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Kenya Medical Training College Courses Offered in 2018/2019 Intake

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Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Courses Offered in 2018/2019 Intake

Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), is situated about three kilometers on the northern side of Nairobi city, Kenya, Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) headquarters and the main campus, Nairobi, stand on a 20-acre piece of land, opposite Kenyatta National Hospital, along Old Mbagathi Road.

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With over 22,000 students attending more than 50 medical courses, KMTC makes the biggest single contribution to the health sector in Kenya and is currently producing more than 6000 graduates every year for both the Kenyan public and private health sectors, accounting for more than 80 percent of the hospitals’ workforce.

KMTC boasts of a highly qualified and experienced teaching and administrative staff. It has a strength of over 1,600 members of staff.

The national distribution of the KMTC College is its biggest uniqueness. With 36 constituent colleges spread throughout the country as far as Lodwar and Garissa, Loitoktok and Kisumu, the impact of the College in improving healthcare is felt in all parts of the country.

Today, you are sure to find KMTC in every corner of this country, strategically located next to a provincial or district hospitals where students go for clinical attachment.

KMTC, the only public middle level health training institution under the Ministry of Health, started in 1927 with four students at Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA), Kabete.

Today KMTC has grown tremendously, curving a niche for itself as one of the largest medical training institution in East and Central Africa and even beyond- drawing students from Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Sudan and Nigeria.

This unprecedented growth from humble beginnings to the complex college it is today is attributable to the unwavering support of the government, hard work by the dedicated staff, students’ diligence and sound management.

The wide range of our courses, from certificate to diploma to higher diploma, reflects the institution’s responsiveness to the needs of our nation.

The rising number of admissions show the trust bestowed on us by the public and the aspirations of our valued clients, the students.

Academic programs offered at KMTC:

  1. Clinical Medicine (diploma and higher diploma)
  2. Community Nutrition ( certificate, diploma)
  3. Community Oral Health (diploma)
  4. Dental Technology (diploma)
  5. Environmental Health Sciences ( certificate, diploma and higher diploma)
  6. Health Education and Promotion (diploma and higher diploma)
  7. Health Records and Information (certificate and diploma)
  8. Medical Education (higher diploma)
  9. Medical Engineering (certificate, diploma and higher diploma)
  10. Medical Imaging Sciences (diploma and Higher diploma)
  11. Medical Laboratory Sciences (diploma and higher diploma)
  12. Nursing (certificate, diploma and higher diploma)
  13. Occupational therapy (diploma)
  14. Optometry (diploma)
  15. Orthopedic Technology (Certificate, diploma)
  16. Orthopedic Trauma and Medicine (diploma)
  17. Pharmacy (diploma and higher diploma)
  18. Physiotherapy (diploma, higher diploma)
  19. Health Systems Management (Higher diploma)
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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.

KMTC Application Form – Kenya Medical Training College Application Form

KMTC application form 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

Kenya Medical Training College Application Form should be addressed to:

The Director,
Kenya Medical Training College
P.O Box 30195, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.
Email: info@kmtc.ac.ke, admissions@kmtc.ac.ke

Kenya Medical Training College Fee Structure

There are three fee categories namely:

      1. Regular
      2. Parallel/In-service
      3. Foreign (as detailed in the Current fees structure)

The fee structure can be obtained from the website www.kmtc.ac.ke

Kenya Medical Training College – KMTC Colleges in Kenya

The following are the established Government Medical Training Colleges in Kenya

BARINGO COUNTY

KMTC Kabarnet Medical Training Centre

P.O. Box 401, Kabarnet

Tel: O53-2395

EMBU COUNTY

KMTC Embu Medical Training College

Next to Embu Provincial General Hospital

P.O. Box 402, Embu, 60400

Tel: 068-20206

GARISSA COUNTY

KMTC Garissa Medical Training Centre

Garissa Town

P.O. Box 167, Garissa, 70100

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43 Comments

  1. Abdinan Mohamed

    January 19, 2017 10:40 pm at January 19, 2017 10:40 pm

    Am an orphan. I got C plain in my KCSE examination in the year 2017.i would like to undertake certificate courses in Nursing. i also want to do bringing in Maths. am I allowed.

  2. josphat

    December 29, 2017 10:48 am at December 29, 2017 10:48 am

    i would like to know if among the courses offered i am eligible for one with a mean grade of D(plain).
    thanks in advance.

