Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Information Technology(Information Technology) in Kenya

  • Course Name: Diploma in Information Technology(Information Technology)
  • Major Subject: Information Technology
  • Course Category: Diploma
  • Average Study Duration: 2 Years

Colleges Offering Diploma in Information Technology(Information Technology)

  • Kenyaplex Institute of Technology, Mwala  
    The Diploma in Information Technology course is split into the following levels
    1. Foundation Diploma in Information Technology/Pre-Diploma
    Course Structure
    • Introduction to Business Systems
    • Introduction to Computer Programming (HTML)
    • Arithmetic and Book Keeping
    • Computer Operations Management
    • Communication Skills
    2. Diploma I in Information Technology
    Course Structure
    • Information Processing
    • Computer Systems Architecture
    • Accounting Systems
    • Business Systems
    • Communication Skills
    • Business Computer Systems
    3. Diploma II in Information Technology
    Course Structure
    • Management Information Systems
    • Programming in Visual Basic/Pascal
    • Programming Methodology
    • Systems Analysis and Design (Part 1)
    • Quantitative Techniques

    Examination Body: Computer Society of Kenya (CSK)

    Course Admission Requirements:

    Pre-Diploma/Foundation Diploma in Information Technology requires KCSE mean grade of D- (Minus)
    All other diploma levels require pass in subsequent level
    E.g. Diploma I entry requirements: Pass in Pre-Diploma in Information Technology
    Diploma II entry requirements: Pass in Diploma I in Information Technology
    For pass in each level, a certificate in awarded.

    At Kenyaplex Institute of Technology, we organize internship for our information technology students.
  • Crownways Institute, Nairobi  
    Entry Requirements: KCSE mean grade of C-.
    Examination Body: KNEC.
    Course Content.
    Module I
    - Introduction to ICT & Ethics
    - Computer Application
    - Communication Skills
    - Structured Programming
    - Operating Systems
    - Entrepreneurship Education
    Course duration: 12 months
    Module II
    - Research Project
    - System Analysis & design
    - Object Oriented Programming
    - Database Management Systems
    - Computer Applications
    - Visual Programming
    Course duration: 6 months
    Module III
    - Data Communication & Networking
    - Management Information System
    - Principles & Practice of Management
    - Quantitative Methods
    - Internet Based Programming
    - Business Plan
    Course duration: 6 months
    Tuition fees: Ksh. 12,000 per term, Ksh. 4,000 per month.
    Internship fees: Ksh. 2,000.
  • Pioneer International University, Nairobi  
    Minimum Course Admission Requirements:
    1. An aggregate grade of C- (Minus) in KCSE and grades C- (Minus) in Mathematics and English or Division II in KCE with credit passes in Mathematics and English or an equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate.
    2. A grade of D+ in Mathematics and English and credit pass in IT Certificate (stage I)or an equivalent qualification from an Institution recognized by the University Senate.
    3. A KACE certificate with a subsidiary pass in Mathematics or an equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate.

    Course Study Duration: One and half years.
  • Cornerstone Training Institute , Nairobi  
    Level 1
    Introduction to computing
    Computer mathematics
    Entrepreneurship and Communication
    Computer application Practical 1


    Level 2
    Computer networking
    Internet skills
    computer Support and maintenance
    Programming Concepts


    Level 3
    Principles of Web Development
    Foundation of Accounting
    Information system project skills
    Computer Application Practical 2 .
  • Kaimosi Friends University College, Kaimosi  
    Minimum Course Entry Requirements:

    Minimum mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE with at least D+ (plus) in English and Mathematics Or Certificate in IT related discipline with a credit pass from recognized institution.

    Course Duration & mode of Study:

    Three (3) semesters full time and field Attachment

    Tuition Fees only in (KES): 40,000/= per semester
  • Kisii University, Kisii  
    Admission requirements
    - A minimum of a C in KCSE with a C in English,maths,kiswahili and a C in physics or physical science or
    - Hold a KCSE certificate with a credit pass in English or kiswahili,maths and a credit pass in physics or physical sciences or
    -Hold a certificate in information technology from a recognized institution
    Course duration
    - 3 years
  • Atlas College, Eastleigh  
    Modules Overview:
    ICT Intro/Computer Applications
    Graphics And Design Programs
    System programs/AI
    Web Development
    Computerised Accounts
    Business Communication
    Computer Networking
    Database Management
    High Level Systems/System analysis and design
    Entrepreneurship
    IT and Business Use of IT
    Research Project
  • Kibabii University, Bungoma   
    Entry requirements
    Minimum grade of C (Plain) at KCSE in Mathematics, in any science or any business related subject or those with a certificate in IT with a credit or distinction pass from Kibabii University College or Certificate in IT with a credit or distinction pass recognized by the MMUST University Senate.

