The Diploma in Medical Assisting is designed to provide students with a combination of didactic and hands-on learning experiences, preparing them for entry-level positions as medical assistants. The program covers both clinical and administrative aspects of medical assisting, enabling graduates to work competently in various healthcare settings. Students will gain proficiency in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pathology, ethics, professionalism, medical insurance, electronic medical records, clinical procedures, laboratory procedures, and patient privacy. Successful completion of the program will also prepare students to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Clinical Competencies: Demonstrate proficiency in clinical competencies relevant to medical assisting.
  • Laboratory Competencies: Demonstrate proficiency in laboratory competencies associated with medical assisting.
  • Administrative Duties: Perform all necessary administrative duties for a medical office.
  • Ethical and Legal Compliance: Adhere to ethical and legal boundaries within the scope of practice for medical assistants.
  • Professional Behavior: Demonstrate professional behavior within a medical office setting.
  • Credentialing Exam Preparation: Utilize test-taking skills along with knowledge gained in medical assisting to successfully complete the credentialing exam (CCMA).

Program Content:

A minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation. The program curriculum covers a comprehensive range of topics, ensuring that students acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the field of medical assisting.

Financial aid

Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.


Herzing University

Herzing University is an accredited, private nonprofit institution with 11 campuses across eight states and an online division. Located in the heart of Milwaukee and founded in 1965, more than 45,000 alumni have graduated from Herzing's career-focused, flexible, and comprehensive master's, bachelor's, and associate degree, and diploma programs. The University's School of Nursing includes a competitive Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Students can also major in a variety of other fields including healthcare, technology, business, and public safety. For 11 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Herzing University as a leading institution and for some of the top online programs in the nation. Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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