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I wish I would have read this before I signed up for this "school" Fortis changed my life for the worst as soon as I stepped foot into there doors it was nothing but lies! I was told I was going to be getting all the hands on and experience I needed. I have been at this school for almost a year and it has been hell! Teachers and staff quit all the time. This is the most unprofessional school i have ever seen!!!If you are thinking about being a dental assistant all you need to do is job shadow or ask and office if you can work for free for a week or so and then start your job search.
Unfortunately for me I went to Fortis and wasted 17 thousand dollars for a horrible education. All the teachers want to do is talk about things that don't apply to your goals teach you things word for word out of a book that has nothing to do with your area of study. There was no hands on. now i am on my extern ship and i have no idea what the hell im doing. I look like a fool when they ask me to do something i have never even heard of. The worst part of this horrible school is the financial aid department. They have one woman who sits on her ass all day who doesn't care about your financial needs she makes you sign a paper and bam now your in debt up to your head and you have to finish the piece of shit school or else you owe them all this money. She never once helped me when i had questions she conveniently takes her lunch right when you ask to meet with her. She even "accidentally" charged students for unnecessary items.
I have been wanting to write this for a long time. i hope that you read this and DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL FOR DENTAL ASSISTING!
Spent too much time writting reports about people and things that had nothing to do with learning coding, billing, insurance, or office procedures. When I went to the review classes that are suggested before taking the national exam, I felt like I was in the wrong class. NOTHING that was reviewed for the exam had I had in class. I went to two of the reviews before talking to the teacher and told her what was going on. She informed me that the sylebis she drew up for the course covered everything. I informed her we followed the sylebis and we didn't have any of the codes or procedures she was reviewing as part of the classes. I even paid $50 for a one day 8 hour review class that started over an hour late, took a lunch break that we weren't susposed to have, but too many people complained that they were hungry and forgot to bring snacks.
I had hired someone to sit with my mom for the 8 hours and I had to leave because my time was up and had to get home to replace them that I ended up missing almost 2 hours of class due to the teacher poor preperation. Money non refundable. Needless to say I flunked the test. Plus the papers I signed on the last day of class showing me still owing $10,000. I then received notification from Fanny Mae Student loans that I now had a loan that was a DAILY interest earning loan. Putting my bill back up over $2,000. Cashed in a CD to pay balance early and was still charged a months interest instead on interest to the day it was paid and I was told,"Thats the way we do it".Also, when I was going back to the school, teachers who had praised you while you were there and said how they wished every student they had were like you, NOW didn't have the slightest idea who you were. I was also told before signing the final admission papers that I would be sent on interviews until a job was found for me. I was sent on 2 interviews and informed that they just didn't have the job openings and that they had NEW student that they had to setup with interviews as well?!?!??! Still no job.
Fortis "Institute", formally Medvance Institute, is a money making, scam of a school. The term "for profit" definitely apply's to this clown college. You will be recruited with great zeal and promised the moon but in truth,the administration and financial aid "experts" are simply watching the cash register as the sheep, I mean students, are lead to the slaughter. The honeymoon ends as soon as you sign your name on the dotted line.
The ITBT program (a supposed combination of IT and biomedical technology) was formed with only enough forethought to qualify it as a Major. We didn't receive enough training in EITHER field (only four biomedical courses) by a revolving door of unqualified,inapt temporary (see adjunct.) instructors who, for the most part, were only concerned with keeping the charade going. To add insult to injury, the program was eliminated after the school couldn't recruit enough suckers to make make it financially viable anymore.
After graduation, the joke of a career services department, will bombard you with tons of "leads" that have nothing to do with your major or, multiple 10 dollar an hour help desk jobs. (most of which you can't do either, unless you received training prior to attending this money making, meat market) All this for a 30,000 dollar fleecing. Trust me.......DO YOUR RESEARCH and run........don't walk!
Fortis institute is the worst. The incompetance of the administration is exceeded only by their ignorance. Instructors are career drop-outs and indifferent.< One of our x ray instructors lived in his van in the parking lot! The dean was a fool.
Once they get your payment they dont care about anything at all. The one that gave me the orientation looked me straight in the eye and lied about RT and BMO and careers.
RUN, STAY AWAY FROM FORTIS. The ciriculum is not even close to what they teach. the certificates are worth nothing.
If you show up for the CPR/first aid classes, you get the card. Foris is a money machine, not a place to get an education.
I recommend you find another school for Dental it's not worth the disrespect and offensive ways towards the students. It' s a really badly structured school with word,excel typing etc all in one room and no teacher attention
First off, if you are in the Salt Lake City area and are looking to go into the Nursing field, Fortis is not a school that you want to consider. The faculty are unprofessional, the curriculum is non-existent (all we do is read out of the text-books/power points) and students are constantly threatened to be kicked out or ignored when we go to the nursing director for any issues, and she displays obvious favortism towards some students while she kicks others out or just ignores them.
When it's payment time, EVERYONE knows your email address, phone numbers, etc etc. Use this as your fair warning. Please do research on any school you plan to attend. Fortis took advantage of my desperation to start a career. To sum it up, DONT attend fortis. DONT give in to the whole "we are a great school and have great instructors" bull----, and DO go somewhere else. DONT WASTE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY'S TIME HERE. THEY DONT CARE IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN OR DYING LOVED ONES.
I would not recommend Fortis College, formally Medvance to ANYONE!! I attended the school and spent over $15,000 dollars and ended up without a diploma. The school is very disfunctional and no one cares. My entire class complained over and over but nothing was done.. but by that time we had already sunk thousands into the school.
The school was being bought by Education Affiliates and changed names from Medvance to Fortis. I have never been lied to from adults as much as these people have in my entire life. Now I'm without a diploma and none of the credits I received will transfer. There are other Allied Health Schools out there, please stay away from this one!
I attend Fortis in Cincinnati. They are very unorganized. Some of the instructors care about you and your future and others do not. As for the rest of the staff they just want your money and keep your money. When its time to get financial aide checks (money that you have overpaid) it takes forever to get your check back. I feel like I am in junior high again, with drama in the classroom from classmates as well as drama with the staff members. You are treated by everyone like your a little kid.
This is the worst experience I have ever had! The school is unorganized. No one ever knows what is going on. You pay 24K for nursing and they don't even have classrooms or enough instructors.
The DON doesn't care about the students. The administrator doesn't give a damn about the teachers or the students but is the first one to ride students about payments. Do not make the same mistake and come to this school. I wouldn't recommend the school to anyone. I wouldn't come back to this school if it was free or even if someone paid me.
The staff there are a team of bullies. They talk to you like you are crap after you have signed your named on the dotted line. Even the overweight Worst excuse for an education money can buy.