Fortis College Reviews - Certificate in Medical Assistant

2.19 out of 5 stars
(26 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,047 - $28,802
24% of 26 students said this degree improved their career prospects
27% of 26 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Mariah - 1/3/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"Fortis College Medical Assisting Program was the best choice I could have made. I was getting back into the work force after being a stay-at-home mom for 15 years. Employed in the medical field prior to starting a family I knew that's where I wanted to continue my education. The cost of the class and the schedule made it possible for me to go back to school while my children were in school. I was lucky to go to Fortis College in Winter Park, the staff there are wonderful, like a family. They truly care about each students success and go above and beyond when needed. The education that I received went far beyond my expectations. The instructor Ms. Denise Wilkie is a professional and requires a high level of competency in her graduates. She teaches with a desire to make her Medical Assistants proficient, professional and well prepared for the marketplace. I feel blessed to have been taught by her at Fortis College. She prepared me well for my current employment and is a phone call away should I need additional resources. The campus director Mr. Richard Zaiden shares credit when it comes to students success. Holding a position such as his you might think you never see him or that he is unaware of the classroom activity; this is not the case at all. He works hard to see that each student gets what he or she needs, He is a hands on director even stepping into class setting when needed. I would recommend Medical Assisting Program to anyone who is thinking about the medical field. The education you get is superior in my opinion. The class room atmosphere is calm and relaxed. While there is a ton of book work and clinical procedures that are required for graduation, the classes are small which make it possible for the students to support and help each other. Thank you Fortis College Winter Park for all that you do for your students. Respectfully, M.R."
1.0 out of 5 stars
sara - 11/17/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"I would not ever recommend this school to anyone ever. Worst decision I could've made. youre not treated like adults in there, you have so many rules, if you miss a day they freak out and blow your cell phone . any other college would not care what you did or didn't do because they treat you like an adult... you pay to go to a college. you pay the teachers. The MA director is not a nice lady. she puts on a good front to everyone, acts like she cares but in all reality she doesn't. theres a new teacher there that has red hair and she lies to all the students tellin them things the director has said when the director has no idea what anyones talking about and shes really just sucking up to the director. she tells all her students what all the staff above her says to her and gossips in class, then goes back and tells lies on students. Theres a couple okay teachers there, Ms. M is one of them. she is one of the nicest genuine people we have all ever met. she takes the time to get to know each and everyone of her students and always has nothing but good and positive to say. luckily im in dental and I have plenty friends in MA and MOA who tell me about everything everyday. theres one good teacher in dental and its Mrs. Pierce. shes a saint. hope this helps all and I wish I would've listened to the reviews."
1.7 out of 5 stars
anonymous - 9/26/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"I attended Fortis College in hopes of landing a job as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. I have worked as CNA for nearly 20 years, so I felt this would be great to work a straight day shift job and be off every weekend. But I was in for a rude awakening. I passed all my courses in school and was thrown on an extern site that had seemingly had judged me before I got in the door good. The staff at Fortis College did not try to place you on site that would prepare you for success they just threw you somewhere. I did not get hired when my externship was completed. I worked harder than the real workers worked sadly. I did their jobs while they gave me orders. I completed the needed amount of hours. I passed the Certification Exam on the first testing. I felt I done everything right. But I am still working 2 jobs as a CNA because no one will hire me. I have wasted gas, time, and money going on several interviews to be told they chose another candidate. I am truly dissapointed with myself for choosing Fortis College. Now, I am stuck with a student loan to pay back and no job as a Medical Assistant. I strongly suggest do your research before enrolling at this school. I would have been so much better off attending a Community College and obtaining my LPN and landing a job instantly after passing my test. Everyone who I tell my story laughs at me because they say it is "Gimmick" and I got played."
2.0 out of 5 stars
itsa Thompson - 8/4/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"I thought this school was great at first and that they cared about the students but they don't..after completing the program students had to wait 6 months before sitting for the certification exam..no one in my class passed the exam and no one is working.I don't feel that the teachers prepared us for what was going to be on the exam..the school just take your money and leave you without a job..I hate fortis college"
2.0 out of 5 stars
Fortis Student - 12/14/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
JJ - 11/30/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
is - 11/18/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Would Like To Remain Anonymous - 6/5/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"I attended this school for the Medical Assisting Program. You could tell that the school was not up to date with their software or equipment, yet they charge 16,000 to be apart of the program. The instructors were not informative, they were never even in the classrooms or late, but they dock your grade for being 3 minutes late. The students were loud, played around, fought, they werent there to do work. It was like a middle school. I found my own externship, because the offices they were trying to send me to were just ghetto! I was very disappointed. I would not recommend this school or the staff to anyone."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Juliana - 9/23/2013
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year:
"Fortis College in GA is really good. Our medical assisting classes are taught by medical doctors, whom were medical assistants themselves. They have a A+ rating with BBB. The staff really care abd push you to succeed. My complaint is the lack of finanicial resources available to students. I also wouldn't recommend this school to anyone who wants to transfer credits. It is a school that helps you get in and out as soon as possible so you can get a job. This is why I joined the school so it works for me!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jamelyn - 8/30/2013
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2010
"Going to this school was the BIGGEST mistake that I have EVER made. They will screw you out of whatever money they can and make sure that you have issues going to school anywhere else! I DEFINATELY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE. I wish I never even went here."
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