Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

The purpose of this course is to prepare you to become a Certified Medication Technician qualified to administer selected categories of medications to residents of long-term care facilities under the supervision of licensed nursing personnel according to state-approved curriculum. This class meets the minimum classroom requirements of 60 hours of classroom/laboratory instruction and the minimum requirements of 8 hours of clinical practice under the supervision of the instructor. In addition to these requirements, the student will be required to complete 8-16 hours of job shadowing with an assigned CMT, LPN, or RN. Students will not pass medications during job-shadowing, but must complete this requirement prior to administering medications with the instructor.
Primary Material Type:
Workshop and Training Material
East Central College
Project Name:
MoHealthWINs, East Central College, Certified Medication Technician Assistant, CMT, Workforce Training, Healthcare, Patient Care Skills

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
20 regional care centers
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance -- Hospitals (622)
Healthcare Support Occupations -- Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (31-1012)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Credential
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
60 hours of classroom/laboratory instruction, 8 hours of clinical practice under the supervision of the instructor, 8-16 hours of job shadowing with an assigned CMT, LPN, or RN
Interactivity Type:
Active - requires user to respond to prompts, questions, etc.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Industry Standard Quality Rubric; Custom Quality Rubric

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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