Every KCSE candidate wishes to pursue a prestigious course at a well-known institution upon completing their secondary school education.
However, not every KCSE examinee manages to secure a chance at the university. For most students, the failure to secure a slot in their preferred university marks the end of their education and career.
Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) offers some little-known but most marketable certificate courses that such students can pursue. Let’s explore them below:
1. Health Records and IT
This certificate course involves learning all the health records techniques and requirements with the help of Information Technology, given the digitalization in this current age.
The course lasts for approximately 2 years, and students need to obtain at least a mean score of C- in KCSE to stand a chance. KMTC colleges in Nairobi, Kitui, and Garissa offer this course.
2. Psychiatric Nursing
This program delves into the study of psychiatric nursing and the adjustment of nutritional needs. To stand a chance, applicants need a mean score of D+ in KCSE, D+ in English/Kiswahili and Biology, and a D in Chemistry/Physics.
3. Environmental Health Sciences
To stand a chance, one needs to achieve a mean score of C- in KCSE, C- in English, D+ in Maths or Physics, and C- in Biology. This certificate course is available at KMTCs in Kabarnet, Embu, Eldoret, Manza, and Kwale.
4. Orthopedic Trauma Medicine
Formerly known as ‘Orthopedic Plaster Technology,’ this certificate course requires a mean grade of C- in KCSE, C- in English language, and D+ in Maths or Physics to stand a chance. Colleges offering this course include Machakos, Nairobi, and Chuka.
Considered one of the most marketable certificate courses in Kenya, nursing programs typically last for 2.5 years and are offered in colleges such as Lodwar, Kabarnet, and Carissa, among others.
6. Medical Engineering
This certificate course spans 2 years, and applicants need to have obtained a mean grade of C- in KCSE to stand a chance. Kilifi KMTC offers this course.
7. Health Promotion for the Deaf
This certificate course is exclusively designed for deaf students. To qualify, you must have attained a D+ in English/Kenyan sign language and a D in Maths/Chemistry. The course duration is approximately 2 years.
8. Community Nutrition
This course can lead to becoming a certified nutritionist. It lasts for about 2 years and is offered in colleges such as Thika, Kuria, and Homabay.
9. Community Health/Nursing
To stand a chance, applicants need to have achieved a mean score of C- in KCSE, C- in English/Kiswahili, C- in Biology/Biological Science, and D+ in Chemistry/Physics.
10. Nutrition and Dietetics
This course focuses on understanding the body’s nutritional needs and adapting to varying requirements. To qualify, one needs a mean score of D+ in KCSE, D+ in English/Kiswahili and Biology, and a D in Chemistry/Physics.