    Fee : Kshs. 30,000 per semester
  • Turkana University College, Lodwar  

    Entry requirements
    Minimum mean grade of C- (Minus) at
    KCSE with at least C- (minus) in English
    and Mathematics Or Certificate in IT related
    discipline with a credit pass from recognized
    institution

    Fees:Ksh-40,000/-per
    Semester

    Mode of study
    - Full – time
    - Field
    Attachment
  • Joyka College, Kariobangi  
    Course Content
    - Information & Communication Technology ( ICT )
    - Office Automation, (World / Excel /Power Point )
    - Computer Network
    - Operating System
    - Computer Programs C/C + +
    - Introduction to Data base
    - MS Access
    - E- Commerce & Web Technology
    - Graphic Design
    - Project
  • COBO School of Business Studies, Mombasa  
    Minimum entry requirement:
    Minimum Grade of C- at KCSE level with at least C- in English or Kiswahili and at least a D+ in Mathematics, Commerce, Business Studies, Accounting, or Economics; OR
    O’level qualification with at least Division III

    Duration: 4 semesters
  • Narok University College, Narok  
    Academic requirements

    Applicants are required to have scored a C in KCSE with a C
    in maths or physics or hold a certificate in information technology or
    IT-related field from a recognized institution.

    Duration

    Three years
  • Sachem Computer College, Nairobi  
    Course Content:
    - Coreldraw
    - Ms-Publisher
    - Adobe Photoshop
    - Web-Design(Html)
    - Visual Basic
    - Sage Accounts
    - Quickbooks
    Course duration: 3-4 months.
    Mode of study: Part time/full time.
    Fees payable: Ksh. 5,200.
  • Mawego Technical Training Institute, Oyugis  
    Minimum admission grade: KCSE C (Plain) for module I, pass in module I for module II and pass in module II for module III.
    Course duration: 3 terms for module I and 2 terms each for module II and III.
    Course study duration: January and September.
  • Murang'a University College, Muranga  
    Entry Requirements:
    - KCSE mean grade C- (minus) OR Credit pass in Certificate in IT of Murang’a university College or an equivalent qualification from an Institution recognized by the university College.
    Course Duration: 4 Semesters.
  • Christian Industrial Training Centre, Nairobi  
    Entry requirements: Certificate in Information Technology

    Intake: January, May and September

    Program duration: Four terms

    Fees: ksh. 14,000 per term

    Examination body: KNEC City & Guilds
  • PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute, Nairobi  
    Module I
    Entry Requirements: KCSE C-, duration is 1 year.
    Module II
    Requirements for admission: Module I diploma, duration: 6 months.
    Module II
    Entry requirements: Module II diploma, duration: 6 months.
  • Mombasa Airways Training Institute M.A.T.I, Mombasa  
    Course Subjects: Information processing, Programming, General purpose software, Numeracy & Statistics, Number & logic, System Analysis, Applications, Programming Project.
    Course Duration: 12 Months.
    Exam Body: ICM.
  • Kenya Polytechnic University College, Nairobi  
    Admission requirements
    - A minimum of a C- in KCSE with a C- in maths/physics or
    - Hold a certificate in information technology or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    Course duration
    - 2 years
  • East Africa Institute of Certified Studies, Nairobi  
    Admission requirements
    A mean grade of C- at KCSE

    Fees per term
    Ksh.12,000

    Number of terms
    6

    Course duration
    18 months

    Examination body
    JP-UK

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Universities Offering Diploma in Information Technology(Information Technology)

  • Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu  
    Course requirements
    - Applicants are required
    to be in possession of
    any one of the qualifications
    below:
    (a)A minimum of C in KCSE
    with C in both English and
    maths.

