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The Rift Valley Institute of Science & Technology List of Courses, Requirements and Duration

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The Rift Valley National PolytechnicThe Rift Valley National Polytechnic

RIFT VALLEY INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

NAKURU NJORO ROAD · P.O. BOX 7182

TEL: 0720 66 82 38 NAKURU, KENYA

Email: [email protected] Website:www.rvist.ac.ke

COURSES OFFERED

Electrical and Electronics Department

S/NO COURSE NAME COURSE INTAKE  
    DURATION    
         
1. Artisan in Electrical Installation 1Year September  
         
2. Higher Dip. In Electrical Engineering 2 Years May  
         
3. Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronics –Power option 1 Year per May/  
  (Module I & II) Module September  
         
4. Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering-Power 1 Year per May  
  (Module I, II & III) Module September  
         
5. Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering- 1 Year per May/  
  Telecommunication (Module I, II & III) Module September  
         
Hospitality and Tourism Studies Department      
S/NO COURSE NAME COURSE INTAKE  
    DURATION    
         
6. Artisan in Housekeeping 1 Year May/Sept  
         
7. Artisan in Garment Making 1 Year May/Sept  
         
8. Artisan in Food and Beverages 1 Year May/Sept  
         
9. Craft Certificate in Fashion and Design Module I, II 1 Year Per May/  
    Module September  
         
10. Craft Certificate in Food and Beverages Production and Service 1 Year May/Sept  
  & Sales (Module I & II) per Module    
         
11. Craft Certificate in Catering & Accommodation Module I&II 1 Year per Module January/  
      September  
         
12. Craft Certificate in Tour Guiding and Travel Operations 1 Year per Module January/  
  Module I & II   May  
         
13. Diploma in Fashion & Design and Clothing Technology 2 Terms per May/  
  Module I,II & III Module September  
         
14. Diploma in Food and Beverages Management Module I,II & III 1 Year Per May/  
    Module September  
         
15. Diploma in Catering & Accommodation Module I,II&III 1Year per Module May/Sept  
         
16. Diploma in Tourism Management Module I,II &III 1 Year per Module May/Sept  
         
17. Higher National Diploma in Food and Beverage 2 Years May/Sept  
         
Agriculture Education and Extension Department      
S/NO COURSE NAME COURSE INTAKE  
    DURATION    
         
18. National Vocational Certificate in Modern Methods in Level 1, 1Year May/Sept  
  Agribusiness ( Level 1 & 2) Level 2,6Months    
         
19. Craft Certificate in General Agriculture 2 Years Jan/May  
         
20. Diploma in Agriculture (Module 1,11 & 111)      
    1 Year per May/Sept  
21. Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development  
  (Module 1,11 & 111) Module    
         
22. Diploma in Entrepreneurial Agriculture (Module 1,11 & 111)      
         

 

 

 

 

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Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering Department

S/NO COURSE NAME COURSE INTAKE  
    DURATION    
           
23 Artisan in Welding and Fabrication 1 Year May  
           
24 Artisan in Automotive Engineering 1 Year September  
           
25. Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Module I & II) 1 Year per May/Sept  
    Module    
           
26. Craft Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics  (Automotive) 1 Year May/Sept  
  (Module I & II) Per Module    
           
27. Craft Certificate in Agricultural Mechanics 2 Years January/  
        Sept  
           
28. Diploma in Automotive Engineering (Module I, II & III) 1 Year per May/Sept  
    Module    
           
29. Diploma in Agricultural Engineering 3 Years January/  
        Sept  
           
30. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production) (Module I, II 1 Year per May/Sept  
  & III) Module    
           
ICT Department        
S/NO COURSE NAME COURSE INTAKE  
    DURATION    
31 International Computer Driving License (ICDL) 4 Months January, May,  
        Sept  
32. Craft Certificate in Information Studies Module 1 & 11 (Library) 1 Year Per May/Sept  
    Module    
33. Diploma in Information Studies (Library) 2 Years January/May  
34. Diploma in Computer Studies 2 Years January/May  
35. Diploma in Information Communication Technology (ICT) 1 Year Per May/Sept  
  Module 1, 11 & 111 Module    
36. Craft Certificate in Information Communication Technology 1 Year per May/Sept  
  Module I & II Module    
37. Computer Packages 1 Month    
38. Computer Repair and Maintenance 1 Month    
Building and Civil Engineering Department        
S/NO COURSE NAME COURSE INTAKE  
    DURATION    
40 Craft Certificate in Building Technology Module I & II 1 Year Per May  
    Module    
41. Craft Certificate Land Survey 2 Years May  
42. Craft Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery 2 Years May  
43. Craft Certificate in Masonry 2 Years May  
44. Craft Certificate in Plumbing & Building services 2 Years May  
45. Diploma in Water Technology 3 Years September  
46. Diploma in Building Technology (Module I, II & III) 1 Year per September  
    Module    
47. Diploma in Civil Engineering(Module I, II & III) 1 Year per September  
    Module    
48. Diploma in Quantity Surveying 3 Years September  
49 Diploma in Architecture (Module I, II & III) 1 Year per September  
    Module  
       
