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KMTC Courses and their Requirements in Kenya

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KMTC, the only public middle-level health training institution under the Ministry of Medical Services, started in 1927 with four students at the Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA), Kabete. Find in this article all the KMTC Courses alongside their qualification requirements.

KMTC makes the biggest single contribution to the health sector in Kenya and is currently producing more than 8000 graduates every year for both the Kenyan public and private health sectors, accounting for more than 80 percent of the hospitals’ workforce.

KMTC Courses and their Requirements

KMTC Diploma Courses and Qualification Requirements

1. Diploma in Community Oral Health

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences
  2. C- in any two of the following: Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics
  3. 3 Years
  4. Nairobi Campus

2. Diploma in Medical Social Care

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences.
  2. C- in any two of the following: Chemistry or Physics or Physical Science or Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture.
  3. 3 Years
  4. Karuri campus

3. Diploma in Health Promotion

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences
  2. C- in any one of the following: Mathematics, Physics/Physical Science, Chemistry
  3. 3 Years
  4. Nairobi, Nyahururu, Rachuonyo, Lugari

4. Diploma in Orthopedic & Trauma Medicine

  1. C in English or Kiswahili, C in Biology/Biological Sciences and Mathematics or Physics/Physical Sciences
  2. C- in any one of the following: Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture.
  3. 3 Years
  4. Nairobi and Kisii

5. Diploma in Dental Technology

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry
  2. C- Biology and in any one of the following: Biology/Biological Sciences, Metal Work, Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics
  3. 3 Years
  4. Nairobi

6. Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences
  2. C- in Mathematics and any one of the following: Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry
  3. 3 Years
  4. Nairobi, Manza, Kabarnet, Karuri, and Kwale

7. Diploma in Medical Engineering

  1. C in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics and Physics/Physical Sciences
  2. C- in any one of the following: -Biology/Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Electricity, Metal Work, Technical Drawing
  3. 3 Years
  4. Eldoret

8. Diploma in Physiotherapy

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Biology and Mathematics or Physics/Physical Science
  2. C- in any one of the following: -Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics or Physical Science
  3. 3 Years
  4. Nairobi, Homa Bay, and Port Reitz

9. Diploma in Pharmacy

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Chemistry or Physical Science and Biology or Biological Science
  2. C in any one of the following: – Physics or Mathematics
  3. 3 Years
  4. Nairobi, Manza, Kisumu, and Nyeri,

10. Diploma in Orthopedic Technology

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Biology and Physics or Physical Science or Mathematics
  2. C- in any one of the following: – Physics, Physical Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Woodwork, Metal Work, Technical Drawing.
  3. 3 Years
  4. Nairobi

11. Diploma in Optometry

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics.
  2. C- in the following: – Biology/ Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics/Physical Sciences
  3. 3 Years
  4. Nairobi

12. Diploma in Occupational Therapy

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences
  2. C- in any two of the following: – Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science, Mathematics, Agriculture, Home Science
  3. 3 Years

13. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences and Chemistry or Physical Sciences
  2. C in any one of the following: – Physics/Physical Sciences, Mathematics
  3. 3 Years
  4. Port Reitz, Nairobi, Machakos, Lake Victoria, Embu

14. Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Physics or Physical Science and Biology or Biological Sciences
  2. C- in any one of the following: – Mathematics or Chemistry
  3. 3 Years
  4. Nairobi, Nyeri, Kisumu

15. Diploma in Registered Nursing, Mental Health & Psychiatry

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Physics or Physical Science and Biology or Biological Sciences
  2. C- in any one of the following: – Mathematics or Chemistry
  3. 3 Years
  4. Muran’ga

16. Diploma in Community Health Nursing

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences.
  2. C- in any one of the following: Chemistry or Physics or Physical Science or Mathematics
  3. 3 & 1/2 Years
  4. Bondo, Bomet, Bungoma, Eldoret, Embu, Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kapkatet, Kilifi, Kisii, Kisumu, Kitale, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, Meru, Mombasa, Msambweni, Muranga, Nairobi, Nakuru, Nyamira, Nyeri, Port Reitz, Siaya, Thika, Vihiga, Webuye Makindu, Chuka, Gatundu, Mwingi, Mosoriot, Iten

17. Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics
  2. C-(minus) in Biology or Biological Sciences
  3. C- in any one of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science,  computer studies
  4. Nairobi

18. Diploma in Community Nutrition

  1. C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences
  2. D+ in Chemistry or Physical Sciences
  3. D+ in any one of the following: Home Science, Agriculture, Mathematics, Physics, General Science
  4. 3 Years
  5. Karen and Nakuru

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KMTC Certificate Courses and Qualification Requirements.

