KMTC Application and Courses.

This is your detailed guide to The KMTC application process, courses offered and fees payable.

The previous application for a place in the Kenya Medical Training College was a long, tedious process. At the core of this was the suspect characteristic – paperwork.

But today that’s gone and done thanks to the KMTC online application process. This online application has made things easier.kmtc application And Courses

In this guide, I will help you go about this process so that you can apply for your course of choice successfully.

Remember that for you to be successful, you must ensure the correct application. So in that regard, you’ve got to follow the laid-out KMTC application instructions to the latter.

Also, timely application matters in the whole process.

KMTC Online Application.

The online application is done on the portal at the website www.kmtc.ac.ke. All the prospective candidates will have to apply for admission into their courses of choice during a specific year.

These applications are either into the Regular or Parallel Category. For the students who make it to the Regular Category, the tuition fee is usually subsidized and they are given the option to get accommodation inside the campus.

The Parallel students don’t receive government sponsorships and are also offered no accommodation inside the campus.

Here are some guidelines to help you complete your KMTC application successfully:

  • As a candidate, visit the KMTC portal and find out the kind of courses advertised. You will have the opportunity to also learn the requirements per each course.
  • You must make sure that you read and understand the application guidelines or instructions (also referred to as preservice/in-service).
  • Ensure that you exquisitely follow all the steps (and leave out no single step) until the end. This is the guarantee of a successful application.
  • The candidate must also make the application within the stipulated timeframe. Again to be fair, you want to ensure that nothing is done hastily as you cannot afford to leave out any detail in your application.

Key Things to Undertake When Applying for KMTC.

Before you apply, there are some core specifics that you want to note very closely. Remember that you don’t want to do this process without making considerations.

  1. With the many courses that KMTC offers, and the different entry qualifications, take your time to read through them. This will equip you with firsthand information that will be important during application.
  2. Look for your course of choice and ensure that you make the cut for the qualifications stated.
  3. Ensure that you make early personal preparations important for helping you to adapt during your time in the KMTC. These include things like funds and social support.
  4.  Keep in mind that in case you’re successful, you may be posted anywhere in Kenya. Therefore, the need to prepare mentally for such geographic changes.
  5. Keep checking your email for updates; this also helps you to remember your login credentials all time.
  6. Follow instructions keenly, and apply on time doing everything correctly.

KMTC Courses and Qualifications.

KMTC Kenya offers a wide range of courses across the 65 campuses that are spread in the country. Many people have come to know the institution to be a center for churning out nurses.

However, there are many more professionals that pass through Kenya Medical Training College education system. For example, the Public Health Officers and other hands-on medical practitioners.

With that said, KMTC provides over 50 courses in diploma, higher diploma, and certificate levels.

The General Entry Requirements.

The minimum entry qualification for a certificate course in KMTC is C- (Minus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). But this grade should be followed with specific scores in certain cluster subjects.

For entry into the Diploma programmes, the candidate should have a minimum of grade C (plain) in KCSE. Again, you must meet a specific cluster score.

You can also upgrade from a certificate to a Diploma or from the Diploma to a Higher Diploma. The requirements are as follows:

You are required to have a certificate in order to upgrade to Diploma. Then to upgrade to a Higher Diploma, you need to possess a Diploma.

The table below summarizes the requirements:

Level of Training Entry Requirements Duration of Training
Certificate Minimum of C- (Minus) in KCSE with a relevant combination of other subjects 2 years. However, nursing courses take 2½ years.
Diploma Have a KCSE Mean grade of C (plain) or its equivalent.

 

Relevant subject combination in subjects such as English, Kiswahili, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Sciences.

3 years. Except Community Health Nursing that lasts 3½ years
Upgrading  (to Diploma) You must be a holder of a certificate in relevant fields.

Two years of working experience

2 years except for the Community Health Nursing which takes 18 months.
Upgrading to Higher Diploma You must be a holder of a Basic Diploma in the relevant fields. A minimum of two years working experience. 1 year
Short Courses Individuals and groups like corporate bodies, companies and government ministries can make arrangements with the KMTC for short courses to their employees 2 weeks – 3 months

 

Here are some of the KMTC Diploma Courses offered at KMTC.

Course Entry Requirement Duration Campus
Diploma in Community Oral Health Must have scored a C plain in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences.

