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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.

*Programs Vary by Campus

Are you ready for a change? See if FORTIS can help you.

Available Programs

  • Cosmetology & Beauty
    • Cosmetology +

      Program Description

      Looking for cosmetology program at a school in Florida? What about Alabama, Maryland or Pennsylvania? Then look no further than Fortis! In Alabama, Fortis offers beauty school training in Mobile. In Florida, the cosmetology program is taught at the Fortis campus locations in Pensacola, Largo, Winter Park and Jacksonville. Fortis Institute in West Baltimore prepares people from across Maryland to enter cosmetology. And Fortis is especially proud of the success of many of our cosmetology graduates from our campus in Erie, Pennsylvania.

      The Cosmetology Program prepares students to take a cosmetology licensure exam upon graduation so they will be capable of pursuing a career as a cosmetology professional, working in a variety of styling salon environments -- or perhaps opening their own private cosmetology business. Many enjoy the freedom a beauty career offers to work flexible hours and create their own work schedule.

      Campus Locations

      Erie, PA

      5757 West 26th St
      Erie, PA 16506

      Pensacola, FL

      4081 East Olive Road
      Pensacola, FL 32514

      Woodlawn, MD

      6901 Security Blvd
      Baltimore, MD 21244

  • Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
    • Criminal Justice +

      Program Description

      f you're looking for a criminal justice degree program in Pennsylvania or Ohio, you and your education are in luck! The Criminal Justice degree program at FORTIS colleges and institutes prepares students academically and professionally for entry-level positions in the field of criminology, including probation, corrections, immigration and homeland security, law enforcement, and security.

      The criminal justice curriculum at FORTIS provides students with a broad knowledge of the criminal justice system, methods, techniques, procedures and technologies and is designed to offer a balance of theory and application that will prove useful in the field.

      Campus Locations

      Erie, PA

      5757 West 26th St
      Erie, PA 16506

  • Emergency Services
    • Emergency Medical Technician +

      Program Description

      For a career in the emergency medical services field, a paramedic / EMT training program may be your best choice as the way to enter the field. FORTIS conveniently has schools in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania that offer programs to educate students with the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at an advanced life support level so they can pursue a career working with an ambulance service, fire department or hospital after graduation.

      Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a critical part of the healthcare team and the community in general. Those who work in the emergency medical field as first responders are often called Emergency Medical Technicians or EMTs. Upon completion of the EMS / Paramedic program at FORTIS, students will be able to prepare for licensure to properly assess, manage, and transport patients at an Advanced Life Support Level of competence.

      Campus Locations

      Atlanta, GA

      2140 South Cobb Drive
      Smyrna, GA 30080

  • Health and Medical
    • Dental Assistant +

      Program Description

      Duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. These tasks require both interpersonal and technical skills.

      At Fortis, the dental assistant training program will provide you with hands-on strategies and techniques to work in the treatment or operation room directly with the dentist. Students will be shown how to work chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients. Dental Assistants can work in private and group dental practices, specialty dental practices, mobile dental units, insurance companies, hospitals, nursing homes, dental school clinics, and public and private health facilities.

      Campus Locations

      Atlanta, GA

      2140 South Cobb Drive
      Smyrna, GA 30080

      Birmingham, AL

      100 London Pkwy
      Birmingham, AL 35211

      Centerville, OH

      555 E. Alex Bell Road
      Centerville, OH 45459

      Cincinnati, OH

      11499 Chester Road
      Cincinnati, OH 45146

      Columbia, SC

      246 Stoneridge Drive
      Columbia, SC 29210

      Cuyahoga Falls, OH

      2545 Bailey Road
      Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

      Erie, PA

      5757 West 26th St
      Erie, PA 16506

      Houston North, TX

      450 N Sam Houston Parkway E
      Houston, TX 77060

      Indianapolis, IN

      9001 N. Wesleyan Rd
      Indianapolis, IN 46268

      Landover, MD

      4351 Garden City Dr
      Landover, MD 20785

      Lawrenceville, NJ

      2572 Brunswick Pike
      Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

      Mobile, AL

      7033 Airport Blvd
      Mobile, AL 36608

      Montgomery, AL

      3736 Atlanta Highway
      Montgomery, AL 36109

      Norfolk, VA

      6300 Center Drive
      Norfolk, VA 23502

      Orange Park, FL

      700 Blanding Blvd
      Orange Park, FL 32065

      Pensacola, FL

      4081 East Olive Road
      Pensacola, FL 32514

      Phoenix, AZ

      555 North 18th St
      Phoenix, AZ 85006

      Port St Lucie, FL

      9022 South US Highway 1
      Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

      Richmond, VA

      2000 Westmoreland Street
      Richmond, VA 23230

      Salt Lake City, UT

      3949 South 700 East
      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

    • Medical Assistant +

      Program Description

      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.

