KMTC offers Courses that are approved and accredited by the relevant regulatory and accreditation bodies.

In accordance with the health objectives of Universal Health Coverage, Vision 2030, and the Sustainable Development Goals, the College has introduced new market-driven courses, as well as developed, reviewed, and implemented curricula in accordance with emerging health trends.

Below is a guideline on the courses offered at KMTC in their various faculties:

Faculty of Rehabilitative Sciences

Department of Dental Technology

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Diploma in Dental TechnologyMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Physics/Physical Sciences or Chemistry C- in Biology/Biological Sciences and in any one of the following:  Metal Work, Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics3 years

Department of Optometry

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Higher Diploma in Optometry (Contact Lenses)Diploma in Optometry/ Diploma in Opticianry1 year
Diploma in OptometryMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics C- in the following: – Biology/ Biological Sciences, Physics/ Physical Sciences3 years

Department of Medical Engineering

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Higher Diploma in Diagnostic EquipmentDiploma in Medical Engineering, OR equivalent from a recognized institution1 year
Higher Diploma in DialysisDiploma in Medical Engineering, OR equivalent from a recognized institution1 year
Diploma in Medical EngineeringMean 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 Drawing3 years
Certificate in Medical EngineeringMean Grade C-, C- in English or Kiswahili, D in Mathematics and D- in Physics/Physical Sciences, D in any one of the following: Chemistry, Biology/Biological Sciences, Electricity, Metal Work, Technical Drawing2 years

Department of Occupational Therapy

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Higher Diploma in Community Based RehabilitationDiploma in any one of the Health Care Professions from KMTC or other recognized institutions1 year
Diploma in Occupational TherapyMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology/ Biological Sciences C- in any one of the following: – Physics/ Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Agriculture, Home Science3 year

Department of Orthopaedic Technology

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Higher Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology (Orthotics)Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology1 Year
Diploma in Orthopaedic TechnologyMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology/ Biological Sciences D+ in any one of the following: – Physics/ Physical Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Woodwork, Metal Work, Technical Drawing3 Years

Department of Physiotherapy

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Higher Diploma in Orthopaedic Manual TherapyBSc. Physiotherapy or Diploma in Physiotherapy1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Women Health and Pelvic RehabilitationFemale Physiotherapists registered with Physiotherapy Council of Kenya (PCK) or other Physiotherapy Regulatory Bodies1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Neuro-RehabilitationDiploma in Physiotherapy/BSc Physiotherapy1 1/2 years
Diploma in PhysiotherapyMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology C- in any two of the following: -Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics/ Physical Sciences3 years

Faculty of Public Health Sciences

Department of Health Promotion and Community Health

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Higher Diploma in Health Education & PromotionDiploma in any one of the Health Care professions1 year
Diploma in Health PromotionMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology/ Biological Sciences D+ in any one of the following:  Mathematics, Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry3 years
Certificate in Health Promotion for the DeafMean Grade D+, D+ in English or Kiswahili D in Biology/Biological Sciences D in any of the following: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics/Physical Sciences, Agriculture, Home Science2 years
Community Health AssistantMean Grade C-, D+ in English or Kiswahili, D in Biology/ Biological Sciences, D in any of the following: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics/Physical Sciences, Agriculture, Home Science2 years

Department of Community Oral Health

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Diploma in Community Oral Health Mean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences C- in any two of the following:  Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics3 years

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Diploma in Nutrition and DieteticsMean Grade C-, D+ in English or Kiswahili and Biology/ Biological Sciences, D+ in Chemistry/Physical Science D in any one of the following: Home Science, Agriculture, Mathematics, Physics, General Science3 years
Certificate in Nutrition and DieteticsMean Grade D+, D+ in English or Kiswahili and Biology/ Biological Sciences, D in Chemistry/Physical Science. D in any one of the following: Home Science, Agriculture, Mathematics, Physics, General Science.2 years

