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Medication Aide Administration classes slated at HCC

Halifax Community College’s Continuing Education Department will offer Medication Aide Administration classes running Monday through Thursday, March 21-31 and Apr. 11-21, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the Weldon campus. The registration fee is $65. The instructor will provide more information about class requirements and expenses.


This 24-hour course covers the basic preparation for the administration of medications by unlicensed persons in a variety of settings.  It is designed to prepare persons to take the competency testing required for listing as a Medication Aide in the State of North Carolina. Completion of this medication aide examination and subsequent listing on the NC Medication Aide Registry will qualify an individual for consideration of employment in a skilled nursing facility in NC. 


The class will not qualify an individual in an adult care home. Individuals who wish to work as a medication aide in an adult care home should contact the NC Division of Health Service Regulation at 919-855-3765 for information on medication aide testing required for work in an adult care home.   


There will be multiple skill lab opportunities within the course as well as skills competency testing.  Each agency will have rules, policies, and regulations that students will have to adhere to in addition to the ones outlined in this course. Students should know and follow the regulations of their agencies. Those who successfully complete the Medication Administration Course will test at a regional test site. There is a separate payment of $50 for the test.


Pre-registration for the class is required. Students should contact the Continuing Education Department (Building 400) for admission requirements and registration. For more information, call (252) 536-7216, (252) 536-7261 or (252) 536-7212.