    (b)Division II in KCE
    with credit passes in
    maths and English.

    In addition,applicants must
    have a certificate in Information
    Technology from Great Lakes University
    or any other reputable institution or
    university.

    Application fee
    -Kshs.1,000

    Registration fee
    -Kshs.2,000

    Tuition fee
    -Kshs.30,000 per semester

    Total tuition fee
    -Kshs.120,000

    Mode of study
    - Part time

    Course duration
    - Four semesters
  • Gretsa University School of Science and Technology, Thika  
    A diploma in IT gives
    graduates a chance to advance
    their careers in IT further
    especially those who did
    score the minimum entry requirements
    for degree courses.

    Entry requirements
    - Interested students
    must score either of the
    qualifications below:
    (i)A minimum of C in KCSE
    with C- in maths and English/kiswahili
    (ii)KCE division II
    (iii)KACE with at least one principal pass
    (iv) A relevant certificate from a recognized
    institution.

    Program duration
    - The course takes three trimesters plus internship

    Tuition fees
    - Sh.25,000 per trimester
  • Mt. Kenya University Kitale Centre, Kitale  
    Entry Requirements:-
    - KCSE or equivalent certificate with a minimum of C and grade C- (minus) in both mathematics and English or similar grades in an equivalent examination approved by the University Senate.
    or
    - Certificate in relevant disciplines in the field of information technology from an institution recognized by the university senate.
    Exceptions and credit transfers:-
    A maximum of 15 credit transfers for diploma holders of I.T. and related certificates and diplomas recognised by the Mount Kenya University senate for individual subjects where students have attained a credit and above
  • JKUAT Kisii Centre, Kisii  
    Minimum requirements
    (a) A minimum of C at KCSE with C- in English and Mathematics OR

    (b) Division II in KCE with credit passes in mathematics and English OR

    (c) A credit pass in JKUAT IT certificate OR

    (d) A KACE certificate with a subsidiary passes in mathematics.

    Some of the areas covered are:
    (i) Software Engineering.

    (ii) Desktop Publishing.

    (iii) Network essentials.

    (iv) Systems Analysis and Design.

    (v) Computer Operating Systems.

    Course duration
    Two years plus three years industrial attachment.
  • JKUAT Kitale CBD Centre, Kitale  
    Minimum requirements
    (a) A minimum of C at KCSE with C- in English and Mathematics OR

    (b) Division II in KCE with credit passes in mathematics and English OR

    (c) A credit pass in JKUAT IT certificate OR

    (d) A KACE certificate with a subsidiary passes in mathematics.

    Some of the areas covered are:
    (i) Software Engineering.

    (ii) Desktop Publishing.

    (iii) Network essentials.

    (iv) Systems Analysis and Design.

    (v) Computer Operating Systems.

    Course duration
    Two years plus three years industrial attachment.
  • JKUAT Westlands Campus, Westlands  
    Minimum requirements
    (a) A minimum of C at KCSE with C- in English and Mathematics OR

    (b) Division II in KCE with credit passes in mathematics and English OR

    (c) A credit pass in JKUAT IT certificate OR

    (d) A KACE certificate with a subsidiary passes in mathematics.

    Some of the areas covered are:
    (i) Software Engineering.

    (ii) Desktop Publishing.

    (iii) Network essentials.

    (iv) Systems Analysis and Design.

    (v) Computer Operating Systems.

    Course duration
    Two years plus three years industrial attachment.
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Karen Campus, Karen  
    This program prepares students in ICT.Students
    learn several interrelationships between hardware and software
    and how both parts process data to information.They are also
    trained on how such skills are applicable in real life.

    Course requirements
    - Applicants are required to have scored a minimum
    of a C in KCSE with a C- in maths or physics or
    hold a certificate in Information technology or in
    any other relevant discipline from a reputable institution.

    Course duration
    - The program takes three years
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja  
    Course requirements
    - Applicants are required be
    be holders of any one of the
    qualifications below:
    (a)A minimum of C in KCSE
    with C- in both English and maths
    or at least credit passes in English
    and maths with division II in KCE.

    (b)At least C- in maths and English
    plus a IT certificate with a credit
    pass.

