Licensure: Students are prepared to sit for the Massage Licensing Exam. Upon passing they are eligible to become Licensed Massage Therapists.
Train to be: The program is designed to prepare students for employment as Florida licensed massage therapists, all other service workers. SOC Code 31-9011-(Massage Therapists).
This 750-hour program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.
The content includes but is not limited to the theory and practice of massage, theory and practice of hydrotherapy, hygiene, practice demonstration, human anatomy and physiology, legal aspects of massage practice, allied modalities, leadership and human relations skills, health and safety, CPR, and employability skills. Colonic irrigation is optional post initial licensure.
If you have a degree from another country and and currently reside in the US, you are invited to apply.
Have a high school or bachelor’s degree translated from another country, a GED may not be required.
You only need a Social Security number for select East Campus programs.
We are NOT a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified institution and do NOT participate in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), or the F, J or M visas programs. We are not an I-20 institution.
Articulation: Career and Technical credit shall be awarded to the student on a transcript in accordance with Section 1001.44(3) (b), F.S.
Job Placement Assistance: Maybe eligible for assistance through CareerSource Suncoast.
Part-Time Day: 750 hours – about 10 months to complete (MTC Main Campus)
Part-Time Day Hybrid: 750 hours – about 7.5 months to complete (MTC East Campus Only)
Day (Main Campus): Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MTC East Campus: (on Campus): Monday – Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hybrid (East Campus): Friday & Saturday Remote
View and Download the MTC Distance Learning Handbook.
MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211
1. Apply to MTC at https://www.manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your
application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program
after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here
4. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
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
For more information (Day class) contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 46033,
For more information (Hybrid class) contact Amy Gates: 941.752.8100 ,
Program #H120406 CIP #0351350102
Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)
Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance
Background Check – must be completed prior to admittance
Textbook(s)* (Purchase Online)
Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)
Black scrub bottoms – estimate
White polo shirt – estimate
Solid black or white zippered sweatshirt – estimate
4 – sets of twin sheet sets (fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcase) – estimate
*Estimated Total Cost of Program
*Prices are subject to change
Financial aid available depending on the student’s eligibility. All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.
Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices: http://manateetech.edu/current-students/bookstore/
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents
Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.
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