50 Diploma in Land Surveying 2 Years September  
Health and Applied Sciences Department        
         
S/NO COURSE NAME COURSE INTAKE  
    DURATION    
51 Diploma in Medical Engineering 3 Years May  
  KCSE C- with D+ in English/Kisw,Bio, Chem, Maths/Physics        
52. Craft Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology ( Module I 1 Year per May /  

 

      & II) KCSE D+ (PLUS) with D in Math/Physics, D in Bio & D in Chem. Module September
      For module II pass in module I    
  53.   Craft Certificate in Petroleum Geo-science ( Module I & II) 1 Year per May/
      For Module I KCSE D+ (PLUS) with D in math/Physics & D+ in Module September
      Eng/Kisw. For Module II Pass in Module I    
  54.   Diploma in Analytical Chemistry Module I,II & III 1 Year Per May/
      KCSE C-(MINUS) with C- in Chem, D+ in Math and D+ in Eng/Kisw. Module September
      For Module II pass in Module I and for Module III pass in Module II    
  55.   Diploma in Applied Biology Module I, II & III 1 Year Per May/
      KCSE C-(MINUS) with C- in Bio, D+ in Chem, D+ in Math/Agr. & D+ Module September
      in Eng/Kisw. For Module II pass in Module I and for Module III pass in    
      Module II.    
  56.   Diploma in Petroleum Geo-science (Module I, II & III) 1 Year per May/
      KCSE C-(MINUS) with D+ in Maths/ Physics, D+ in Chem & D+ in Module September
      Eng/Kisw.  For Module II Pass Module Iand for Module III pass in    
      Module II.    
  57.   Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics (Module I, II & III) 1 Year per May/
      KCSE C- (MINUS) with D+ in Eng/Kisw,Bio,Chem and D  in Module September
      Math/Physics/Home Science/Agr. For Module II pass in Module I and    
      for Module III pass in Module II.    
  58   Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology 3 Years May
      KCSE C (PLAIN) with C in Math/Physics, C in Eng/Kisw,    
      C in Bio & C in Chem.    
  59.   Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology 3 Years May
      KCSE C (PLAIN) with C in Math/Physics, C in Eng/Kisw,    
      C in Bio & C in Chem.    
  Liberal Studies Department    
  S/NO COURSE NAME COURSE INTAKE
        DURATION  
           
  60   Craft Certificate in Social Work & Community Development 5 Terms January/May/
          September
           
  61   Certificate in Counseling Psychology   September
           
  62   Diploma in Social Work and Community Development 6 Months Jan/May/
      Module I,II & III Per Module September
           
  Business Studies Department    
  S/N   COURSE NAME COURSE INTAKE
  O     DURATION  
  63   Craft Certificate in Secretarial Studies (Modules 1& 11) 1 Year per May/
        Module September
  64.   Craft Certificate in Sales and Marketing (Module 1& 11) 6 Months per May/
        Module September
  65   Craft Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Module I & II) 6 Months per May/
        Module September
  66   Craft Certificate in Cooperative Management Module I & II 6 Months per January/May
        Module  
  67   Craft Certificate in Business Management  (Module I & II) 6 Months per May/September
        Module  
  68   Craft Certificate in Human Resource Management (Module 1 & 11) 6 Months per May/September
        Module  
  69   Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Module I, II & III) 6 Months per May/September
        Module  
  70   Diploma in Accountancy 3 Years May/September
           
  71.   Diploma in Banking and Finance 3 Years May /September
  72.   Diploma in Business Management (Module I, II & III) 6 Months per May/September
        Module  
  73   Diploma in Cooperative Management Module I,II & III 2 Terms per May/September
        Module  
           
  74.   Diploma in Human Resource Module 1, 11, 111 6 Months per May/
        Module September
  75   Diploma in Secretarial Studies Module I, II & III 6 Months per May/
           

 

 

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          Module   September      
                     
76 Diploma in Road Transport Management Module I,II & III   6 Months per   May/      
          Module   September      
                     
                   
77 Diploma in Project Management Module I,II & III   6 Months per   January/Sept    
          Module            
                     
78 Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management   2 Years   April/Dec      
                     