      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
      Birmingham, AL 35211

      Centerville, OH

      555 E. Alex Bell Road
      Centerville, OH 45459

      Cincinnati, OH

      11499 Chester Road
      Cincinnati, OH 45146

      Columbia, SC

      246 Stoneridge Drive
      Columbia, SC 29210

      Columbus, OH

      4151 Executive Pkwy
      Columbus, OH 43081

      Cookeville, TN

      1025 Highway 111
      Cookeville, TN 38501

      Cutler Bay, FL

      19600 South Dixie Highway
      Cutler Bay, FL 33157

      Cuyahoga Falls, OH

      2545 Bailey Road
      Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

      Dothan, AL

      200 Vulcan Way
      Dothan, AL 36303

      Erie, PA

      5757 West 26th St
      Erie, PA 16506

      Foley, AL

      200 East Laurel Avenue
      Foley, AL 36525

      Forty Fort, PA

      166 Slocum Street
      Forty Fort, PA 18704

      Grand Prairie, TX

      401 E Palace Pkwy
      Grand Prairie, TX 75050

      Houston North, TX

      450 N Sam Houston Parkway E
      Houston, TX 77060

      Houston South, TX

      1201 West Oaks Mall
      Houston, TX 77082

      Indianapolis, IN

      9001 N. Wesleyan Rd
      Indianapolis, IN 46268

      Landover, MD

      4351 Garden City Dr
      Landover, MD 20785

      Lawrenceville, NJ

      2572 Brunswick Pike
      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
      Nashville, TN 37211

      Norfolk, VA

      6300 Center Drive
      Norfolk, VA 23502

      Orange Park, FL

      700 Blanding Blvd
      Orange Park, FL 32065

      Pensacola, FL

      4081 East Olive Road
      Pensacola, FL 32514

      Phoenix, AZ

      555 North 18th St
      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
      Richmond, VA 23230

      Salt Lake City, UT

      3949 South 700 East
      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

      Woodlawn, MD

      6901 Security Blvd
      Baltimore, MD 21244

    • Massage Therapy +

      Program Description

      Have you ever entertained the idea to become a massage therapist? Fortis proudly offers a massage therapy program at select schools in Alabama, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and New Jersey! FORTIS Massage Therapy schools provide courses and training that give students a basic education and understanding of the fundamentals of massage. Through lecture and hands-on instruction in Swedish techniques, pathology, anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, students are thoroughly educated to pursue their massage certification upon graduation and prepare to enter the massage industry.

      The ability to use your hands as healing instruments to relieve stress and pain is personally satisfying and can be professionally rewarding. In addition to Swedish massage, the program also provides information in various additional techniques currently practiced in massage therapy clinics. At the end of this program, graduates are prepared to sit for the massage national certification examination.

      Campus Locations

      Forty Fort, PA

      166 Slocum Street
      Forty Fort, PA 18704

      Norfolk, VA

      6300 Center Drive
      Norfolk, VA 23502

      Pensacola, FL

      4081 East Olive Road
      Pensacola, FL 32514

      Richmond, VA

      2000 Westmoreland Street
      Richmond, VA 23230

      Scranton, PA

      517 Ash Street
      Scranton, PA 18509

      Towson, MD

      700 York Road
      Towson, MD 21204

    • Practical Nursing +

      Program Description

      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.

      Campus Locations

      Centerville, OH

      555 E. Alex Bell Road
      Centerville, OH 45459

      Cincinnati, OH

      11499 Chester Road
      Cincinnati, OH 45146

      Columbus, OH

      4151 Executive Pkwy
      Columbus, OH 43081

      Cuyahoga Falls, OH

      2545 Bailey Road
      Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

      Erie, PA

      5757 West 26th St
      Erie, PA 16506

      Norfolk, VA

      6300 Center Drive
      Norfolk, VA 23502

      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
      Richmond, VA 23230

      Scranton, PA

      517 Ash Street
      Scranton, PA 18509

    • Associate Degree in Nursing +

      Program Description

      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.