Department of Public Health Sciences

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Higher Diploma in Food Science and InspectionDiploma in Public Health Sciences/Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences1 year
Higher Diploma in Solid Waste ManagementDiploma in Public Health Sciences/Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences1 year
Higher Diploma in Occupational Health and SafetyDiploma in any of the following: Environmental Health Sciences /Diploma in Public Health Sciences, Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Dental Technology, Orthopaedic Technology, Occupational Therapy, and Medical Engineering1 year
Higher Diploma in EpidemiologyDiploma in Environmental Health Science /Diploma in Public Health Sciences s, KRCHN, Clinical Medicine, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Health Records & Information, Community Oral Health1 year
Diploma in Public HealthMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences. C- in Mathematics and any one of the following:  Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry3 years
Diploma in Medical Social WorkMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and D+ in Biology/ Biological Sciences C- in any one of the following: Chemistry, Physics/Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture, Business Studies and Geography, History, CRE and IRE3 years
Certificate in Public HealthMean Grade C-, C- in English or Kiswahili, D+ in Biology/ Biological Sciences and D in Mathematics, D in any one of the following: Home Science, Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture, Building Construction, Technical Drawing, Electricity or Woodwork2 years

Faculty of Diagnostic Sciences

Department of Medical Imaging Sciences

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Higher Diploma in Radiography and Imaging UltrasonographyDiploma in Medical Imaging Sciences or its equivalentFull-time 1 year, Part-time 1 1/2 Years
Higher Diploma in Radiation Therapy Diploma in Radiotherapy or equivalent/Diploma in Radiography/ Medical Imaging Sciences (MIS)1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Computed TomographyDiploma in Radiography and Imaging (Medical Imaging Science) or its Equivalent from a recognized training institution1 year
Higher Diploma in Magnetic Resonance ImagingDiploma in Radiography and Imaging (Medical Imaging Science) or its Equivalent from a recognized training institution1 year
Diploma in Radiography and ImagingMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Physics/Physical Sciences and Biology/Biological Sciences. C- in any one of the following: – Mathematics, Chemistry3 years

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Higher Diploma in  Blood Transfusion ScienceDiploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Registered by the KMLTTB1 year
Higher Diploma in Clinical ChemistryDiploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Registered by the KMLTTB1 year
Higher Diploma in  HaematologyDiploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Registered by the KMLTTB1 year
Higher Diploma in  Histopathology and cytopathologyDiploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Registered by the KMLTTB1 year
Higher Diploma in   MicrobiologyDiploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Registered by the KMLTTB1 year
Higher Diploma in Parasitology and EntomologyDiploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Registered by the KMLTTB1 year
Higher Diploma in  VirologyDiploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Registered by the KMLTTB1 year
Higher Diploma in Blood Transfusion SciencesDiploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Registered by the KMLTTB1 year
Diploma in Medical Laboratory SciencesMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences and Chemistry/Physical Sciences,  C in any one of the following: – Physics/Physical Sciences, Mathematics3 Years

Faculty of Information Technology and Medical Education

Department of Health Records and Information

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Diploma in Health Records and Information TechnologyMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Mathematics D+ in Biology/Biological Sciences C- in any one of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Studies, Agriculture, Home Science, Economics, Geography, Commerce, Business Studies3 years
Certificate in  Health Records and InformationMean Grade C-, C- in English or Kiswahili and D in Biology/ Biological Sciences. D- in Mathematics and D+ in any one of the following: – Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry, General Science, Computer Studies, agriculture, Home Science, Economics, Geography, Commerce and Business Studies2 years

Department of Medical Education

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Higher Diploma in Medical EducationDiploma in any one of the Health Care professions, basic knowledge in Computer is added advantage1 year
Higher Diploma in Health Systems Management (Distance Learning)Diploma in any one of the Health Care professions, basic knowledge in Computer is added advantage1 year

