Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting - Manatee Technical College

Program Content: The content includes, but is not limited to, communication and interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, health-illness concepts, administrative and clinical duties, emergency procedures including CPR and first aid, safety and security procedures, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and employability skills.

This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry: planning, management, finance, medical office reception, electronic medical records, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

Medical Assisting is a 1300-clock hour program; the structure allows students to complete specified portions of the program for employment. The program completes with a 210 hour internship at a local physician’s office or clinic.

Mission Statement: The mission of the MTC Medical Assisting Program is to inspire academic, professional, and ethical excellence in order to attain a quality education which meets the standards of care for a diverse population. In addition, focus is placed on teaching broad, transferable skills which will assist students in pursuing their dreams in many areas of the medical profession.

The Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students for employment as medical assistants in a variety of healthcare settings. Students will be equipped to function as administrative assistants with clerical and managerial skills, as well as clinical assistants competent in ECG, phlebotomy, laboratory skills, patient care and education. The program is in accordance with the Florida Statutes for Medical Assistants. The Medical Assisting Certificate Program, located on the MTC East campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727.210.2350.

1. Attend a program information session; applications are only available at these sessions. Call 941-752-8100 ext 2035 to hear a list of dates and times for current program offerings.
2. Submit a completed program application that includes the following:

a. TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) pre-entrance scores required
b. Proof of Florida residence (ex. Florida Driver’s License)
c. Completed background check
d. Proof of High School Diploma or GED

Length of Program: This program is 1300 clock hours, which takes approximately 1 year and 1 month to complete if attending full-time.

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

On-Time Completion Rate: 100%

Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet:Medical Assisting (New) (H170515)

Download Program Application

Download Program Information Sheet

Instructor: Chamberlain

For More Information and an Application: Please contact Debbie Kinley at 941.752.8100 x 2008, Email


 Manatee Technical College Medical Assisting Program Outcomes Five-year Average

The Medical Assisting program at Manatee Technical College has a graduate satisfaction rate average of 98% over the past five years.  Five-year average for employer satisfaction is 98%.  MTC’s AAMA-CMA National exam participation is 92% over the past five years, with an 80% pass rate.