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College Profile: Fortis College-Orange Park

 
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At Fortis, our students get the skills and training needed for great careers in industries on demand! You are now closer to your dreams then ever before!

Fortis provides prominent education for anyone regardless of your previous educational background. Get the opportunity to receive all the personalized attention you deserve to achieve your career and educational goals!
 
700 Blanding Blvd. Suite 16
Orange Park, FL
32065
904-269-7086 (general)
904-269-7086 (financial aid)
904-269-7086 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

North Florida Institute prepares each student for leadership roles in today's changing workforce. North Florida Institute believes that the lives of our students are enhanced with a broad base of knowledge, skills and integrity. Our diploma and degree programs manifest this belief by promoting academic excellence and providing societal skills that will enrich each student and positively impact the business and medical community.


General Information
Other Names
Type Private for-profit, 2-year
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Calendar System Other academic year
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesNo Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Fortis College-Orange Park Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
548 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

Degrees and Certifications
Aesthetics Skincare - Diploma (Diploma Program)
The Aesthetics Skincare program provides students training in the traditional holistic approach to skin care and includes additional training in the areas of make up and color analysis, mask and spa therapies, hair removal, enzyme treatments, pressure points massage, body wrapping, Microdermabrasion and hot stone treatments. Students are introduced to medical pharmaceutical product protocols and will learn the principles of effective retailing and general business development as it relates to the practice of the skincare professional. Graduates from the program will demonstrate a basic and advanced understanding of the structure and function of the skin and how to apply skin care treatments through the effective utilization of product and equipment protocols. The Aesthetics Skincare Program prepares students for registration in the state of Florida as a registered facial specialist and certification in body wrapping. The registered graduate is qualified for entry-level employment as a registered facial specialist with training critical for employment opportunities in resort spas and medical facilities. The graduate can demonstrate communication and employability skills and can apply professional and appropriate ethics to all areas of the job.
Criminal Justice, AS Degree (Associate Degree)
The Associate of Science program in Criminal Justice prepares students academically and professionally for entry-level positions in the criminal justice field as correction officers, law enforcement officers, probation officers, private security personnel, and parole officers. (Employment with certain law enforcement agencies may require separate certification through basic police training (academy)). The curriculum provides a broad knowledge of the criminal justice system, methods, techniques, procedures and technologies and is designed to offer a balance of theory and application that will prove useful in the field. The graduate can demonstrate communication and employability skills and can apply appropriate business ethics to all areas of the job.
Health Information Technology (Medical Coding) , AS Degree (Associate Degree)
Graduates of the Health Information Technology are prepared for entry-level employment as Medical Information Coders, Medical Insurance Specialists, Medical Insurance Processors, and other Medical Administrative positions. Students are trained to professionally perform office clerical/administrative duties, use physician-based coding systems to classify medical data, use a computer based medical management software and word processing software, work with third-party payers, use uniform billing practices, abstract data and code both concurrently and retrospectively from medical records. The graduate can show communication and employability skills and can apply appropriate medical ethics to all areas of the job. On the job observation and training is gained through a 120-hour externship. Graduates are prepared to sit for the Certified Procedural Coder Certification exam offered by the American Academy of Procedural Coders. With a passing score on the exam, the student is awarded a Certified Procedural Coder Apprenticeship Certificate. Associate of Science Degree participants take general and related education courses. Completion of these courses allows the graduate to apply advanced decision-making, communications, and management skills in various capacities as a Health Information Technology graduate. The graduate can demonstrate various employability skills and can apply appropriate medical ethics to all areas of the job.
Health Information Technology (Medical Coding), Diploma (Diploma Program)
Graduates of the Health Information Technology are prepared for entry-level employment as Medical Information Coders, Medical Insurance Specialists, Medical Insurance Processors, and other Medical Administrative positions. Students are trained to professionally perform office clerical/administrative duties, use physician-based coding systems to classify medical data, use a computer based medical management software and word processing software, work with third-party payers, use uniform billing practices, abstract data and code both concurrently and retrospectively from medical records. The graduate can show communication and employability skills and can apply appropriate medical ethics to all areas of the job. On the job observation and training is gained through a 120-hour externship. Graduates are prepared to sit for the Certified Procedural Coder Certification exam offered by the American Academy of Procedural Coders. With a passing score on the exam, the student is awarded a Certified Procedural Coder Apprenticeship Certificate. Associate of Science Degree participants take general and related education courses. Completion of these courses allows the graduate to apply advanced decision-making, communications, and management skills in various capacities as a Health Information Technology graduate. The graduate can demonstrate various employability skills and can apply appropriate medical ethics to all areas of the job.
Medical Assisting, AS Degree (Associate Degree)
The Medical Assistant, a vital member of the health care team, is expected to perform clinical and administrative duties in a medical office. At North Florida Institute, theory and practical training prepare the graduate to apply for entry-level medical assistant positions. The Medical Assistant is trained to carry out clinical procedures such as vital signs, routine office-lab procedures, basic office diagnostic procedures, EKG, preparing the patient for physical exams and assisting the physician with those exams and to apply health-illness-health concepts. The Medical Assistant may help the physician with minor surgical procedures and is trained to use proper aseptic techniques. The Medical Assistant can demonstrate knowledge of pharmaceutical procedures, medication administration, medical terminology, and familiarity with applicable OSHA regulations. The Medical Assistant is expected to effectively handle administrative office procedures including computer keyboarding and operation, filing, billing, scheduling, and insurance claims. The graduate can demonstrate communications and employability skills and can apply appropriate medical ethics to all areas of the job.
Medical Assisting, Diploma (Diploma Program)
The Medical Assistant, a vital member of the health care team, is expected to perform clinical and administrative duties in a medical office. At North Florida Institute, theory and practical training prepare the graduate to apply for entry-level medical assistant positions. The Medical Assistant is trained to carry out clinical procedures such as vital signs, routine office-lab procedures, basic office diagnostic procedures, EKG, preparing the patient for physical exams and assisting the physician with those exams and to apply health-illness-health concepts. The Medical Assistant may help the physician with minor surgical procedures and is trained to use proper aseptic techniques. The Medical Assistant can demonstrate knowledge of pharmaceutical procedures, medication administration, medical terminology, and familiarity with applicable OSHA regulations. The Medical Assistant is expected to effectively handle administrative office procedures including computer keyboarding and operation, filing, billing, scheduling, and insurance claims. The graduate can demonstrate communications and employability skills and can apply appropriate medical ethics to all areas of the job.
Pharmacy Technology, AS Degree (Associate Degree)
The pharmacy technology program provides the student with an opportunity to develop the technical ability, knowledge and skills required for entry-level employment in any number of healthcare facilities and retail establishments as a Pharmacy Technician. The student participates in classroom lecture, intense training in a mock lab setting, and transition to a pharmacy in local healthcare facilities or retail establishments. Graduates may find employment in hospitals, nursing care facilities, retail and wholesale pharmacies, drug manufactures, and health maintenance organizations. The graduate can demonstrate communication and employability skills and can apply appropriate medical ethics to all areas of the job. On the job observation and training is gained through a 160-hour externship. Following the completion of their training the student will be eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination.

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