Formerly known as Central Florida College, the school was merged into the Fortis family in April of 2010 and renamed. This technical secondary education college provides classes in the health care sector to train medical staff for the area’s community. Students commute to the campus, located in sunny Winter Park, Florida, and learn in classrooms with hands-on instruction. Associate degrees and diplomas can be earned here, and many recent graduates find job placement soon after classes are completed.
Although it is part of the Fortis system of schools that offers various health related programs, the Winter Park campus only offers classes in Medical Assisting. Students can earn an associate’s degree or a diploma, and the program educates students for an entry-level type of position in a medical office or clinic. Skills in office administration, operating computer programs that deal with patient information and scheduling, and even basic level clinical work are explored to give students the ability needed to succeed in this field.
All classes are conducted in the classroom, since hybrid and online learning is not available for this program.
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Anyone who is interested in the program is welcome to fill out the online application. Applicants must complete a personal information sheet and will then need to schedule the time to met with a representative who will go over your options and help you complete the enrollment process.
Federal student aid in the form of grants and loans, state and private funding, and student payment plans are all options here. For anyone who needs financial aid, the best place to start is by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit that in order to qualify for federal loans. The school does not provide any scholarships, but there are financial aid advisors available to meet with students and help guide them towards the best way to fund their education.
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Because of the technical nature of much of the curriculum, students will have many opportunities to bond with one another during instruction hours. There are no residence halls on campus since everyone who attends commutes. Anyone having a hard time with studies can take advantage of the tutoring or help with test-taking available in this office. As students come closer to graduation, this office will become an excellent resource in terms of building a resume and gearing up for important job interviews.
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The school invites students about to graduate to consult with the Career Support Services office. They help students prepare for job interviews, write resumes, and provide general coaching. The Career Services Center is also there to meet with students and have them connect with their vast network of employers in order to find the perfect fit for a job.
Fortis in Winter Park is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
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