College Profile: Fortis Institute-Scranton

 
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At Fortis Institute, we pride ourselves in providing postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of degree and diploma programs. These programs are designed to assist students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities. Fortis Institute also strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education. We provide an educational process that offers a change-oriented approach giving graduates the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in existing and emerging career occupations.

The following objectives are essential to the mission of Fortis Institute:


* To offer sound diploma and degree programs.

* To develop each student's individual and professional growth, including written and interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving competencies.

* To attract and retain qualified instructors who are effective in the classroom and familiar with appropriate current medical, and/or technical practices.

* To develop in students a professional attitude and an awareness of contemporary career practices through exposure to pragmatic course content and to faculty currently engaged in enterprise.

* To assist graduates in finding positions for which they are trained.
 
517 Ash Street
Scranton, PA
18509-2903
5705581-818-1911 (general)
570-558-1818 (financial aid)
570-558-1818 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

It is our goal at Allied Medical and Technical Institute to help satisfy the needs of the community by furnishing it with skilled, qualified people who are well-trained in their field of study. With an emphasis on excellence, AMTI introduces students to career/life skills that enable them to become productive members of society. Students can expect to improve their ability to learn effectively, seek and gather information, communicate orally and in writing, apply computer skills, gain practical work experience, make informed decisions and understand the need for community service. We stress the qualities of integrity, hard work, professionalism and pride in yourself and your selected field of study.


General Information
Other Names AMTI-SCR
Type Private for-profit, 2-year
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Small
Calendar System Other academic year
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No 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 Institute-Scranton Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Neither required nor recommended

