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Academic Year: 2021-2022

Certified Medication Assistant Technical Diploma

Program Code 305105

This program will prepare students to administer medications to residents in a nursing home. The Medication Assistant program consists of classroom and laboratory instruction and supervised practice in a nursing home. After completing this program, students will meet state requirements for the Medication Assistant Registry. Employers or individuals interested in this certificate must email carolyn.debaker@nwtc.edu or call (920) 498-6985.


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Green Bay

This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Be a current employee in a nursing home.
  • Requirements for program entry must be completed prior to the start of the program.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
  • Be on the State of Wisconsin Nurse Aide Directory, with current Federal eligibility.
  • Have at least 2000 hours experience in direct patient care within the last three years.
  • Have worked a minimum of 40 hours, within the last 90 days, with the residents to whom the student will be administering medications.
  • Submit a completed employer recommendation form. Available upon request.
Curriculum: This competency-based program is for certified nursing assistants who will, upon completion, be involved with administration/distribution of medications to residents in a skilled care nursing facility. Employer approval, proof of work experience and a pre-enrollment assessment are required for participation in this course. The Certified Medication Assistant Technical Diploma is a 100 hour program which includes 60 hours of theory/lab, held at NWTC Green Bay Campus, and 40 hours of clinical, held at Nursing Home where student is employed. Upon graduation, a student will have completed three credits.
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Curriculum Note: Course must be passed with a C.

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