Fortis Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (114)
These tech schools are only in it for the money. They do not care about you. You're just another person making them rich. I went to Medvance in Houston which is now Fortis College. I was one of the lucky ones whom actually got a job out of school. No thanks to the school itself, but to other surgical techs I had met in the field. They do not teach you basic things to help you survive in your externship.
You must have basic knowledge of procedures, surgical technique, you must look and speak professionally. Many of the students whom come out of this school don't have a chance in the surgical setting. These schools make everyone believe it is easy and that everyone can do it. Don't be fooled. Remember there are thousands of other people competing for the same job. You have to be the one that stands out over everyone else. Get a real education, go to a community college instead.
Graduates from community colleges are more respected. It also opens doors to several other future possibilities. I graduated with 22 people only 5 of us have jobs as surgical techs. EVERYBODY in these tech schools will graduate no matter how good or bad you are. Only a couple will get jobs. Beware.
I am only in my fourth month at Fortis and have had multiple horrible experiences. Many instructors do not want to be here, do not teach, and do not help. The director of the program is not fair. They expect you to make up missed holidays on a Friday they choose and only give a short notice. For those with children or a job that cannot make it to a scheduled make-up day are given a zero for attendence which affects your overall grade. I would not recommened this school to anyone. It is not worth the $14,000, especially when you have to provide most of your supplies (phlebotomy, patient-prep).
This school really only wants the money. At the Tampa Fortis we did not have a consistent schedule, teachers were continuously laid off in the middle of semesters without warning or explanation, only about 4 students of a class of 30 got to the end because of Fortis backstabbing for one reason or another.
The few that made it to the end, hard working and struggling were not allowed to graduate! So many horror stories of them losing paper work like vital immunization records, and even rosters for attendance and blaming it on the students! This school is an outrage. Complete trash. Better off going to a school where your credits will transfer because they don't here, not even to another Fortis.
Once they have your money they dont care. They took our classroom for a meeting causing us to miss our test. They are very unorganized and waste our time. I will not be ruturning to this school after this year. The directors are the problem, admissions are good and instructors are good but the directors dont care at all and dont help. This school is expensive and they give us crappy tools and its definitely not worth it
I don't feel as though this college is worth the price it charges for tuition. I wouldn't recommend going to this school. The curriculum has potential, but everything is crammed and they should have better instructors. Every day someone complains and I seldom hear a compliment.
Fortis Institute in Erie, PA is a great disappointment. I have to admit that the education I received at this school is poor at best. Having paid greater than $30,000, I would have expected a better education. The school is extremely disorganized and makes alot of changes to your program's curriculum - and many of the adjustments are not for the better.
More money goes into the advertisements and the admissions department than goes into the actual programs themselves - and students really see this after the admissions and financial aid processes. Unfortunately, this past year there have been a significant amount of lay-offs at Fortis Institute, and it really is evident to the student base: tutoring is non-existent, financial aid department is severely understaffed, teachers are poorly qualified (if they are qualified to teach the classes they teach at all), student services is non-existent, and computer equipment is poorly maintained.
Fortunately, I was already employed while I went to school...so I just continued with my current job when I finished my program. But many of my fellow classmates that have graduated are still looking for jobs and aren't getting the assistance they need from Fortis. As a matter of fact, many of them were being recruited by the admissions department to again enroll in a second or third degree program...after graduation.
If you are looking at college after high school, or looking to find a better job, I would really think twice about Fortis Institute. There are many more reputable schools than this one...I would really look at a 4 year college than this clown college. Don't make the same mistake I made---go somewhere else.
I went to this school with high hopes of a better future all to be let down. I had several surgeries and was told the school would work with me the first surgery they did just that but upon the second they dropped me trying to say I did not hand in my paper work for a leave. I had done so directly after surgery matter of fact it was the same day of surgery. I had two weeks till I graduated and found out I was dropped. I was then told I had to do the externship over. Over all I am still waiting for my degree to arrive in the mail.
This school has no idea whats going on. Don't waste your money go to a school which is AHEMA credited.They will dance around your questions and treat you as a number not a person.The externship coordinator has had several nervous break downs and had to replace her with some one else which is not not much more competent. The school should be ashamed of them selves they are criminals taking your money and giving you a degree any one can make with the paint app on your home computer.
Most of the students that complain about everything and anything, are usually the students that do not find jobs. It is ultimately your job to find yourself employment. Career services is there to assist you with your self directed job search. If you can not find a job after 6 months of searching, shame on you. Obviously, you can not please 100% of students, but the positive outgoing one's are the success stories at these campuses.' After graduating in 2010, I took an entry-level position and within six month's was offered a supervisor position. I loved the admissions department and staff!
Dont be fooled with their nonesence of how they are a great school. They are not. They give you answers to your tests so when you have to take the hesi you wont pass. they dont teach you, you are ther to warm a seat so they get paid. They say they provide tutoring but when you ask nursing teachers for it the teachers never set up a time and never even reply to your email. When you ask them a question they avoid it or go around the bush and never end up answering them, teachers favor students. teachers are unprofessional.
I would recommed ameritech or provo college even thoug their education might be a little bet more expensive it is well worth because once you graduate you will be well educated or if not first get your lpn and then your Rn. I wish there was something I could do to get my money back
Just started my first 6 weeks of school, We are told to follow a very strict dress code but the instructors come in looking like slobs. homework is 32 hours a week and 4 classes are crammed into 6 weeks. Regardless of how great people tell you about this school teachers read directly out of the book and you learn very little. You will be unprepared for your career if you stay with this school. Unless your an excellent self learner, if you are why are you paying over 20k to teach yourself.
The class before me started with 28 students in their class there is currently 5 left and 2 are dropping, so 3 students left in a 28 student class. Terrible, my current class has already had 4 leave before I know it I will be the only student left or I will be in a class with 3 or 4 students.
What do you do? the school is not accredited and you cant take any classes with you so your stuck there. The library is way to small and the internet is dial-up at best. We took Hesi exams and students computers constantly turned off which caused the students to have to retake there test over and over.
If your looking for a school go to HCC much cheaper it may take longer but your will get a quality education that is accredited that is what I'm doing! I'm going to lose my money on the classes that i took the first 6 weeks but I learned nothing anyways. Good Luck to all who dare.
P.S. for all those people who "SAY" its great look at the negative to positive comments! 10 say it's terrible 1 says its good. judge for yourself either there are 3 students out of 28 there are really good and 25 are bad or the instructors suck! Good Day!