79 Higher Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development   4 Holidays   April/Dec      
                       
80 Higher Diploma in Secretarial Studies     2 Years   April/Dec      
                       
81 CPA/CPS Section II – VI     6 Months   May      
  KCSE C+ (Plus) with C+ in English & Maths or Pass ATC Level II                
82 Certified Credit Professionals (CCP) (Pass in relevant sections)   6 Months   May      
                       
83. Certified Investment Financial Analyst (CIFA)     6 Months   May      
  (KCSE C+ (Plus) with c+ in English and Maths)                  
84 Diploma in Credit Management (DCM) Level I     6 Months   May      
  (KCSE C-  (Minus)                  
85 Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD) Level I     6 Months   May      
  (KCSE C-  (Minus)                  
86 Diploma in French (DELF AI & 2)     6 months   May      
  (Open to all)                  
87 Diploma in German (Level 1,2, & 3)     6 Months   May      
  (Open to all)                  
  COMPETENCY BASED EDUCATION AND TRAINING COURSES ( CBET)      
                 
NO COURSE   DURATION MIN.REQUIREMENTS Exam Body   DEPART  
                 
88 ICT Technician   level 5   1 year KCSE D+(Plus) TVET   ICT  
            CDACC        
                 
89 Records and Archives   level 5   1 year KCSE D+(Plus) TVET   ICT  
            CDACC        
90 Dairy Farm Management  level 4   6 months KCSE D (Plain) TVET   AEE  
            CDACC        
91 Horticultural Production level 4   6 months KCSE D (Plain) TVET   AEE  
            CDACC        
92 Poultry Layers Production Operation  level 4   6 months KCSE D (Plain) TVET   AEE  
            CDACC        
93 Front Office Operations level 3   3 months KCSE Certificate TVET   B/S  
            CDACC        
94 Office Assistance level 4   6 months KCSE D (Plain) TVET   B/S  
            CDACC        
95 Masonry level 3   3 months KCSE Certificate TVET   BCE  
            CDACC        
96 Plumbing level 3   3 months KCSE Certificate TVET   BCE  
            CDACC        
97 Agriculture Machinery and Equipment level 4   6 months KCSE D (Plain) TVET   AGME  
            CDACC        
98 Motor Vehicle Mechanics   level 5   1 year KCSE D+ (Plus) TVET   AGME  
            CDACC        
99 Mechanical Engineering Technician level 3   3 months KCSE Certificate TVET   AGME  
            CDACC        
100 Electrical Installation level 3   3 months KCPE with 2 TVET   ELECTRICAL  
        years’ experience CDACC        
                 
101 Electrical Installation level 5   1 year KCSE D+ (Plus) TVET   ELECTRICAL  
            CDACC        
102 Solar PV Installation level 3   3 months KCSE Certificate TVET   ELECTRICAL  
            CDACC        
103 Baking Technology level 4   6 months KCSE D(Plain) TVET   HATS  
            CDACC        
104 Housekeeping and Accommodation level 4   6 months KCSE D (Plain) TVET   HATS  
            CDACC        
105 Food and Beverage Production level 6   2 years KCSE C-(Minus) TVET   HATS  
            CDACC        

 

 

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106 Fashion Design Technology level 4 6 months KCSE D(Plain) TVET HATS
        CDACC  
107 Fashion Design (Dress Making) level 3 3 months KCSE Certificate TVET HATS
        CDACC  

 

Please note:

  1. Mean grade C-(Minus) and above for Diploma courses, ECDE Diploma C (Plain)
  1. Mean grade D (Plain) and above for Certificate Courses, ECDE Certificate D+ (Plus) and above.
  • Mean grade D-(Minus) or KCPE for Artisan Courses.

 

  1. Our Nakuru Town Campus is located at Dimu House adjacent to KRA offices.

 

  1. Our Kericho Town Campus is located at Ndege Chai House- Kericho

 

  1. Courses are offered on full time, part time and school based (In-service).

 

  • Tailor made courses are available on request.

 

  • Individuals with work experience in appropriate fields may apply to be assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning for courses examined by TVET – CDACC

 

Apply to:

 

THE PRINCIPAL RVIST P O BOX 7182 NAKURU, enclosing copies of ID card, Birth Certificate, academic certificates and non-refundable fee of Kshs.500/- to be deposited in RVIST A/C Nakuru Branch at either Kenya

 

Commercial Bank 1101786221 or Co-operative Bank of Kenya 01129087643400. Deposits may be made at any branch country wide. Include your mobile number in your application letter. Accommodation is limited and only available at the Main Campus. For more details visit our website www.rvist.ac.ke

Note:

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology does NOT discriminate on any account including but NOT limited to Gender or Disability.

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