Medication Aide Classes in Houston

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Medication Aide

Start Your Career as a Medication Aide

Do you have a dream to work in healthcare but can’t find an educational program that fits your schedule? Texas Health School’s Medication Aide program can be the exciting opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Our Medication Aide program delivers a comprehensive education that can help you kickstart the career you’ve always dreamed of. In just nine weeks, you can become qualified as a Medication Aide and learn how to safely store, manage, and administer medications under the supervision of nurses and doctors. You’ll enjoy employment opportunities in long-term facilities, personal care facilities, correctional institutions, state schools, and state hospitals.

With the increasing demand for qualified Medication Aides in the healthcare industry, this profession offers excellent job security and growth opportunities. It is an ideal profession for those who are looking for a stable career in healthcare or simply want to gain patient care experience before pursing further opportunities in the healthcare field.

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Houston Medication Aide Curriculum

Our program uses a combination of classroom and hands-on clinical training to prepare you for your career as Medication Aide. You will learn the skills, techniques, and standards that are required to safely administer medications under the supervision and guidance stipulated by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Medication Aide Permit Program.

By enrolling in this program, you will learn how to:
  • Safely prepare and administer medications through the following methods: oral, topical, inhalation, and instillation.
  • Understand the responsibilities and liabilities associated with storing, handling, and safeguarding medications.
  • Understand and utilize reference material to best accomplish your role.
  • Document medications in patients’ clinical records.
  • Achieve minimum licensing standards for facilities covering pharmaceutical service, nursing service, and clinical records.
  • Achieve Federal and State certification standards for participation under Title XVIII (Medicare) and Title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act. (Pertaining to pharmaceutical service, nursing service, and clinical records.)
  • Know the difference between allowable and prohibited practices in the administration of medication.
  • Recognize drug reactions and side effects of medications commonly administered to facility residents.
  • Recognize patients’ rights to personal privacy regarding information.
  • Recognizes patients’ right to refuse medications and report it to the appropriate supervisors.
  • Follow appropriate hygiene and infection control measures when providing medications.
  • Recognize unsafe conditions and report them to the appropriate supervisors.
  • Provide compassionate care that accommodates the specific needs of recipients.
  • Understand the limits and conditions under which a medication aide may provide medications.
  • Recognize and report suspected abuse of adults, children, or the elderly to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Adhere to recipient’s property rights and physical boundaries.

Program Hours and Schedules

Program Length

Day Evening
9 weeks 9 weeks

Program Schedules

Day Program Evening Program
Monday through Friday Monday through Thursday
9:00am – 12:50pm 5:00pm – 8:50pm

Program Hours

Lecture Lab Externship Total
100 30 10 140
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Admission Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • A Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam Score of 11
  • The ability to read and write in English.
  • Applicants for the Medication Aide Program must be employed in a facility as a nurse aide or non-licensed direct care staff person on the first day of class and have been employed in a facility for 90 days as a non-licensed direct care staff person. (Certified Nurse Aides employed in a Medicare skilled or Medicaid nursing facility are exempt from the 90-day requirement.)
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Medication Aide Certifications Exam

Graduates of the Medication Aide program are eligible to register for the examination required to obtain their Medication Aide Permit in accordance with the Health and Safety Code, Chapter 242, Sub Chapter N.

For more information on the certification examination visit  or call 1-512-438-2050. You can also email us at


Texas Health School is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), which is a nationally accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education. For more information about COE, please visit their website at

Texas Health School is approved and regulated by:

  • Texas Board of Nursing, Vocational Nursing Program
  • Texas Health and Human Services, Nurse Aide Training Program
  • Texas Health and Human Services, Medication Aide Training Program
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Massage Therapy Program
  • Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, Austin, Texas
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, Texas (to grant degrees)
  • Texas Veterans Commission, Veterans Education

Texas Health School is recognized by:

  • The United States Department of Education (DOE) for participation in Federal Title IV Student Financial Assistance Programs (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Student and Parent Loans)
  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) [select programs only] for providing educational training services.
  • Title 38, United States Code for approved programs by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Approved for training of veterans and other eligible persons. (including VA vocational rehabilitation programs.)
  • Texas Workforce Solutions – Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS)

A copy of the school’s accreditation, licensure, and approvals are on file and available for review upon written request to the School Director.

Additional Information

If you have cherished a dream career in Allied Health, Texas Health School can help you make it a reality! Our Medication Aide Program provides a comprehensive curriculum that delivers the education you need to become a competent and skilled healthcare provider. To learn more about our program and upcoming start dates, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 713-932-9333,  or reach out to us online.

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