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  Nov 18, 2017
 
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting Services (ASMAS/AASMAS)


(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 program. Students are trained to assist the physician in the examination room, to perform routine laboratory procedures, and to handle financial records, correspondence, insurance forms, and other administrative functions. Our ultimate goal is to prepare students to successfully gain entry-level employment as a medical assistant.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the 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 60.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Entry Requirement

Students must meet the minimally required score on the entrance assessments to be eligible to enroll in the Associate of Science/Applied Science Degree Program in Medical Assisting Services. Those students who do not meet the eligibility requirements for ASMAS/AASMAS may be eligible for admittance into an alternate allied health program such as Medical Office Administration.

Akron Campus Only: Students who do not meet the minimally required score on the entrance assessments to be eligible to enroll in the AASMAS, may be eligible to enroll for admittance into the DMAS. Upon successful completion of the DMAS, graduates are eligible to apply for admission into the AASMAS.

In the event that the student enrolls in an alternate allied health program and successfully completes the following 25.00 semester credit hours, earning a grade of “C” or better in each of the courses, he or she becomes eligible to request to transfer into the ASMAS/AAMAS program:

Required Courses


All courses, 16.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Clinical Courses


All courses, 16.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Anatomy and Physiology with Lab


◊8.00 semester credit hours are required. (6.00 of these semester credit hours will satisfy general education science requirement)

General Education Requirements


Students enrolled in this associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education (◊includes 6.0 credit hours from Anatomy and Physiology listed in above required) distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

◊Science Semester Credit Hours are satisfied through Anatomy and Physiology requirement listed above.

Personal and Professional Development Courses


2.00 semester credit hours are required.