January 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
January 2019 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 Medical Assisting program provides didactic and in-the-field learning experiences that will enable students to enter the workforce as entry-level medical assistants.   Students will be qualified to work as a Clinical or Administrative Medical Assistant.  Students will learn administrative, clinical, and laboratory skills performed within the scope of practice of a medical assistant.  Coursework will include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pathology, ethics, professionalism, medical insurance, electronic medical records, medical clinical procedures, laboratory procedures, and patient privacy. This program is unique from other programs as students are prepared for and sit for the Medical Assisting Certification Exam during their program.  This certification enhances employment opportunities upon graduation.


Upon completion of this program students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate clinical competencies in medical assisting
  2. Demonstrate laboratory competencies in medical assisting.
  3. Perform administrative duties for a medical office
  4. Adhere to ethical and legal boundaries with medical assisting scope of practice
  5. Demonstrate  professional behavior within a medical office setting.


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.