The Medication Assistant Certification training program at Trenholm State Community College is designed to prepare the student to safely dispense and manage medication(s) to residents; obtain the knowledge and skills to avoid problems; as well as correctly & accurately document the medication pass to avoid errors.
Upon completion, students are eligible to take the Medication Assistant Certification Exam (MACE).
This course will provide a basic understanding of the requirements and scope of the practice of professional nursing assistants and home health care providers for delegation and medication administration.
Safety In Medication Administration
This course will provide students with the knowledge of safely administering medications, as well as how to demonstrate effective infection control techniques.
Communication & Documentation
This course will provide students with the knowledge of effective communication skills.
This course will provide instruction on how to describe the relationship of medications on various body systems, as well as explain the structure and function of the body.
Ethical and Legal Considerations In Medication Administration
This course will introduce the student to comprehending the requirements and scope of practice concerning the medication assistant.
- Complete Workforce Development Division – Application/Registration Form
- Applicants not currently employed by a healthcare agency will be required to complete a background check and drug screen which will be an additional expense. See “Program Information & Cost” for specific information.
- Demonstrate the appropriate method of preparing medication for administration
- Verbalize the six rights of medication administration
- Demonstrate the three safety checks of medication administration
- Maintain and use personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Use appropriate personal grooming and hygiene
- Use effective isolation precautions
- Describe techniques to positively identify clients
- Use effective listening and therapeutic communication skills
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality
- Perform complete documentation
- Demonstrate appropriate methods of assessing vital signs and pain
- Class will begin April 26, 2021
- Ten (10) seats available for each class
- 4-week course (60 classroom hours; 40 clinical hours) - Click here to view the class schedule
- Training will be held in Building B at the Trenholm Campus located at 1225 Air Base Blvd., Montgomery
- Clinicals will be held at a location to be determined
- $1,000.00 (this includes tuition & books ONLY)
- Acceptable payment methods: Mastercard, Visa or Discover (must be paid through your online student portal); cash, personal check, money order or cashier’s check may be taken in person to the Cashier's Office at the Patterson Site (3920 Troy Highway - Bldg. D) on Monday & Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
- Financial Aid is not available at this time
- Applicants not currently employed by a healthcare agency will be required to complete a background check and drug screen which will be an additional expense to the applicant
- Background Check & Physical may be done through Verified Credentials (www.verifiedcredentials.com)
Follow these steps:
- At the homepage, select “For Personal Needs – Get a Personal Background Check”
- Select the “Get Started” button under Basic Background Check Packages
- Select “My Public Record – Standard” for $32.00. Once you get the question, “Did an organization direct you to order this background report?”, select “NO”
- Scroll down and select “Drug Screen – 10 Panel Urine (Q10) - $49.50
- Select Continue and then the screen comes up to “Create New Account”
- Have results sent to:
Trenholm State Community College
PO Box 10048
Montgomery, AL 36108
- Applications may be emailed to email@example.com. Once documents are received, you will be contacted regarding payment
- For additional information or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org