Faculty of Pharmaceuticals Science

Department of Pharmacy

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Higher Diploma in Clinical PharmacyDiploma in Pharmacy OR Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology Three Years Post Qualification Working Experience in the Medical Field Enrolled with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board Applicants must have met the Minimum Entry Requirements for a Diploma in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Technology1 1/2 years
Diploma in PharmacyMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Chemistry/Physical Science and Biology or Biological Sciences C in any one of the following: – Physics/Physical Sciences or Mathematics3 years

Faculty of Nursing

Department of Nursing

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Higher Diploma in Kenya Registered Nurse Anaesthesia     i. Diploma in Nursing or in Community, Health Nursing(KRN/KRCHN) ii. Diploma in Nursing (KRN/ KRM) and one-year Post Graduation experience1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing1 year
Higher Diploma in Pediatric Nursing1 year
Higher Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing1 year
Higher Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing1 year
Higher Diploma in Nephrology Nursing1 year
Higher Diploma in Palliative Care Nursing1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Perioperative Nursing1 year
Higher Diploma Family Health Nursing1 year
Diploma in Community Health Nursing Mean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences. C- in any one of the following: Chemistry or Physics/ Physical Science or Mathematics3 years
Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing and Midwifery3 years
Diploma in Registered Nursing Mental Health & Psychiatry3 years
Diploma in Health CounsellingMean grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and D in Biology/ Biological Sciences. C in anyone of the following: Religious Studies or History3 years
Certificate in Community Health NursingMean Grade C-, C- in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences. D+ in any one of the following: – Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry or Mathematics2 years

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

Department of Clinical Medicine

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Higher Diploma in                                                        Anaesthesia            Diploma in clinical medicine any health related course from KMTC OR any other recognized institution  1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery                                                       1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Nephrology  1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Speech and Language Pathology    1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Family Health  1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Ophthalmology & Cataract Surgery    1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Ophthalmology, Advanced Refraction and Low Vision  1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Ophthalmology  1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Orthopaedics and Trauma Medicine  1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Reproductive Health      1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Pediatrics  1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Mental Health and Psychiatry  1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Addictive Science (Distance Learning)    1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Chest Medicine          1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Dermatology and Venereology             1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Audiology and Hearing Care Technology    1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine  1 1/2 years
Higher Diploma in Oncology and Palliative Care    1 1/2 years
Diploma in Clinical Medicine and SurgeryMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili, and C in Biology/ Biological Sciences, C- in Chemistry/Physical Sciences C- in any one of the following: Mathematics, Physics/Physical Sciences3 years
Certificate in Emergency Medical TechnicianMean Grade of C1 Year

Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Medicine

CourseMinimum RequirementDuration
Diploma in Orthopaedic and Trauma MedicineMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and C in Biology/ Biological Sciences, C- in any one of the following: Mathematics, Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry3 years
Certificate in Orthopaedic and Trauma MedicineMean Grade C-, C- in English or Kiswahili and C in Biology/Biological Sciences, D+ in any one of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Woodwork, Metal Work, Technical Drawing, Home Science, Agriculture, Computer Studies2 years

SHORT COURSES

KMTC also offer short courses to individuals, corporates or tailor–made for organizations.  Applications are made online by logging in to the KMTC portal – available at www.kmtc.ac.ke  and choose the option short courses and follow the steps as prompted by the system. These courses include:

  • HIV Training and Counselling services (HTS)
  • Adherence Counselling
  • Echocardiography
  • Monitoring & evaluation
  • Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • Health Systems Management
  • Leadership Development Program
  • Safe Phlebotomy
  • Infection Prevention and Control (with emphasis on COVID 19)
  • First aid and basic life support
  • Sign Language for Health workers
  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Physiology and prescription. (Therapeutic)
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Nutrition in critical care
  • NEW Point of Care Ultrasound in Midwifery
  • Certificate in Medical Emergency Medical Technician
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KMTC Contacts

For more information on KMTC courses you can reach out to them via there various channels. Below are their contacts:

Location: Kenya Medical Training College off Ngong Road

Address: P.O.BOX 30195 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

Email Address: info@kmtc.ac.ke