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Medication Aide Summer 2024

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Medication Aides are trained to prepare for safe administration of medications to clients in assisted living facilities.  The course teaches basic pharmacology and the proper procedure for preparing, administering, maintaining and documenting medications. Students are also taught to facilitate client self-administration and assist with medication administration.

For more information, please visit the Medication Aide website.

  • Prior to course registration, student must provide documentation of successful completion of a staff training program in direct client care approved by the Department of Social Services, a nursing education program or an approved nurse aide education program.
  • A TB risk form is required before attending class.  (Proof of 2 step TB Test in the last 12 months or the TB shot in the last 2 years is also accepted.)
  • Current immunization record including COVID and flu vaccines.  
  • Signed "Statement on Vaccines" Form.
  • You also must register for and attend a Healthcare Orientation at BRCC:
Note: The Virginia Board of Nursing requires students that successfully completed a program to apply for a provisional license prior to taking the certification exam.  (Cost $50-not included in tuition)

Certification exam fee is not included in tuition.

Classes are held mainly online via Zoom with one lab day, in-person, on campus (July 2, 5:30-9:30pm), 2 clinical days, off-site (July 9 & 10, 6:30am-3pm) and the final exam day on campus, in-person.

Clinical is at an offsite location, TBD     
BRCC currently has scholarship funding to defray the cost of many workforce courses - such as Medication Aide.  Most Virginia residents receive a 2/3 discount on tuition and, for many unemployed individuals or individuals in low paying jobs, courses are free or nearly free.  Email ( or call (540-453-0264) to talk with an advisor who can help get you into a short term training course at BRCC today!

Click here to review financial assistance policies.

Class Details

16 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu.  
  Weekly - Tue.  
  Weekly - Tue, Wed.  
  Weekly - Thu.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Other Locations
  Bioscience Building (S) - Main Campus
  Online Classes - Workforce and Continuing Ed.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Krystal Crawford  2.Carol Anderson 



Please read:  Required for Clinical: Current immunization records including COVID and Flu Vaccines.



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 06/17/2024, 06/18/2024, 06/19/2024, 06/20/2024)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/3/2024 - 6/27/2024 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM VIRTUAL-ONLINE, Online Classes - Workforce and Continuing Ed  Map Carol Anderson 
7/2/2024 - 7/2/2024 Weekly - Tue 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM Weyers Cave, Bioscience Building (S) - Main Campus  Map Carol Anderson 
7/9/2024 - 7/10/2024 Weekly - Tue, Wed 06:30 AM - 03:00 PM Various Locations, Other Locations  Map Krystal Crawford 
7/11/2024 - 7/11/2024 Weekly - Thu 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM Weyers Cave, Bioscience Building (S) - Main Campus  Map Carol Anderson