The maximum time permitted for the certificate completion (MTCC) is four and a half (4.5) years for the academic part of the program for the full-time students (taking 12 units per semester at the minimum), or eight (8) years for the academic part of the program for part-time students.
A maximum of 48 credit units can be transferred from other institutions for the educational modules 1-4. DI courses’ units can be transferred from diagnostic imaging programs only. Work experience in the field can be evaluated and counted as credit units for labs in modules 3 and 4, and for the externships (module 5). Academic credit received ten (10) years or more before the program completion will be deemed “no longer applicable”. The maximum time for the certificate completion (full-time) is influenced by the transferred credit units, calculated during the initial registration, and is determined by the formula:
MTCC (in years, excluding externship) = 4.5 – (the number of transferred credit units)/24