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Note: All campuses are open and Fortis has transitioned to online and remote delivery of classes for all students. Fortis' admissions team has also transitioned to remote interview and enrollment, so prospective students do not need to visit the campus at this time.
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At FORTIS, students are provided the skills and training needed to enter careers in industries that have employment opportunity over time. What industries you ask? FORTIS offers career education and training programs in the nursing, healthcare, medical, dental, business, information technology, skilled trades, massage and cosmetology career fields. That makes Fortis a post-secondary network of colleges and institutes with a wide variety of educational choices!
FORTIS provides education and training for qualified applicants with the desire to better their career opportunities regardless of previous educational background.
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At Fortis, the Medical Office Administration program trains students to acquire the skills and capabilities in a variety of medical office assistant procedures, and the skills necessary for entry-level employment in a medical practice. The medical office administration training skills acquired include bookkeeping, billing and collection, records management, patient data collection, keyboarding, transcription, word processing, appointment scheduling, written correspondence and telephone techniques.
Upon completion of the medical office assistant training, students will be qualified to assume entry-level careers as a medical office assistant, medical secretary, medical biller/collector, and insurance claims processor performing the medical office duties described above.
As medical technology continues to advance, doctors are increasingly relying on medical assistants to help with various patient care needs. Most medical assistants work in the offices of physicians while others work in public and private hospitals, inpatient and outpatient facilities, the offices of other health practitioners such as chiropractors and optometrists, and in nursing and residential care facilities.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow much faster than average nationally, which ranks medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2008-2018 decade, and job prospects for skilled medical assistants should be excellent.
The Practical Nursing program at Fortis provides the theory, laboratory and clinical experiences to prepare students to sit for the NCLEX licensure exam and pursue an entry-level position in Practical Nursing. Nursing theory guides clinical practice. The clinical portion of the PN nursing curriculum includes hands-on experience providing nursing care to diverse patient populations in hospitals and other health care agencies. In addition, the clinical portion of the PN program will enable the student to observe first-hand the behaviors that are crucial to employability. Upon completion of the practical nursing (PN) program, students must apply to take the NCLEX-PN examination to obtain licensure as a practical nurse.
The Surgical Technology program at Fortis provides students with the knowledge and skills to work with and under the supervision of surgeons and registered nurses. If you are looking for a school in Florida, Louisiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas or Virginia at which to get an education to become a Surgical Technologist then you look no further than Fortis. At Fortis surgical tech schools, our program allows students to train to become a member of the operating room of the team that provides care to patients during the crucial periods of surgery.
Upon graduation from our surgical tech program, students will be prepared to pursue positions as a member of an operating room team, which includes surgeons, surgical assistants, anesthesiologists, and nurses. Surgical Technologists work in hospitals, surgical centers, delivery rooms, and medical clinics.
Working in a hospital, physician's office or medical laboratory can be exciting work and these facilities have a consistent need for qualified employees who have completed phlebotomy training and lab assistant training programs. Students who complete the Phlebotomy and Laboratory Assisting program at Fortis are prepared for the challenge.
Through our Phlebotomy and Laboratory Assisting training program, students are taught firsthand the skills necessary to assist physicians with patient care. Graduates of our program learn to draw blood and other bodily fluids for lab work and perform necessary tests to help with patient diagnosis and treatment.
Enroll at Fortis today and learn from qualified instructors so you can one day join the medical team with the skill set needed by hospitals, medical clinics and physician's offices.
If you want to train to be a Registered Nurse (RN), Fortis conveniently offers an associate degree nursing program at select campuses. The Fortis nursing curriculum provides the knowledge and skills to prepare students to sit for the NCLEX licensure exam and pursue a career as an entry-level registered nurse in a variety of clinical and hospital settings upon passing their licensure exam after graduation. The nursing associate degree at Fortis educates students in response to society's continuing healthcare needs while developing lifelong learners.
