Fortis College-Orange Park Receives Special Recognition from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – Being recognized as one of the “Best” is high praise. That honor was bestowed on Fortis College in Orange Park by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) following renewal of the campus’ accreditation through Dec. 31, 2020.

During the 2015 ACICS Annual Conference in Las Vegas (May 27-29), Fortis College-Orange Park was awarded special recognition as an ACICS Honor Roll Institution for exhibiting a thorough understanding of accreditation criteria and effectively implementing the standards in its daily operations.

Inclusion as an ACICS Honor Roll Institution is quite rare – Fortis College-Orange Park was one of only nine postsecondary education institutions in the United States to receive the recognition during the 2015 ACICS Conference. In its Honor Roll certificate, ACICS President and CEO Albert C. Gray, Ph.D., offered Fortis College special recognition “with distinction” in its accreditation extension.

“This honor is high praise and reinforces our campus’ commitment to meet or exceed all standards of accreditation day-in and day-out,” said Campus President Wyman Dickey. “We are both pleased with and proud of the instructors, staff and students at the Orange Park campus for the commitment to excellence they jointly embrace. This was definitely a team effort.”

Founded in 1912, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is one of the most respected and longest established national accreditors of academic institutions in the United States. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The organization’s mission is to advance educational excellence at independent, nonpublic career schools, colleges, and organizations in the United States and abroad. ACICS currently accredits more than 900 institutions throughout the United States and more than a dozen foreign countries enrolling over 800,000 students.

About Fortis College in Orange Park
Located at 700 Blanding Boulevard – Suite 16, Orange Park, FL 32065, Fortis College’s campus is a modern, fully equipped facility with ceiling-mounted projectors, two new nursing simulation laboratories, an additional Surgical Technology lab with simulated operating rooms, and a dental lab – all with industry-standard technology that graduates likely will use on the job.

Programs offered at Orange Park include Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting with Basic X-ray Operation, Medical Billing and Coding, Nursing, Sterile Processing Technician and Surgical Technology. For campus-specific information, call 904-269-7086.

About Fortis
A post-secondary network of colleges and institutes that engages students in experiential learning and training programs, 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. For consumer disclosure information, visit to learn more about Fortis educational opportunities.