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: TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) must be taken within 6 weeks of your admission date unless exemption criteria have been documented.
For exemption information, see TABE exemption in the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 465 clock hours (part-time, approximately 11 months). This breaks down to 345 hours on campus, 120 hours clinical.
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.
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Medical Laboratory Assisting
Required Books and Materials: Medical Laboratory Assisting
Estimated Total: $3,010*
Location: MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211 | 941.752.8100
For More Information: Please contact Amy Gates at 941.752.8100 x 2032, Email
*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.