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Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)

Certificate in Information Technology (CIT)

The Certificate course in Information Technology is intended to provide students with a wide range of technical and technological skills required by industry at the Certificate and diploma level. The course is designed to provide a flexible modular alternative to the other structured courses and thereby take advantage of the varied Information Technology market.

The course is intended to produce personnel who:

– have ability to use industry standard computer software and hardware.
– are equipped with problem solving skills and can adapt in a fast changing technological world.
– will assist in system administration and networking in an organization.
will be employed in service industry, financial institutions, production organizations, research and consultancy and educational institutions.


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The minimum entry requirements for the certificate course are as follows:

Candidates for admission into the Certificate in Information Technology should satisfy the
following minimum requirement:

An aggregate grade of C- (MINUS) in KCSE and grades D+ (PLUS) in Mathematics and
English OR
Division III in KCE with at least a credit in Mathematics and English OR
An equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate


Distance learning mode: online application for admission is a subject to verification of certified original testimonials during registration and orientation period done in each semester.


• Distance learning: Online tuition, two (2) online CATs, one (1) sit-in CAT towards the end of semester, and one end of semester examinations.
• Continuing Education: two (2) CATs, sit-in end of semester examinations.




• Distance Learning fee for a minimum of 3 Modules per semester: Kshs 18,673/-
• Continuing Education fee for the First semester: 44,332/-

For more enquiries and further clarification of the course, kindly contact the Administrators in charge of the course, School of Open Distance and eLearning

Contact persons:

Ms. Ray Ibukah: ray@jkuat.ac.ke
Administrator of Online Students & Distance Learning Programmes

Ms. Elizabeth Maina

Instructional Designer, SODeL


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