This 80-hour course covers information related to many commonly prescribed medications. Students learn the classification, side effects and techniques of administration, including preparations and accurate distribution of medications. Safety of clients in long-term care will be discussed and demonstrated by students. Clinical practice sessions will be conducted in a long-term care facility.

The Kansas CMA examination is administered to successful completers of this course.

The employment outlook for the future is excellent. Facilities employing the CMA include long-term care nursing centers as well as other types of group homes and agencies.

The prerequisite for admission into this course includes the completion of  a JCCC placement requirement. Copies of the following will be required the first day of class: proof of current Kansas CNA certification, a current TB skin test within the last year with negative results, current CPR for Health Care Providers documentation, and a Social Security card. 

(Major Code 3560; State CIP Code 51.2603)

Certified Medication Aide Program web page

Required Course

AVHO 104Certified Medication Aide (CMA)*4
Total Hours4
Total Program Hours: 4