U.S. Representative Jim Matheson To Visit Fortis College Campus, Host Open Forum With Students, Staff And Dignitaries

SALT LAKE CITY – (August 15, 2012) – U.S. Representative Jim Matheson (D-Utah) has accepted an invitation to visit Fortis College, Salt Lake City, where he will tour the campus and hold an open forum with students, staff and dignitaries.  Congressman Matheson’s visit will take place Monday, August 20, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

At Fortis College, Congressman Matheson will experience the school’s learning environment firsthand by observing nursing simulation lab and dental hygiene clinic demonstrations as part of his campus tour.  While on campus, the congressman also will address students, staff and visiting dignitaries during an open forum.

“We are very pleased Congressman Matheson accepted the invitation to visit our campus and look forward to sharing our educational mission and goals with him,” said campus President Kendall Dean.  “We are very proud of our campus, especially our trade and medical programs, the advanced nursing simulation program and dental hygiene clinic, which serves residents from our community as well as training future caregivers.”

Fortis College, Salt Lake City is an accredited post-secondary education institution that focuses on trades technology and allied health career paths, including a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

The Fortis College dental hygiene clinic is a fully-functional dental facility, complete with 15 dental operatories, nine X-ray machines and a panoramic X-ray machine and laser.  Dental hygiene instruction is provided by full- and part-time dentists and registered dental hygiene professionals, who provide exceptional hands-on procedures and training oversight.

Dental hygiene services are provided to the community at significantly reduced rates.  Available services include dental hygiene exams, preventive dental cleanings, dental radiographs, panoramic radiographs, sealants, periodontal diagnosis and treatment, antimicrobial placement and teeth whitening.  Patients of all ages are welcome.

Fortis Colleges and Institutes have received international recognition for their leadership in using simulation technology to educate nursing students, creating strong learning environments for students who will become tomorrow’s nurses.  Fortis’ reputation as an educator of nursing students also is reflected in its pass rates for the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Exam), the examination for licensing nurses in the U.S.  Review the  Fortis NCLEX pass rates to learn how they compare to programs at other schools, including major universities at www.fortis.edu.

About Fortis College, Salt Lake City
Fortis College, Salt Lake City, located at 3949 South 700 East, was established in 2009 and is approved to offer diploma and degree programs in allied health, business, and technology areas.  The campus strives to assist students in enhancing their career opportunities and develop within them the desire for lifelong and continued education.  Fortis College, Salt Lake City offers a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program, along with associate degrees and/or diploma programs in Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, Medical Office Basic X-ray Technician, Electrical Systems Technician and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR).  For more information, call the campus at 801-713-0915.

About Fortis
A post-secondary network of accredited colleges and institutes that engages students in a powerful learning and training experience, Fortis delivers focused individual career education experiences: Your Life. Powered by Learning. The Fortis network offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs at more than 40 schools in 15 states.  Fortis College and Institute campuses prepare students for careers in healthcare, business and technology and various trades.  Fortis also offers online learning platforms for many of its programs.  Each Fortis campus is accredited by a nationally recognized body.  Program offerings and accreditations vary by campus.  Fortis also is affiliated with the Denver School of Nursing, St. Paul’s School of Nursing, and All State Career School.  Visit www.fortis.edu for consumer information and to learn more about Fortis educational opportunities.

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