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Correctional Medication Aide

Correctional Medication Aide training

Join the TTUHSC Managed Care team as a Correctional Medication Aide (CMA) Trainee and complete your 8-week, virtual, on-the-job training as a Correctional Medication Aide. Offered in partnership with Cisco College.

Grow your skill set and make more money

  • Earn at least $19 per hour or more after successfully completing the program.
  • Earn $16 per hour as a TTUHSC employee during training and performing other job related duties.

2023 Classes begin:

  • January 10th
  • March 13th
  • May 15th
  • July 17th
  • September 18th

Work while training

  • Program cost, book, application fee and exam fee covered by TTUHSC Managed Care.
  • Clinical instruction and virtual classroom instruction will be conducted on correctional units or as directed by unit administrator.
  • CMA training will take place Mondays - Thursdays from 1:00 - 5:00 PM.
  • Other duties as assigned, while not attending classroom or clinical instruction. 

Apply today:

CMA Trainee positions are assigned to specific facilities:


Prerequisites to apply:

  • Applicants must apply for the CMA Trainee position assigned to the specific facility in which they are interested in working (links)   
  • Able to read, write, speak and understand English  
  • Have earned a high school diploma, GED, or High School Equivalency Certificate and be able to obtain required documentation.  
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Free of communicable diseases and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications
  • Employed in a correctional facility or by a medical service contractor for a correctional facility on the first day of an applicant's medication aide training program, and have agency administrator approval.

Upon being selected:

  • Students MUST complete the Cisco College Enrollment Application (Go to Select ADMISSIONS. Complete the online application. List Continuing Ed Non-Credit when asked what is your intended Program/Major.) 
  • Students must complete the THHS General Enrollment form and provide documentation of HS diploma or GED and complete background screening.