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

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


Fundamental Foodservice Skills (Culinary Arts)
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