Fortis Strengthens Its Commitment To Powerful Learning With Addition Of 11 Campuses To National Education Network

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Expanded Alliance Provides Additional Expertise and Resources; Leads Move to Higher Level Program Offerings, Enhanced Career Options

The word ‘Fortis’ is derived from Greek roots and literally means strength and power. We see this as the best becoming even better.

A leading post-secondary education network of colleges and institutes, Baltimore, Md.-based Fortis today announced the addition of 11 new campuses in three states to the Fortis network. The schools in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania join 15 others in Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Maryland, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia under the Fortis brand.

The move solidifies Fortis’ mission to raise the bar in post-secondary education, particularly among career colleges, through the creation of a collaborative network of campuses that will have access to added resources, expertise from diverse partnerships, and higher level educational program offerings, facilities and technology.

“The word ‘Fortis’ is derived from Greek roots and literally means strength and power,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Duncan Anderson. “These additions to the Fortis brand demonstrate our commitment to providing students with the most powerful learning environments available today. We see this as the best becoming even better.”

Fortis is a network of post-secondary colleges and institutes that prepares students for powerful lifelong learning opportunities and career growth. It is leading the movement among career colleges to offer more, higher level program offerings so students are able to advance their lives by acquiring skills to grow and be successful in a changing job market, while giving them the flexibility to pursue their studies in Fortis classrooms or online at their convenience.

Backed by Education Affiliates, one of the country’s most prominent privately held school groups, Fortis is a relatively new brand that is gaining quick acceptance from students in communities nationwide for its powerful hands-on immersion and practical approach to learning. Fortis plans to expand its network in coming months, with the expectation it soon will encompass more than 50 campuses.

The Fortis educational process provides graduates with tools for establishing professional goals and achieving success in existing and emerging professions. Fortis students are able to select from enhanced course offerings backed by the resources of a strong educational network that is committed to quality education and dedicated to placing students on desired career paths.

The campuses transitioning to the Fortis brand include: Allied Medical and Technical Institutes in Forty Fort and Scranton, Pa.; Bohecker Colleges in Cincinnati, Columbus and Ravenna, Ohio; Central Florida Colleges in Largo and Winter Park, Fla.; Florida Career Institute in Mulberry, Fla.; Gulf Coast College in Tampa, Fla.; National Institute of Technology in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and RETS College and RETS College (Online) in Centerville, Ohio.

About Fortis

A leading post-secondary network of colleges and institutes that engages students in a powerful learning and training experience for lifelong growth, Fortis offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs at 26 schools in 10 states. Fortis College and Fortis Institute campuses prepare students for in-demand careers in healthcare, business and technology and various trades. Fortis also offers online learning platforms for many of its programs. Each Fortis campus is accredited by a nationally recognized body. Program offerings and accreditations vary by campus. Fortis also is affiliated with the Denver School of Nursing, St. Paul’s School of Nursing, MedVance Institute, All State Career School, Medix, Tri-State Business Institute and Berdan Institute.

Visit http://www.fortiscollege.edu to learn more about Fortis educational opportunities.

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