Certificate Programmes

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES (One Years)

Certificate in Accounting and Finance (CAF)

Certificate in Accounting and Finance (CAF) is a one year programme (two semesters) intended to enable students provide hands-on operational and middle-level services in small and the micro-enterprises. The Programme equips students with knowledge and skills to handle lower level basic accounting and finance functions in organizations by collecting, recording, processing and storing properly all necessary accounting and financial information and data and prepare books of account and financial reports. While the programme links students to Diploma programmes, graduates of this programme can be employed as book-keepers, finance assistants, assistant loan/credit officers, tellers in SACCOS and other microfinance institutions, book-keepers, and as managers in micro enterprises

Applications for admission are usually invited once a year between July and September. Applicants should be holders of a Certificate of Secondary Education (CSEE) or equivalent with at least four passes in approved subjects, any other relevant O’level certificate from any accredited/recognized secondary school, or any other qualifications as shall be determined by the relevant authorities.

Certificate in Co-operative Management and Accounting (CMA)

Certificate in Management and Accounting (CMA) is a one year program full time and evening mode. It is designed to enable graduate to understand a business organization in its general context in terms of management and accounting. The program prepares the graduate to work in different carrier employment like Co-operatives, Banking, and Government and Non Government institutions as clerk. It equips a graduate with a little knowledge in Business management, Co-operative Management, accounting and finance aspect of the business. Graduate can be employed as Co-operative officers, Business officer, assistant Accountants, finance clerk, and Projects officer. The programme is a bridge for graduate to undertake further studies at Diploma level.

Applicants for the program should have obtained a a Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent with passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) .Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between June and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets

Certificate in Microfinance Management (CMF)

Certificate in Microfinance Management (CMF) is a one year programme (two semesters) intended to enable students provide hands-on operational level services in the management of microfinance institutions operations. The Programme equips students with knowledge and skills in the management and promotion of microfinance institutions both in rural and urban areas, assist micro-enterprise institutions to identify and evaluate income generating projects, and develop and market microfinance institutions’ products. While the programme prepares students to join Diploma programmes, graduate of this programme can be employed as assistant loan/credit officers and tellers in SACCOS and other microfinance institutions.

Applications for admission are usually invited once a year between July and September. Applicants should be holders of a Certificate of Secondary Education (CSEE) or equivalent with at least four passes in approved subjects or any other relevant O’level certificate from any accredited/recognized secondary school or any other qualifications as shall be determined by the relevant authorities.

Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)

Certificate in Information Technology (CIT) is a full time one-year program under the semester system. Graduates of this programme will be equipped with basic knowledge and skills in database designing and management, network design and management, systems analysis and design, software development as well as computer troubleshooting and maintenance.

Applicants for Direct Admission to CIT should be form four leavers with four passes in Mathematics, Bookkeeping, Commerce, Physics, Geography, Chemistry, History or Biology. Applicants for Equivalent qualification should be Form IV leavers with ATEC I, or with NABE stage I or II, or with Pre-foundation certificate of the National Board for Materials Management (NBMM) OR any other equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution. Applications for admission are normally invited once a year between July and September. The detailed information about the application procedures and requirements are usually stated through the University main website and many other outlets.

Certificate in Human Resource Management (CHRM)

This is two semesters programme which is equivalent to one year.

Admission Requirements

Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with four Principal Passes at D grade or above in the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Agriculture, History, Civics, Kiswahili, English, Commerce, Book Keeping, French, Arabic, Engineering Science, Building Construction, Architectural Draughting, Electrical Installation, Electrical Engineering Science, Electrical Draughting, Workshop Technology, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Mechanical Draughting, Nutrition
Programme Objectives

This programme is designed to meet the needs of learners, future employees, and employers in the field of human resource management but also in the aspect of demand and competence-based standards and with the target of enhancing learners to have abilities to perform well in their works. The programme is expected to produce graduates who are innovative, creative, and flexible to respond quickly to personal and social issues, but also global environment at a basic level. The holder of Certificate in Human Resource Management (CHRM) is an elementary level profession of human resource field who can apply skills and knowledge at basic level of work activities in human resource, most of which are non-routine.

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Certificate in Library and Information Science (CLIS)

This is a two semester programme designed to equip candidates with basic knowledge and skills in Library and Information Science and become capable of working with various departments including libraries, archive institutions, record centers, engage in social responsibility initiatives. Minimum entry requirements for this Certificate Programme are: Four Principal Passes at D grade or above in Form IV Examinations in the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Agriculture, History, Civics, English, Commerce, Book-Keeping, Engineering Science, Building Construction, Architectural Draughting, Electrical Installation, Electrical Engineering Science, Electrical Draughting, Workshop Technology, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Mechanical Draughting, Woodwork, plumbing, and technical drawings

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Certificate in Coffee Quality and Trade (CQT)

Certificate in Coffee Quality and Trade (CQT) is a one year certificate programme. It has been designed to provide the coffee industry with competent human resources who can perform various operational and routine functions to meet expected goals. With the everlasting demand for coffee in global market, it necessitate presence of qualified personnel to work in coffee chain so as to bring the best quality to market while also facilitate access to better prices to those producing. Generally, the programme aims to impart and improve the knowledge and skills required in whole process of managing coffee quality, cupping and trading.

The programme prepares individuals to; acquire skills and knowledge in coffee quality, cupping and trading; become innovative in initiating, managing and sustaining viable coffee business enterprises; address challenges in the coffee labour market and; enhance professionalism and build capacity of stakeholders in the coffee industry. Graduates from this programme can work as supporting operational managers/supervisors in coffee factories, coffee quality assurance officers in coffee factories, coffee plantations and agricultural marketing co-operatives (AMCOS) producing coffee. They can also works as advisors and supervisors in coffee markets/auctions and coffee exports business. The programme also offer opportunity to graduates to become business advisors/consultants and trainers to AMCOS, coffee companies and plantations on matters relating to coffee quality and trading.

Applications for admissions are normally invited once a year between July and September. Applicants should have Ordinary Certificate of Secondary Education (OCSE) with at least FOUR passes at D level and above in following subjects; English, Bookkeeping, Commerce, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Agriculture and Biology. The points are counted as; A=5, B=4, C=3, D=4, E=1 and, S=0.5 OR, the candidate should have Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) with at least two principal level passes in either of the following subjects; Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Agriculture, Economics, Nutrition and Biology. The total points from the principal level pass should not be less than 2.0 OR, any other equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.