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.

To get started call 941.751.7900.  

Architecture & Construction

Air Conditioning Refrigeration and Heating Technology (HVAC)
Brick and Block Masonry Apprenticeship
Building Trades & Construction Design Technology

Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

Digital Design
Digital Photography Technology
Digital Video Technology

Business, Management & Administration

Accounting Operations
Administrative Office Specialist
Legal Administrative Specialist
Medical Administrative Specialist

Education & Training

Childcare Center Operations
Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship

Health Science

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


Baking and Pastry Arts

Information Technology

Computer Systems & Information Technology
Network Support Services
Web Development

Law, Public Safety & Security

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


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

Salon Services

Advanced Esthetics
Facials Specialty
Nails Specialty

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Automotive Collision Technology Technician
Automotive Service Technology
Marine Service Technologies