Kenya Medical Training College Kmtc 2019 Intake March and September Courses Offered in Kenya

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Kenya Medical Training College is commonly known to many as KMTC, is the largest public middle-level training center that was founded under the Ministry of Health in 1927 with just four scholars at Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) in Kabete. Presently, the institution is home to over 22,000 students pursuing more than 50 KMTC courses ranging from certificate, diploma and higher diplomas. Over time, MKTC has introduced newer courses to cater for the growing needs of the healthcare sector. Every year KMTC produces over 6000 medical practitioners to work in both the public and health sectors, and this is approximately 80% of the entire medical workforce in Kenya.

KMTC is located approximately 3km in the Northern part of Nairobi City with its head offices and main campus based opposite Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on a 20-acre piece of land. KMTC has thirty-six schools spread out in different locations within Kenya such as Lodwar, Kisumu, Garrisa, and Loitoiktok. All such campuses have been strategically located near a provincial or district facility to make it easier for students to undertake their clinical attachment. The institution is well endowed with qualified and experienced teachers as well as administrative personnel. Because of this, KMTC draws students from East and Central Africa nations including Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda. The unprecedented growth of KMTC from its initial stages is due to the steady government support, dedication of the staff as well as the scholar’s diligence

KMTC Courses and Qualifications

Below are some of the KMTC courses 2017/2018 as well as their respective requirements.

1. KMTC Certificate Courses

Certificate in Orthopaedic Plaster Technology

Minimum entry conditions for the class includes a C- in English or Kiswahili, a C- in Biology, D in Maths or Physics or Physical science and a D in any of the following subjects, Agriculture, Chemistry, Home science. The course is offered at KMTC, Nairobi and takes two years.

Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing

This course is offered at KMTC Mathari and Takes two and a Half years to complete. Entry prerequisites include a C- in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences and a D in any of these; Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics.

Certificate in Nursing

The minimum entry condition includes those similar to the Certificate on Psychiatric Nursing course and also takes the same time frame to complete. The course is offered at MTC colleges in Lodwar, Garissa, and Karbanet.

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2. KMTC Diploma Courses

Basic Diploma in Environmental Health Science

This particular course is offered at several KMTC colleges in Nyeri, Nakuru, Karbanet, Kitui, Kisumu, Nairobi, Embu, Machakos, Kakamega, and Mswambeni. It takes a full-time student three years to finish the course. And minimum requirements include KCSE mean grade of C with a C in English or Kiswahili or C in any of the three sciences.

Post Basic Diploma in Food, Science, and Inspection

This KMTC Short course is only offered at KMTC branches in Nairobi on a full-time basis and takes one year to complete. Entry requirements for the course includes serving PHO’s so that they can specialize and function well in environmental health management

Post-Basic Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

This is another KMTC short course that takes one academic year to complete on a full-time basis. The course is offered at KMTC, Nairobi and entry requirements include serving PHO’s as well.

Post-Basic Diploma in Solid Waste Management

The course is offered at KMTC branch in Nairobi, takes one-year duration on a full-time basis and its entry prerequisites include serving PHOs.

In-service Diploma in EHS (regular)

This course targets Public Health Technicians (PHTs) so that it can advance them to PHOs. The course is offered in various KMTC colleges in Nakuru, Kakamega, Machakos, Nyeri, Lodwar, Karbanet, Embu and Kisumu.

In service Diploma in EHS

This course is offered only at KMTC Nairobi and includes evening classes only. Minimum entry requirements include a certificate in Environmental Health Science from KMTC

3. KMTC Higher Diploma Courses

Higher Diploma in Epidemiology (Parallel)

The course is offered at KMTC branches in Nairobi and Kisumu. Minimum entry requirements include Diploma holders in Public Health, Community Oral Health, Clinical Medicine, Medical Laboratory Technology, Health Records and Information and Nursing all obtained from KMTC.

Diploma in Pharmacy

The course is offered at KMTC colleges in Mombasa, Nyeri, Kisumu, Nairobi, Manza, and Nakuru. The course takes two years on a full time basis to complete with classes and practicals in the lab. Moreover, it includes a seven-month attachment in any hospital, company and community pharmacies. Minimum entry conditions include a KCSE mean grade of C plain with a C in English or Kiswahili or Chemistry or Biology or Physics and a C in either Physics, Maths or any other qualification deem fit by the academic board of the institution.

Other KMTC courses offered include Diploma in Medical Laboratory, Medical Imaging, Medical Engineering, Dental Technology, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Medical Education, and Nutrition, Diploma in Community oral health and Health Records and Information.

New KMTC Courses

KMTC in its efforts to assist the government in combating new and emerging health issues, it has introduced some new courses. These courses include

  • Nephrology
  • Orthopaedic trauma medicine
  • Palliative care nursing
  • Nurse anesthesia
  • Enrolled Community Nursing
  • Diploma in Health Education and Promotion
  • Health Systems Management.

KMTC Intake and Admissions

KMTC conducts both government-sponsored (regular) and parallel programs. The regular programs intake is in September while the parallel one is in March. Currently, KMTC intake is on-going for parallel students, and it closes on the 28th January 2018. Once applications are closed, successful candidates will be notified accordingly. Furthermore, KMTC courses advertisements are placed on the local newspapers in October.

KMTC is open to all parallel scholars regardless of the year they sat for their KSCE. When making applications, students are recommended to attach relevant academic certificates and National ID/birth certificate along with the KMTC application form. All applying students must pay a non-refundable fee of Ksh 2,000 or $50 for foreigners via National bank deposit or Banker’s Cheque. Please note that payment of the application fees does not guarantee admission into the training facility.

KMTC Courses and Fee Structure

The KMTC fee structure is dependent on the category of the student that is whether Government sponsored, Parallel or foreign. One can get the fee structure for the different KMTC courses at

All applications must be addressed to

The Director

Kenya Medical Training College

P.O Box 30195, 00100

Nairobi, Kenya



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