Medication Aide 

The Medication Aide program is designed for students who are already a Certified Nursing Assistant. This course prepares students to administer routine medications to patients in nursing facilities, assisted living environments, correctional institutions and more. Medication Aide may be completed in a matter of weeks. Following the successful completion of training, students may apply to sit for the Medication Assistant Certification Exam (MACE).

Course Objectives

  • Basic Competencies and Procedures
  • Medication Information
  • Different Systems of the Human Body
    • Musculoskeletal System
    • Urinary System
    • Circulatory System
    • Respiratory System
    • Nervous System
    • Digestive System
    • Endocrine and Reproductive System
    • Sensory System
    • Skin and Mucous Membranes
  • Additional Activities of Medication Aide

Materials Needed

  • Textbook $50 approx.
  • Skill Pack $75 approx.
  • Drug Screen $43
  • Criminal Background Check $19
  • Malpractice Insurance $15
  • CPR Certification Card $10
  • Student ID Badge $5
  • Additional Fees – Optional
  • Certification test fee $120 approx.


  • Successful candidates of the program will receive a certificate of completion from Jefferson State and have the option to sit for the Medication Assistant Certification Exam (MACE).
  • The Certification fee for MACE is $120.00 approx.
  • Certification exam costs are not included in the course fee.

Registration Information

Registration can be completed via online, walk-in or postal mail.

Walk-in registration is accepted during our regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Jefferson Campus
2601 Carson Road
George Wallace Hall, Office 202
Birmingham, AL 35215

Shelby-Hoover Campus
4600 Valleydale Road
Health Science Building, Office 432
Birmingham, AL 35242

Course Fee  $1200


Courses are offered on an ongoing basis and we offer open enrollment.

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