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College Profile: Fortis College-Tampa

 
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Gulf Coast College is dedicated to providing students the opportunity for success through specialized training. It is through the educational process that students receive total support and encouragement so they may reach their full potential. Gulf Coast College believes this will enhance employment opportunities. To accomplish this important goal, Gulf Coast College is committed to career training which emphasizes skills, attitudes, and work habits consistent with good business practices through educational excellence.
 
3910 US Hwy 301 N Suite 200
Tampa, FL
33619
813-620-1446 (general)
813-620-1446 (financial aid)
813-620-1446 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

Gulf Coast College is dedicated to providing students the opportunity for success through specialized training. It is through the educational process that students receive total support and encouragement so they may reach their full potential. Gulf Coast College believes this will enhance employability. To accomplish this important goal, Gulf Coast College is committed to career training which emphasizes skills, attitudes and work habits consistent with good business practices through educational excellence. Gulf Coast College maintains the philosophy that the student comes first and practices an open door policy allowing students accessibility to all faculty and administrative staff. A chesive bond between the student and the school is developed as a result of this open communication and is fundamental in the development of the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare for entry into a career field. The mission of the college will be accomplished by the achievement of the following objectives: a. Continually offer students viable career options by providing quality educational programs based on employer-driven requirements. b. Maintaining a qualified faculty and staff dedicated to the personal and professional development of each student. c. Develop each student's ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to think critically. d. Constantly analyze and update curricula to remain in the forefront of changing and emerging technologies.


General Information
Other Names
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-Tampa 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
154 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
Aesthetics Skincare - Diploma (Diploma Program)
The Aesthetics Skincare program provides students training in the traditional holistic approach to skin care and includes additional training in the areas of make up and color analysis, mask and spa therapies, hair removal, enzyme treatments, pressure points massage, body wrapping, and Microdermabrasion. Students are introduced to medical pharmaceutical product protocols and will learn the principles of effective retailing and general business development as it relates to the practice of the skincare professional. Graduates from the program will demonstrate a basic and advanced understanding of the structure and function of the skin and how to apply skin care treatments through the effective utilization of product and equipment protocols. The Aesthetics Skincare Program prepares students for registration in the state of Florida as a registered facial specialist and certification in body wrapping. The registered graduate is qualified for entry-level employment as a registered facial specialist with training critical for employment opportunities in resort spas and medical facilities. The graduate can demonstrate communication and employability skills and can apply professional and appropriate ethics to all areas of the job.
Health Information Management (Medical Billing and Coding) - Associate (Associate Degree)
The Health Information Management program is a combination of general education and professional courses concentrating in the business component of health care. Graduates of the program are prepared as entry-level practitioners. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to work in clinics, insurance companies, doctor?s offices, hospitals and other health care affiliates. In addition, this program aims to develop the student into a well-rounded individual through its general education component.
Medical Assisting - Associate (Associate Degree)
The objective of this program is to provide students with a background in office skills and clinical skills necessary to assist physicians in examining and treating patients. With the medical coursework, the students? training is focused toward employment in medically-related fields such as doctors? offices, hospitals and clinics; however, graduates are also prepared to obtain employment in offices outside of the health field. In addition, this program aims to develop the student into a well-rounded individual through its general education component.
Medical Assisting - Diploma (Diploma Program)
The objective of this program is to provide students with a background in office skills and clinical skills necessary to assist physicians in examining and treating patients. With the medical coursework, the students? training is focused toward employment in medically-related fields such as doctors? offices, hospitals and clinics; however, graduates are also prepared to obtain employment in offices outside of the health field. In addition, this program aims to develop the student into a well-rounded individual through its general education component.
Practical Nursing - Diploma (Diploma Program)
The objective of this program is to prepare the graduate for employment as a practical nurse. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the state licensure examination to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Licensure is required for employment as a practical nurse. The content includes theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing in both acute and long term care situations; personal family and community health concepts; human growth and development over the life span; body structure and function; interpersonal relationship skills, mental health concepts; pharmacology and administration of medications; legal aspects of practice; and current issues in nursing. The program includes CPR, HIV and infection control.

All Academic Programs
 
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