Certified Medication Technician

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Certified Medication Technician

Department: Health Occupations

This course provides the classroom instruction necessary to obtain Certified Medication Technician (CMT) certification in the state of Missouri. The CMT is permitted to administer medications to residents in a long term care setting (typically not in hospitals). Students must be employed as a CNA at a licensed facility to be eligible for this course. Twenty-four hours of clinical observation at the student's employing facility is required for course completion.

There are four components that make up the CMT Program at St. Charles Community College: pre-test, classroom instruction, clinical work and final exam. Students must pass the pre-test to be eligible for the CMT class. Upon successful completion of both the classroom instruction and the clinical work, students will be eligible to take the final exam, which will lead to state certification.

21%
Employment of certified medication technicians is projected to grow 21% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Pre-Test

Dates: Wednesdays, June 8-Sept. 7 (specific test date will be set during registration)

Fee: $35/test

Registration Deadline: Aug. 31 (or earlier if available test slots fill prior to that date)

The CMT pre-test is required by the state of Missouri for admission into the CMT class. The test covers the areas of Math Computations, Applied Mathematics, Language and Vocabulary. Students may test up to 3 times per semester. An additional fee is due each time the test, or portion of the test, is administered. Exams are scheduled by appointment only.

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register

  • Tuition.
Classroom Instruction

Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 21-Nov. 30, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (no class on Nov. 23)

Tuition: $460

Registration Deadline: Sept. 16

Book: Provided in class

The classroom instruction provides the 65 contact hours required for students to be eligible for certification as a CMT in the state of Missouri.

Students must score at least an 80% on all classroom tests to pass this portion of the program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Achieve a passing score on the CMT pre-test.
  • Be able to provide documentation of a high school diploma or GED/HiSET certificate.
  • Be certified as a CNA with at least 6 months of work experience in the field.
  • Be employed in an Intermediate or Skilled Nursing Facility that is authorized and willing to provide supervision for the clinical hours. A letter of recommendation is required (document will be provided upon registration for the pre-test).

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • Copy of high school diploma or GED/HiSET certificate.
  • Copy of CNA Certificate
  • Letter of Recommendation completed by the Director of Nursing or an Administrator from your employing facility. This letter is provided to students by SCC when they register for the CMT pre-test.
  • Tuition
Final Exam

Fee: $115

The CMT final exam is administered to students who have successfully completed the CMT classroom instruction and clinical requirements through St. Charles Community College (SCC). The exam consists of a written exam and practicum (clinical) exam. Students must score at lease an 80% on the written exam to move onto the practicum portion. Students must score 100% on the practicum portion or qualify for certification.

The exam may be taken up to two times in a 90-day period following the completion of the classroom instruction. An additional fee will be assessed for re-testing.

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • Fee

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition and fees are due at time of registration and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Kerry Thompson,
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636-922-8295
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