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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).

 

Medication Fundamentals

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.

Medication Administration

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.

 
  • For application/registration information, please send an email request to workforcedev@trenholmstate.edu
  • 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 9 will be held from April 20 to June 3, 2022; Class 10 will be held from July 13 to August 31, 2022.
  • Classes will meet Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Clinicals will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Ten (10) seats available for each class.
  • 6-week course (60 classroom hours; 40 clinical hours) –
    Click Here to view Class 9 Schedule
    Click Here to view Class 10 Schedule
  • Training will be held in Building B on the Trenholm Campus (1225 Air Base Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36108).
  • Clinicals will be held at a location to be determined.
  • $1,000.00 (includes tuition, textbook).
  • Acceptable payment methods: Mastercard, Visa or Discover – payments may be made by phone (334-420-4401) Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Payments made by cash, personal check, money order or cashier’s check: Please call 334-420-4400 to make payment arrangements.
  • Cash and/or credit card payments toward your balance can be made once we have received your Application. Final payment is due April 19th for Class 9 and July 12th for Class 10.
  • Funding may be available for those who qualify through the Alabama Career Center. Must be CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) certified.
  • For information regarding eligibility and application for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), please contact an Alabama Career Center.

Montgomery Career Center
334-286-1746

  • Applicants not currently employed by a healthcare agency will be required to complete a Background Check & Drug Screen. For specific information regarding our preferred provider, Verified Credentials, please contact Ms. Cone at 334-420-4313.

Program Details: View more information in the catalog.

 

For additional information or questions, please email workforcedev@trenholmstate.edu or contact Ms. Cone at 334-420-4313.

For application/registration information, please send an email request to workforcedev@trenholmstate.edu

Click Here To View The Medication Assistant Checklist

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For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

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Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Montgomery, Alabama 36108