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Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

To qualify for the CMT Program, each applicant must be a current CNA with at least 6 months verifiable experience.  

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 non-parenteral medications that will qualify students to perform this procedure to assist licensed practical nurses or registered professional nurses in medication therapy.

This eight-week program 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. Instruction includes: basic review of body systems and medication effect on each system; medical terminology; infection control; and medication classifications. * 8 hour practicum to be arranged by instructor. 

Students must successfully compete a final written examination and a minimum two-hour final practicum exam before a certificate can be issued. Upon successful completion of the program and testing, students' names will be placed on the Missouri State Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Registry.

Fee: $99 - fee covers required background screenings.  
Tuition: $870

Note: Many students also take the Insulin Certification course directly after completing the CMT course. 


CMT Application Checklist

CMT Application For Admission


  1. Reference Letter form
  2. Background Check Consent Form
  3. Drug and Alcohol Screening Instructions
  4. Drug and Alcohol Consent Form
  5. Advantage Background Check form
  6. Fair Credit Reporting
  7. Family Care Safety Registry Directions

Other required application documents: 

  1. Copy of Driver’s License
  2. Copy of Social Security card (or passport)
  3. Copy of high school diploma, HiSET, or high school transcripts with graduation date.

All application materials should be sent to: 

Cynthia Critchfield, 1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050.  


If you have any questions, please contact:   

Cynthia Critchfield at or 636.481.3143.

The CMT Manual version 2008, effective October 30, 2008, and Test Bank are viewable at

    Meet Instructor Ginger Hand, R.N.

    Ginger Hand R.N., Area Technical School
    Health Services Program Instructor and CMT

    Ginger graduated from Jefferson
    College's RN Program in 1994. She has
    extensive experience in long term care, acute
    care, and psychiatric nursing.  Ginger has
    taught Certified Nurse Assistant classes and
    has a passion for geriatric nursing.  "I am
    very excited to train others for a rewarding
    career in long term care."

    In addition to her instructional
    duties, her responsibilities also include
    collaborating with core faculty regarding
    outcomes-based student learning
    assessments to support program and
    institutional goals and guidelines; providing
    professional leadership and mentorship in the
    classroom and the lab to create an ethical and
    compassionate environment of clinical
    decision-making, problem solving, mutual
    respect, and responsibility, mindfulness,
    lifelong learning, and integrity that students
    can emulate when on their clinical experiences

    CE Registration Info

    By Phone:  
    MasterCard/VISA, and Discover only.  
    Call (636) 481-3144.
    TDD users call (636) 789-5772.
    By Mail: 
    Fill out and print Registration
     (page 43) and mail to:

    ENROLL, Jefferson College Arnold
    1687 Missouri State Road
    Arnold, MO 63010*
    *Registration is not complete
    until payment is received. 
    In Person:
    Jefferson College Arnold
    Room 330 (Main Office)
    Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
    Friday, 8 am - 11:30 am
    By FAX: 
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    (636) 287-9084
    By E-Mail:  
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