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Start Your Career Education in Medical Assisting and HVAC-R at FORTIS!

Fortis College in Foley
200 East Laurel Avenue Foley, AL 36535 (251) 970-1460
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  • Begin your healthcare or skilled trades education right here in Foley, AL

    If your goal is to start a new career, FORTIS College in Foley offers both an HVACR and a Medical Assisting program. So whether you are interested in entering the rewarding field of healthcare or you want to pursue opportunities in the skilled trades world of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, (HVACR) we have the program you need.

    Medical Assistants are often the backbone of a healthcare facility and our medical assistant program can help prepare you for an entry-level career in a variety of healthcare settings.

    Are you good with your hands and a problem-solver? The FORTIS HVACR program will prepare you for entry-level employment in the skilled trades working in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration field.

    Medical Assisting:

    Medical Assistants are essential to a well-run healthcare facility. They not only provide hands-on patient care under the direction of doctors and nurses, but also perform basic lab work, and help keep medical offices running smoothly. As our elderly population continues to grow, there will be an increased need for trained medical assistants. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities for medical assistants will grow much faster than the average for all occupations nationally over the next decade.


    Keeping the environment safe and comfortable is only one aspect of work for the HVAC technician. As environmental systems have become more complex, there is an increased need for trained technicians who can install, maintain and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, due to the increasing complexity of these systems, employers are increasingly seeking technicians who have graduated from formal training programs. Students in the FORTIS Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) program receive both hands-on and classroom training in the installation, maintenance, and repair of HVAC and refrigeration systems so they are prepared for an entry-level position.

    Next Steps

    Regardless of which program is right for you, we are here to answer your questions. Beginning your career education is a big step towards reaching your personal and professional goals and our admissions representatives are standing by. They will be your guide throughout the admissions process, provide information about financial aid programs, and schedule an on-campus visit so you can check out our facilities and meet our experienced and caring faculty and staff. Call us today.


    In our skilled trade programs, you will learn the knowledge and hands-on skills that will allow you to make a difference doing something you love to do. Our comprehensive skilled trades program curriculum combines traditional classroom instruction with situational and practical learning experiences to prepare students for an entry-level position.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare and medical career opportunities are forecast to grow over the next decade, due in part to our aging population and increased need for healthcare. Fortis offers a variety of medical and healthcare training programs to help meet this need.