KMTC Courses and Qualifications and Application Form 2019/2020 March Intake

KMTC is currently accepting applications for the March 2019 intake for all categories. The School runs certificates, diploma and Higher National Diploma courses. Below is the list of courses and their requirements.

 

Certificate courses
Certificate courses take two years with the exception of nursing which takes two and a half years. A minimum aggregate of C- with relevant combination of other subjects is a requirement.

Diploma Courses:
KCSE mean grade of C (or equivalent) with relevant combination of other subjects such as English, Kiswahili, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Sciences.

Duration
3 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 3 ½ years.

Post Basic Diploma courses
Holders of basic diploma in relevant fields and at least a minimum of two years working experience.

Short Courses:
Individuals and groups such as corporate bodies, companies and government ministries interested in any course or courses can make a written request for arrangements to be made.

Training Categories: We have fulltime and part time trainees enrolled in various courses each year as in-service and Pre-service

Application Procedure for certificate and self sponsored

Applications:
Duly completed application forms are filled by prospective candidates for admission into Courses for each academic year for Regular or Parallel Category. The Regular category have subsidized fee with optional accommodation but no choice for Campus while the parallel category have non subsidized fee, no accommodation option but have option for Campuses in more than Forty one (41) campuses situated in different parts of the country depending on the courses.

Procedure:

  • Prospective candidates are expected to submit a duly completed application form which can be obtained from the KMTC website, KMTC face book and KMTC campuses across the country.
  • Candidates are advised to attach legible Photostat copies of academic certificates; school leaving certificate and national identity card/birth certificate.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of KShs.2, 000 OR US$50 for non-Kenyans in the form of Banker’s Cheque or National bank deposit slip. Application fee does not guarantee admission.
  • Candidates should provide reliable and permanent mailing address with postal codes for any future contact. Those near Nairobi may hand deliver the completed application forms to KMTC Headquarters’ offices.

Applications should be sent to the following address:

The Director
KMTC
P.O. Box 30195 – 00100
Nairobi

 

KMTC Courses Offered

Basic Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences

Minimum entry requirements:

A minimum pass of C (plain) with C (plain) in English or Kiswahili or C (plain) in any three Sciences.
Course Duration: Three (3 )years on full time basis.
Where course is offered: Nairobi, Nyeri, Msambweni, Kisumu, Embu, Nakuru, Machakos Kabarnet, Kakamega and Kitui

Post-Basic Diploma in Food Science and Inspection

Course Duration: one (1) academic year on full time basis
Where course is offered: KMTC, Nairobi
Mode Of Study: full time
Entry requirements: Serving PHO’s to enable them specialize and effectively function in environmental health management

Post-Basic Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

Course duration: one (1) academic year on full time basis
Where course is offered: KMTC, Nairobi
Mode Of Study: full time
Entry requirements: Serving PHO’s to enable them specialize and effectively function in environmental health management

Post-Basic Diploma in Solid waste management

Course duration: one (1) academic year on full time basis
Where course is offered: KMTC, Nairobi
Mode Of Study: full time
Entry requirements: Serving PHO’s to enable them specialize and effectively function in environmental health management

In-service diploma in EHS (regular)

Target Group: the Public Health Technicians (PHTs) to upgrade them to PHOs.
Where course is offered: Nakuru, Kabarnet , Kisumu, Kakamega, Msambweni, Machakos, Embu, Nyeri and Lodwar KMTC.

In-service diploma in EHS

Where course is offered: KMTC Nairobi
Requirements: A certificate in Environmental Health Sciences from KMTC
Time: Evening

Higher Diploma in Epidemiology (parallel)

Where Course is Offered: Nairobi and Kisumu KMTC
Entry Requirements: Diploma holders in Public Health, Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Health Records and Information, Community Oral Health and Medical Laboratory Technology from KMTC.

Diploma in pharmacy

Minimum Entry Requirements: KCSE minimum aggregate C plain with the following specific requirements: C in English or Kiswahili and Chemistry or Physical Science and Biology, and C in any one of the following: Physics, Mathematics. OR any qualification considered equivalent by the academic board.
Where Course is Offered: Nairobi, Mombasa, Manza, Kisumu, Nakuru and Nyeri MTCs.
Course Duration:
Two years full time in class for lectures and practicals in the laboratory.
7 months attachment in hospitals, industries and community pharmacies.
Two months in class after attachment to complete the remaining course work and prepare for qualifying examinations.

