Fortis College provides postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of degree and diploma programs that assist adult students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities. The College strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelongand continued education. The College believes that it makes an important contribution to the economic growth and social well-being of Cuyahoga Falls and the Akron metropolitan area. The College educates its students to help meet the economic needs of their communities in entry-level positions. The educational process is a change-oriented approach to education that provides the community with graduates who possess the skills and knowledge needed tosucceed in existing and emerging career occupations.The following goals are integral to the mission of the College:•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 minimize economic disadvantages as a barrier to postsecondary education by providing financial aid services and by accepting students without regard to age- sex- religion- race- physical challenges- or economic or social background.•To attract and retain qualified instructors who are effective in the classroom and familiar with appropriate current medical-and/or technical practices.•To maintain a dynamic organization that is responsible and responsive to its constituencies.•To develop in students a professional attitude and anawareness 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.
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