This Diploma in animal Science and Technology programme at Egerton University is concerned with the study of the biology of animals that are under the control of humankind. The curriculum not only provides a strong science background, but also hands-on experience working with, caring for and breeding of domestic animals such as chicken, cattle, pigs, sheep, dogs and many more.
The middle–level training in Animal Science is virtually non-existent in Kenya, thus, Post-secondary training is only found in the Universities. The course will also absorb interested candidates who are unable to be admitted directly into degree programs. The Department of Animal Sciences has got adequate capacity and resources to effectively manage this program. Upon completion of the training the graduates can easily be absorbed in the public and private sectors where they can be employed as technical staff in teaching, extension etc. The graduates are also highly sort by Non-Governmental organisations (NGOs) due to their skills in managing community-based organisation projects.