  3. idda nyambura

    December 30, 2017 2:24 pm at December 30, 2017 2:24 pm

    Am idda, kindly want to know if i can still do nursing even if chemistry and mathematics grades are letting me down but i still have the passion of pursuing in that course

  4. ismahan

    December 30, 2017 5:36 pm at December 30, 2017 5:36 pm

    am ismahan jimale abdullahi i got D plane can i have a chance to start certificate course nd how do i apply my mail ismerhan2018@gmail.com any feedback plz

  5. Rahab

    January 1, 2018 2:06 am at January 1, 2018 2:06 am

    I just completed my KCSE 2017and I had a mean grade Cplain, when should I begin applying for diploma courses at KMTC institution?. Thank you in advance .

  6. jane wanjiku

    January 2, 2018 9:05 am at January 2, 2018 9:05 am

    Im Vivian Im glad to have gone through KMTC courses you do offer having a c- what course can i pursue?

  7. josephine jidei

    January 2, 2018 12:09 pm at January 2, 2018 12:09 pm

    My daughter sat for her KCSE 2017 and got C plain. Kindly enlighten me on the procedure of application because I have severally tried to download your application form but to no avail. She wants to join in March 2018

    • josephine jidei

      February 14, 2018 11:31 am at February 14, 2018 11:31 am

      Meaning?

  8. Moreen

    January 2, 2018 2:03 pm at January 2, 2018 2:03 pm

    Just finished my kcse exam 2017 got man grade D+
    Can i get nursing course

  9. Nyambane Josephat

    January 3, 2018 6:25 pm at January 3, 2018 6:25 pm

    Am Nyambane josephat and I did my exams 2007 with a mean grade of c+ .have been interested in joining kmtc but due to financial problems I wasn’t able to join earlier. Am I legible to do an application in either clinical medicine or pharmacy? Please advice

  10. Simadoi Oliver

    January 4, 2018 11:48 am at January 4, 2018 11:48 am

    When is the deadline of application for march 2018 intake in diploma courses

  11. Wanjiku Nyawira

    January 6, 2018 2:39 pm at January 6, 2018 2:39 pm

    Can I study a certificate in either nursing or pharmacy having a meangrade of D+? Wanjiku thenks on advance

  12. Eddah Githiri

    January 6, 2018 8:49 pm at January 6, 2018 8:49 pm

    My daughter had a c- mean grade and a D plain in maths can she apply for a certificate course in karbarnet medical training.

  13. valentine nekesa

    January 13, 2018 9:13 pm at January 13, 2018 9:13 pm

    how do I apply for medical labaratory

  14. Patrick

    January 14, 2018 7:32 pm at January 14, 2018 7:32 pm

    What of people with a grade of c-?can they make it to kmtc?

  15. Titus

    January 14, 2018 10:28 pm at January 14, 2018 10:28 pm

    I sat for KCSE in 2015 and a mean grade of C+, I have not joined any institution. Which course would favor me. I had D+ only in maths other subject I did very well.

  16. daniel ndege osoro

    January 17, 2018 8:09 am at January 17, 2018 8:09 am

    hello ,am Daniel osoro ndege ,i completed my kcse in 2017 and scored a C plain,and am willing to join kmtc,kindly,when should i start the application?

  17. Paul

    January 20, 2018 8:41 pm at January 20, 2018 8:41 pm

    I have complited my kKCSE with a mean grade C plain, with D+ in biology, chemestry and maths ,C in kiswahili and C~ in English,,which caurse can i qualify for kmtc caurses.

  18. Aderoh patrick

    January 21, 2018 8:06 pm at January 21, 2018 8:06 pm

    I got an aggregade of C plain and would like very much to persue a medical course but I got a D in bio.can I get help?please?

  19. Rita Atieno

    January 22, 2018 11:50 am at January 22, 2018 11:50 am

    I scored a C- and would like to apply for Nutrition and dietetics course am I eligible

  20. Moses cheboi

    January 23, 2018 12:08 pm at January 23, 2018 12:08 pm

    i completed kcse 2014 had a B- can i get a chance at KUCCPs for a degree course

  21. Nixon Maru

    January 23, 2018 3:53 pm at January 23, 2018 3:53 pm

    suppose i did my kcse 2012 and score grade B- will i get this regular program?

  22. irene mwangi

    January 23, 2018 9:58 pm at January 23, 2018 9:58 pm

    Do kmtc offer certificate in physiotherapy

  23. jackson gichure muthoni

    January 24, 2018 12:18 pm at January 24, 2018 12:18 pm

    hi.am a student who sat for the 2017 kcse examination and got a mean grade of c+ .my dream career is nursing but despite the fact that i have a c= of 46 points, i have d in biology.please advice me on the right path to follow.

