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Land Surveying (Craft)


Land Surveying (Craft) is a 2 years Certificate examined by KNEC.

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About Land Surveying (Craft)

Land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them, commonly practiced by licensed surveyors, and members of various building professions. These points are usually on the surface of the Earth, and they are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership, locations (building corners, surface location of subsurface features) or other governmentally required or civil law purposes (property sales).

Surveyors play an integral role in land development, from the planning and design of land subdivisions through to the final construction of roads, utilities, and landscaping. 

This land surveying certificate program provides students with in-depth knowledge of engineering, architecture and geography skills to establish boundaries of land, water, and airspace in order to determine property ownership, development, and use.

Students learn to use new and developing technologies such as GPS, satellite imagery, laser scanning and fast computing to create complex layers of interconnected geographic information. 

Career prospects:

  • Physical Planning Technician/clerk,
  • Instructor in Vocational Training Centres

Progression path:

  • Diploma in Land Surveying

Entry requirements for Land Surveying (Craft)

The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

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

The duration for the course is two (2) years which includes a compulsory industrial attachment.
This program is examined by KNEC at the end of the two years training period.

Institutions offering Land Surveying (Craft)


Eldoret Technical Training Institute

Private College Soy

Eldoret Technical Training Institute (ETTI) is a modern and dynamic educational institution with strong traditions in both higher and vocational education. (ETTI), prepares students for successful careers, responsible...

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Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development

Private College Ruaraka

The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was established in Nairobi ? Kenya in 1975 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for...

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Kenya Institute of Surveying and Mapping

Public College Ruaraka

Kenya Institute of Surveying and Mapping (KISM) is a middle-level public Technical Institution in the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning under the Department of Survey. The Institute...

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Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology

Public College Nakuru Town East

The Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) is a giant institution offering a total of over 42 different courses in Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Craft and...

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African Institute of Research and Development Studies

Private College Soy

African Institute of Research and Development Studies (AIRADS) is the leading tertiary technical institution in Kenya, offering Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Certificate and artisan courses examined by KNEC. ...

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Institute for Meteorological Training and Research

Public College Dagoretti North

The Institute for Meteorological Training and Research Regional Training Center is a major Branch of the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) of the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources...

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Eldoret College of Professional Studies

Private College Soy

Eldoret College of Professional Studies has provided education to the people of Rift valley for fifteen years now with a great success record. It has perfected its art...

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Kipkabus Technical Training Institute

Public College Soy

Kipkabus Technical and Vocational College was duly opened and accredited to operate as a Technical and Vocational College in January 2018.In the same month Kipkabus Technical and Vocational...

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Vitech Training Institute

Private College Likoni

Vitech Training Institute is fast emerging as one of the best Technical institute offering the best skill-based courses in Engineering, Business and Technology at Higher Diploma, Diploma, Certificate...

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Nakuru Teachers Training College

Private College Rongai

Nakuru Teachers Training College opened its gates in 2004 with the sole aim of training young Kenyans and those from outside as Primary school Teachers. The Director Mr...

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Objectives of Land Surveying (Craft)

Land surveying students learn to gather information through observation, measurements, questionnaires, legal research, and data analysis.

Students are also introduced to the associated services of land surveying such as:

  • mapping
  • construction layout surveys
  • precision measurements of length, angle, elevation, area, and volume
  • horizontal and vertical control surveys
  • analysis and use of land survey data.

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