Welcome to Manatee Technical College!
We thank you for choosing MTC!
MTC is offering hybrid and online classes through October 16.
Please click here for schedules for Hybrid (50% on-campus and 50% online) and 100% online classes.
Please click here for schedules beginning on October 19, 2020.
Class schedules for the remainder of the school year will be determined quarterly, based on District and CDC guidelines.
Our hope is to return to face-to-face classes for all programs as soon as it is safe to do so.
All students – day, evening, hybrid or online – begin classes on August 6, 2020
The 2020-2021 School Year and COVID-19.
- Taking steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 is the shared responsibility of MTC and every member of our school community.
- The risks brought on by the spread of COVID-19 have presented real challenges to MTC, our programs, our clinical partners, and our food service department.
- Despite the many precautions we are taking, Manatee Technical College cannot guarantee a COVID-19 free education and training environment.
- MTC is responding to those challenges and is reaching out to you to advise you of some important changes in how we deliver your education and training and to inform you of some of the payment terms of your enrollment that are important to consider due to the uncertainty of COVID-19.
Important Message to Incoming Students
MTC wants to be certain that you are aware of the risks and understand the changes.
If you are unable to accept the terms of enrollment described here, you will have the opportunity to CANCEL your 2020-2021 registration without any financial penalty.
Health and Safety
- Exposure to COVID-19 can result in very serious illness and, in some cases, death to those who contract it.
- Students may face an increased likelihood of serious illness if they have certain pre-existing medical conditions like disorders and diseases related to any of the following:
- Immune deficiency
- Heart, lung, and other major organ problems
- High blood pressure
- Note: All health and safety risks associated with COVID-19 may not yet have been fully determined by medical experts.
- Students are responsible for considering their own personal health status and increased risk factors inherent with attending classes, including the risk of exposure to, contracting and transmitting COVID-19.
- Students must adhere to MTC’s expectations intended to minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19 consistent with health and safety guidance including, but not limited to: limitations on mass gatherings, practicing physical distancing as recommended by CDC, and wearing an appropriate face covering while on campus.
- Students may be required to submit to symptom checking, daily self-screening, and COVID-19 testing in order to attend classes. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in disciplinary action, including removal from campus.
- If a student is not feeling well, and exhibiting symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or believes they may have been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 72 hours, he/she should stay home and not come on campus. The student should call MTC, remain at home, contact the Florida Department of Health 866.779.6121, and visit a county COVID-19 testing facility immediately. Failure to comply with this may result in disciplinary action, including removal from campus.
- Students must disclose to the appropriate M TC staff immediately upon notification of positive COVID-19 test status and stay home. Failure to comply with this may result in disciplinary action, including removal from campus.
- Students must comply with MTC’s direction requiring quarantining, isolation, and separation. At any time, MTC may request or require students to leave campus when that student’s continued presence on campus poses a health or safety risk for other students and staff.
- Students are required to comply with all health and safety law, orders, ordinances, policies, regulations, and guidance adopted by MTC as it relates to COVID-19. This guidance may evolve as circumstances warrant.
Tuition and Fee Payments
- Students will be responsible to pay tuition in a timely manner. The regular refund policy will be in effect as listed in the catalog.
- As a reminder, all fees for the class you are attending are due seven calendar days prior to the start of the class.
- Students who have applied for Financial Aid must have all documents completed and submitted seven calendar days prior to the start of classes.
- Failure to meet the above criteria can result in removal from the class.
Student Access to Campus Facilities
- MTC may restrict the full use of spaces and amenities within the campus(s) including, but not limited to classroom, labs, restrooms, student center and break areas.
- Building, room, and clinical assignments may be changed prior to class or at any time during the program.
- The cafes will be closed and no food service available on all campuses until further notice to ensure the health and safety of those on campus.
- Students will be allowed to eat in designated areas of their classroom.
Uniforms, Books, ID Badge, Parking Tag and Masks
Note: Upon arriving on campus, every student will have their temperature taken and will be required to wear a mask before entering any of our campus buildings.
Main Campus Day Students
- Students will receive their ID. badge, parking tag, and two masks on the first day they attend classes on-site at the Main Campus:
- Group A – August 6
- Group B – August 7
- On their first day at MTC, all students are instructed to go to their program classroom. When called, all students will go to the Book Store on a class-by-class basis where their photo will be taken for their ID badge and where they will be issued their parking tag and two masks.
- Books and uniforms may not be available on your first day.
Main Campus Evening Students
- Students will receive their ID badge, parking tag, and two masks as follows:
- Group A – these students begin classes on Saturday, August 8. Since the Book Store is closed on Saturdays, badges, tags, and masks will be available on Monday, August 10.
- Group B – on Thursday, August 6, their first evening of class.
- Upon arriving for their first class, all students are instructed to go to their program classroom. On their assigned day, all students will go to the Bookstore on a class-by-class basis where their photo will be taken for their ID badge and where they will be issued their parking tag and two masks
- Books and uniforms may not be available on your first day.
West Campus Students
- Students will receive their parking tags, ID. badges, and two masks at the West Campus. Since this will be done on a class-by-class basis, no appointment is necessary.
- For West Campus students who wish to purchase uniforms prior to their class start date, please call the Bookstore at 941.751.7900 x 1053 to make an appointment.
100% Distance Learning Students
Once online classes have begun, instructors will provide their students with days/times when they can visit the book store, where they will be issued their I.D. badge and parking pass and can also purchase their text book (if one is required for their program).
East Campus Students
- Students will receive their parking tags, I.D. badges, and two masks at the East Campus. Since this will be done on a class-by-class basis, no appointment is
- East Campus students should make appointments with the Book Store to purchase books, along with uniforms, patches, etc., prior to their start date.
- Self-pay East Campus students can make appointments in advance if they wish to purchase books.
- For those wishing to make their purchase in advance, please call 941-751-7900 x1053.