Lake Superior College

Trained Medication Aide (TMA)

This introductory course is designed to train unlicensed personnel to administer medication in a variety of health care settings. The course meets the curriculum standards established by the Minnesota Board of Nursing for the training to become a Trained Medication Aide (TMA).

Students will study the legal requirements, safety measures, terminology, body systems, and the use of references related to the administration of medication. Students will study actions, dosages, toxic symptoms and special considerations of commonly prescribed medications. Students will also study and practice the administration of oral, topical, optic, ophthalmic and rectal forms of medication in a lab setting.

Students must be 18 years or older to register and they must provide a copy of their current Minnesota CNA license prior to the start of class.
Students must have a reliable computer, have access to a printer and scanner, and understand the concept of online courses.

Supplies & Textbook:
A med pass kit, a packet of worksheets and a Davis Drug guide is included in the course cost. All items will be mailed to you; please be sure to enter your correct mailing address for the text book and course supplies when you register.

Online Course Expectations:
This is an online instructor led course. There will be weekly online activities and exams with mandatory due dates that will be the responsibility of the student to complete on their own. Students should allocate at least 12-15 hours per week to complete assignments. The course will be facilitated through a combination of these programs: Zoom, D2L and Vidgrid.  Additionally, mandatory weekly Zoom meetings will be led by the instructor for weekly skill sign-offs and exams.    

D2L Login:
A registration confirmation email will be sent to you once you register. The confirmation email will have instructions on logging into the course. It is the student’s responsibility to login prior to the course starting to verify that you can access the system. The TMA online course is instructed through D2L.

Anticipated schedule:
There will be two mandatory weekly Zoom meetings led by the instructor for weekly skill sign-offs and exams. Course calendar will be sent prior to course start date.

Registration Options:
Online: Select the course below and login or create an account to register and pay
Phone: 218-733-7680
Email: Fill out the registration form below and email it to 

October 2021 Registration Form

January 2022 Registration Form

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Start Date: 10/18/2021 Days: View Time: View
Sessions: 18
Location: Online - Begin Date, Online, Online - End Date Instructor : Tracy Sonterre-Rieger
Catalog: 2021 Fall
Registration Cutoff Date: 10/10/2021
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Start Date: 1/17/2022 Days: View Time: View
Sessions: 18
Location: Online - Begin Date, Online, Online - End Date Instructor : Tracy Sonterre-Rieger
Catalog: Spring 2022
Registration Cutoff Date: 1/9/2022
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Registration Confirmation:
Once registered, you should receive an immediate email confirmation (please check your spam folder). If you do not receive an email confirmation or need additional assistance, please contact Shannon Wark at or call 218-733-7680.

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Cancellations: The college reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment; payment is then automatically refunded. If we have to cancel your class, you can request a full refund of your tuition or transfer to another course of your choice, space permitting.
To Register: Click on a program category above and select your class, or use the "search" feature at top of page.
Refund Policy: (Also applies to purchase orders) Full refunds will be given to any student/company canceling within the required timeframe set for each class. Typically the timeframe is 3, 7, or 14 business days. For specific timeframe please check the class description. Student and/or companies will incur all charges with no refund if student does not drop the course within the required timeframe.