Medication Aide

Program Type: Hybrid
Program Level: Continuing Education
Department: Continuing Education
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: SAC

What is the Medication Aide program?

This course will provide the training and instruction needed to prepare Certified Nurse Aides and LVNs to administer routine medications to individuals working in nursing facilities, immediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability, correctional institutions, or assisted living facilities to administer.
The medication aide course also expands knowledge and experience learned in other training programs to allow individuals more time and instruction on pharmacology and the safe administration of medication.

This program is mandated by the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 242, Subchapter N, concerning the administration of medications to facility residents, and the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 142, Subchapter B, concerning the administration of medication by a home and community support services agency. Alamo Colleges Continuing Education at SAC is a Texas HHS-approved training provider.



  • Medication Aide - NURA-1013

Program Information

Time Commitment

140 Contact Hours

<6 Week Training


Medication Aide Certification

Career Outlook

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Program Requirements      CE Allied Health Requirements Checklist

The Medication Aide certification course is intended to provide knowledge and experience for licensed healthcare workers (CNA, PCT & MA) or individuals working under licensed personnel.

Possess proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking skills)

You are at least eighteen (18) years of age

Proof of employment and /or healthcare license*

*Active Texas CNA, PCT & MA license must be in good standing

Registered Nurse students can also seek medication certification while in school to obtain employment while attending RN school.

Background check & fingerprinting

High School diploma



Effective Sept 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

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Contact Information

CE Tier 2

Phone: 210-212-5266 (Option 4)
Campus: District Support Office

CE Specialist

Vanessa Barrera
Campus: Palo Alto College (PAC)


Additional Information

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