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Fortis College
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Degree: Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Graduation Year: 2014
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I chose to attend Fortis College in high hopes that receiving certification and my RMA would help me find a career in the health field. After graduating I was extremely disappointed to say the least. The instructors are ok, I would say only one (clinical instructor) was amazing. She was in tune with her class, and showed great interest in her students' success. After our schooling we were to complete a 6 week "externship". The head of the Medical Assistant program who was in charge of that never seemed to be interested in the needs of the students, and just threw the students anywhere for their externship hardly researching the facilities. The office I was in was GHETTO and unprofessional. Mind you we were stuck there for 6 weeks. Every time I tried to find an externship on my own he would NEVER follow up with the facilities so I had no choice. I understand that it is the students job to work hard to find their own employment after the program, however we were fed all of these lies about how amazing career services at the school was. I applied for jobs of my own however, every single "lead" they gave me and interview they sent me on were at run down out of date doctors offices that seemed shady, that only offered minimum wage with no benefits. When I asked them to follow up with the jobs I applied for like I was told, they just made excuses like " Oh I don't have a connect for that office" or "I know I won't be able to get in touch with the employer". If that's the case why are you here? It was almost like they were just trying to reach a quota instead of actually trying to send their students that paid over 16,000 to attend a 9 month training program to solid legit doctors offices and/or hospitals. I just ended up working with the company I was employed with before Fortis. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY! Attend another training school!

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RUN, RUN, RUN!!
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Degree: Nursing Science
Graduation Year: 2014
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If you want a serious opinion and experience you will read this review. This school is a joke and only wants your money and put you in debt. If you decide to attend this school, I guarantee that you will be highly disappointed. The nursing program has a witch for a director of nursing and she is Satan himself. She is rude, uncoof, nasty attitude, has a record of 22 cases of abuse in Michigan and lost her license for 5 yrs., if you don't believe me, look her up. (Edna B. Wilkerson). She is a liar, fake, insensitive, non compassionate and all around the worst don I have ever came across. How can a school allow a person to be over their nursing program with charges of abuse on her record. :-( I am telling you to run and run fast. The school has programs that are not accredited, they have teachers teaching that are not licensed with the State, they do not help, they lie about the programs, they do not communicate, the students are kept in the dark, they have previous and upcoming lawsuits against them. Do your research before going to this school. Don't be fooled or lied to no matter how good it sounds. I strongly advise you to choose another school, you will not regret it in the end.

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Degree: Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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I think this is the worst school I ever been to the whole office staff is a joke...I now have to seek a lawyer

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Degree: Dental Assisting/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
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DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL. THE WORST OF THE ABSOLUTE WORST. FORTIS SMYRNA IS A JOKE.

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Degree: Small Business Administration/Management
Graduation Year: 2016
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I believe that this school is perfect for someone that wants to major in a business type field. As far as all of the negative reveiws for the nursing program, wouldn't you think medical students should be more hands on? Just my opinion. They have been extremely insightful and are always there to help with whatever I need. I would definately reccomend this school to others. Actually my wife will start very soon. Keep up the good work you guys!

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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
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This school is a scam. It is not what it seems when you first sign up. They are all nice and smiles in the beginning, but then as the semesters go on they treat you like s**t. All they want is money. Financial aid is a joke, some of the teachers are a joke, and the deans, haha. Wow, this school is a waste of time and i would never recommend it to anyone. Try another school. They are not very helpful when it comes to skills, all they do is criticize you, especially the Head Nursr for the Medical Assisting program. They are not as they seem. It's only 3-5 students in every class. Alot of people have left this school because it is a joke. They are very unprofessional and rude. DO NOT GO TO FORTIS COLLEGE IN RAVENNA, OHIO. Go to a different school.

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most expensive mistake.
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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2011
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Complete waste of time and money. The degree is useless and no other college except other fake schools will accept it. Most expensive mistake I've ever made.

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STAY AWAY!!!
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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
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This school will not help you further your career. The staff will be nice at first then will start treating you like crap. They are all about money and very unprofessional. Please do not waste your money.

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Rotunda Parks - 3 days ago

I've only been at Fortis College for one mod of a semester but its already turning out to be a ripoff.The admissions and financial aid staff start out being really nice but that changes once you're enrolled and they feel like you're trapped.Admissions lies to you or either just doesn't tell you how much your supplies will be.Financial aid doesn't bother to respond to you in a timely manner when try to get updates or find out about the cost of classes and supplies.It's in your best interests to find a different school.I plan to transfer to another school as soon as possible although there is one positive part of the school and that's the teachers.I just wish their teachers would go to other schools to teach.

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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
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I have found the classes both instructional and interesting. 2 of my instructors are prior Military so their expierence brings alot to their teaching ability. I have been to two other schools in the area that I live in and I have to say that the other two school have NO INTEGRITY! I really enjoy my classes and look foward to completing my courses.

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Degree: Radiologist Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
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I graduate in three months. I have been here for a year and 3 months. As far as learning x-ray, yes you will learn. You have to. And you will get out with an xray degree. It is individual based though. If you want this you have to learn it. The teacher turn over has been ridiculous. it is so micro-managed its not even funny. As far as the treatment of students, its awful! They will never help you with anything. Over the past year and a half I and many other class mates have had a few issues and simple fixes. This school will not help a student. They will lie to you to get you here. They will put a smile on their face and say they will help you, but in the end will not. They don't care once you spend your money here. Anything I have succeed here was me doing it on my own. I have a student tech job, on my own. The school its self has not helped. Not much teaching, just test every week. They will make you promises about scheduling, you will turn everything around to adhere to those and then they turn it around last minute and wont budge. Look into General. You get a real associates. And by real, I mean it transfers, Fortis associates almost don't transfer anywhere. I actually cant find one that they do transfer to. So if you want to get a bachelors you have to start over. The school is so disorganized and the communication with students is slim to none. This school is going down hill fast. The classes behind us only have maybe 3-5 students. They try to say its because they only accept excellence but really it is because no one wants to go here. If I could start over I would look some where different. It is too late for me, I am almost done. And I enjoy x-ray school, its this school that I don't enjoy. Good luck and just make sure to look into other programs.

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