Your neighborhood Fortis College, Houston South
Offering a variety of career education and training programs in Medical/Healthcare including Surgical Technician, as well as the skilled trades including HVAC-R and Welding.
Healthcare & Medical College in South Houston, TX
FORTIS College in Houston, Texas - South provides career education and training programs in a variety of medical/ healthcare fields as well as the skilled trades, to the people of the growing Houston metropolitan region. As our community grows, so do the job opportunities for people with the education and training needed to enter these important career fields. Enrolling in and successfully completing a career education training program at Fortis can give you the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.
FORTIS College in Houston, TX - South offers a range of healthcare and medical career training programs including Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Sterile Processing Technician and Surgical Technology. And if the skilled trades are more your interest, Fortis programs in HVAC-R and Welding prepare students to enter these fields and help the growing Texas population stay comfortable! Virtually every building in the Houston area utilizes HVAC services to keep the environment comfortable. The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program at our Houston South campus prepares students to become HVAC technicians, able to maintain, repair and install complex HVAC systems in residential and commercial buildings. Train for an essential career in a growing industry. Gain the knowledge and skills you need at Fortis.
Our newest program, Welding, provides students with the knowledge and hands-on skills needed for an entry-level position as a welder. With the welding training you can receive at FORTIS College in Houston, Texas - South, you can learn the science and art of welding, and be prepared for an entry-level position as a welder in a variety of industries.
The Surgical Technology program trains students to be an entry-level critical member of the surgical team, assisting surgeons and nurses in the operating room Surgical techs ensure surgery equipment is set up correctly and sterilized, prepare patients by washing and disinfecting incision areas, pass instruments to surgeons during operations, position patients on operating beds and transport them to and from operating rooms. Another Fortis career education and training program option is Sterile Processing Technicians. SPTs are essential to keeping patients safe and minimize the risk of infection.
If you are already working in healthcare and want to enhance your career opportunities, Fortis College Houston South campus is now enrolling for an associate degree program in Healthcare Management. This bridge program is designed for recent graduates of a medical or healthcare program and will prepare students for a variety of jobs in healthcare management, including Home Health Services, Clinic Operations, Medical Office Management, and more.
Call today to speak with an Admissions Representative and learn more about which career education option may be right for you!
In our skilled trade programs, you will learn the knowledge and hands-on skills that will allow you to make a difference doing something you love to do. Our comprehensive skilled trades program curriculum combines traditional classroom instruction with situational and practical learning experiences to prepare students for an entry-level position.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
As today’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems become more complex, trained HVAC technicians are critical to maintaining healthy, comfortable environments in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
Many of today’s exciting job opportunities have now shifted into trades - where working with your hands and discovering practical solutions, is far more exciting than sitting behind a desk all day. Nationally, welding job prospects should be good for welders trained in the latest technologies, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Healthcare / Medical
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare and medical career opportunities are forecast to grow over the next decade, due in part to our aging population and increased need for healthcare. Fortis offers a variety of medical and healthcare training programs to help meet this need.
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!
I decided to do a Medical Assistant program so that I could get a career program that would get me a good professional future. I was also influenced by my grandmother who trained to be a Medical Assistant and then went on for other education and training and is still in healthcare.
The Medical Assistant program at Fortis was a great experience. I received all the knowledge and hands on training to succeed as an MA.
The education I got has bettered my life. It’s actually increased my pay, helped me get further along in life, being able to take care of bills and help take care of my family.
My Fortis certification made a huge difference in my life now that I am certified because not only is the salary cap released from me, but I also get to travel around. Now that I am certified it is a career.
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
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 programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
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 College, Houston South
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CARES ACT OF 2020 HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (HEERF) ALLOCATION AND SUMMARY REPORTING DISCLOSURES
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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.