  1. Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology.
  • C- in English or Kiswahili and D+ in Biology/ Biological Sciences.
  • D+ in one of the following: Mathematics, Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry, General Science, Computer Studies, Agriculture, and Home Science.
  • 2 Years

Colleges

Muranga, Siaya, Msambweni, Nairobi, Webuye, Bondo, Chwele, Maanza, Lamu, Mombasa, Kaptumo, Rera, Othaya, Lugari, Kuria, Rachuonyo, Othaya Nairobi campus (evening class).

  1. Certificate in Community Health Nursing.
  • C- in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences.
  • D+ in one of the following: – Chemistry or Physical Science or Physics or Mathematics.
  • 2 1/2 Years
  • Lodwar, Kabarnet, and Garissa.
  1. Certificate in Community Nutrition.
  • C- in English or Kiswahili and Biology /Biological Sciences.
  • D+ in Chemistry / Physical Science Kwale.
  • D+ in any one of the following: Home Science, Physics, Agriculture, Mathematics, General Science.
  • 2 Years
  • Karen, Thika, Kabarnet, Homa Bay, Makueni, Kapenguria, Rera, Kuria.
  1. Certificate in Medical Engineering.
  • C- In English or Kiswahili, D in Mathematics and D in Physics or Chemistry or Physical Sciences.
  • D in any one of the following: -Chemistry, Biology, Biological Science, Electricity, Metal Work, Technical Drawing.
  • 2 Years
  • Meru.
  1. Certificate in Orthopaedic Plaster Technology.
  • C- In English or Kiswahili, and C- in Biology/ Biological Sciences.
  • D+ in Mathematics and any one of the following: Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry, Woodwork, Metalwork, Technical Drawing, Home Science, Agriculture.
  • 2 Years
  • Nairobi, Machakos, and Chuka.
  1. Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences.
  • C- in English or Kiswahili 2 Years Manza, Karuri, Kwale, Kabarnet.
  • C- in Biology/Biological Sciences and D in Mathematics.
  • D in any two of the following: Home Science, Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture, Building Construction, Technical Drawing, Electricity, and Wood Work.
  • 2years
  • Manza, Karuri, Kwale, Kabarnet.

KMTC Higher Diploma Courses.

  1. Higher Diploma in:
  • Critical Care Nursing 1year. Nairobi.
  • Psychiatric Nursing 1year. Mathare.
  • Ophthalmic Nursing 1 year. Nairobi.
  • Perioperative Care 1 year. Nairobi and Mombasa.
  • Paediatric Nursing (Kisumu) 1year. Kisumu.
  • Palliative Care(Distance Learning) 1year. Nairobi, Machakos.

Requirements.

Diploma in Nursing or Community Health Nursing (KRN/KRCHN), Diploma in Nursing (KRN/KRM).

