Program Content: The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the health occupations industry. It provides students with the skills necessary to provide basic patient care under the direct supervision of a nurse in a variety of settings. Successful completion of this program prepares the student to take and pass the state examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Admissions (How to Apply)
1. Apply to Manatee Technical College here: https://manateetech.edu/apply-now
2. Attend a mandatory program information session: The sooner the better. Call 941.752.8100 to hear a list of dates and times for current program offerings.
Length of Program: This program is 165 clock hours which takes approximately 1.5 months.
Dual Enrollment Available: No
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Job Placement Rate: 87%
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Nursing Assistant (Articulated)
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Estimated Total: $1,200*
*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, January
Start Time: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Kathy Matthews: 941.752.8100 x 2127, Email