Certificate in Orthopaedic Plaster Technology

Entry requirements:
Mandatory subjects
C- in English or Kiswahili
C- in Biology, D+ in Math or Physics or Physical Science
Additional Subjects
D+ in any one of the following
Chemistry, math, Physics or physical Science, Agriculture, Home Science
Where Course is Offered: Nairobi MTC
Course Duration: Two years

Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing

Admission requirements:
C- in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences
D+ in any one of the following: – Physical Science, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry
Where Course is Offered: Mathari MTC
Course Duration: Two and a half years

Certificate in Nursing

Admission Requirements:
C- in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences
D+ in any one of the following: – Physical Science, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry
Where Course is Offered: Lodwar, Kabarnet and Garissa
Course Duration: Two and a half years

Diploma in Medical Laboratory

Admission requirements:
Mean grade C in KCSE or its equivalent
Mandatory subjects:
C plain in either English or Kiswahili
C plain in either Biology or Biological Science
C plain in either Chemistry or Physical Chemistry
Additional subjects: C plain in either Mathematics or Physics
Course Duration: Three years

Medical Imaging

Entry Requirements:  Aggregate C (plain) in: English or Kiswahili, Physics, Biology and C in either Math or Chemistry.
Where course is offered: Nairobi, Nyeri, Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombasa, Machakos
Course Duration: 3 years

Medical engineering

Admission Requirements: Mean grade C- (Minus)
Mandatory subjects: English/Kiswahili C- (Minus) Mathematics C- (Minus) Physics/Physical Science C- (Minus)
Other Subjects: Physics Physical Science Mathematics Chemistry,Biology, Metalwork, Electricity or Technical Drawing D+ (Plus)
Where Course is Offered: Loitoktok
Course Duration: Two years

Dental Technology

Minimum entry requirements: Mean grade of C Plain
C in English or Kiswahili, and Physical Science or Physics or Chemistry
C- in any one of the following: Biology, Metal work, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, General Science
Where Course is Offered: Nairobi MTC
Course Duration: 3 years

Occupational Therapy

Minimum Entry Requirement: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Minimum aggregate of C (plain) and above with the following specific requirements:
C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences,
C- in any two (2) of the following; physics, physical Sciences, Chemistry,Mathematics, Agriculture, Home Science
Duration of the Course: Three (3) calendar years

Medical Education

Admission Requirements:  Health professionals in all cadres with qualifications at basic diploma level and above. Competence in Computer application and teaching methodology is a must. Three years working experience is a must.
Where Course is Offered: Nairobi MTC
Course Duration: One year

Optometry

Minum Entry Requirements: Mean grade C (Plain)
Mandatory subjects: English/Kiswahili, Mathematics,  Physics or Physical Sciences C (plain)
Additional subjects
C- (Minus) in Chemistry and Biology
Or a certificate or diploma in related field from a recognized institution.
Where Course is Offered: Nairobi MTC
Course Duration: Three years

Diploma in Community oral health.

Minimum Entry Requirements:
An average C (plain) or above. Grade C (plain) or credit in English and Biology or Biological Sciences.
C- (Minus) or credit in any two of the following: Chemistry, Physics or Physical Science, Mathematics or General Sciences.

Nutrition

Where Course is Offered: Nairobi, Karen, Lodwar, Homa Bay, Thika, Kabarnet, Nyandarua and Nakuru.
Minimum Entry Requirements for Diploma:
K.C.S.E Aggregate Grade C (plain)
C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili, Chemistry, and Biology or Biological Sciences
C – (Minus) in any two: Physical Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Home Science, and Agriculture
Entry requirements for Certificate:
K.C.S.E Aggregate Grade C (plain)
C – (Minus) in English or Kiswahili, Chemistry, and Biology or Biological Sciences
D + (Minus) in any two: Physical Sciences, Physics, , Mathematics, Home Science, and Agriculture
Intake period: September and March intake
Course Duration:
The full diploma course runs for three (3) years, broken into two semesters per academic year.
Full Certificate course runs for two (2) years, broken into two semesters per academic year.

Health Records and Information

Minimum Entry Requirements: The minimum KCSE grade is C- for certificate and C plain for Diploma program with the corresponding cluster subjects
Course Duration:
Full time for certificate (2 years)
Full time for diploma (3 years)
Where the Courses are Offered: Murang’a, Nairobi, Kitui, Msambweni, Bondo (Masita),Siaya, and Webuye

KMTC New Courses Introduced

KMTC has started a number of new courses to proactively help the Government fight against new and emerging health challenges. The new courses are palliative care nursing, nephrology nursing, orthopedic trauma medicine, enhanced enrolled community nursing and nurse anesthesia.
Others are health systems management (HSM) and health education and promotion.
These new courses include:

  1. Palliative care nursing
  2. Nephrology
  3. Enrolled Community Nursing
  4. Nurse anesthesia
  5. Health Systems Management
  6. Orthopedic trauma medicine
  7. Higher diploma course in clinical medicine (mental health and psychiatry)
  8. Diploma in Health Education and Promotion

KMTC Intake – Kenya Medical Training College Intake and Admissions

Selection and placement of government sponsored (regular) programs to Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) is done by KMTC.

Once the application process has been closed, the successful applicants will receive communication in due time.

Admission into the self-sponsored category, whose intake will be March every year, will commence after completion of government-sponsored intake in September. An advertisement will be placed in the local dailies in October. Admission to the self-sponsored vacancies will be open to all qualified students, regardless of the year they sat for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

Candidates are advised to attach legible Photostat copies of academic certificates; school leaving certificate and national identity card/birth certificate.

 

To download the 2019 handbook click KMTC 2019 Handbook

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