Kenya Institute of Highways and Building Technology (KIHBT) is a public college mandated to train Ministry of Roads Staff and Other Government Employees, the public and private sector trainees, and other nationalities from the Sub-Saharan region, in the various technical fields. KIHBT offers regular certificate, diploma, higher diploma courses, capacity building, roads construction, as well as short courses.
The institute also organizes from time to time PBC courses for the NCA roads contractors.
KIHBT diploma courses generally take 3 years to complete and are examined by the Kenya National Examination Council, KNEC.
The institution has three campuses:
KIHBT Nairobi Main Campus
The main campus is located on Commercial Street in Nairobi’s Industrial Area. All Higher Diploma Courses are Conducted in the Nairobi Main Campus.
KIHBT Kisii Campus
Kisii Training Centre (KTC) organizes annual International Training Courses to pass information and experiences on to engineers, technicians, contractors, and trainers from Sub-Saharan Africa and the rest of the world.
KTC is directly responsible for road construction and maintenance activities in the area hence, everything which is taught in the classrooms can be exercised and tested immediately on the site.
KIHBT Ngong Campus
Ngong Campus is located at Ngong Hills, 3.5Km from Ngong Town towards Kibiko trading centre.
The campus has another centre in Ngong town, still under it, for short courses and seminars.
Examined By KNEC and Mombasa Polytechnic University College and takes 2 years to complete. These courses are tenable in the Nairobi Campus only and usually commence in May each year. Higher diploma courses offered by KIHBT include:
Building & Civil Engineering
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering (Automotive and Plant Option)
KNEC Diploma or Technician Part III certificate in the respective disciplines (Evening & Saturday Classes)