(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.)
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.
Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:
- Perform clinical assisting and laboratory procedures.
- Create and enter data into different healthcare documents.
- Apply legal concepts to the medical practice.
- Communicate professionally with patients, coworkers, and providers.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, medical assistant.
A minimum of 60.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.
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: