May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 26, 2021  
May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diploma in Medical Assisting Services (DMAS)

(Please see the Herzing University Undergraduate Program Offerings by Location  chart in the catalog for a list of Herzing locations 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 entry level 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.

▲ The Diploma Program in Medical Assisting Services is only available at the Akron Campus of Herzing University.

Required Core Courses

All courses, 16.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

8.00 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.