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Career education in nursing, dental, healthcare, massage, cosmetology, & HVAC-R!

Fortis Institute in Pensacola
4081 East Olive Road, Suite B Pensacola, FL 32514 (850) 476-7607
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  • Nursing, Medical, Healthcare, Massage and Cosmetology Training in Pensacola, FL

    At Fortis Institute in Pensacola, students can pursue a variety of career education programs ranging from nursing, medical assisting and dental assisting to massage therapy, cosmetology and HVAC-R!  Regardless of your program choice, our small class sizes, comprehensive curricula and experienced and dedicated faculty come together to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to pursue their career goals.  

    The Fortis Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program prepares students to pursue a career as a registered nurse. The thoughtfully-designed program is balanced between traditional classroom instruction, small-group learning, laboratory training and valuable clinical experiences.  At Fortis, students apply their knowledge under the supervision of experienced faculty as they develop the real-world hands-on skills they need.  After completing the program, students may be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination and seek entry-level employment.

    Fortis also offers training in the areas of medical assisting and dental assisting. Medical assisting is a growing career field and offers opportunities for both direct patient care and behind-the-scenes roles. Our medical assisting program provides students with instruction in the clinical and administrative skills necessary to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including physicians’ offices, clinics, and hospitals. The Fortis dental assisting program prepares students with the knowledge and hands-on skills they need to pursue entry-level positions in the exciting field of dental assisting.

    Massage Therapy is becoming more popular than ever before. To meet the needs of the industry, Fortis offers a massage therapy program that trains students in a variety of massage techniques and prepares them to take the national certification exam. Massage therapists can be found working in a number of settings including medical offices, spas, cruise ships, hotels, and salons. Some massage therapists even choose to open their own massage business.

    The Fortis cosmetology program is ideal for someone who wants to pursue a career in the beauty industry. Graduates of our cosmetology training program have developed the knowledge and skills they need to provide hair and skin care services. Our program prepares students to take the state of Florida licensing exam in cosmetology.  


    Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning technicians are responsible for keeping the environmental systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings operating smoothly. These environmental systems have become more complex over the years, so there is a growing need for well-trained professionals who can install, maintain, and repair systems quickly and efficiently.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in HVAC are projected to grow much faster than average over the next decade. Employers are looking for technicians who have completed a formal training program. The Fortis diploma program in HVAC-Refrigeration prepares students to pursue entry-level employment in this important industry.

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    Admissions representatives are standing by to answer your questions and help you get started. You can contact them on our site via live chat, email or phone. They will be happy to arrange for an on-campus tour so you can see our facilities, talk to our instructors, and begin to take your next steps toward a new career.


    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.

    The dental assisting and dental training programs at Fortis Colleges and Institutes help students acquire the skills and knowledge they need to demonstrate competency required for relevant licensing and getting started on a new career. Dental assistants and dental hygienists are critical members of the healthcare team and Fortis’s dental training programs can help prepare you for a new career.

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    Licensure and Certification

    The following programs may require licensure or certification to obtain employment. Please find your program of interest to determine if the program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in your state.
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