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Shelton State Community College Medication Aide Program to Run October 19 – January 11

September 28, 2021 – Shelton State Community College’s Workforce Development will offer its Medication Aide program from October 19, 2021, until January 11, 2022.  To be eligible for the class, a high school diploma or GED is required along with a drug screen and background check.  Following successful course completion, candidates can apply to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Medication Aide Certification Exam.   The course fee is $1,200 and includes the cost of textbooks.


The medication aide program is a 100-hour, non-credit training course that prepares the student to administer routine medications to patients in a variety of healthcare settings, primarily long-term care.  Medication aides practice under the supervision of licensed nurses.


The medication aide program will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.


“This course includes instruction and clinical experiences during evening hours,” stated Margie Falls, the College’s Corporate Training and Community Education Manager.  “We hope that this availability will provide options that are more suited to an applicant’s current schedule.”


For more information or to register, contact 205.391.2482 or


A vital member of the Alabama Community College System, Shelton State Community College is committed to creating new opportunities for West Alabama.  “With a renewed focus on meeting the needs of its customers, the College offers innovative solutions and an enhanced approach to customized education, training, and community impact,” states President Brad Newman.  “Collectively, we will be excellent in each!”


Be part of the new vision for our shared community.  Visit to learn more or apply.