About Manatee Technical College

Mission Statement

The mission of Manatee Technical College is to produce highly skilled individuals and resourceful leaders through collaborative education to meet the ever-changing needs of our communities and the workforce.

Vision Statement

The vision of Manatee Technical College is to be recognized as a leader in transforming people’s lives through quality education.

For over 60 years, Manatee Technical College has proudly served our students by offering outstanding educational experiences leading to great careers, while providing a skilled workforce for business and industry in Manatee County and the surrounding areas.

To meet the demand for training, MTC has expanded its offerings to include over 50 career prep programs – the largest selection of programs offered in the state of Florida. Career options include programs in the areas of Health Science, Business Technology, Construction Services, Transportation, Digital Technology, Public Service, Culinary Arts, Manufacturing, and Information Technology, Many programs can be completed in a year or less and each focuses on training students for better job and providing business and industry with a skilled, professional workforce.

MTC also offers classes to adults seeking to earn their GED, English to speakers of other languages (ESOL), as well as continuing education programs for individuals or groups who want to enhance their current skills.


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Why Choose MTC?

  • Highly experienced faculty and staff. 100% of our instructors have solid industry experience.
  • MTC offers 50+ programs, the most adult career and technical education programs in Florida.
  • State-of-the art facilities equipped with the cutting-edge training technology and tools.
  • MTC partnership with local industry leaders that allows us to keep our program curricula up-to-date and provide real world training environment, as well as job opportunities.
  • Comprehensive skill development ensuring our students long-term career growth.

Manatee Technical College Today

Manatee Technical College is one of 48 public tech centers/colleges in 30 school districts in Florida. MTC offers quality training for careers in 13 of the 15 in-demand industries requiring technical certification in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

MTC Business and Industry Partners

Thanks to a partnership with local industry leaders, MTC receives financial and coaching support, as well as employment and internship opportunities for our graduates. Currently, 328 local companies have employees serving on our Advisory Committees.

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MTC Radio

Discover the vibrant world of MTC Radio, WTEC-LP 101.1 FM, a non-commercial educational radio station nestled within the heart of Bradenton, Florida, broadcasting primarily in Spanish.

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