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Certified Medication Aide Training Program for STNAs (MA-C)

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WHAT is A Medication Aide-Certified (MA-C)

A certified medication aide in the state of Ohio can assist nurses in long term care or assisted living facilities administration. The MA-C is permitted to administer oral medications (except Schedule II narcotics), and medication via the following routes: Ear, Eye, Nasal, Inhaled, Rectal, Vaginal, Topical. MA-C can administer PRN (as needed) medication (not Schedule II drugs) after a nurse assesses the resident and determines the need. The MA-C does not replace a Nurse, rather MA-Cs assist the Nurse, allowing more time for the Nurse to complete other nursing tasks.

What Do We Offer?

ETI Technical College of Niles is the only MA-C Program in the tri-county area. As an Ohio Board of Nursing Approved Program, our students are eligible to sit for the Ohio Medication Aide Certification Test. 


You must be an Ohio STNA with at least one (1) year of full time experience in a long term care facility or an assisted living facility. You must pass an entrance exam and have a clean background check completed prior to being enrolled in the classes. Registration is by appointment only at ETI Technical College of Niles, in the Administration building. Call for an appointment.

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Scheduled Class Times Are:

March 4, 2024-April 24, 2024

Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Clinical Experiences
Monday – Friday – 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Course Fee $1000

and includes a $50 nonrefundable registration fee

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Payments accepted are cash, check, money order, and Visa or MasterCard.

Any returned checks will be charged a $35.00 NSF fee.

Financial aid is not available for Adult Education classes, however, financial assistance may be available through your health care employer.

ETI Technical College of NIles provides a payment plan option. $500.00 is due at the time of registration with the remaining $500.00 due the week before the start of classes.

The course fees do not include: Uniforms, D&S Technologies fee for the State Exam, OBN License Application

 Medication Aid Certified Class Training Schedule

Class Dates                                                Registration Deadline

September 11, 2023-October 26, 2024       September 1, 2024


Course approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools OH Reg. # 93-11-1383T


Classroom and Lab Training Hours

Clinical Experience Hours


Total Training Hours

Course Includes

  • Medical Terminology
  • Infection Control
  • Anatomy and Physiology Overview
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Safe Administration of Medications Via the Permitted Routes
  • Documentation, Including Electronic Documentation Systems
  • Reporting to the Nurse
  • Medication Errors
  • Applicable Ohio Law and Ohio Administrative Code

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