  24. jackson gichure muthoni

    January 24, 2018 12:20 pm at January 24, 2018 12:20 pm

    sorry i mean c+ of 46 points

  25. Eugene lumala

    January 24, 2018 3:48 pm at January 24, 2018 3:48 pm

    Hi am eugine i got C plain in kcse 2017…i had kisw B-,bio C plain,geography B plain and math D+ so am i able to do nursing

  26. Richard nyakundi

    January 25, 2018 8:20 pm at January 25, 2018 8:20 pm

    Hallo, am inquiring the courses the student who sat for kcse 2017 and scored c plain mean grade and C minus in biology is eligible for..

  27. Vincent Obare

    January 27, 2018 10:44 pm at January 27, 2018 10:44 pm

    holder of diploma in environmental health sciences from kmtc,kitui campus, wishes to pursue diploma in pharmacy

  28. Geoffrey kimathi libuke

    January 28, 2018 6:04 pm at January 28, 2018 6:04 pm

    in take for January.when does it start

  29. PAULINE WANJIRU WANJIKU

    January 29, 2018 1:03 pm at January 29, 2018 1:03 pm

    Am pauline sat for my kcse 2016 and ertained a mean grade of C and i want to join kmtc in september to do diploma in kenya registered nurse when can i apply

    • Brenda willy

      February 1, 2018 6:01 pm at February 1, 2018 6:01 pm

      Am brenda willy,did my kcse in 1999 and scored a mean grade of c minus.I have taken diploma in community health in mku,which are some of the courses can I take in kmtc under health sector.Thanks in advance

  30. Phydelis chiroch

    January 30, 2018 8:32 am at January 30, 2018 8:32 am

    I am phydelis chiroch did my kcse 2017 and got a C plain under which course can i take in kmtc

  31. Ngadi Charlton odhiambo

    January 31, 2018 10:22 pm at January 31, 2018 10:22 pm

    Hi I’m Chalton I attained a mean grade of c- with 37 points and I want to pursue certificate in health records. Am I qualified. Bio Dplain maths C-

  32. Erick onyango

    February 1, 2018 9:45 am at February 1, 2018 9:45 am

    Hi my name is Erick and i sat for KCSE the year 2012 and attained a mean grade of C plain. I want to enroll for diploma in Kenya registered nurse. Is their two intakes a year???? i also would like to know amount of fee recquired

  33. valeria musula

    February 1, 2018 11:59 am at February 1, 2018 11:59 am

    i completed my kcse in 2017 and had a c- can i take certificate in nursing please

  34. susan mwangi

    February 1, 2018 1:04 pm at February 1, 2018 1:04 pm

    Am Susan Mwangi,completed secondary education last year and managed to score a c plain,How can i apply to join kmtc

  35. Rebecca Nyangau Nyakundi

    February 1, 2018 1:16 pm at February 1, 2018 1:16 pm

    I sent money through your paybill and i used my name instead of my id number could i be refunded back my money

  36. Nasimiyu Vivian

    February 1, 2018 2:57 pm at February 1, 2018 2:57 pm

    I did my kcse in 2017 and scored a D+,am I legible for a course in nursing?would also like to bridge maths,is it allowed

  37. Meremo Paul

    February 2, 2018 2:56 am at February 2, 2018 2:56 am

    I scored a D+ in my general min grade due to unvoidable circumstances and my dream was to do any couse dealing with Medicines advice me what to do please.

  38. Ashyaa

    February 4, 2018 1:10 pm at February 4, 2018 1:10 pm

    I am ashyaa.I did my kcse in 2017 and got a mean grade of B .kindly where should i start the application???

  39. JOAN NJOKI

    February 8, 2018 6:57 am at February 8, 2018 6:57 am

    Hello am Joan and I sat for KCSE in year 2015and attained a C+.Have already applied for a diploma course in September so how long should I wait to know whether have qualified or not. Thanks

  40. Noel Lemarle

    February 11, 2018 10:03 pm at February 11, 2018 10:03 pm

    I just completed my KCSE 2014 and I entertain a mean grade of C- (minus) and I wanted to join KMTC to do certificate in kenya paralliative care

  41. josephine jidei

    February 14, 2018 11:31 am at February 14, 2018 11:31 am

    Meaning?

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