Stress-free environment, great lab for medical, dental, nursing, HVAC, students get great one on one with instructors
Dental Assisting Instructor (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 14, 2017
Fortis College is a great college for the students. Excellent staff members and teachers.The instructors are compassionate, love their jobs, willing to work many hours for salaried hours. The financial aide staff is kind, understanding and always willing to help students immediately. The Career Director is great at placing students at job sites. Management needs a lot of improvement. Manyl directors have come and gone at this school.
Career Services Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – September 5, 2017
As a work study my experience was not the same as a regular employer. I only worked 20 hours a week and couldn't receive any benefits. I worked in Career Services and my manager was amazing. She understood that my goal wads to be a Dental hygienist and would allow me to study after i completed my daily task.
Medical Assistant Instructor (Current Employee) – Orange Park, FL – August 29, 2017
Program director and other Instructors are great, however Dean is unpredictable, intimidating, nonsupporting and vindictive. Students are great. Pay is excellent. There are no benefits and they do not give you long enough prep time. Unfortunately the Dean does not stand by and have the back of the Instructors. The work is great. However, you do a lot of work at home without getting paid. I continue with the company because teaching is my passion.
Lead Welding Instructor (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – August 13, 2017
Fortis college welding program was one of the best but due to corporate over regulation on funds basically trully a for profit school. Although as for the trades department you will not find a better more caring more knowledgeable more dedicated to helping there students succeed. even though most of us pretty much had to live there from 8 am til 11 pm four days a week and only got paid for 40 hrs and were expected to attend meeting and work off the clock if you work over 40 hrs you are wrote up.All in all great place to work if corporate wasn't so terrible and upper management was more about the students instead of their bottom line. As for pay the instructors may not all have college degrees but the company wont even pay the instructors who are all journymen in their trades a journyman wage
The management of the management was poor. I fault the headquarters and the poor business model of this institution for its downfall. Over time it became clear that the philosophy of the headquarters was "What new idea can we roll out this term to help us make more money or recover from the loss of money last term?" This place did have a time when they were successful and employee satisfaction was high, but due to the mentality of their headquarters these golden years were not sustainable.
Nursing Instructor, PN Program, ADN Program (Current Employee) – Westerville, OH – August 6, 2017
Orientation by fire. Lots of work to do on your own time. Some weekend clinicals. Expectations to help with camps outside of your 40 hour work week. Not enough prep time/office time for the classes you teach. Great co-workers!! Everyone helps out to try to make things better.
Program Director (Former Employee) – Suffolk, VA – July 28, 2017
My supervisor at Fortis College, while still being my superior, was always working "with" me to insure my work and my appearance looked good at the job. She looked out for my best interest and mentored me in my position.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – July 18, 2017
I really enjoyed working with students and teaching them Massage Therapy. I enjoyed the ability to work with people and teach them how do to do something that they enjoyed along with myself. I love making people feel better and relaxed and this was a great environment to do this in.
Excellent team to work with. Great support, great atmosphere. Typical 7-8 hour work day. Lots of diversity within job. I loved everything about this job and am sorry that the company has chosen to close this campus..
Allied Health Program Director/Instructor (Current Employee) – Dothan, AL – July 12, 2017
Great team environment. Everyone is willing to help each other. We have open an open door policy. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the light bulbs come on in students head when they finally "get it".