      Campus Locations

      Centerville, OH

      555 E. Alex Bell Road
      Centerville, OH 45459

      Cincinnati, OH

      11499 Chester Road
      Cincinnati, OH 45146

      Columbia, SC

      246 Stoneridge Drive
      Columbia, SC 29210

      Columbus, OH

      4151 Executive Pkwy
      Columbus, OH 43081

      Cutler Bay, FL

      19600 South Dixie Highway
      Cutler Bay, FL 33157

      Cuyahoga Falls, OH

      2545 Bailey Road
      Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

      Indianapolis, IN

      9001 N. Wesleyan Rd
      Indianapolis, IN 46268

      Montgomery, AL

      3736 Atlanta Highway
      Montgomery, AL 36109

      Montgomery, Eastdale Circle, AL

      3470 Eastdale Circle
      Montgomery, AL 36117

      Nashville, TN

      3354 Perimeter Hill Drive
      Nashville, TN 37211

      Norfolk, VA

      6300 Center Drive
      Norfolk, VA 23502

      Orange Park, FL

      700 Blanding Blvd
      Orange Park, FL 32065

      Pensacola, FL

      4081 East Olive Road
      Pensacola, FL 32514

      Port St Lucie, FL

      9022 South US Highway 1
      Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

      Richmond, VA

      2000 Westmoreland Street
      Richmond, VA 23230

      Salt Lake City, UT

      3949 South 700 East
      Salt Lake City, UT 84107

    • Medical Billing and Coding +

      Program Description

      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.

      Campus Locations

      Baton Rouge, LA

      9255 Interline Ave
      Baton Rouge, LA 70809

      Birmingham, AL

      100 London Pkwy
      Birmingham, AL 35211

      Columbia, SC

      246 Stoneridge Drive
      Columbia, SC 29210

      Cuyahoga Falls, OH

      2545 Bailey Road
      Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

      Houston North, TX

      450 N Sam Houston Parkway E
      Houston, TX 77060

      Houston South, TX

      1201 West Oaks Mall
      Houston, TX 77082

      Landover, MD

      4351 Garden City Dr
      Landover, MD 20785

      Lawrenceville, NJ

      2572 Brunswick Pike
      Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

      Port St Lucie, FL

      9022 South US Highway 1
      Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

      Scranton, PA

      517 Ash Street
      Scranton, PA 18509

      Wayne, NJ

      201 Willowbrook Blvd
      Wayne, NJ 07470

  • Skilled Trades
    • Electrical and Electronic Systems Technician
    • HVAC Technician +

      Program Description

      The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) training program at Fortis prepares students for entry-level employment as an HVAC Technician. In the field, HVAC Technicians are also known as HVAC mechanics or HVAC installers. The HVAC program at Fortis includes training in computerized diagnostics so students will be able to service and repair today's complex systems for commercial refrigeration, gas heat, heat pumps, and air conditioning.

      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
      Birmingham, AL 35211

      Centerville, OH

      555 E. Alex Bell Road
      Centerville, OH 45459

      Cincinnati, OH

      11499 Chester Road
      Cincinnati, OH 45146

      Columbia, SC

      246 Stoneridge Drive
      Columbia, SC 29210

      Columbus, OH

      4151 Executive Pkwy
      Columbus, OH 43081

      Cookeville, TN

      1025 Highway 111
      Cookeville, TN 38501

      Cuyahoga Falls, OH

      2545 Bailey Road
      Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

      Dothan, AL

      200 Vulcan Way
      Dothan, AL 36303

      Erie, PA

      5757 West 26th St
      Erie, PA 16506

      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
      Houston, TX 77060

      Houston South, TX

      1201 West Oaks Mall
      Houston, TX 77082

      Indianapolis, IN

      9001 N. Wesleyan Rd
      Indianapolis, IN 46268

      Lawrenceville, NJ

      2572 Brunswick Pike
      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
      Nashville, TN 37211

      Pensacola, FL

      4081 East Olive Road
      Pensacola, FL 32514

      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
      Richmond, VA 23230

      Salt Lake City, UT

      3949 South 700 East
      Salt Lake City, UT 84107

      Wayne, NJ

      201 Willowbrook Blvd
      Wayne, NJ 07470

    • Welding Technology +

      Program Description

      The Welding Technology training program is designed to train individuals for entry into the field of welding as industrial welders, welding apprentices or check welders. The Fortis welding training programs in Georgia and Ohio instruct students in mathematics and welding print reading in order to enhance their understanding of the basic requirements of the job. Welding symbols are also studied as well as the methods of destructive and non-destructive testing used in welding to determine what constitutes a quality weld.