  1. Higher Diploma in:
  • Food Science and Inspection Requirement: Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences 1 year. Nairobi.
  • Solid Waste Management Requirements: Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences1 year. Nairobi.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Requirements: Diploma in any of the following: Environmental Health Sciences, Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Dental Tech, Orthopedic Technology, Occupational Therapy, and Medical Engineering 1 year. Nairobi.
  • Epidemiology Diploma in Environmental Health Requirement: Sciences, KRCHN, Clinical Medicine, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Health Records & Information, Community Oral Health. 1year. Nairobi ( Part-time).
  1. Higher Diploma in Health Education and Promotion Requirements: Diploma in any one of the Health Care Professions from KMTC or other recognized institutions OR Diploma in any social science from other accredited institutions one year. Nairobi (Full time).
  2. Higher Diploma in Medical Education Requirements: Diploma in any one of the Health Care Professions 1 year Nairobi (Distance Learning). Nairobi (Full time).
  1. Higher Diploma in Community Health and HIV/AIDS Care Requirements: Diploma in any one of the Health Care professions 1 Year Nairobi, Lake Victoria, Homa Bay
  2. Higher Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences: Requirements: Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Registered by the KMLTTB 1 year. Nairobi.
  • Parasitology & Entomology.
  • Microbiology.
  • Clinical Chemistry.
  • Haematology.
  • Histopathology & Cytopathology.
  • Virology.
  • Blood Transfusion Sciences.
  1. Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery: Requirement; Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and Registration with Clinical Officers Council.
  • Paediatrics 12 months Nairobi.
  • Lung and Skin Diseases Nairobi.
  • Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery 18 Months Nairobi.
  • Ophthalmology Advanced Refraction and Low Vision 18 Months Nairobi.
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (E.N.T) and Audiology 18 Months Nairobi.
  • Reproductive Health, 18 months Nairobi.
  • Anesthesia 18 Months Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret. Kisii Mental Health and Psychiatry 12 Months Mathare MTC.
  1. Higher Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences (ULTRASOUND).

Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences or its equivalent. 1 year Nairobi (Full time) Nairobi (Part-time), Eldoret (Part-time).

  1. Higher Diploma in Radiography –Therapy Diploma /Certificate in Radiotherapy or equivalent. Diploma in Radiography/MIS 18 Months Nairobi (Full time) Diploma in Radiography/MIS.
  2. Higher Diploma in Medical Engineering Requirement: Diploma in Medical Engineering, OR an equivalent from a recognized institution one year. Nairobi (Part-time).
  3. Higher Diploma in Orthopedic Manual Therapy Requirement: BSc. Physiotherapy or Diploma in Physiotherapy for 18 months. Nairobi (Part-time).
  4. Higher Diploma in Health Systems Management (Distance Learning) Requirement: Diploma in a Health-related course or a BSc. In the health-related course from a recognized institution. 1year. Nairobi.
  5. Higher Diploma in Addictive Science (Distance Learning) Requirement: Diploma in any health-related course from KMTC and any other recognized institution 2 Years. Mathare.
  1. Higher Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation (Distance Learning) Requirement: Diploma in any one of the Health Care Professions from KMTC or other recognized institutions 1-year. Nairobi.

Upgrading KMTC Courses, From Certificate To Diploma

  1. Diploma in Community Health Nursing Requirement: Certificate in Community Health Nursing (KECN), Two years working experience 18 Months Nairobi (Full Time).
  2. Diploma in Community Health Nursing (Distance Learning) Requirement: Certificate in Community Health Nursing (KECN) Two years working experience 2 Years depending on campus Kisii, Meru, Garissa, Muranga, Embu, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kitale, Kapkatet.
  3. Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences Requirements: Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences. Two years of working experience for two years. Karuri (Full Time).
  4. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences Requirement: Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences. Registration by the KMLTTB 2 years. Lake Victoria- Full Time
  5. Diploma Medical Engineering Requirements: Certificate in Medical Engineering. 2 years depending on campus Kilifi –  Part-Time Nairobi-Part-Time.
  6. Diploma in Community Nutrition Requirement: Certificate in Community Nutrition. Two years of working experience. Two years depending on campus Karen – r Homa Bay –  Nairobi-, Lodwar  Nakuru campus
  7. Diploma in Health Records and Information Requirement: Certificate in Health Records and Information 2 years. Kitui, Muranga, Siaya, Msambweni, Bondo, Chwele, Nairobi campus (Distance learning and evening class).
  8. Diploma in Orthopaedic and Trauma Medicine Certificate in Orthopaedic plaster technology or Certificate in Orthopaedic plaster and traction technology two years. Nairobi Campus Only.

You will be required to pay an application fee of Ksh. 2022 payable via MPESA PayBill No. 964150. Please follow the procedure outlined in the KMTC website

For assistance with the online application process, please call one of the following numbers: 0736993813, 0736212060, 0723000429, 0723004569 and 0723004516. You can also get help on the online application process from the nearest KMTC campus.

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