Top 10 Most Marketable KMTC Diploma Courses for KCSE Candidates 2021/2022
Gone are the days when top KCSE candidates had to enroll for KUCCPS degree courses to eke a living.
Nowadays, the trend has changed with marketable diploma courses attracting even KCSE top-performing candidates following the stiff competition for jobs in some fields.
The Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC is one of the soft-landing spots for Top performers during the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE since the college has stood the test of time when it comes to offering the best health-related courses in Kenya and in East Africa.
Since its establishment in 1927, KMTC has incessantly offered nothing else but quality hands-on training for high school leavers producing very competent medics distributed in both private and public hospitals in East Africa.
Some of its courses are available via virtual platforms while others are offered through in-person training.
In this write-up, we shall explore the Top 10 most marketable KMTC diploma courses for KCSE candidates.
Minimum Entry Requirements for Marketable KMTC Diploma Courses
Before proceeding, it is important to note that the Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC is not a walk-in platform for any students.
The College is highly selective and learners are admitted based on merit, KCSE performance following the rigorous training that the students go through for three years before being finally released to various hospitals.
To qualify for KMTCdiploma courses, you must have attained a KCSE overall grade of C Plain and above. There are other additional selection criteria that differ depending on the particular course in question.
Choosing the Right KMTC Diploma Course
If you are confused about the particular KMTC diploma course that you should enroll in, there are a few pertinent factors that you should consider.
Some of the key parameters include marketability/ employability. You should go for a KMTC diploma course that can double your chances of either being employed or self-employed.
You should also take into account the chances of continuity (career growth).
Go for a course that is flexible enough to enable you to proceed to higher levels of learning such as a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or higher diploma.
The Top 10 Most Marketable KMTC Diploma Courses in Kenya (2021) include Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Diploma in Pharmacy, Oncology, Optometry, Dental Technology, Nursing (Psychiatric, Midwifery, Mental Health), Medical Imaging (X-Ray, Radiography, Ultra-sound), Community Oral Health, Orthopaedic Trauma (accidents), Physiotherapy (deal with fractures emanating from old age, and accidents) and finally Medical Laboratory KMTC Diploma Course.
Students wishing to pursue the afore-mentioned courses are expected to have excelled in the sciences-Maths/Physics, Biology, and Chemistry at form four-level with the vast majority of the courses requiring C Plain and above.
All the aforementioned KMTC Diploma courses require a minimum of three years to fully complete the provided curriculum designs.
KMTC Intakes 2021
Usually, the Kenya Medical Training College has got three major intakes annually- January, May, and September.
KMTC Fee Structure for Privately-Sponsored Diploma Students Per Semester 2021
The Total KMTC fees for first-year diploma students is Kshs 63, 200 for the first semester and Kshs 57, 500 for the second semester.
The total fees for first-year KMTC diploma students per year is Kshs 120, 700.