Accreditation is a status granted to an educational institution or program that has been found to meet or exceed stated criteria of educational quality and student achievement. Accreditation by Commission on Occupational Education (COE) is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity.

Written Plans

Manatee Technical College regularly evaluates and revises the following plans to ensure appropriate and adequate services and facilities are provided to our students, employees and guests. They are in compliance with the Council on Occupational Education criteria based on the 2019 Handbook of Accreditation.


Affiliations and Certifications

  • Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)
  • American Culinary Federation (ACF)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • Automotive Service of Excellence (ASE)
  • Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
  • Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Training Center
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) sponsored by the American Association of Medical Assistants
  • Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Professions (CoAEMSP)
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC)
  • Department of Labor Apprenticeship Programs
  • Electronics Technician Association (ETA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency Certification for Refrigerant Transition Recovery
  • Florida State Board of Dentistry
  • Florida State Board of Nursing (BON)
  • Florida State Department of Education (DOE)
  • Florida State Health and Rehabilitative Services
  • Industry Council on Auto Collision Repair (ICAR)
  • Manufacturing Skills Standard Certification (MSSC) authorized training and testing site
  • Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
  • National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)
  • National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF)
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
  • National Home Builders Association (NHBA)
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
  • Veteran’s Administration-approved training agency

Requests for additional information on the policies, standards, or procedures of the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education should be addressed to

Accrediting Commission – Council on Occupational Education

7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, Georgia 30350

(770) 396-3898, Fax (770) 396-3790