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HVACBuilding Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing
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.
Medical AssistingMedicine and Health Care
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.
Medical Laboratory TechnicianMedicine and Health Care
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.
Pharmacy TechnicianMedicine and Health 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.
Advanced Tractor Trailer DrivingTruck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
As a graduate of our CDL training program, you will receive a diploma and should be capable of operating a tractor trailer with a vehicle gross weight of 80,000 lbs., an articulated vehicle with a trailer in excess of 10,001 lbs., or a straight vehicle in excess of 26,001 lbs. This is great news because, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for truck drivers nationally is projected to grow 21% nationally over the next 10 years.
The course material presented in the Advanced Tractor Trailer Driving Program is intended to develop useable skills and technical knowledge leading to employment as a Tractor Trailer Driver. Before that employment is possible, the student must pass the Commercial Driver’s License tests for the state in which they are licensed. The training offered during this program will provide the students with advanced range and road skill development, and in-depth classroom material. This skill and knowledge enhancement will enable the graduate, upon obtaining entry-level employment, to further develop his or her career as a Tractor Trailer Driver.
Upon meeting the graduation requirements, the student will be qualified to enter employment as a tractor trailer driver employed in intrastate and/or interstate commerce. Each graduate will possess a Commercial Drivers’ License with all relative endorsements. The graduate will be capable of operating a tractor-trailer with a vehicle gross weight of 80,000 lbs, an articulated vehicle with a trailer in excess of 10,001 lbs or a straight vehicle in excess of 26,001lbs.
Program offered at: Cookeville, TN
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