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College Profile: Fortis College-Richmond

 
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Located in Richmond Virginia, Fortis College remains committed to providing quality education and contributing to the prosperity of the Richmond community. Fortis College provides quality post-secondary career education to a diverse student population through a variety of degree and diploma programs. It is the mission of Fortis College to provide a learning environment that encourages its students to realize their full potential.
 
2000 Westmoreland Street, Suite A
Richmond, VA
23230
804-323-1020 (general)
804-323-1020 (financial aid)
804-323-1020 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

Virginia Career Institute was founded on the belief that a professionally trained work force can contribute greatly to the quality and prosperity of the community it serves. Virginia School of Technology is, therefore, commited to providing quality education to each student who seeks to enhance his/her career with specific and specialized workforce training.


General Information
Other Names Virginia School of Technology, Virginia Career Institute
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
Yes Remedial ServicesYes 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-Richmond 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
Local|federal|any
 
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
250 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
Massage Therapy (Certificate Program)
The design of this program provides the student with the basic understanding of the fundamentals of massage. Through lecture and hands-on instruction in Swedish techniques, pathology, anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, the student is prepared to successfully enter the massage industry. The program also provides information in various additional techniques currently practiced in massage therapy clinics. At the end of this program, students are prepared to sit for the national certification examination.
Medical Assistant (Certificate Program)
This program provides the student with the knowledge, skills, and techniques needed to function in the medical office or clinic setting. Students are trained in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and administrative functions. The clinical courses prepare the student for medication administration, assisting techniques, and routine lab procedures. Graduates are qualified to work in entry level positions in medical office settings performing administrative and/or clinical duties. Prior to graduating from this program, students are required to perform four weeks of externship in a medical office or clinic as a medical assistant in training.
Medical Office Specialist (Certificate Program)
This program is designed to prepare the graduate for employment as a Medical Office Specialist. Graduates of this program gain skills which allow them to perform administrative tasks such as: keyboarding, word processing, medical billing and coding, medical claims processing and examination, hospital billing, collections and follow-up on delinquent claims process. The program also develops a familiarity with appropriate reports such as triage, operative and medical, in-patient accounting procedures, general office procedures and offers a career-preparatory externship working in a medical facility.
Medical Office Specialist (Certificate Program)
This program is designed to prepare the graduate for employment as a Medical Office Specialist. Graduates of this program gain skills which allow them to perform administrative tasks such as: keyboarding, word processing, medical billing and coding, medical claims processing and examination, hospital billing, collections and follow-up on delinquent claims process. The program also develops a familiarity with appropriate reports such as triage, operative and medical, in-patient accounting procedures, general office procedures and offers a career-preparatory externship working in a medical facility.
Professional Security (Diploma Program)
A career in the security field provides a multitude of opportunities. These opportunities range from entry-level officer positions to investigators specializing in specific areas and managers of security at major corporations. The demand for heightened security is being increased by theft of information, workplace violence, terrorism and economic crime.
Surgical Technologist (Certificate Program)
This program is designed to prepare the graduate for employment as a Surgical Technologist. Graduates of this skill-intensive program will learn the methods, technology, and instrumentation needed to assist surgeons in the operating room, the proper way to scrub and gown for surgery, how to position a patient for a surgical procedure, basic science concepts relating to the human body, technological sciences and surgical procedures. The student will also participate in mock, or practice, surgeries on life-like mannequins by assisting instructors who have extensive experience in the field. Prior to graduating from this program, students are required to perform more than five months of externship in hospital operating rooms as a surgical technologist-in-training.

All Academic Programs
 
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