A student locates an item in a drawer of medications while another student looks on.

The course meets the training requirements needed to become a qualified Medication Aide. The course covers the administration of oral medication and the corresponding medical terminology. Students learn the Six Rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel, as well as the legal implications involved.

Upon completion, students are prepared to sit for the competency exam and demonstrate the necessary skills.

To register, students must be on the North Carolina registry with a current Nurse Aide I license.

Enrollment requirements:

View Registration Information – Allied Health Programs

Course schedule:

View Medication Aide Course Schedule


Complete and return registration form with your $135.00 registration fee, $1.30 accident insurance, $5.00 IT Fee and $20.00 supply fee, ($161.30 total), payable to Blue Ridge Community College. Registrations are held at the Henderson County campus only on scheduled registrations dates and must be done by person taking the class. These fees are non-transferable to another course. If a student officially withdraws from the course before the 10% point, 75% of the registration fee can be refunded. Please note this does not include the accident insurance fee, or supply fee.

For verification purposes, when registering, student must present necessary ID, paperwork and payment. If the College closes early due to weather or other circumstances, call 694-1700 for information. Financial Application forms must be picked up at the Continuing Education Office and returned to the Continuing Education Office with two letters of recommendation, by application schedule deadline.

A high school diploma or GED is required (transcripts will be accepted.) A current Driver’s License and signed Social Security card (with names matching), and current Nurse Aide Registry listing are required at registration. You must be a current licensed Nurse Aide I to be on the registry, and to be employed as a Medication Aide. Book fee is $14.00 and available in the BRCC bookstore.

Please Note: Registrations are accepted only when the College has received all paperwork and payment.

Course Costs

Registration Fee: $161.30 (includes insurance and supply fee)

Contact Us

Blue Ridge Community College
Allied Health Program Office and Registration:

Heather Stewart
Allied Health Program Coordinator
(828) 694-1761

Sheila Merrill
Allied Health Program Specialist and Registration
(828) 694-1748