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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.
ParamedicLegal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services
Paramedics must have a commitment to excellence, to life-long learning, and to professional standards uncompromised in any situation. When responding to a call for help, a Paramedic professional brings the knowledge, skill and technology that will save a life and relieve suffering—the qualities people expect to see. The objective of the Paramedic program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels. Within the fast-paced and constantly adapting world of Emergency Medical Services, the Paramedics may find themselves performing these advanced skills during on-scene treatment, in an ambulance, helicopter or on an off-shore oil rig.
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. The program is compliant with the EMS Education Standards providing graduates who successfully complete the program the ability to test for Paramedic certification with the National Registry or equivalent state examination.
Length: 1010 Contact Hours/48 Instructional Weeks
Program Quarter Credits: 55
Total Clock Hours, including Recognized Homework Hours: 1490
Credential Awarded: Diploma
Mode of Delivery: Residential
Dental AssistantMedicine and Health Care
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.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Associate in Specialized Technology Degree offered at: Scranton, Landover
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.
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