Rift Valley Institute Of Science And Technology Courses List

In this article, we will list all courses offered at RVIST. The Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) was established in 1979 in Nakuru County and It is located ten Kilometres west of Nakuru town along the Nakuru- Njoro Road.

The TVET institution offers a total of over 66 different courses in Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Craft, and Artisan Programs. It also offers a wide range of part-time and in-service classes both at town campuses and the main campus.

The courses are of­fered in 9 departments which are: Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Education and Extension, Building and Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics, Entrepreneurship and Business Studies., Health and Applied Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Information Communication Technology, and Liberal Studies.

RVIST uses syllabi approved by the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE), Kenya Account­ants and Secretaries Board (KASNEB), and City and Guilds of London. Students are examined by Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), KASNEB, City and Guilds, Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT), Association of Business Ex­ecutives, ICDL, and NTSA among others.

List Of Courses Offered At Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology RVIST

1. Health and Applied Sciences Department

Diploma in Medical Engineering

  • Requirements: KCSE C- with D+ in English/Kisw, Bio, Chem, Maths/Physics
  • Duration: 3 years

Craft Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology ( Module I & II)  

  • Requirements: KCSE D+ (PLUS) with D in Math/Physics, D in Bio & D in Chem. For module II pass in module I
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Craft Certificate in Petroleum Geo-science ( Module I & II)

  • Requirements: For Module I KCSE D+ (PLUS) with D in math/Physics & D+ in Eng/Kisw. For Module II Pass Module I
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Analytical Chemistry Module I,II & III

  • Requirements: KCSE C-(MINUS) with C- in Chem, D+ in Math, and D+ in Eng/Kisw.For Module II pass in Module, I, and for Module III pass in Module II
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Applied Biology Module I, II & III

  • Requirements: KCSE C-(MINUS) with C- in Bio, D+ in Chem, D+ in Math/Agr. & D+in Eng/Kisw. For Module II pass in Module, I, and for Module III pass in Module II.
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Petroleum Geo-science (Module I, II & III)

  • Requirements: KCSE C-(MINUS) with D+ in Maths/ Physics, D+ in Chem & D+ in Eng/Kisw. For Module II Pass Module Iand for Module III pass inModule II
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics (Module I, II & III)

  • Requirements: KCSE C- (MINUS) with D+ in Eng/Kisw, Bio, Chem, and D in Math/Physics/Home Science/Agr. For Module II pass in Module, I and for Module III pass in Module II.
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology

  • Requirements: KCSE C (PLAIN) with C in Math/Physics, C in Eng/Kisw, C in Bio & C in Chem.
  • Duration: 3 years

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Requirements: KCSE C (PLAIN) with C in Math/Physics, C in Eng/Kisw,C in Bio & C in Chem.
  • Duration: 3 years

Electrical and Electronics Department

Artisan in Electrical Installation

  • Requirements: KCSE D-
  • Duration: 1 year

Higher Dip. In Electrical Engineering

  • Requirements: Pass in Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Duration: 2 years

Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronics –Power option (Module I & II)

  • Requirements: KCSE D+
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering-Power (Module I, II & III)

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering- Telecommunication (Module I, II & III)

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Hospitality and Tourism Studies Department

Artisan in Housekeeping

  • Requirements: D-
  • Duration: 1 year

Artisan in Garment Making

  • Requirements: D-
  • Duration: 1 year

Artisan in Food and Beverages

  • Requirements: D-
  • Duration: 1 year

Craft Certificate in Fashion and Design Module I, II

  • Requirements: KCSE D+
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Craft Certificate in Food and Beverages Production and Service & Sales (Module I & II)

  • Requirements: KCSE D+
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Craft Certificate in Catering & Accommodation Module I&II

  • Requirements: KCSE D+
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Craft Certificate in Tour Guiding and Travel Operations Module I & II

  • Requirements: KCSE D+
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Fashion & Design and Clothing Technology Module I,II & III

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 2 years

Diploma in Food and Beverages Management Module I,II & III

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 2 years

Diploma in Catering & Accommodation Module I,II&III

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 2 years

Diploma in Tourism Management Module I,II &III

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 2 years

Higher National Diploma in Food and Beverage

  • Requirements: Pass in Diploma in Food and Beverage
  • Duration: 2 years

2. Agriculture Education and Extension Department

National Vocational Certificate in Modern Methods in Agribusiness ( Level 1 & 2)

  • Requirements: KCSE D
  • Duration: 1 year 6 months

Craft Certificate in General Agriculture

  • Requirements: KCSE D
  • Duration: 2 years

Diploma in Agriculture (Module 1,11 & 111)

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development
(Module 1,11 & 111)

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Entrepreneurial Agriculture (Module 1,11 & 111)

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 1 year per module

3. Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering Department

Artisan in Welding and Fabrication

  • Requirements: KCSE D-
  • Duration: 1 year

Artisan in Automotive Engineering

  • Requirements: KCSE D-
  • Duration: 1 year

Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Module I & II)

  • Requirements: KCSE D
  • Duration: 1 year

Craft Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics (Automotive) (Module I & II)

  • Requirements: KCSE D
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Craft Certificate in Agricultural Mechanics

  • Requirements: KCSE D
  • Duration: 2 years

Diploma in Automotive Engineering (Module I, II & III)

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Agricultural Engineering

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration:3 years

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production) (Module I, II & III)

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 1 year per module

4. ICT Department

International Computer Driving License (ICDL)

  • Requirements: KCSE
  • Duration: 4 months

Craft Certificate in Information Studies Module 1 & 11 (Library)

  • Requirements: KCSE D
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Information Studies (Library)

