September 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 19, 2018  
September 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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


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(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.

Required Courses


All courses, 17.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Clinical Courses


All courses, 15.00 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.

Elective Courses


Health Care Electives: 2 credits

A minimum of 2.00 semester credit hours is required from a combination of healthcare electives and/or credits transferred from the core (non-general education) courses of a healthcare-related associate or diploma programs. Students not transferring in 2.00 semester credit hours in healthcare courses may make up the difference with elective courses in healthcare an/or related subject areas.

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