 

A C- (MINUS) in Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry or Mathematics

3 Years Nairobi
Diploma in Community Nutrition Should a C(plain) in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences; a D+ (Plus) in Chemistry or Physical Sciences.

 

D + (Plus) in one of these: Home Science, Agriculture, Mathematics, Physics, General Science

3 years Karen and Nakuru
Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology Must have a C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics.

 

A C-(Minus) in Biology or Biological Sciences. And C- (Minus) in one of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science and computer studies

Nairobi
Diploma in Community Health Nursing Should have a C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences.

 

Have a C-(minus) in any of the following: Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Mathematics

3½ Years Bondo, Bomet, Bungoma,Eldoret, Embu, Homa Bay,Kakamega, Kapkatet, Kilifi,Kisii, Kisumu, Kitale, Kitui,Machakos, Makueni, Meru,Mombasa, Msambweni,Muranga, Nairobi,Nakuru, Nyamira, Nyeri,Port Reitz, Siaya, Thika,Vihiga, Webuye Makindu,Chuka, Gatundu, Mwingi,Mosoriot, Iten
Diploma in Registered Nursing, Mental Health, and Psychiatry Minimum of C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili and Physics or Physical Science and Biology or Biological Sciences.

 

Minimum of C- in any one of the following: Mathematics or Chemistry

 

3 years Murang’a
Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences Minimum of C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili and Physics or Physical Science and Biology or Biological Sciences.

 

A C- (Minus) in any one of the following: Mathematics or Chemistry

 

3 years Nairobi

Nyeri

Kisumu

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences A C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences and Chemistry or Physical Sciences

 

C (Plain) in any one of Physics/Physical Sciences or Mathematics

 

3 years Port Reitz

Nairobi

Machakos

Lake Victoria

Embu

Diploma in Occupational Therapy A C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences.

 

A C- (Plain) in any two of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science, Mathematics, Agriculture, Home Science

 

3 years
Diploma in Optometry Must have a C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics.

 

Have a C- (Plain) in the following subjects:

Biology/ Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics/Physical Sciences

 

3 years Nairobi
Diploma in Orthopedic Technology Have a C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili and Biology and Physics or Physical Science or Mathematics.

 

A C-(Minus) in any one of the following: Physics, Physical Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Woodwork, Metal Work, Technical Drawing

 

3 years Nairobi
Diploma in Pharmacy A C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili and Chemistry or Physical Science and Biology or Biological Science.

 

A C (Plain) in any one of the following: Physics or Mathematics

 

3 years Nairobi

Manza

Kisumu

Nyeri

Diploma in Physiotherapy C in English or Kiswahili and Biology and Mathematics or Physics/Physical Science.

 

C- in any one of the following: -Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics or Physical Science

 

3 Years Nairobi

Homa Bay

Port Reitz

Diploma in Medical Engineering A C (Plain) in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics and Physics/Physical Sciences.

 

A C- (Minus) in any one of the following subjects: Biology/Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Electricity, Metal Work, Technical Drawing

 

3 years Eldoret
Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences Have a C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences.

 

C- in Mathematics and any one of the following: Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry

 

3 years Nairobi

Manza

Kabarnet

Karuri

Kwale

 

Diploma in Dental Technology A C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry.

 

A C- (Minus) Biology and in any one of the following: Biology/Biological Sciences, Metal Work, Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics

 

3 years Nairobi
Diploma in Orthopedic & Trauma Medicine A C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili, C in Biology/Biological Sciences and Mathematics or Physics/Physical Sciences.

 

C- in any one of the following: Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture.

 

3 years Nairobi

Kisii

Diploma in Health Promotion A C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences.

 

C- (Minus) in any one of the following: Mathematics, Physics/Physical Science, Chemistry.

 

3 years Nairobi

Nyahururu

Rachuonyo

Lugari

Diploma in Medical Social Care A C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences.

 

A C- (Minus) in any two of the following: Chemistry or Physics or Physical Science or Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture.

 

3 Years Karuri

Adapted from UrbanKenyans.com

KMTC Application : Certificate Courses.

