers and long-term care facilities.
Medical Billing and Coding
Medical Billing and Coding is a critical function in the healthcare industry today. And although Medical Billing and Coding professionals do not provide direct patient care, with billing and coding skills, you can work in a medical office alongside doctors and staff. Medical Billing and Coding professionals may also find employment in hospitals and even insurance companies.
The objective of our Healthcare Management program is to help students understand what healthcare management entails today and prepare them with the knowledge and skills needed to seek entry-level healthcare management positions. Fortis can prepare you for an entry level position in this exciting field.
If you enjoy touching people’s lives, making a positive impact on friends and family, love working with your community and those in need - a career in healthcare will surely bring you a great deal of satisfaction. With medical technology programs that span a range of skills, FORTIS can place you on the right path to your perfect career.
With employment opportunities in hospitals, surgery centers and more, there will be increasing demand for these trained healthcare professionals. Surgical technology professionals are vital to the healthcare system and fill an important role in both elective and non-elective surgical procedures, often working alongside doctors and nurses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations nationally for the next ten years.
Sterile Processing Technician
An essential behind-the-scenes role in hospitals and surgical centers is that of the sterile processing technician. Sterile Processing Techs ensure the instruments and devices used by medical personnel for surgeries and other procedures are contaminant-free. If you are interested in getting started on your healthcare career as a Sterile Processing Technician, Fortis’s experienced and caring faculty, small class sizes and comprehensive curriculum can help you attain the knowledge and skills you need.
Further Your Career Today!
My experience with the Dental Assistant program at FORTIS College was wonderful. The instructors were friendly and knowledgeable and their open-door policy made it a very positive experience.
With me I was lucky enough and blessed enough to get hired on after my extern and the pay is great to me, I love it. It was well worth going to school the ten months I went to school. To me it was worth it.
Personally my education has enhanced my life as to where I have something productive to do that I enjoy doing.
Accreditation and State Authorization
Fortis Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges:
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, Virginia 22201
(703) 247-4212 (703) 247-4533
Fortis Institute is a branch of All-State Career School, Baltimore, Maryland
Fortis Institute is regulated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Institute Readiness and Success Division
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752
Fortis Institute is regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges:
Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges
101 East 15th Street, 226T
Austin, TX 78778
License number S3243
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.CAAHEP.org) upon the recommendation of ARC-STSA. The program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of November 20, 2020.
Student Complaint Policy Notice
Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) Career Schools and Colleges rule §807.301 requires all licensed schools to post a visible notice regarding the school's Student Complaint Policy.
- Fortis Institute has a Certificate of Approval from Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
- The TWC-assigned school number is: S3153.
- Fortis Institute's programs are approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
- Students must address their concerns about the school by following the grievance process outlined in the school's catalog.
- Students dissatisfied with the school's response to their compliant may file a formal complaint with TWC, CAAHEP, and/or the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
- Information on filing a complaint with TWC may be found on their website at http://www.texasworkforce.org/careerschoolstudents. Mail correspondence to: Texas Workforce Commission, 101 East 15th Street, 226T, Austin, TX 78778; Telephone: (512) 936-3100.
- Information on filing a complaint with the CAAHEP may be found on their website at http://caahep.org. Mail correspondence to: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; Telephone: (727) 210-2350.
- Information on filing a complaint with THECB, including the required procedures and student complaint form, may be found on their Website at www.thecb.state.tx.us/studentcomplaints. Email or mail correspondence to StudentComplaints@thecb.state.tx.us or Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, College Readiness and Success Division, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711-2788. Rules governing student complaints to THECB may be found on the Texas Secretary of State's Website at http://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=19&pt=1&ch=1&sch=E&rl=Y.
Consumer Information - Fortis Institute - Houston North
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A hard copy of each disclosure is available by request from the Admissions Office.
CARES ACT OF 2020 HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (HEERF) ALLOCATION AND SUMMARY REPORTING DISCLOSURES
The US Department of Education Certification and Agreement directs each institution receiving Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to comply with Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act and to post the following communication in accordance with requirements set forth by the Secretary of Education. The HEERF distribution reports are posted above. For further information on these funds, please visit: https://www.edaff.com/cares-act-information.php.
Licensure and Certification
The state of Texas requires a license to work as a Surgical Technologist.
The Surgical Technology program meets the educational requirements to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in the state of Texas.
We have not made a determination for the following states*: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
Students graduating from the Surgical Technology program are eligible to sit for the CST certification exam in the state of Texas. The granting of the degree is not contingent upon the passing of any external certification exam.
Graduates of Surgical Technology programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon Recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs are eligible to sit for the Surgical Technologist certification exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
*If you need additional information on state eligibility or transferability requirements for these states, please contact the Campus President or Dean of Education.
Graduation does not guarantee eligibility to sit for licensure, certification, or registry exams. Please understand that licensure and certification eligibility can be affected by unlawful events that take place after acceptance into a program. As part of the licensure, certification, and registration application process, arrest and court records of final adjudication for any offense other than a minor traffic violation may be submitted to credentialing agency for review. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony and whose civil rights have not been restored may be considered incomplete by the College until documentation of restoration of civil rights is received.
Licensing and certification requirements vary by state. Students who relocate to another state during their enrollment may or may not satisfy the eligibility criteria to obtain a professional license or certification in that state.
Please contact the Campus President or Dean of Education if you have additional questions pertaining to your program of interest.