Certified Medication Technician

1 Day of Class per Week • 9 Weeks to Certification

The purpose of the Certified Medication Technician (CMT) training program is to prepare individuals for employment as a CMT in an intermediate care or skilled care nursing facility. The program is designed to teach skills in administration of nonparenteral medications that will qualify students to perform this procedure to assist licensed practical nurses or registered professional nurses in medication therapy.

The course consists of at least 60 classroom hours of instruction and a minimum of 8-hours of clinical practice under the direct supervision of an instructor. The class consists of instruction in these areas: basic review of body systems and medication effect on each system, medical terminology, infection control, and medication classifications.

Certified Medication Technician Statistics

2017 Job Placement Rate
100%
2017 certification completed
100%
hours of classroom & on-the-job training
68

What You’ll Learn

Unit 1: Role of a Medication Technician, Long Term Care Team, State and Federal Controls

Unit 2: Medication Terminology, Abbreviations, Dosage, Measurements, Drug Forms, Transcribing Physicians’ Orders Packaging, Storage, and Accountability

Unit 3: Body Systems, Intro to Pharmacology, Observing and Reporting

Unit 4: Basic Guideline, Special Categories of Drug Administration, Prepare and Administer Medications

Prerequisites

  • None

Requirements for Program

  • 50% of tuition paid before start date
  • CNA license and employment for 6+ months
  • TABE exam
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Letter of recommendation from your Director of Nursing

CMT 2018 Programs

October program
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April program
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Why BTC?

We’re a small school with small class sizes, close to home, and where everyone really does know your name. At some larger schools, you’re stuck in giant classrooms with an impersonal atmosphere and no help in sight, but at BTC you’re a name, not just a number.

Help is always available and our staff and faculty bend over backward to help out with whatever you’ve got going on as we help you navigate the waters of a nursing program.

Student Story

“I was CNA for almost eight years, but ultimately I wanted to be a Nurse Anesthetist. I began working as a CNA a week after I graduated high school, and what really made me want to be a nurse was all of the benefits, the careers, and all the specialties that are available. Nursing is a good secure job.”

-Jessica King, LPN Class of 2017

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Program Details

CMT Certificate Program

The purpose of the Certified Medication Technician (CMT) training program is to prepare individuals for employment as a CMT in an intermediate care or skilled care nursing facility.  The program is designed to teach skills in administration of nonparenteral medications that will qualify students to perform this procedure to assist licensed practical nurses or registered professional nurses in medication therapy. 

The class consists of instruction in these areas: basic review of body systems and medication effect on each system, medical terminology, infection control, and medication classifications. 

CMT Program Length: 9 weeks (One day per week for 8 weeks and 2 days of clinicals during the 9th week) 8AM-3:30PM

Program Objectives

  • Become competent with medication terminology and abbreviations
  • How to transcribe physician orders
  • Learn the correct way medication is packaged, stored, and your role in accountability
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to pharmacology and different classification of medications
  • Preparing and administering medications specific to the CMT role: oral, ophthalmic (eye), optic (ear), topical, transdermal, oral, nasal, vaginal, rectal, oxygen

Employment Opportunities

  • Hospital
  • Home Health
  • Nursing Home
  • Clinic
  • Most Medical Facilities

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