Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting - Manatee Technical College

Program Content: The content includes, but is not limited to, communication and interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, health-illness concepts, administrative and clinical duties, emergency procedures including CPR and first aid, safety and security procedures, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and employability skills. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry: planning, management, finance, medical office reception, electronic medical records, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

Mission Statement: The mission of the MTC Medical Assisting Program is to inspire academic, professional, and ethical excellence in order to attain a quality education that meets the standards of care for a diverse population. In addition, the focus is placed on teaching broad, transferable skills that will assist students in pursuing their dreams in many areas of the medical profession.

The Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students for employment as medical assistants in a variety of healthcare settings. Students will be equipped to function as administrative assistants with clerical and managerial skills, as well as clinical assistants competent in ECG, phlebotomy, laboratory skills, patient care, and education. The program is in accordance with the Florida Statutes for Medical Assistants. The Medical Assisting Certificate Program, located on the MTC East campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727.210.2350.

This is a hybrid program with 49% online and 51% on-campus/clinical time.

1. Apply to MTC at
      Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.”
2. Attend a program information session. Call 941.752.8100, prompts 2, 3, and 5 for more information.
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at
4. Submit your criminal background information as shown on your “To-Do List.”
The deadline for your completed “To-Do List” is 4 weeks prior to the class start date. Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here:

Length of Program: Full-Time: 1300 clock hours – approximately 11 months to complete and includes 200 hours of clinical
Full-Time Evening/Hybrid: 463 hours on campus, 637 hours online, and 200 hours clinical
Dual Enrollment Available: No
Manatee Technical College Medical Assisting Program Outcomes: The Medical Assisting program at Manatee Technical College reports a 100% job placement rate for the students who graduated in 2018.
Industry Certification: Program graduates are prepared to earn AAMA Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified EKG Technician (CET), and Certified Phlebotomy Technician certifications.
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
On-Time Completion Rate: 100%

Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Medical Assisting (H170515)
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Program Information Sheet: Medical Assisting 20-21

Possible Careers and Outlook:
31-9092.00       Medical Assistants
31-9099.00       Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
43-4171.00       Receptionists and Information Clerks
31-9097.00       Phlebotomists

Estimated Total: $6,000*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale.

Location: MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211 | 941.752.8100
Start Date: August
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Evening (On Campus):  Tuesday – Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Evening (Online): Monday – Saturday: TBD

For More Information: Please contact Amy Gates at 941.752.8100 x 2032, Email

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