The main duty of a Sterile Processing Techician is to insure that instruments used by medical personnel are contaminant-free. In the Sterile Processing Technician program at Fortis, students are instructed on proper techniques to clean and sterilize medical instruments and to understand microbiology and infection control methods. At Fortis, students learn the proper names and categories of medical instruments and how to properly transfer and store instruments to keep them contaminant-free. The program includes classroom study, practice in lab environments and hands-on, real-world experience.
As a graduate of the Fortis sterile processing training program, students will be prepared for entry-level positions in hospitals, physicians' offices, inpatient and outpatient clinics, diagnostic centers and many more exciting opportunities.
Medical Billing and Coding is a critical function in the healthcare industry today. At Fortis, we can educate you to help you get into your medical career sooner than you might think! We provide hands-on instruction in medical terminology, office management, and medical coding techniques so upon graduation you will be fully prepared to begin your career working in a medical office or facility. Students are prepared in both office and hospital settings in a program that covers the basic fundamentals of computer operation, disease processes and hands-on training utilizing medical billing software.
Graduates of Fortis's Medical Billing and Coding finish the program prepared to seek entry-level careers in medical billing and coding in settings such as hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, dental offices, nursing homes, and insurance companies.
A Medical Lab Technician performs tests and laboratory procedures used in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. They may examine and analyze body fluids, and cells, looking for bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms; analyze the chemical content of fluids; match blood for transfusions; and test blood for other purposes. The test results will enable physicians to diagnose and treat diseases and other conditions. The Medical Lab Technician may use lab equipment such as microscopes, cell counters, and other automated and computerized equipment.
The Medical Lab Technician program at FORTIS will prepare students to enter this career field in a variety of entry-level positions. Medical Lab Technicians often work in blood banking, hematology, immunology, or microbiology performing duties under the supervision of a pathologist, medical laboratory scientist or other medical professional.
Doctors use x-rays to produce anatomical images of a patient's body to provide diagnostic information to allow them to diagnose and treat illnesses, injuries or abnormalities. The objective of the Medical Assisting with Basic X-Ray program at FORTIS is to provide students comprehensive instruction to prepare for entry-level employment primarily in a doctor's office operating radiographic equipment and performing medical assisting duties. The program is designed to respond to the dynamic and evolving nature of the healthcare community. It emphasizes excellence in patient care that is respectful of others, including the use of safe radiation practices and development of critical thinking skills.
The FORTIS curriculum prepares students to perform limited numbers and types of X-ray procedures that are typically performed in a doctor's office or walk-in medical clinic along with basic medical assisting skills. The X-ray training includes use of screen/film and digital image receptor systems, procedures used in the darkroom for film processing, formulating X-ray techniques, performance of X-ray procedures, and radiation safety measures. Students learn front desk and medical assisting skills such as taking vital signs and EKG readings, performing exam set up and maintaining electronic health records.
A person holding certification as a basic X-ray machine operator may perform limited general diagnostic radiographic procedures. This position is an important member of the healthcare team, and works under the direct supervision and control of a licensed practitioner to provide patient care.
Pharmacy Technicians are trained health care professionals who work in both hospitals and retail pharmacies under the supervision of a pharmacist. Pharmacy Technicians prepare and fill prescriptions under the direction of a pharmacist, issue medications, and label and store supplies. If you are interested in a career working alongside pharmacists, then consider the Fortis pharmacy technician training program at a school campus in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania or Tennessee.
Graduates of Fortis pharmacy technician training program will have learned the basic aspects of pharmacy practice, including reading, filling and distributing prescriptions. Our pharmacy technician program students will understand the legal responsibilities of a pharmacy for record maintenance and the handling of various categories of drugs. In addition, the program teaches basic pharmaceutical calculations, medications, common drug interactions and their side effects and pharmaceutical agents and their uses.
Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices and clinics of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists running smoothly. Fortis offers a medical assisting program designed to provide you with knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment as a medical assistant in a medical office or clinic, with skills in office administration, computer, and clinical areas.
As medical technology continues to advance, doctors are increasingly relying on medical assistants to help with various patient care needs. Most medical assistants work in the offices of physicians while others work in public and private hospitals, inpatient and outpatient facilities, the offices of other health practitioners such as chiropractors and optometrists and in nursing and residential care facilities.
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