Career Description: 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 (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, 727.210.2350.
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/
Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.”
2. Attend a virtual program information session. Once the application is submitted, information will be provided via “To-Do List” within 1-2 business days. Check your personal email for log-in criteria.
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
4. Submit your criminal background information as shown on your “To-Do List.”
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: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
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.
Program Information Sheet: Medical Assisting
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Medical Assisting (H170515)
Possible Careers and Outlook:
31-9092.00 Medical Assistants
31-9099.00 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
43-4171.00 Receptionists and Information Clerks
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
For More Information: Please contact Amy Gates at 941.752.8100 x 2032, Email