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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.
Note: Many students also take the Insulin Certification course directly after completing the CMT course.
OTHER APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:
- Reference Letter form
- Background Check Consent Form
- Drug and Alcohol Screening Instructions
- Drug and Alcohol Consent Form
- Advantage Background Check form
- Fair Credit Reporting
- Family Care Safety Registry Directions
Other required application documents:
- Copy of Driver’s License
- Copy of Social Security card (or passport)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 636.481.3143.
The CMT Manual version 2008, effective October 30, 2008, and Test Bank are viewable at www.cmttest.org.
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
TDD users call (636) 789-5772.
Fill out and print Registration
Form (page 31) and mail to:
ENROLL, Jefferson College Arnold
1687 Missouri State Road
Arnold, MO 63010*
until payment is received.
Room 330 (Main Office)
Friday, 8 am - 11:30 am