RVIST

Water Technology

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)

Certificate 2 years Fee: on application

This certificate in water technology program is designed to prepare students who wish to seek employment in the public drinking water supply industry or qualify for a more responsible position within the industry.

Overview

From sustainable water management to safe drinking water and environmental support, water quality affects everyone. Organizations must be especially proactive when managing this resource for the populations that depend on it.

The Water Technology Certificate explores the latest trends, technologies and policies related to this field. With topics spanning stormwater infiltration, sustainability, wastewater treatment, watershed planning and more, this certificate offers something for any interested professional.

Career Opportunities

  • pumping station operator,
  • water line worker,
  • water maintenance mechanic helper,
  • water motor installer,
  • water service dispatcher,
  • treatment plant operator
  • water technician in construction industry and water companies,
  • instructor in Vocational Training Centres

Objectives

This certificate in water technology program is designed to prepare students who wish to seek employment in the public drinking water supply industry or qualify for a more responsible position within the industry.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify design and maintenance practices for stormwater systems
  • Apply documentation procedures to comply with state, local and federal guidelines
  • Assess sustainable water management practices
  • Evaluate plans and specifications to identify pitfalls on projects
  • Define the role of wastewater in the life cycle of clean water processes
  • Examine relevant regulations pertaining to safe water standards

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the certificate in water technology course are:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain) or;
  • Pass in relevant Artisan Course or;
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

Course content

Year I Semester I Courses

  • Mathematics I
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Water Supply Technology
  • Communication Skills
  • Information Technology
  • Workshop Technology
  • Engineering  Drawing

Year I Semester II Courses

  • Mathematics II
  • Water Quality
  • Geology
  • Engineering Drawing( 3 Dimensional Drawing)
  • Mechanical Plant
  • Hydrology
  • Hydrological Measurements
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Plan
  • Water Resource Management

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 COURSES

  • Mathematics III
  • Construction Technology
  • Surveying
  • Hydrostatics
  • Hydrological Analysis
  • Waste Water Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Management
  • Environmental Science

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 COURSES

  • Mathematics IV
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Drilling Technology
  • Community Development
  • Intro. To Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Legislation and Ethics
  • Irrigation and Drainage
  • Project

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Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the certificate in water technology course are:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain) or;
  • Pass in relevant Artisan Course or;
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

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