New Career Path: Medication Aide!

Alabama residents who want to start a career in healthcare have a new program to consider at Alabama’s community colleges. The Medication Aide training program can be completed in a matter of weeks and prepares students to administer routine medications to patients in nursing facilities, assisted living environments, correctional institutions and more. The career path is similar to that of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program, giving students the opportunity to work under licensed nurses who can train you to move up even further in your career goals! Following the successful completion of training, candidates for certification apply to the Alabama Board of Nursing to be certified through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Training includes:

60 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of clinical training for a total of 100 hours. Successful completion of the course qualifies candidates to take the Medication Assistant Certification Exam.

Program Costs:

Costs vary by college, contact your local community college utilizing the information below for more information.


Students who want to begin this line of work will need a satisfactory criminal/consumer background check and drug screen and be at least 17 years of age by the program’s completion.

Dr. Bryant C. Cline, MS, BS
Director of Health Programs
[email protected]
(334) 293-4529

Medication Aide Training Program Locations:

College Contact Name Phone Email
Bevill State Community College Al Moore 205-648-3271,
ext. 5405
[email protected]
Bishop State Kecia James 251-662-5394 [email protected]
Calhoun Community CCommunity College Diane Peck 256-306-2515 [email protected]
Central Alabama Community College Dr. Jennifer Steele 256-378-4900 [email protected]
Chattahoochee Valley Community College Dr. Bethany P. Mullin 334-291-4964 [email protected]
Coastal Alabama Community College Dr. Jean Graham 251-580-2293 [email protected]
Coastal Alabama Community College
Coastal Alabama Community College
Drake State Community College Bob Grissim 256-551-3145 [email protected]
Enterprise State Community College Leah Shiver 334-347-2623,
ext. 2209
[email protected]
Gadsden State Community College Alan Smith 256-549-8601 [email protected]
Jeff State Community College Leah Bigbee 205-856-7917 [email protected]
Jeff State Community College (Clanton)
Lawson State Community College Tommyy Hobbs 205-929-3521 [email protected]
Lurleen B Wallace Community College Mrs. Jennifer Hall 334-493-5315 [email protected]
Northeast Community College Dr. Mike Kennamer 256-228-6001,
ext. 2291
[email protected]
Northwest Shoals Community College Mark Simpson 256-331-5435 [email protected]
Reid State Technical College Dr. Coretta Boykin 251-578-1313,
ext. 137
[email protected]
Shelton State Community College Nicole Dubose 205-391-5860 [email protected]
Snead State Community College Teresa Walker 256-840-4211 [email protected]
Southern Union State Community College Rhonda Davis 334-742-2973 [email protected]
Trenholm State Community College Danny Perry 334-420-4277 [email protected]
Wallace (Dothan) Joe Johnson 334-556-2390 [email protected]
Wallace Selma Dr. Sarah Davis 334-876-9337 [email protected]
Wallace State (Hanceville) Suzanne Harbin 256-352-8144 [email protected]
Bevill State Community College Al Moore 205-648-3271,
ext. 5405
[email protected]
Shelton State Community College Nicole Dubose 205-391-2251 [email protected]