    (c)A KACE certificate with a subsidiary pass
    in maths.

    Course duration
    - Two years
  • Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Nairobi  
    The program provides students with
    foundation that enables students to
    apply information technology in
    modern business management
    at basic level.

    Entry requirements
    - A minimum of a C in KCSE with
    a C- in English and maths or
    division II in KCE with credit
    passes in English and maths or
    any other relevant qualifications
    approved by the senate.

    Course duration
    - The program takes six months
  • JKUAT Taita Taveta Campus, Voi  
    Applicants pursuing the above program are required to attain either of the qualifications below:
    (i)A minimum of C in KCSE with a C- maths and English or division II in KCE with credit pass in maths and English or
    (ii)A C- in English and maths plus a IT certificate with at least a credit pass from a recognized or
    (iii)Hold a KACE certificate with a subsidiary pass in maths
    Period of study
    -3 years
    Mode of study
    -full time
  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega  
    It is a program designed to prepare graduates
    for current technology and how it is applied
    in daily business operations.

    Entry requirements
    Applicants are required to have scored a C in
    KCSE or a certificate in information technology
    or any other relevant qualification from a
    reputable institution.

    Course duration
    -The program takes three years
  • St. Pauls University, Limuru  

    Entry Requirements

    KCSE Aggregate C - with a minimum of C in both Mathematics and English.
    KACE certificate with a minimum of two Principal Passes and one Subsidiary, and a minimum of a Credit Pass in Mathematics at KCE.
    KCSE aggregate D+ with a Professional Certificate in Information Technology or a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the Academic Counci
  • Africa Nazarene University, Kisii Center, Kisii  
    Course requirements
    - Applicants are required to have scored
    a minimum of a C in KCSE with a C- in either maths or physics or a certificate
    in Information Technology.Applicants having
    other relevant qualifications may be considered
    for admission after approval by the senate.

    Program duration
    - The program takes a minimum of
    three years.
  • JKUAT Main Campus Juja, Nairobi  
    Academic qualifications
    - One should have attained a C in KCSE with a C- in maths and English or
    - KCE division II with credit passes in maths and English or
    - Hold a certificate in information technology with a credit pass and a C- in maths and English or
    - Hold a KACE certificate with a subsidiary pass in maths
    Duration
    - 2 years
  • Garissa University, Garissa  
    Entry rewquirements
    KCSE C- at KCSE
    Olevel Certificate with mean grade of division III OR
    A Level qualification with minimum of 1P or 3 Sub with at least a D+
    Certificate in ICT
    Certificate in any Information related courses from KNEC

    Duration :2 years

    Mode of study:Regular /weeekends
  • Gretsa University, Thika  
    Minimum admission criteria/requirements: KCSE Mean Grade of C (plain) with C- minus in Mathematics and English/Kiswahili or
    KCE Division II or equivalent or
    KACE or equivalent with at least 1 principal pass or
    Certificate in relevant discipline.
    Study duration: 3 trimesters.
    Fees payable: Ksh. 25,000 per trimester.
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Mombasa Campus, Mombasa  
    Entry requirements
    (i) A minimum of a C in KCSE with a C- in English and maths OR

    (ii)A credit pass in a relevant certificate with a C- in English and maths OR

    (iii) KCE division II OR

    (iv) A credit pass in maths and English,with division III at KCE

    Course duration
    - 18 months
  • KCA University, Nairobi  
    Admission requirements
    - Applicants are required
    to be holders of any one
    of the qualifications below:
    (a)A minimum of C in KCSE with
    C- in both English and maths
    (b)Division II in KCE with
    credit passes in maths and English

    Course duration
    - Six months
  • Mount Kenya University School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Thika  
    Admission requirements
    - A minimum of C in KCSE
    with C- maths and English
    or C- in KCSE plus a professional
    certificate in relevant discipline
    from a recognized institution.

    Course duration
    - Six trimesters

    Tuition fees
    - Sh.22,550 per trimester
  • Kirinyaga University College, Kerugoya  
    Course requirements
    - Those applying for this program must have attained a minimum of a C- in KCSE with a C- in English and maths plus a IT certificate from a recognized institution with at least a credit pass
    Period of study
    - 1 1/2 years
    Mode of study
    - Full time and part time

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