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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.
Massage TherapyCosmetology and Wellness
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.
Programs Offered at These Fortis Campuses
Forty Fort, PA: Massage Therapist
Norfolk, VA: Massage Therapy
Pensacola, FL: Massage Therapy
Richmond, VA: Massage Therapy
Scranton, PA: Massage Therapist
Towson, MD: Massage Therapy
Wayne, NJ: Massage Therapist
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.
Surgical TechnologyMedicine and Health Care
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 TechnicianMedicine and Health Care
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.
Associate Degree in NursingNursing
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 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.
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