KMTC Courses 2018

KMTC Courses 2018


Kenya Medical Training College, popularly known as KMTC, offers a total of 19 diploma and certificate courses. As at 2018, the following are courses offered by the institution.

  1. Clinical Medicine (diploma and higher diploma)
  2. Community Nutrition ( certificate, diploma)
  3. Community Oral Health (diploma)
  4. Dental Technology (diploma)
  5. Environmental Health Sciences ( certificate, diploma and higher diploma)
  6. Health Education and Promotion (diploma and higher diploma)
  7. Health Records and Information (certificate and diploma)
  8. Medical Education (higher diploma)
  9. Medical Engineering (certificate, diploma and higher diploma)
  10. Medical Imaging Sciences (diploma and Higher diploma)
  11. Medical Laboratory Sciences (diploma and higher diploma)
  12. Nursing (certificate, diploma and higher diploma)
  13. Occupational therapy (diploma)
  14. Optometry (diploma)
  15. Orthopedic Technology (Certificate, diploma)
  16. Orthopedic Trauma and Medicine (diploma)
  17. Pharmacy (diploma and higher diploma)
  18. Physiotherapy (diploma, higher diploma)
  19. Health Systems Management (Higher diploma)

New Courses

To keep abreast with market changes, the college has introduced several courses.

For instance, a three-year diploma programme in Optical Technology has already kicked off at the Occupational Therapy department. Targeting Form Four leavers, the lucrative course will fill a vacuum that has existed in Africa for a long time. KMTC becomes the second training institution in Africa, after Tanzania, to offer the course that will enable graduates to assess visual defects and fabricate visual devices to correct them.

Vision Therapy – A one-year post basic course, this full time programme initially targets graduates of clinical medicine, occupational therapy, and nurses to make them vision therapists. This means graduates can run rehabilitation programmes for people with visual impairments.

Sensory Integration Therapy – A one-year postgraduate diploma course, the work-based programme targets occupational therapists, nurses, physiotherapists and nurses to enable them apply what they read in class to their work environment. The course does not change one’s career but gives one skills to be able to deal with persons with brain injuries.

Ultra sound – This is a one-year higher national diploma course. The full-time programme that is taught at the medical imaging department will enable graduates to scan organs of the body using specialized equipment.

Ophthalmic Nursing– This is a one-year post diploma course. The full-time programme for regular and self-sponsored students targets nurses to enable them diagnose, treat and refer patients with eye problems as well as give them health education.

It’s known that no other college in Kenya matches KMTC in regards to quality of training in medical related courses. The institution is a darling of all Kenyans aspiring to be nurses. If you have a daughter or son willing to do nursing or any medical related course, take them to KMTC.

To join KMTC, here are entry requirements:

To join KMTC to pursue a certificate course, you must have a minimum of C- with specific qualifications in cluster subjects in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations. For diploma programmes, you must have attained a minimum of C with specific qualifications in cluster subjects. Upgrading courses require that a candidate has a certificate in a respective field while for higher diploma programmes, candidates must have attained a diploma course as per the following guidelines.

The following table is a summary of the requirements for courses offered:

S/NO Level of training Entry Requirement Duration of training
1 Certificate A minimum aggregate of C- with relevant combination of other subjects is a requirement. 2 years with the exception of nursing which takes 2 ½  years
2 Diploma KCSE mean grade of C (or equivalent) with relevant combination of other subjects such as English, Kiswahili, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Sciences.



3 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 3 ½ years
3 Upgrading Holders of a certificate in relevant fields and at least two years working experience.



 2 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 18 Months
4 Higher Diploma Holders of basic diploma in relevant fields and at least a minimum of two years working experience. 1 year
5 Short Courses Individuals and groups such as corporate bodies, companies and government ministries interested in any course or courses can make a written request for arrangements to be made.


2 weeks – 3 Months