      Campus Locations

      Atlanta, GA

      2140 South Cobb Drive
      Smyrna, GA 30080

      Cincinnati, OH

      11499 Chester Road
      Cincinnati, OH 45146

      Erie, PA

      5757 West 26th St
      Erie, PA 16506

      Ravenna, OH

      653 Enterprise Parkway
      Ravenna, OH 44266

    • Class-A CDL Training +

      Program Description

      If you want commercial driving training, look no further than Fortis. Our Class A CDL Preparatory Driving Training program is designed to give you the skills you need to pursue a career as an over-the-road, regional or local commercial driver.

      Your CDL training will start in the classroom, where you'll learn about the vehicles, basic controls, pre-trip inspection, cargo handling, emergency protocol and more. You will then move to the yard, where you'll practice mastering operation and control of your vehicle. Finally, you'll take your newly acquired skills on the road, with our experienced instructors by your side, guiding you through what you need to know. Upon graduation, you'll receive a diploma and have the skills you need to obtain your commercial driving license and land an entry-level job in commercial trucking.

      Campus Locations

      Forty Fort, PA

      166 Slocum Street
      Forty Fort, PA 18704

    • Electrical Technician +

      Program Description

      At Fortis, our Electrical Trade program provides students with the professional skills and knowledge they need to enter the workforce to begin a career as a residential, commercial or industrial electrician. Electrical trades students will learn the importance of safe work habits when working with high voltage applications, as well as how to comply with both OSHA and National Electric Code standards.

      The electrical trades program at Fortis' electrician schools covers simple atom and magnetic theory and the process of electrical production, knowledge that remains important no matter how electrical equipment and products change in the future. Other core classes include Alternating Current Theory (A.C.), A.C. Motors and Control, and Three Phase Power and Transformers. These are all critical areas of education for any student seeking a career as an electrician.

      Campus Locations

      Birmingham, AL

      100 London Pkwy
      Birmingham, AL 35211

      Cuyahoga Falls, OH

      2545 Bailey Road
      Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

      Forty Fort, PA

      166 Slocum Street
      Forty Fort, PA 18704

      Lawrenceville, NJ

      2572 Brunswick Pike
      Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

      Montgomery, AL

      3736 Atlanta Highway
      Montgomery, AL 36109

      Wayne, NJ

      201 Willowbrook Blvd
      Wayne, NJ 07470

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36 Campuses
14 Programs

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
Birmingham, AL 35211

Centerville, OH

555 E. Alex Bell Road
Centerville, OH 45459

Cincinnati, OH

11499 Chester Road
Cincinnati, OH 45146

Columbia, SC

246 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210

Columbus, OH

4151 Executive Pkwy
Columbus, OH 43081

Cookeville, TN

1025 Highway 111
Cookeville, TN 38501

Cutler Bay, FL

19600 South Dixie Highway
Cutler Bay, FL 33157

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

2545 Bailey Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Dothan, AL

200 Vulcan Way
Dothan, AL 36303

Erie, PA

5757 West 26th St
Erie, PA 16506

Foley, AL

200 East Laurel Avenue
Foley, AL 36525

Forty Fort, PA

166 Slocum Street
Forty Fort, PA 18704

Grand Prairie, TX

401 E Palace Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Houston North, TX

450 N Sam Houston Parkway E
Houston, TX 77060

Houston South, TX

1201 West Oaks Mall
Houston, TX 77082

Indianapolis, IN

9001 N. Wesleyan Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Landover, MD

4351 Garden City Dr
Landover, MD 20785

Lawrenceville, NJ

2572 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Mobile, AL

7033 Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL 36608

Montgomery, AL

3736 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109

Montgomery, Eastdale Circle, AL

3470 Eastdale Circle
Montgomery, AL 36117

Nashville, TN

3354 Perimeter Hill Drive
Nashville, TN 37211

Norfolk, VA

6300 Center Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502

Orange Park, FL

700 Blanding Blvd
Orange Park, FL 32065

Pensacola, FL

4081 East Olive Road
Pensacola, FL 32514

Phoenix, AZ

555 North 18th St
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
Richmond, VA 23230

Salt Lake City, UT

3949 South 700 East
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

Woodlawn, MD

6901 Security Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21244

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