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At FORTIS, students are provided the skills and training needed to enter careers in industries that have employment opportunity over time. What industries you ask? FORTIS offers career education and training programs in the nursing, healthcare, medical, dental, business, information technology, skilled trades, massage and cosmetology career fields. That makes Fortis a post-secondary network of colleges and institutes with a wide variety of educational choices!
FORTIS provides education and training for qualified applicants with the desire to better their career opportunities regardless of previous educational background.
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The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) training program at Fortis prepares students for entry-level employment as an HVAC Technician. In the field, HVAC Technicians are also known as HVAC mechanics or HVAC installers. The HVAC program at Fortis includes training in computerized diagnostics so students will be able to service and repair today's complex systems for commercial refrigeration, gas heat, heat pumps, and air conditioning.
The new Facilities Maintenance program prepares students to professionally service, maintain, repair, and install equipment found in a wide variety of commercial and residential buildings.
As a student of the facilities maintenance program you will experience a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on learning experiences that will introduce you to the many facets of working in the facilities maintenance field. This will include topics such as troubleshooting and repair, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration, grounds keeping, carpentry and masonry, electrical, and other day-to-day maintenance and operational tasks typically found in the field.
You will gain skills and experience in a variety of trades areas. Classes in HVACR systems will teach you entry level techniques to maintain and repair HVAC equipment and systems in residential and commercial settings. The plumbing curriculum includes instruction in the use of appropriate tools, types of piping, various fittings, how to cut pipe, and unclogging blockages using traditional and environmentally-friendly methods. You will also become familiar with operation and maintenance of various types of water heaters.
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