KMTC Kenya diploma courses

List of Diploma Courses Offered at KMTC and Requirements

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Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) offers an extensive selection of practical medical diploma courses in various fields of study. With 74 campuses located throughout the country, students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of programs that align with their interests and career goals. These programs, which typically take 3 years to complete, are designed to provide students with hands-on experience and training in the medical field, preparing them for successful careers in healthcare.

By providing access to a diverse range of medical education, KMTC helps to ensure that Kenya has a well-trained medical workforce to meet the needs of its growing population.

To apply for a course, visit the KMTC online portal. Admissions happen twice a year, typically in March and September. Check with your preferred campus for specific dates.

KMTC dental technology course in progress.
Dental Technology lesson in progress at one of the KMTC colleges.

Diploma Courses and Requirements at KMTC

Here are the medical diploma courses offered at the KMTC campuses in Kenya, course duration and the minimum academic qualifications required:

Diploma Course Minimum Entry Requirements Duration
Clinical Medicine KCSE mean grade of C with C in English or Kiswahili,
and C in Biology/Biological Sciences, C- in Chemistry/
Physical Science. C- in any one of the following:
Mathematics, Physics/Physical Sciences
3 years
Medical Laboratory
Sciences
Mean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili, Biology/Biological Sciences and Chemistry/Physical Sciences C in either Physics/Physical Sciences or Mathematics 3 years
Diploma in Medical
Laboratory
Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized
institution and Registered with KMLTTB
2 years
Orthopaedic and
Trauma Medicine
Certificate in Orthopaedic and Trauma Medicine/Certificate in Orthopaedic Plaster Technology 2 years
Orthopaedic and
Trauma Medicine (Preservice)
Mean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili, C in Biology/Biological Sciences and Mathematics or Physics/Physical Sciences C- in any one of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Home
Science, Agriculture
3 years
Community
Oral
Health
An average C or above. Grade C or credit in English and Biology or Biological Sciences. C- or credit in any two of the following: Chemistry, Physics or Physical Science, Mathematics. 3 years
Radiography and
Imaging(Medical Imaging)
Mean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Physics/Physical Sciences and Biology/Biological Sciences.
C- in any one of the following:- Mathematics, Chemistry.
3 years
Health Records
and Information
Technology (Preservice)
Mean Grade of C, with C in English/Kiswahili, C- in Mathematics and D+ in Biology/Biological Sciences. C- in any of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry, General Sciences, Computer Studies, Agriculture, Home Science, Economics, Geography, Commerce and Business
Studies.
3 years
Health Records
and Information
Technology
Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology 2 years
Pharmacy Mean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili, Chemistry/Physical Sciences and Biology or Biological Sciences. C in any one of the following: – Physics/Physical Sciences or Mathematics. 3 years
Dental Technology KCSE Mean Grade of C, with C in English or Kiswahili, and Physical Sciences or Physics or Chemistry. C- in Biology and any one of the following:- Metalwork, Mathematics,
Physics or Chemistry.
3 years
Public Health (Pre-service) Mean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences C- in Mathematics and any one of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry 3 years
Public Health Certificate in Public Health (Environmental Health Sciences) 2 years
Nutrition & Dietetics Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics. Two years of working experience 2 years
Nutrition & Dietetics (Pre-service) KCSE Aggregate Grade C-, with C- in English or Kiswahili, and Biology or Biological Sciences. D+ in Chemistry/Physical Sciences, D in any one of the following: Physics, Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture, General Sciences or Business Studies 3 years
Occupational
Therapy
KCSE Mean Grade of C, with C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology or Biological Sciences. C- in any one of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Agriculture or Home Science 3 years
Health Promotion KCSE Mean Grade of C, C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology/ Biological Sciences, D+ in any one of the following: Mathematics, Physics/Physical Science or Chemistry 3 years
Orthopaedic
Technology
KCSE with a Mean Grade of C, with C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology/ Biological Sciences, D+ in any of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Woodwork, Metalwork or Technical Drawing 3 years
Optometry Mean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics
C- in the following: – Biology/ Biological Sciences, Physics/Physical Sciences
3 years
Physiotherapy KCSE minimum aggregate of C with C in English or Kiswahili, C- in Biology. C- in any two of the following:-
Chemistry, Physics
Medical Engineering
Technology
Certificate in Medical Engineering Technology OR an equivalent from a recognized institution 2 years
Medical Engineering
Technology (Preservice)
Mean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics and Physics/Physical Sciences C- in any one of the following: – Biology/Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Electricity, Metal Work, Technical Drawing 3 years
Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (Pre-service) KCSE minimum aggregate C with the following specific
requirements: C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or
Biological Sciences. C- in Chemistry, Mathematics or
Physics / Physical Sciences
3 years
Kenya Registered Nurse KCSE minimum aggregate C with the following specific
requirements: C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or
Biological Sciences. C- in Chemistry, Mathematics or
Physics / Physical Sciences
3 years

KMTC Fee Structure

The latest KMTC fee structure and the modes of payment can be found on the KMTC website: kmtc.ac.ke.

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In case of any problem, while applying online or any other queries, you can visit any nearest KMTC campus or contact them on these phone numbers: 0723004516, 0723000429, 0736212060 and 0736993813.

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