Some of the KMTC courses at the certificate level include:

  1. Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences
  • The course is offered at Campuses at Eldoret, Embu, Kakamega, Kabarnet, Kisumu
  • Course duration is 2 years
  • Entry requirements: should score a C (plain) in English or Kiswahili or Biology Sciences. A C-(minus) in Mathematics and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry.
  1. Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology
  • The course is offered in Kitui campus
  • Must have a C-(Minus) in English or Kiswahili and a D+ in Biology and D+ in any one of the following: Mathematics, Physics, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, General Science, Computer Studies, Agriculture, Home Science.
  • The course takes 2 years
  1. Certificate in Community Health
  • This course lasts for 2 years and is offered in Garissa,
  • Must have a C- (Minus) in English and Biology or Biological Sciences and a D+ in Chemistry/Physics Science and in any one of the following subjects: Physics, Mathematics
  1. Certificate in Orthopaedic
  • Offered in Nairobi campus
  • C- (Minus) in English or Kiswahili and in Biology or Biological Sciences. A D+ in Mathematics or Physics/Physical Sciences and in any of the following subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics, Home Science and Agriculture.
  1. Certificate in Nursing (Pre-service)
  • This course is offered at Garissa Campus.
  • Full-time study
  1. Certificate in Medical Engineering
  • This is a fulltime course that takes 2 years
  • It is offered at Kilifi Campus
  1. Certificate in Community Health and Development
  • The course takes 6 months and is offered at Lodwar Campus
  • Qualification is KCSE
  1. Certificate in Medial Engineering
  • The course is offered at the Loitoktok Campus
  1. Certificate course in HRI
  • Offered at KMTC Murang’a campus

KMTC Intake.

The advertisement for the KMTC opportunities is done in October every year. Apart from being posted on the official website www.kmtc.ac.ke, these adverts are also found in the local newspapers.

The KMTC intake for the regular students takes place in September. The intake for the parallel students happens in March.

After applications are done, the successful candidates are informed of their admissions.

To apply for a place in the KMTC, you should have a KCSE C- (minus) minimum qualification for a certificate course. Other necessary pre-requisites include relevant academic certificates, national ID or Birth Certificate which should accompany the KMTC application form.

Candidates will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of Ksh.2000. For foreigners, you pay $50 – the payment is done via the National Bank by bank deposit or Banker’s Cheque.

KMTC Fees Structure Per Semester.

The KMTC fee structure can be subdivided into 3 categories: KMTC Regular, In-Service, and Self-Sponsored.

The table below represents the KMTC Self-Sponsored Fee Structure:

ITEM Activity Amount (Kshs.)
1.        Registration Fee 2,000.00
2.        Activity Fee 7,000.00
3.        Examination Fee 10,000.00
4.        Library and ICT services 3,000.00
5.        Tuition Fee 70,000.00
6.        Research and Development Fee 10,000.00
7.        Transport Levy 9,000.00
8.        Maintenance Levy 9,000.00
9.        Student Identity Card 700.00
  Total Amount 120,700.00

The Regular Fees Structure is indicated in the next table:

ITEM Activity Amount
1.        Registration Fee 2,000.00
2.        Activity Fee 7,000.00
3.        Examination Fee 10,000.00
4.        Tuition Fee 30,000.00
5.        Library and ICT services 3,000.00
6.        Research and Development Fee 10,000.00
7.        Transport Levy 9,000.00
8.        Maintenance Levy 9,000.00
9.        Student Identity Card 7,000.00
  TOTAL AMOUNT 80,700.00

The In-Service Fees Structure:

Item Activity Amount
1.        Registration 2,000.00
2.        Activity Fee 7,000.00
3.        Examination Fee 10,000.00
4.        Library and ICT services 3,000.00
5.        Tuition Fee 70,000.00
6.        Research and Development Fee 10,000.00
7.        Transport levy 9,000.00
8.        Maintenance Levy 9,000.00
9.        Student Identity Card 700.00
  Total Amount 120,700

Note: The students should pay fees in full at the beginning of each academic year. The first installment can always be paid on or before registration and the second comes before the commencement of the second semester.

Conclusion

The KMTC application process should be a smooth process for any candidate. It’s important to learn the laid-out instructions and understand them before you begin applying for a place.

Ensure that you’ve got the necessary requirements in place. For example, your birth certificate, or national identification card, your academic certificates, etc. need to be organized.

Joining a KMTC college means starting a new life and you need to prepare for it. Plan yourself well in terms of funds, social and mental preparedness and ensure that you submit the correct details when applying.

There is obviously a whole list of KMTC courses to choose from. So take your time and read through the requirements carefully.

Otherwise, hopefully, the guide has helped you in the exact point of need.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *