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Medication Aide Training

Medication Aide training is designed to meet the training requirements for becoming qualified as a Medication Aide. The course covers the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics will include medication administration via the oral, topical, and instillation routes. Medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology, and legal implication will be covered. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry.

Registration for Medication Aide is by completed application process only. Each class is limited to ten (10) students who will be placed in their desired class on a first come, first served basis when the completed application is received, reviewed, and payment is made.

Students may register on the Tarboro campus or Rocky Mount campus in the continuing education department. Application and registration should occur prior to the first day of class.

A Career Readiness Certificate with appropriate scores is required prior to application. Applications will be reviewed for accuracy and completion and the student will be registered for a class based on availability. Classes must be paid for at the time of registration. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The fee for Medication Aide Training is $65.00 (subject to change). This includes tuition only. Texts will be available in the bookstore prior to class and should be purchased in advance and brought to the first class meeting.

Requirements for the course include:

  • Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) with minimum scores as follows:
        - Applied Math = 3
        - Locating Information = 4
        - Reading for Information = 4
  • Completed and signed application
  • Copy of photo ID (ex. driver’s license)
  • Copy of social security card (names on both forms of identification must match)
  • High School transcript or GED

Application and registration is by appointment only with:

Rocky Mount Campus

Laura Clark
clarkl@edgecombe.edu
(252) 446-0436 x322
 
Deborah Perkins
perkinsd@edgecombe.edu
(252) 446-0436 x397
 
Gwen Hyman 
(252) 446-0436 x357

Tarboro Campus

Rhonda Wells
(252) 823-5166 x265