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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.
Electronic Systems TechnicianBuilding Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing
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.
Program Offered at: Lawrenceville, NJ
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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
Medical Billing and CodingMedical Administration
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.
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.
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.
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