Rift Valley Technical Training Institute Courses and requirements

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute Courses, Requirements

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (TTI) is a public TVET institution located in Eldoret and offers practical and industry-driven courses in artisan, craft, certificate, diploma and higher diploma.

Since Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) inception in 1962, the institution has now grown to be among the best TVET colleges in Kenya with a population of at least 6,000 trainees by the time of writing this article.

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute is now accredited to offer  Competency-Based Education and Training courses (CBET).

All courses at the institution are organized into 8 departments:

  • Automotive and Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Building and Civil Engineering Department
  • Business and Development Studies Department
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department
  • Hospitality and Dietetics Department
  • Information Communication Technology Department
  • Pharmacy and Chemical Sciences Department
  • Medical Lab and Biological Sciences Department

Intakes into RVTTI take place mainly in May and September.

Main courses are examined by KNEC while the competency-based education and training courses have CBET as the examining body.

Diploma courses at Rift Valley Technical Training Institute require a KCSE mean grade of at least C- (minus) or pass in craft.

Craft certificate courses require a D plain or pass in related artisan course, while artisan courses require at least a D- (minus) in KCSE or a KCPE certificate holder.

Courses Offered at the Rift Valley TTI

ICT Department Courses

  • Diploma in Information Communication Technology
  • Diploma in Computer Studies
  • Diploma in Information Sciences
  • Certificate in Information Technology
  • Certificate in Information Sciences
  • Computer Packages
  • ICDL Related courses
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Building and Civil Engineering Courses

Courses in this department take 1 year per module to complete.

  • Diploma in Building  Technology
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Architecture
  • Craft Certificate in Building Technology
  • Artisan Certificate in Masonry
  • Artisan Certificate in Plumbing
  • Artisan Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery
  • Architectural Draughtmanship
  • AutoCAD and ArchiCAD

Business and Development Studies Courses (1 year)

  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma Supply Chain Management (C-  In Maths, Eng or Pass in Craft)
  • Certificate in Supply Chain Management (D Plain in Maths, English)
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Business Administration (C- in English & Maths)
  • Certificate in Business Management (D+ in KCSE and D+ in Maths & English, takes 6 months)
  • Diploma in Social Work & Community Development
  • Certificate in Social Development (D+)
  • Diploma in Accountancy
  • Accounting Technician Diploma, Level I, II & III (KASNEB Accredited),  (D+, 6 months)
  • Secretarial Studies (Higher Diploma, Diploma & Certificate)

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department (1 year)

  • Diploma in Electrical  and Electronics Engineering (Power Option)
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering  (Instrumentation and Control)
  • Craft in Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Installation Artisan
  • Short courses in Solar Installation

Hospitality and Dietetics Management Courses

  • Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics (Module I, II, III)(C-, Pass in FBC; takes 1 year)
  • Diploma in Food and Beverage (Pass in craft or F & B; takes 3 years)
  • Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Certificate in Food and Beverage (D+ or pass in Artisan Certificate)
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ICT Departement Courses

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production) (1 year)
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant) (3 years)
  • Diploma in Welding and Fabrication (3 years)
  • Craft in  Welding and Fabrication (1 year)
  • Craft in Mechanical Engineering (1 year)
  • Artisan in Welding and Fabrication (1 year)
  • General Fitter Artisan (D- or KCPE, 1year)
  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering (C in Maths, Physics & English; 1 year per module)
  • Diploma in Agricultural Engineering (1 year)
  • Craft in Automotive Engineering
  • Craft in Agricultural Engineering
  • Artisan in Automotive Engineering
  • Motor Cycle Repair and Maintenance (KCPE; 6 months)
  • Driving Course ( Class BCE), above 18yrs ( 3 weeks)
  • Panel Beating and Auto Body (KCPE)

Pharmacy & Chemical Sciences Courses

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology (Approved by PPB) (C plain, C (plain) in Eng, Bio, Chem, Math or Phy)
  • Dip in Petroleum Geo-Science Mod. I, II &III (C- in maths or pass in Craft in Geoscience)
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering (C- (minus), C- in Math /Physics & Chem.)
  • Diploma in Medical Engineering (C- (minus), C- in Math /Physics & Bio )
  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
  • Craft in Petroleum Geoscience

Medical and Biological Sciences Courses

Craft certificate courses take 2 years while diploma courses in this department go for 3 years.

  • HND In Applied Biology (pass in DAB)
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (C plain, C in Eng, Bio, Chem, Math or Phy)
  • Diploma in Environmental Science & Technology Mod. I, II & III (C plain, C in Math, Physics, & Chemistry/ physical Science or Biology)
  • Diploma in Food Science & Processing Technology (C-)
  • Diploma in Applied Biology  (C-)
  • Diploma in Agriculture Mod. I, II & III
  • Craft Certificate in Agriculture
  • Craft-cert in Food Processing & Preservation Technology Module I & II
  • Craft in Science Laboratory Technology
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CBET Courses at Rift Valley TTI (6 months)

  • Certificate in Mechanical Engineering – Lathe Machine Operator (D plain)
  • Manual Arc Welder Level 4 (D plain)
  • Electrical Instrumentation & Control (D+)

Important Links for RVTTI

  1. Students Portal: RVTTI students portal login page.
  2. New Student Application Portal: New student admission application form.
  3. Elearning Portal: https://elearning.rvti.ac.ke
  4. Current fee structure: RVTTI Fee Structure download

Rift Valley TTI Contacts

  • Administration contacts: +254704244244, 0733244240
  • Registry contacts: +254729621773
  • Customer care contacts: 0111244244
  • Email: info@rvti.ac.ke
  • P.O Box 244-30100, Eldoret, Kenya.

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