Trenholm State Community College

Medication Assistant

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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.

  • 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 Thursday, October 28, 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.
  • 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

  • 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 (

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
    ATTN: AWCone
    PO Box 10048
    Montgomery, AL 36108

Program Details: View more information in the catalog.


Application packets will be accepted in the Workforce Development Office
located in the Auditorium (Building D)
3920 Troy Highway
Montgomery, AL 36116
Monday - Thursday From 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Application and documents may also be emailed to
Once documents are received, you will be contacted regarding payment.

Click Here To Fill Out The Application

Click Here To View The Medication Assistant Checklist

History of

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.

Contact Trenholm State

1-866-753-4544 334-420-4200 or email us

Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108