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If I could do it all over again I would not have chosen Fortis. Felt like I had to do the classes on my own. Was a good student and missed one class in my final term by one point. I appealed three times and was blown off. Then recently I get a letter from a collector saying they were going to garnish my wages over 800$! I later found out after I left Fortis billed me and never told me instead quietly sold it to collections. My advice;stay away from Fortis and for all you folks that got screwed like me-get a lawyer.
My wife attending Fortis College in Orange Park. After graduating and passing the NCLEX for RN, she is now finding it difficult to find a job. Several places have told her they would not hire her because Fortis did not have accreditation. She was led to believe they were while attending.
This school is a joke . They are just worried about their money and thats it. Student like and academic are not something that comes first at this school . My education was put on the back burner. I search for guidance, and a mentor but no one would give the time of day. I wouldnt recommended this school to anyone .
Fortis college is not reccomendable I started January 16 2018 left the School in Feburary less than a month and they sent a letter in the mail stating that I owe the School 2,500 within 30 days which is ridiculous I havent been there for no more than a month their teaching is very high schoolish learning off of slides that are not theirs and its taken offline they pass your tests even if you failed just to get you through the course .. all fortis care about is money and I have tons of regrets going here Im going to continue my education at community college then a university I DO NOT RECCOMEND THIS COLLEGE AT ALL
Don't go to this school! I went to Fortis College in hopes of landing a job as a Certified Medical Assistant. I thought, if I worked hard, and put in my best effort and dedication, I would get what I worked for. I did have some health care background, so the classes and tests were easy for me! But I was in for a rude awakening! All they care about is your tuition money and government funds once you walk through those doors. First thing, the school hands-on training is poor when compared to other schools, as I later found out! During the time we were there, their excuse was that the wrong lab supplies (needles) had been ordered by previous staff members so we had to suck it up! Their computer lab was a joke! They used refurbished computers that were in bad shape and with dead batteries! I passed all my courses in school and was thrown on an extern site with a very high turnover rate, where I felt like I was used as free labor, rather than getting more hands-on training. During the course of my externship, I saw MAs getting hired from another school. The school itself has a high instructor turnover rate as well. Some teachers were good and supportive, but some others could barely speak English. We saw one or two who got fired while we were there. I worked very hard on my externship site, got very little hands-on training while I was there and didn't get hired. I completed my externship hours, and passed the Certification Exam on the first attempt. I felt I have done everything right! I wasted my gas, time, and money attending this school, driving back and forth to my externship site, and to interviews to be told they chose another candidate. Even with this hot job market, many employers still require at least 2 years experience as a Medical Assistant. I think that schools inflate the career prospects for entry-level MAs! I urge you to do your own research before enrolling in this school!
I really wish I went to a different school. I had many different problems with the teachers, staff members, and admission. For the amount of money you pay for the class, I would advise any person to go to a community college. It just seem like the Fortis College really don't care about the students, they only care about the money.
I am currently attending this school. The instructors are great! But as far as organization of classes and being behind, This school is no good. We cannot do aluminum welding because the school doesn't order the correct size tungsten. We have meetings that take away from class time... Which puts us further behind on our class work. I don't know about all Fortis College locations... But the one on South Cobb drive and Pat Mell road is not for me. Also the ratings I chose are for my location only. Like I said. I haven't attended any of the other locations.
Quick FYI: I attended Fortis College - Cutler Bay- Although the process wasn't by any means short or quick, I had the support of the staff the entire time. If I had a question, someone was there to help, and any concerns I had in regards to financial aid or scheduling were addressed. I know it sounds weird to say it, but it felt like the staff were more than a little eager to help me; if I couldn't reach someone by phone, someone popped up to get me a staff member's email. I know it's a small school, but having teachers and admissions staff remember my face, name, and the fact that my mom was recovering from surgery made me feel like an actual person and not a walking ATM for this school. I really appreciate everything the school has done for me, and I can't recommend it enough.
I am a recent graduate from Fortis College, Dental Hygiene. The hygiene program costs include everything you need to attend, scrubs, books, and instruments (52,000$). Please keep in mind that other programs within Maryland area are not a guarantee when prerequisites are completed. I would also advise checking other dental hygiene programs wait lists, some have a minimum 2 year after prerequisites have been completed. With Fortis your classes include the prerequisites. DO NOT TRY TO WORK THE SECOND HALF OF SCHOOL. This program is also accelerated and ACCREDITED. The classes are difficult and throughout your training you will question things, but as a recently certified RDH, I can fully attest to the fact that these ladies are teaching you to be ready for the real world. They are pushing to create work professionals, providing classes with resume building, PASSING boards and help with finding a job post graduation. (Added bonus of making friends with fellow students and teachers that will last the rest of my life.) Also- I've had my license for 2 weeks and I have had to turn down 3 job offers.
They feed you a lot of good details stating how flexible they are. I'm a single mom I was able to push through the 1st semester but I finally had to drop the program due to work.They charged me $5,000 for leaving early which is ridiculous when I ask for a break down of all these charges they never sent one but continue to harass me for it I wish I never went.