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
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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
363 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
473 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
459 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
Associates in Specialized Technology Degree - Medical Assistant Technician (Associate Degree)
The requirements for healthcare workers are becoming more rigorous due to expansion and rapid changes in the healthcare industry. You can prepare for a rewarding career as a Medical Assistant Technician in less than eight months at Allied Medical & Technical Institute. Students develop the skills necessary to function in various healthcare facilities by focusing on classroom theory and practical and field experience. A ten-week externship in a healthcare facility gives graduates the hands-on training and confidence needed to excel as a Medical Assistant Technician. Make a career change today.
Associates in Specialized Technology Degree - Medical Assistant Technician (Associate Degree)
The requirements for healthcare workers are becoming more rigorous due to expansion and rapid changes in the healthcare industry. You can prepare for a rewarding career as a Medical Assistant Technician in less than eight months at Allied Medical & Technical Institute. Students develop the skills necessary to function in various healthcare facilities by focusing on classroom theory and practical and field experience. A ten-week externship in a healthcare facility gives graduates the hands-on training and confidence needed to excel as a Medical Assistant Technician. Make a career change today.
Dental Assistant (Certificate Program)
The Dental Assistant diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry-level dental assistant positions assisting the dentist chairside. The program prepares students to work in the operatory or treatment room with the dentist. The chairside dental assistant mixes and prepares dental impression and restorative materials, evacuates debris and extraneous materials from the oral cavity, and prepares the operatory for procedures including instrument tray and anesthesia set-ups as required by the dentist. The chairside assistant exposes, processes and mounts dental radiographs (x-rays). The chairside assistant may also perform dental instrument sterilization duties and prepare cases to be sent to an outside laboratory. The assistant may perform some dental laboratory procedures within the office and is often the person responsible for infection control and sterilization requirements as set forth in government regulations and guidelines. The program also prepares students in the various administrative and clerical procedures required, including word processing, managing files and records, scheduling appointments and handling other front office duties. This program is comprised of approximately six five-week modules (evening modules are ten weeks), including classroom theory, practical experience and field experience, followed by one module of a ten-week externship in a dental care facility. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to assist the dentist chairside. The program prepares students to work in the operatory or treatment room assisting the dentist, as well as, performing various administrative and clerical duties. Graduates may also choose to take the Dental Assisting National Board?s Certified Dental Assistant examination.
Digital Graphic and Multimedia Design (Certificate Program)
Are you interested in becoming a graphic designer, web page designer or multimedia producer and publisher? Then Allied Medical and Technical Institute is the place for you! Scranton?s Digital Graphic and Multimedia Design program can show students how to design and create web sites and effective layouts and illustrations using top-notch industry software. You can even learn how to design and create interactive presentations and storyboards with current software used in the industry!
Digital Graphic and Multimedia Design (Certificate Program)
Are you interested in becoming a graphic designer, web page designer or multimedia producer and publisher? Then Allied Medical and Technical Institute is the place for you! Scranton?s Digital Graphic and Multimedia Design program can show students how to design and create web sites and effective layouts and illustrations using top-notch industry software. You can even learn how to design and create interactive presentations and storyboards with current software used in the industry!
Digital Graphic and Multimedia Design (Certificate Program)
Are you interested in becoming a graphic designer, web page designer or multimedia producer and publisher? Then Allied Medical and Technical Institute is the place for you! Scranton?s Digital Graphic and Multimedia Design program can show students how to design and create web sites and effective layouts and illustrations using top-notch industry software. You can even learn how to design and create interactive presentations and storyboards with current software used in the industry!
Digital Graphic Design (Diploma Program)
Scranton's Digital Graphic Design diploma program is designed to teach students the skills needed to create designs and other digital media to meet most commercial needs. The program provides the necessary fundamentals of design, drawing basics, typography, electronic design and color theory. Current software applications such as Adobe IllustratorT, Adobe PhotoshopT and QuarkXpressT are utilized to help you learn to create everything from promotional displays and marketing brochures to distinctive company logos and various publications. Graduates of Allied Medical & Technical Institute's Digital Graphic Design program are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as graphic designers, production artists, multimedia designers, illustrators and publishers.
ECG/Phlebotomy/Lab Assistant (Certificate Program)
Working in a hospital, physician?s office or medical laboratory can be exciting work. Graduates of the ECG/Phlebotomy/Lab Assistant program at Allied Medical & Technical Institute are prepared for the challenge. Students are taught firsthand the skills necessary to assist physicians with patient care. Graduates learn to operate ECG machines to obtain 12 lead ECG tracings, draw blood and other bodily fluids for lab work and perform necessary tests to help with patient diagnosis and treatment. Healthcare facilities are in desperate need for qualified employees. Let Allied Medical & Technical Institute prepare you to fill the vacancies.
Expanded Function Dental Assistant (Certificate Program)
The Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. These include placing dental restorations under the direct supervision of a dentist, as well as additional duties described by the PA State Dental Practice Act. This program also prepares students to assist the dentist chairside. The program prepares students to work in the operatory or treatment room with the dentist. The chairside dental assistant mixes and prepares dental impression and restorative materials, evacuates debris and extraneous materials from the oral cavity, and prepares the operatory for procedures including instrument tray and anesthesia set-ups as required by the dentist. The chairside assistant exposes, processes and mounts dental radiographs (x-rays). The chairside assistant may also perform dental instrument sterilization duties and prepare cases to be sent to an outside laboratory. The assistant may perform some dental laboratory procedures within the office and is often the person responsible for infection control and sterilization requirements as set forth in government regulations and guidelines. The program also prepares students in the various administrative and clerical procedures required including word processing, managing files and records, scheduling appointments, and handling other front office duties. This program is comprised of ten five-week modules (evening modules are ten weeks), including classroom theory, practical experience and field experience, followed by one module of a ten-week externship in a health care facility. Allied Medical and Technical Institute?s Expanded Function Dental Assistant curriculum has been reviewed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry and the program is in agreement with the Board?s regulations for the education of EFDAs. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to seek Expanded Function Dental Assistant certification.
Massage Therapist (Certificate Program)
The demands of work, family and other commitments can add a lot of stress to a person?s life. As a result, muscles grow tense and stiff. Massage Therapists help people relax and release stress. Allied Medical & Technical Institute lets you prepare today for a carefree career tomorrow as a licensed Massage Therapist. Our program offers classroom instruction in anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. You also get hands-on training in the student clinic, where you put your knowledge of massage therapy to work. When you graduate from the Massage Therapy program, you will be ready to sit for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork examination.
Medical Assistant (Certificate Program)
Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing professions in healthcare. If you want a challenging career with job security that lets you help others in their times of need, Medical Assisting is for you. Learn the skills necessary to function in the laboratory, assist physicians with patient care and perform basic medical office skills like billing and bookkeeping. The time has never been better for you to begin a meaningful career in the healthcare industry. Become a Medical Assistant and change the life of a patient today.
Medical Transcriptionist/Insurance Billing Specialist (Certificate Program)
As treatments become more complex and litigation remains a significant concern in the medical community, the need for Medical Transcriptionists/Insurance Billing Specialists becomes more immediate. Allied Medical & Technical Institute provides the career training needed to enter this rapidly growing field. Medical Transcriptionists accurately report the physician?s findings and document all treatments and diagnoses. Insurance Billing Specialists ensure procedures are properly covered through insurance claims. These two positions are integral to the smooth operation of any healthcare facility. Graduates successfully find employment in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and a number of other facilities. Contact us now to find out how you can get started in this important field.

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