Fortis College Criminal Justice Instructor Bill Ames Receives Master Teacher Award

CENTERVILLE, Ohio — Bill Ames, Criminal Justice instructor at Fortis College in Centerville, Ohio, was selected by the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools as recipient of its Master Teacher Award. The honor was conferred on Ames during the Association’s Annual Teacher/Placement Workshop on Nov. 5.

The Master Teacher Award is bestowed on the industry’s most outstanding instructors across Ohio. Ames was nominated for the award by his supervisor, peers and students, who praised him for his classroom leadership and ability to engage students.

Dr. Richard Rucker, Fortis College President adds, “Bill has shown tremendous enthusiasm in making sure that his students have access to a full range of experiences associated with the Criminal Justice field. His drive and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking makes our program very unique and exciting.”

“We are incredibly fortunate to have Bill on our faculty,” said Maryse Levy, Vice President of Education and Career Services as Education Affiliates, which operates the 27-campus network of Fortis Colleges and Institutes. “His enthusiasm for the field and our students is unmatched, and his tireless dedication is evident each and every term.”

As part of the collaborative Fortis network of colleges and institutes, the Centerville campus provides graduates with the tools necessary to establish professional goals and achieve success in existing and emerging professions. Fortis College students select from enhanced course offerings backed by the resources of a strong educational network that is committed to quality education and dedicated to placing students on desired career paths.

About Fortis College — Centerville
Fortis College is located on a modern, nine-acre campus in Centerville, Ohio, approximately eight miles south of Dayton. The school occupies a 56,800 square foot building in which all classes and labs are held. The campus includes a comprehensively equipped HVACR lab/workshop with residential and commercial A/C, heat pump and refrigeration equipment, medical assisting lab, two nursing labs, and a science lab, along with more than 200 computer work stations and in excess of 2,000 volumes and periodicals. This summer, the campus will expand to an additional 22,000-square-foot building adjacent to its current location.

Fortis offers campus-based Practical Nursing, Medical Coding Specialist, Emergency Medical Technician, Electrical Systems Technician and HVACR diploma programs, as well as Medical Assisting, Electronic Engineering Technology, Paramedic, Criminal Justice, Paralegal and Registered Nursing Associate Degree programs. A State Trained Nursing Assistant (STNA) certificate program is also offered. New Associate Degree programming including Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assisting, and Computer Security/Forensics, and diploma programming including Microsoft Network Technology, as well as a RN to BSN program will be added in 2011. In addition, Fortis’ Distance Education division offers Associate Degree programs covering Business Management (Accounting and Human Resources), Medical Administrative Assistant, Digital Graphic Design, Medical Billing and Coding, and Criminal Justice/Homeland Security.

About Fortis
A leading post-secondary network of colleges and institutes that engages students in a powerful learning and training experience for lifelong growth, Fortis offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs at 27 schools in 10 states. Fortis College and Fortis Institute campuses prepare students for in-demand 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, MedVance Institute, All State Career School, Medix, Tri-State Business Institute and Berdan Institute.

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