Main Profile

At A Glance

Fortis College-Smyrna

Fortis College-Smyrna is an Associate's college with 617 students located in Smyrna, GA.

23
Selectivity
Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions

Contact

Fortis College-Smyrna's Full Profile

Also Consider

Also Consider

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 617
Gender 43% Male / 57% Female
Socio-Economic Diversity 87% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 29%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Ethnicity Unknown 3%
Black or African American 59%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Dental Assisting/Assistant (44%), Dental Hygiene/Hygienist (21%), Medical/Clinical Assistant (20%), Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary (10%), Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage (3%), Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) (0%)

Majors Offered

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to provide patient care, take dental radiographs (x-ray photographs), prepare patients and equipment for dental procedures, and discharge office administrative functions under the supervision of dentists and dental hygienists. Includes instruction in medical record-keeping, general office duties, reception and patient intake, scheduling, equipment maintenance and sterilization, basic radiography, pre- and post-operative patient care and instruction, chairside assisting, taking tooth and mouth impressions, and supervised practice.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Dental Assistants
Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

A program that prepares individuals to clean teeth and apply preventive materials, provide oral health education and treatment counseling to patients, identify oral pathologies and injuries, and manage dental hygiene practices. Includes instruction in dental anatomy, microbiology, and pathology; dental hygiene theory and techniques; cleaning equipment operation and maintenance; dental materials; radiology; patient education and counseling; office management; supervised clinical training; and professional standards.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Dental Hygienists
Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

A program that prepares individuals, under the remote supervision of physicians, to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies in prehospital settings and to supervise Ambulance personnel. Includes instruction in basic, intermediate, and advanced EMT procedures; emergency surgical procedures; medical triage; rescue operations; crisis scene management and personnel supervision; equipment operation and maintenance; patient stabilization, monitoring, and care; drug administration; identification and preliminary diagnosis of diseases and injuries; communication and computer operations; basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, and toxicology; and professional standards and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

A program that prepares individuals to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues. Includes instruction in Western (Swedish) massage, sports massage, myotherapy/trigger point massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, cranio-sacral therapy, reflexology, massage safety and emergency management, client counseling, practice management, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Massage Therapists
Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of special assistants and personal secretaries for practicing physicians and nurses, health care facilities and services administrators, and other health care professionals. Includes instruction in business and medical communications, medical terminology, principles of health care operations, public relations and interpersonal communications, software applications, record-keeping and filing systems, scheduling and meeting planning, applicable policy and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Assistants
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Medical Secretaries
Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid. Includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.

Job Opportunities:

Medical Assistants
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

Administration & Faculty

Campus President Bill Armour
President Jon Patterson
Accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Full-time Faculty 16
Student : Faculty Ratio 19 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 43 : 56
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
22
Selectivity

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $20,785 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $21,360
$30K-$48K $22,430
$48K-$75K $24,477
$75K-$110K $27,149
$110K+ $27,149

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $12,689, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $12,689 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,632 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $9,549
Books $716 $716
Total (before financial aid) $15,037 $24,586

Students Receiving Aid

88% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 88% $13,118
Federal Scholarships/Grants 87% $5,687
Institutional Grants 15% $3,223
Other Federal Grants 82% $281
Other Loans 21% $2,744
Pell Grants 87% $5,422
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 3% $5,208
Student Loans 88% $13,771

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

20% of students graduated on time.

55% of students graduated in six years.

53% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Questions about Fortis College-Smyrna

Want more info about Fortis College-Smyrna? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer