Dakota County Technical College
Medication Aide
#: HLTH   ID: 1011   Section: 10  
Description:
This 48-hour program covers state approved requirements concerning medications and their administration.
  • Days:  online-D2L with lab time arranged with instructor.
  • Instructor: Brenda Arneson
Textbooks included and will be handed out the first day of the class
Topics include legal criteria, medical abbreviations, measurements, use of the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR), and overview of body systems and drug classifications.
Oral, eye, ear, rectal and topical routes will be covered.
Instruction also consists of:
      (1) the complete procedure of checking the resident's medication record.
      (2) preparation of the medication for administration: 
      (3) administration of the medication to the resident:
      (4) assisting residents with self-administration as necessary:
      (5) documentation after administration of the date, time, dosage, and method of administration of all medications, or the reason for not administering the medication as ordered, and the signature of the nurse or authorized person who administered and observed the same: 
      (6) the type of information regarding medication administration reportable to a nurse.

Medication Aide Rule Summary
Below is the nursing home rule. As you can see, the person must have completed a MN approved NA training program. They do not have to be on the Registry to take the class. A person who challenges the nursing assistant exam or transfers in from another state would not be eligible.
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=4658.1360
Bring to Class:
Textbooks included and will be handed out the first day of the class
  • Days:  online-D2L with lab time arranged with instructor.
  • You will receive a notice to set up a star ID#.
Please set up your star ID# when you receive the notice.
If you already have a star ID# from another MN State college or university, do not set up another one.  Use the one you have.

Then on the day the class starts, go to this site to access the course using your star ID#.
https://cect.learn.minnstate.edu  ( Firefox or Chrome are best)

A Building Map can be accessed here: View DCTC wayfinding app

Certification:
Trained Medication Aide
Day(s):
M, Tu, W, Th, F 
Time:
12:00 AM
Sessions:
36
Contact Hours:
48
Cost:
$675.00
Instructor:
Brenda Arneson
Registration Cutoff Date:
7/15/2022
Dates & Times:
7/18/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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7/19/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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7/20/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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7/21/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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7/22/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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7/25/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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7/26/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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7/27/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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7/28/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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7/29/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/1/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/2/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/3/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/4/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/5/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/8/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/9/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/10/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/11/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/12/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/15/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/16/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/17/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/18/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/19/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/22/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/23/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/24/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/25/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/26/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/29/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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8/30/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Online
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8/31/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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9/1/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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9/2/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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9/5/2022   12:00AM - 11:59PM Arranged
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