Career Preparation Programs Manatee Technical CollegeIdeal for those who want a “career in year,” the majority of our programs can be completed in six to twelve months. Students may attend on a full- or part-time basis, and many classes are available day and evening. Financial aid is available to qualified applicants.

MTC also offers “Express classes,” usually six to eight weeks in duration with classes meeting in the evenings and on weekends. For more information, contact Martha Meyers at 941.751.7900 x 1022 or




Architecture & Construction

Brick and Block Masonry Apprenticeship
Building Trades & Construction Design Technology
Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration

Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

Digital Design
Digital Photography Technology
Digital Video Technology

Business, Management & Administration

Accounting Operations
Administrative Office Specialist
Customer Assistance Technology
Legal Administrative Specialist
Medical Administrative Specialist

Education & Training

Childcare Center Operations
Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship

Express Classes

Optometric Express
Plumbing Express

Health Science

Dental Assisting Technology and Management ATD
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – ATD
Massage Therapy
Medical Assisting
Medical Coder/Biller ATD
Medical Laboratory Assisting
Nursing Assistant (Articulated)
Optometric Assisting
Paramedic – ATD
Patient Care Technician
Pharmacy Technician
Practical Nursing (LPN)
Surgical Technology

Hospitality & Tourism

Baking and Pastry Arts
Fundamental Foodservice Skills
Hospitality and Tourism
Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Information Technology

Computer Systems & Information Technology
Technology Support Services
Web Development

Law, Public Safety & Security

Fire Fighter
Fire Fighter / Emergency Medical Technician – Combined
Florida Law Enforcement Academy


Advanced Manufacturing and Production Technology
CNC Production Specialist
Electrical and Instrumentation Technology 1
Industrial Technology
Machining Technologies
Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technician
Welding Technology
Welding Technology – Advanced

Human Services

Facial Specialty
Nails Specialty
Personal Trainer

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Automotive Collision Technology Technician
Automotive Service Technology
Marine Service Technologies