Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

Medication Assistant - Certificate (Major Code - MAC)

The Medication Assistant Certificate is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing to prepare Certified Nursing Assistants to become Certified Medication Assistants who can safely administer selected medications in some hospitals and in long-term care facilities. Emphasis is on simple calculations, categories of medication, and basic principles of medication administration. Students who complete the Medication Assistant Certificate and who pass the written and manual-skills exam administered by the Arizona State Board of Nursing will become Certified Medication Assistants.

Prior to enrollment, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Minimum 18 years of age
  2. High school diploma, GED, or foreign equivalent with English language proficiency
  3. Minimum six months working experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

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CORE CURRICULUM

6 CREDITS

Medication Assistant - Certified

HLT 128

3

Medication Assistant Externship

HLT 129

3

TOTAL CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

6 CREDITS