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About Fortis

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.

*Programs Vary by Campus

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Medical Assisting

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.

Radiologic Technology

X-rays are more than simply images of broken bones. Physicians use radiologic imaging to see inside the human body to assist in the diagnosis of diseases, medical conditions or bodily injuries.

FORTIS radiology technologist schools provide Radiologic Technology training to prepare you for entry-level positions in the in the imaging and radiological profession. The Radiologic Technologist is an important member of the healthcare team, and works closely with physicians to provide critical information, patient care and injury diagnostics.

Surgical Technology

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

Sterile Processing Technician

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

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.

Medical Laboratory Technician

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. They look for bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms; analyze the chemical content of fluids; match blood for transfusions; and test for drug levels in the blood that show how a patient is responding to treatment. The test results will enable Physicians to detect, diagnose, and treat disease. The Medical Lab Technician may use such lab equipment as microscopes, cell counters, and automated and computerized equipment capable of performing a number of tests simultaneously.

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.

Medical Assisting with Basic X-Ray Operation

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.

Medical Office Basic X-Ray Technician

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 Technician/Assistant

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Pharmacy Technician

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.

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Campus Locations

Atlanta, GA

2140 South Cobb Drive

Smyrna,

GA
30080

Baton Rouge, LA

9255 Interline Ave

Baton Rouge,

LA
70809

Birmingham, AL

100 London Pkwy Suite 150

Birmingham,

AL
35211

Centerville, OH

555 E. Alex Bell Road

Centerville,

OH
45459

Cincinnati, OH

11499 Chester Road Suite 200

Cincinnati,

OH
45146

Columbia, SC

246 Stoneridge Drive Suite 101

Columbia,

SC
29210

Columbus, OH

4151 Executive Pkwy Suite 120

Columbus,

OH
43081

Cookeville, TN

1025 Highway 111

Cookeville,

TN
38501

Cutler Bay, FL

19600 South Dixie Highway Suite B

Cutler Bay,

FL
33157

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

2545 Bailey Road

Cuyahoga Falls,

OH
44221

Dothan, AL

200 Vulcan Way

Dothan,

AL
36303

Foley, AL

200 East Laurel Avenue

Foley,

AL
36525

Forty Fort, PA

166 Slocum Street

Forty Fort,

PA
18704

Houston North, TX

450 N Sam Houston Parkway E Suite 200

Houston,

TX
77060

Houston South, TX

1201 West Oaks Mall

Houston,

TX
77082

Indianapolis, IN

9001 N. Wesleyan Rd Suite 101

Indianapolis,

IN
46268

Landover, MD

4351 Garden City Dr

Landover,

MD
20785

Lawrenceville, NJ

2572 Brunswick Pike Suite 100

Lawrenceville,

NJ
08648

Mobile, AL

7033 Airport Blvd

Mobile,

AL
36608

Montgomery, AL

3736 Atlanta Highway

Montgomery,

AL
36109

Nashville, TN

3354 Perimeter Hill Drive Suite 105

Nashville,

TN
37211

Norfolk, VA

6300 Center Drive Suite 100

Norfolk,

VA
23502

Orange Park, FL

700 Blanding Blvd Suite 16

Orange Park,

FL
32065

Pensacola, FL

4081 East Olive Road Suite B

Pensacola,

FL
32514

Phoenix, AZ

555 North 18th St Suite 110

Phoenix,

AZ
85006

Port St Lucie, FL

9022 South US Highway 1

Port Saint Lucie,

FL
34952

Ravenna, OH

653 Enterprise Parkway

Ravenna,

OH
44266

Richmond, VA

2000 Westmoreland Street Suite A

Richmond,

VA
23230

Salt Lake City, UT

3949 South 700 East Suite 150

Salt Lake City,

UT
84107

Scranton, PA

517 Ash Street

Scranton,

PA
18509

Towson, MD

700 York Road

Towson,

MD
21204

Wayne, NJ

201 Willowbrook Blvd

Wayne,

NJ
07470

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