Medical Assisting

Program Details

Program Description:

This program will enable the student to gain knowledge of administrative, clerical and clinical skills; to included, ECG, phlebotomy, laboratory skills, minor surgery, patient examination, evaluation, and education. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be eligible for national certification for medical assisting, EKG Technician & Phlebotomy Technician.

Program graduates are prepared to earn AAMA Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified EKG Technician (CET), and Certified Phlebotomy Technician certifications. Certified in BLS.

SkillsUSA and/or HOSA are the approved co-curricular career and technical student organizations which provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction by providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills.

The Manatee Technical College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

The cumulative percentage for Job Placement is 90.57% for years 2018-2022.

Career and Technical credit shall be awarded to the student on a transcript in accordance with Section 1001.44(3) (b), F.S.

Start Date:


Program Length:

Full-Time Hybrid: 1300 hours approximately 11 months to complete
(including 200 hours clinical)


Course Number: HSC0003

Course Title: Basic Healthcare Worker

Length: 90 hours


Course Number: MEA0002

Course Title: Introduction to Medical Assisting

Length: 250 hours

Course Number: MEA0501

Course Title: Medical Office Procedures

Length: 75 hours


Course Number: MEA0521

Course Title: Phlebotomist, MA

Length: 75 hours


Course Number: MEA0543

Course Title: EKG Aide, MA

Length: 75 hours


Course Number: MEA0581

Course Title: Clinical Assisting

Length: 230 hours

Course Number: MEA0530

Course Title: Pharmacology for Medical Assisting

Length: 90 hours

Course Number: MEA0573

Course Title: Laboratory Procedures

Length: 125 hours

Course Number: MEA0506

Course Title: Administrative Office Procedures

Length: 90 hours

Course Number: MEA0942

Course Title: Practicum Experience

Length: 200 hours


Day (on Campus): Tuesday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hybrid (online): Monday & Friday (Remote Online)


MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211

Apply to MTC at Submit your application to
access your “To Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying.
You must complete 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:

Program #H170515 CIP# 0351080102

*Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee


Physical Exam & Immunizations

Price Varies

Background Check (All for Life)


Out of Pocket Expenses

CastleBranch: Clinical Experience Check


Books and Uniforms

Textbook Estimate (day) (Purchase Online)


** NAVY Scrub Top; NAVY Scrub Pants with ***Embroidery from The Scrub Club
1 Navy Blue Lab Coat

Estimate: $60.00

Price Varies

Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

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Price Varies

*Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Prices are subject to change

**How to order:
In the upper right hand corner, click on Group Sign-In
The code to log-in to MTC’s personal shopping page is MTC1 
***The cost of the embroidery is already included on their scrub tops. We will embroider the program name based on the scrub color you choose.
 If purchasing Black or Teal Blue scrubs, please specify at checkout which program.

The Scrub Club: 8527 SR 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34202 (941) 755-9669. 

Uniforms may be covered for Pell eligible students once aid has been applied to all Tuition & Fee charges. 

Financial aid available depending on 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:
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.

Program Video

Testimonial Video

Program Fact

Cumulative Job Placement Rate


for years 2018-2022


1300 hrs (11 mos),
incl. 200 hrs clinical


East Campus,
Lakewood Ranch





Ready to Start Your Career? Have Questions?

Amy Gates

Career Counselor

5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211
Call   941.752.8100
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