Diploma in Medical Assisting
Fully accredited through ABHES, the Diploma in Medical Assisting online program is comprised solely of the core courses required for individuals seeking entry-level employment in the field of Medical Assisting. This diploma requires 48 semester credit hours for graduation and takes between 12 and 20 months to complete. Career opportunities for online Diploma program graduates include Medical Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Medical Secretary, Admitting Clerk and Medical Administrative Assistant. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for both the Certified Medical Assistant exam offered through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and the Registered Medical Assistant exam given by the American Medical Technologists association (AMT).
||Verified high school education (HS diploma, GED or HSED)
|Credit Transfer Restrictions
||Applicants desiring to transfer to Herzing University from other colleges must have official transcripts sent to Herzing University from those
colleges. It is best if Herzing University receives official transcripts before class starts so that proper schedules can be prepared. This is
typically done during the admission process prior to the beginning of the first semester but must be done by the end of the first eight weeks
of the first semester. For a degree or diploma to be awarded by Herzing University, the last 12 semester credit hours and at least 25
percent of the total credits required for the degree/diploma must be taken at Herzing University. The total number of credits transferred
to Herzing University, plus course exemption credits, must not exceed 75 percent of the credits required for a degree/diploma.
To receive credit for any course taken elsewhere, the following applies:
1. The course for which credit is being sought must have been taken at an accredited post-secondary institution and must be comparable
to the course at Herzing University for which transfer credits are being sought.
2. The student must have earned a grade of at least a “C” or better in that course.
3. The proper authorities at Herzing University must receive the official transcript.
A catalog or official description of the course from the previous college is needed. As always, the acceptance of transfer credit is entirely at
the discretion of the receiving college. In addition to the grade received, the length of time since the course was taken will be considered.
Once an individual matriculates as a Herzing University student for the first time and his/her prior college work has been evaluated
for transfer, all future coursework must be completed at Herzing University for it to apply to any degrees or diplomas awarded by