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  Sep 21, 2017
 
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Diploma in Medical Assisting Services (DMAS)


(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus  chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

Program Description

The introduction of students to the overall operation of the physician’s office is the basic objective of this diploma program. Students are trained to assist the physician in the examination room, perform routine laboratory procedures, and handle financial records, correspondence, insurance forms, and other administrative functions. Our ultimate goal is to prepare students to successfully gain entrylevel employment as a medical assistant.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Perform clinical assisting and laboratory procedures.
  2. Create and enter data into different healthcare documents.
  3. Apply legal concepts to the medical practice.
  4. Communicate professionally with patients, coworkers, and providers.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, medical assistant.

Program Content

A minimum of 42.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Entry Requirement

Students must meet the minimally required score on the entrance assessment to be eligible to enroll in the Diploma Program in Medical Assisting Services. Those students who do not meet the eligibility requirements for DMAS may be eligible for admittance into an alternate allied health program such as the Diploma Program in Medical Office Administration.

▲ This entry requirement does not apply to students at the Akron Campus who are enrolled in the Diploma in Medical Assisting Services program

Required Core Courses


All courses, 16.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Clinical Courses


All courses, 16.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Personal and Professional Development Courses


2.00 semester credit hours are required.