Certified Medication Aide


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The Medication Aide program is a state regulated training and certification program that prepares Certified Nurse Aides to administer medications in a long-term care setting. Students receive instruction and training in the preparation and administration of medications; observe, report, and document resident’s status; review principles of safety; and demonstrate knowledge of measurement systems, body systems, and common diseases. Upon completion, students will prepare for the state examination through the Texas Health and Human Services to become a Certified Medication Aide.  

Course Structure

Location, Dates & Times

Workforce Success Skills: February 1 & 3, 2022  T/TH           5:00PM - 9:00PM CWL Computer Lab, Main  Medication Aide:  February 8 – May 12, 2022 T/TH- HYBRID 6:00PM - 9:00PM  

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for Enrollment:

  • Have a High School Diploma or GED.  
  • Currently employed in a facility as a nurse aide or non-licensed direct care staff person on the first official day of the training program.
  • Have been employed in a facility for 90 days as a non-licensed direct care staff person within the 12-month period preceding the first official day of training. 
  • An applicant who worked as a nurse aide in a Medicare skilled nursing facility or a Medicaid nursing facility (Nursing Home) is exempt from the 90-day requirement. 
  • If you work for a MHMR house, Home Health, Hospital, or Correctional Facility, you will not meet state requirements to qualify.
  • A current criminal background check 
  • An Employment Verification form
Proof of Immunizations: 
  • MMR – 2 shot series or Titer
  • Current negative TB Test (no older than 1 year prior to the first class day)
  • Tetanus (no older than 10 years prior to 1st class day)
  • Hepatitis B Series or TITER  
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) or Proof of Illness
Names must match on all documents and not expire before the end of class. 
  • Valid state-issued photo identification
  • Social Security Card
  • Certified Nurse Aide License
  • Original Diploma, Transcript, or GED
These registration requirements are set by State Law and several require notarized documentation. Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet the enrollment requirements.  No refunds will be given for students failing to meet enrollment requirements.  Students must complete both lecture and clinicals.