SPC Lubbock Center to offer Medication Aide class on June 16 


LUBBOCK – South Plains College Lubbock Center will offer a Medication Aide course starting June 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. The class will meet on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the SPC Lubbock Center, 3907 Ave. Q.

The cost is $525 registration for the course. Additionally, there is a $25 charge by the state to process the application for the certification license. A minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 21 students will be accepted. The textbook is “Administering Medications: Pharmacology for Healthcare Professionals 9th Edition ($143.75 with tax). The book is available at the SPC Reese Center Bookstore at (806) 716-4610.

Students will receive instruction in the responsibilities and procedures associated with the preparation and administration of designated medications by non-licensed personnel employed in health care facilities licensed by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. This intensive course is required for certification as a Medication Aide.


IMPORTANT: Students will not be allowed to register or pay for this class without all meeting all of the requirements.


Requirements for enrollment include a student must have a high school diploma or GED. Foreign transcripts or diplomas must be accompanied by a certified translation letter. A student must be currently employed in a facility as a nurse aide or non-licensed direct care staff person on the first official day of the training program. The student must have employed in a facility for 90 days as a non-licensed direct care staff person within the 12-month period preceding the first official day of training. An applicant who worked as a nurse aide in a Medicare skilled nursing facility or a Medicaid nursing facility (nursing home) is exempt from the 90 day requirement. If a student who works for a MHMR house, home health, hospital or correctional facility will not meet state requirements to qualify, A current criminal background check result and an employment verification form also are required.

These registration requirements are set by State Law and several require notarized documentation. Students are responsible for ensuring they meet the enrollment requirement. No refunds will be given for students failing to meet enrollment requirement. Students must complete both lecture and clinicals. Clinical schedules will follow and may require different times and days of the week.

Participants must complete the SPC CE application at www.southplainscollege.edu/community/continuinged.php and register for the class. New students must create an account while existing students can log-in. Students are required to bring a valid driver’s license and social security card bearing the same name on each document. These documents cannot expire before the end of the class.


Additional requirements include all shot records with proof of immunization for MMR two shot series or TITER; TB Test not older than one year prior to the first day of class; Tetanus not older than 10 years prior to the first day of class; Hepatitis B Series (Number 1, Number 2 and Number 3) or Titer (HEP B Titer required if student cannot find shot record or is currently in the middle of the series); Varicella or proof of chicken pox and a flu shot for all students enrolled between Oct. 1 and March 31.


For more information, contact Ben Alexander, executive director of SPC Lubbock Center, at (806) 716-4608.