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 2 years

Diploma in Computer Studies

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 2 years

Diploma in Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Module 1, 11 & 111

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Craft Certificate in Information Communication Technology
Module I & II

  • Requirements: KCSE D
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Computer Packages

  • Requirements: KCPE
  • Duration: 1 month

Computer Repair and Maintenance

  • Requirements: KCSE
  • Duration: 1 month

5. Building and Civil Engineering Department

Craft Certificate in Building Technology Module I & II

  • Requirements: KCSE D
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Craft Certificate Land Survey

  • Requirements: KCSE D
  • Duration: 2 years

Craft Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery

  • Requirements: KCSE D
  • Duration: 2 years

Craft Certificate in Masonry

  • Requirements: KCSE D
  • Duration: 2 years

Craft Certificate in Plumbing & Building services

  • Requirements: KCSE D
  • Duration: 2 years

Diploma in Water Technology

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 3 years

Diploma in Building Technology (Module I, II & III)

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Civil Engineering(Module I, II & III)

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Quantity Surveying

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 3 years

Diploma in Architecture (Module I, II & III)

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Diploma in Land Surveying

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 2 years

6. Liberal Studies Department

Craft Certificate in Social Work & Community Development

  • Requirements: KCSE D+
  • Duration: 5 terms

Certificate in Counseling Psychology

  • Requirements: KCSE D
  • Duration: 1 year

Diploma in Social Work and Community Development Module I,II & III

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 1 year 6 months

7. Business Studies Department

Craft Certificate in Secretarial Studies (Modules 1& 11)

  • Requirements: KCSE D+
  • Duration: 1 year per module

Craft Certificate in Sales and Marketing (Module 1& 11)

  • Requirements: KCSE D+
  • Duration: 6 months per module

Craft Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Module I & II)

  • Requirements: KCSE D+
  • Duration: 6 months per module

Craft Certificate in Cooperative Management Module I & II

  • Requirements: KCSE D+
  • Duration: 6 months per module

Craft Certificate in Business Management (Module I & II)

  • Requirements: KCSE D+
  • Duration: 6 months per module

Craft Certificate in Human Resource Management (Module 1 & 11)

  • Requirements: KCSE D+
  • Duration: 6 months per module

Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Module I, II & III

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 6 months per module

Diploma in Accountancy

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 3 years

Diploma in Banking and Finance

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 3 years

Diploma in Business Management (Module I, II & III)

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 6 months per module

Diploma in Cooperative Management Module I,II & III

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 6 months per module

Diploma in Human Resource Module 1, 11, 111

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 6 months per module

Diploma in Secretarial Studies Module I, II & III

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 6 months per module

Diploma in Road Transport Management Module I,II & II

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 6 months per module

Diploma in Project Management Module I,II & III

  • Requirements: KCSE C-
  • Duration: 6 months per module

Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management

  • Requirements: Pass in Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Duration: 2 years

Higher Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development

  • Requirements: Pass in Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development
  • Duration: 2 years

Higher Diploma in Secretarial Studies

  • Requirements: Pass in Diploma in Secretarial Studies
  • Duration: 2 years

CPA/CPS Section II-VI

  • Requirements: KCSE C+ (Plus) with C+ in English & Maths or Pass ATC Level II
  • Duration: 6 months

Certified Credit Professionals (CCP)

  • Requirements: Pass in relevant sections
  • Duration: 6 Months

Certified Investment Financial Analyst (CIFA)

  • Requirements: (KCSE C+ (Plus) with c+ in English and Maths)
  • Duration: 6 Months

Diploma in Credit Management (DCM) Level I

  • Requirements: (KCSE C- (Minus
  • Duration: 6 Months

Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD) Level I

  • Requirements: (KCSE C- (Minus)
  • Duration: 6 Months

Diploma in French (DELF AI & 2)

  • Requirements: Open to all
  • Duration: 6 Months

Diploma in German (Level 1,2, & 3)

  • Requirements: Open to all
  • Duration: 6 Months

 

COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION AND TRAINING COURSES ( CBET)

88 ICT Technician level 5

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Requirements: KCSE D+(Plus)

Records and Archives level 5

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Requirements: KCSE D+(Plus)

Dairy Farm Management level 4

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Requirements: KCSE D (Plain)

Horticultural Production level 4

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Requirements: KCSE D (Plain)

Poultry Layers Production Operation level 4

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Requirements: KCSE D (Plain)

Front Office Operations level 3

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Requirements: KCSE Certificate

Office Assistance level 4

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Requirements: KCSE D (Plain)

Masonry level 3

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Requirements: KCSE Certificate

Plumbing level 3

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Requirements: KCSE Certificate

 Agriculture Machinery and Equipment level 4

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Requirements: KCSE D (Plain)

Motor Vehicle Mechanics level 5

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Requirements: KCSE D+ (Plus)

Mechanical Engineering Technician level 3

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Requirements: KCSE Certificate

Electrical Installation level 3

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Requirements: KCPE with 2 years experience

Electrical Installation level 5

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Requirements: KCSE D+ (Plus)

Solar PV Installation level 3

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Requirements: KCSE Certificate

Baking Technology level 4

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Requirements: KCSE D(Plain

Housekeeping and Accommodation level 4

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Requirements: KCSE D (Plain)

Food and Beverage Production level 6

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Requirements: KCSE C-(Minus

Fashion Design Technology level 4

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Requirements: KCSE D(Plain)

Fashion Design (Dress Making) level 3

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Requirements: KCSE Certificate

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) Contacts

Email: enquiries@rvist.ac.ke

Inquiries and Admissions: +254742442161

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