January 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 01, 2022  
January 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diploma in Medical Assisting (DMA)

(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 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 entry-level employment as a medical assistant.


Upon completion of this program students 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 for this program include, but are not limited to, medical assistant.


A minimum of 34.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.


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

Required Core Courses

All courses, 11.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

All courses, 8.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Clinical Courses

All courses, 15.00 semester credit hours, are required.