Cisco College's medication aide program is an eight-month certificate program, consisting of 4-5 hours per day, 4 days a week. Designed to establish the information and skills necessary to work in a medication aide role.

Topics include: communications skills, basic anatomy of body systems, safety prevention, preparedness, allowable and prohibited practices of medication aide, and maintenance of medication administration. Function in accordance with applicable law and rules related to administration of medication and operation of facility.

Students participate in outdoor indoor/outdoor classroom instruction and hands on activities that require demonstrations of medication aide skills and 10 hours of physically training in a licensed facility.

Successful completion of the program is mandatory in order to sit for the State Certification exam or facility exam.


Be employed in a correctional facility or by a medical service contractor for a correctional facility on the first day of an applicant’s medication aide training program.

A facility Medication aide is required to be employed at a licensed facility as either a non-licensed employee with 90 days of experience, or as a licensed employee. A licensed employee is not required to have 90 days of experience in a facility. Both a non-licensed and a licensed employee are required to be employed on the first date of instruction.

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Must be 18 of age, a graduate of a high school or successfully passed a general educational development test.

Courses taken and passed with a "C" or better are viewed favorably for completion, and be able to meet requirements permitted by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) to administer medications.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Medication Aide Certification 8 Months

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Jobs

    Certified Medication Aide
    Certified Nurse Aide
    Nursing Home Administrator
    Geriatric Care Manager

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