MACC Provides Certification Training in Moberly
Moberly Area Community College recently provided Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Certified Medication Technician (CMT) training to nearly 30 local employees. The classes were offered at the Entrepreneurship and Business Development Center (EBDC) on the Moberly campus and were funded in part by the Training for Tomorrow grant.
CNA graduates work in any number of health care related fields, including a long-term care facility, home health care, hospital, doctor's office, or private pay service. MACC's CNA program is designed to teach basic nursing procedures used in residential care. CNAs assist licensed practical nurses (LPN) or registered professional nurses (RN) in direct patient care. The program consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of supervised clinical practice in a long-term care facility. Classroom training can be completed in 16 sessions. Classes are offered on the main campus in Moberly and the Advanced Technology Center in Mexico.
Since 2010, MACC has offered 17 CNA classes in Moberly and Mexico, certifying 98 program graduates. In many cases, these students are already employed with area clinics or care facilities.
The CMT training prepares individuals for employment in an intermediate care or skilled care nursing facility. CMTs administer non-parenteral medications and assist an LPN or RN in patient medication therapy. The training consists of at least 60 hours of class time and a minimum of 8 hours of clinical practice. To complete certification, the student must pass a final written examination and a minimum two-hour final practicum exam. CMTs are registered with the state of Missouri.
The first Certified Medication Technician class began in January 2013, with a second CMT class recently completed in May. So far, 14 local employees have received training through the program.
The Training for Tomorrow grant is a statewide initiative to get Missourians trained and working quickly in high-demand fields. MACC used the funds to expand several high-demand programs, purchase new equipment, hire additional faculty members, and increase enrollment by offering programs at multiple locations. The CNA and CMT programs are a direct result of the grant's investment in central Missouri.
Moberly Area Community College is a two-year, nationally accredited college serving 16 counties in central and northeast Missouri. Founded in 1927, MACC now has seven locations and serves over 5000 students each semester in classroom and online experiences. For more information on available degree programs, visit macc.edu.
The following students recently graduated from the MACC Certified Nursing Assistant Class: front row (l-r), Heather Anderson, Tiesha Cropp, Tiffani Baumann, Lydia Agee and Stacy Fox. Back row (l-r), RN Instructor Dianna Smith, Kelsey Harmon, Julie Lansche, Sara Klockow, MACC Continuing Education Specialist Becky Dulany and Dean of Career and Technical Education Jo Fey.
Students from the first Certified Medication Technician class held at Moberly Area Community College include (front row, l–r): Rocky Martin, Tonya Martin, Shareaka Craft, Krista Foster, Kerri Palmer, and Darlene Brown. Back row (l – r): MACC Continuing Education Specialist Becky Dulany, RN Instructor Dianna Smith, Amanda Jensen, Tanner Wright, Stephanie Maiden, Barbara Johnson, and Career and Technical Education Dean Jo Fey.
Students who recently graduated from the MACC Certified Nursing Assistant Class include, (front row, l-r), Tiffany Wright, Liticia Allen, Rachelle Sumpter, Jaramie Pinkham and Carrie Oliver. Back row (l-r), RN instructor Dianna Smith, Becky Dulany, Continuing Education Specialist and Jo Fey, Dean of Career and Technical Education. Not pictured: Kelsey Jones.
Students from the most recent Certified Medication Technician class held at Moberly Area Community College include (front row, l–r): Shelby Landis, Joshua Sudholt, Kayla Carleton, Tanner Wright, and Dana Stefl. Back row (l-r), RN instructor Dianna Smith, Becky Dulany, Continuing Education Specialist and Jo Fey, Dean of Career and Technical Education.