Fortis Institute Reviews
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This school is a joke. Do not waste your time. I went for the EMT program. The teachers need more educations. The director of the program screwed me over telling me there would be night classes so i got a day job. I find out a day before class starts i had to go to morning classes. I couldn't go to class because of him telling me wrong. They dropped me. They also charged me for classes i didn't take. When i tried to get my transcript sent to another college they kept saying they didn't get the paperwork. I call no call back. They don't pick up the phone. Worse school ever!
I would never recommend going to such an unprofessional school. While some of the instructors are great others let ego get in the way and ARE VERY UNETHICAL AND UNPROFESSIONAL. I ONLY NEEDED ONE CLASS. BCLS AND TODAY WAS THE START OF MY LAST MODULE BUT BECAUSE AN INSTRUCTOR GOT HER FEELINGS HURT BY A COMMENT I MADE I WAS EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY. 18 MONTHS FOR NOTHING!
This school is a complete joke. The instructors, so for, are great but the school itself is horrible. The computers are old, slow and out of date and a lot to them have the net work cables hard wired so you can't even use a laptop you bring in. And of course the WIfI never works so you don't have that option. Some classes like key boarding, they don't even bother teaching you any thing. They just throw a book at you and tell you to type. Nobody actually learned anything in that class. The library is never open. I actually spent more time in another schools library then I did this one. Think twice before coming here.
I didn't graduate yet. I still attend Fortis, and my overall review with 2 months left is not so good. I highly DO NOT recommend this school! My study is MNT (computer field) and I think it's overpriced and one. Its only two teachers that teach my courses, which isn't bad at all. But one teacher is more harder than the other one. He shove and throw assignments and any kind of work down your face and throat, and expect it done the same day or the next day. As if people don't have a family and a job to look after. When I first came here they made me think that they care about the students and were so excited for new coming students. But in reality they were only excited about the money they were about to receive. I though I would learn about the computers inside and out but in reality they only teach about software but expect us to take a hardware certification. I do not recommend this school. I will just be glad when I finish, I will never come back. Speak to the staff and they look at you funny or do not speak at all!!
Awesome experience! Of course we had the growing pains of being a brand new program but the history we made is incomparable. They program is fast paced and its a lot of information but its well worth every penny spent. All 2013 graduates passed both National and Regional Boards and we are ALL working!!!
New instructor who has never taught in class ever. Has her own mediocre language and way of teaching but has no bachelor degree in any field. The worst way to waste 30 grand. Come to this school. .Im so disappointed, and were just in our first quarter. This school is worse. I was fooled by the reps. The absolute worst ever.
I took the LPN course, I went 18 months, excelled at studies and internships, at the end I failed an exit exam, could not graduate, could not take state boards, 30k I am now paying off because I couldn't pass the exit exam, I passed EVERYTHING else, also, the exit exam is NOT required by the state, this is a stipulation brought on by Fortis themselves as a money maker. SO, that being said, Do you really want to go there? there were several of us in this graduating class this was done to.
I really HATE this school. Hate is a strong word i understand but this school I HATE!!.consistently bother you to pay there money on time. They will pull you out of class for your payments. If you dont pay you get suspended. There was a few times i went to talk to the dean and she asked me what i am doing out of class and that i shouldnt be out of class that i am missing "important" information. But then again. They pull you out of class for your payments. The dean sucks. She has like this voice that sweet but once you do something not professional. Then this man voice comes out. And wants to talk about professionalism. None of there people at this school have professionalism
I greatly benefitted from the education and training provided by Fortis Institute and I would recommend it to my family and friends. My Admissions Representative was very caring and sensitive to my needs and goals. I was assisted with changing my life for the better. Career Services did a fantastic job by providing me with placement assistance! Shawana S. 04/28/2015
Please dont't waste your time, money, or the intelligence you already have. Fortis Instititute in Lawrenceville NJ is the worst school I have ever attended or even see to be honest. I started in July 2014, 2 weeks later the program director quit,and about a month later another instructor was fired for whatever reasons which left the school without any EST instructors. It took approximately 5 weeks for the school to hire a new one and for that instructor to not even know what he was doing until he was fired only 8 weeks after he started. Each module is 6 weeks long 4 days a week to equal up to 20 hours lecture 60 hours lab (hands on training) thats from their program description. I have had maybe a total of 10 hours of hands on training throughout the entire program which only really was about an hour here or there and wasn't anything you really couldn't have learned from home. They charge each module for your books even if your using the same book from another class, hoping you don't pay any attention so they can pocket that money. If at any time you question why things are not done a different way or done at all they threaten to have you suspended saying your distracting other students so you need to leave. They will listen to your questions and then tell you they can't answer it but will find out for you and never do or give you some bogus answer to end the conversation. Fortis Institute in Lawrenceville NJ only cares about making money, not about giving the education you signed up for. Please do not give this corporation your money if enough people stop wasting their money here maybe they will finally just close the doors for good and stop lying to people about how they can help your future because they have done nothing but postpone mine for however long due to the fact I now have to find a real school that can actually teach me something useful.