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Medical Laboratory Assisting

Program Content: The Medical Laboratory Assisting program prepares students for employment as Medical Laboratory Assistants in a variety of health care settings. Upon completion, students will be equipped to function as clinical lab assistants as well as phlebotomists. The program is in accordance with the Florida Statutes on Medical Laboratory Assistants.

1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/
      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 https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
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: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/

Length of Program: This program is 465 clock hours which takes approximately 11 months to complete. This breaks down to 345 hours on campus, 120 hours clinical.
Dual Enrollment Available: No
Industry Certification: Graduating students will be eligible to apply for national certification through examination by American Medical Technologists to achieve Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant status. Students will also sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association.
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.

Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Medical Laboratory Assisting
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Program Information Sheet: Medical Laboratory Assisting

Possible Careers and Outlook:
31-9097.00       Phlebotomists
29-2012.00       Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
31-9099.00       Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

Estimated Total: $2,800*
*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: Evening: Tuesday – Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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

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