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Motor Vehicle Electrician


Motor Vehicle Electrician is a 5 terms Certificate examined by NITA.

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About Motor Vehicle Electrician

Motor Vehicle Electricians specialise in installing and maintaining electrical systems contained in motor vehicles.  Motor Vehicle Electricians mainly work for motor vehicle service centers where they install, inspect, repair, and maintain all the electrical parts contained in a vehicle.

This motor vehicle electrician certificate program will give the trainee knowledge and skills on the maintenance and repair of a motor vehicle that balances the theory and practice. In this program you will learn to:

  • Work with computer-controlled engine management systems
  • Service, identify and repair faults on electronically controlled vehicle systems such as electronic fuel injection, electronic ignition, anti-lock braking, cruise control, automatic transmission, airbags and air conditioning.
  • Install electrical equipment such as gauges, lighting, alternators and starter motors in vehicles.
  • Install electrically operated accessories such as radios, heating or demisting equipment, air conditioners, driving lamps and anti-theft systems.
  • Refer to circuit diagrams, and use meters and test instruments to find electrical faults.
  • Adjust engine control systems and timing to ensure vehicles are running at peak performance.
  • Test, recondition and replace faulty alternators, generators, starter motors and related items such as voltage regulators and batteries.
  • Repair or replace faulty ignition, electrical wiring, fuses, lamps and switches.
  • Use hand tools, specialised electrical tools, instruments and machines, including drills, grinders, presses and lathes.
  • Solder or weld when repairing electrical parts.
  • Sell and install electrical parts and accessories.
  • Install, repair and service air conditioning systems.

Entry requirements for Motor Vehicle Electrician

KCSE Mean Grade D-(Minus) or equivalent

Institutions offering Motor Vehicle Electrician


Kenya Institute of Professional Studies

Private College Starehe

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (KIPS TECHNICAL COLLEGE) is a premier Tertiary Institution established and mandated to operate as an Educational Training Institute by TIVET authority under the...

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Jodan College of Technology

Private College Thika Town

Jodan College of Technology is one of the leading higher education institutions with an exciting approach to tertiary education and training. Jodan College of Technology boasts modern state-of-the-art...

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Sensei Institute of Technology

Private College Nakuru Town East

Sensei Institute of Technology is the leading practical skills Training College in Kenya. Sensei College is registered by NTSA, TVET, and NITA for Government Trade Tests.We offer full-time...

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The Nyeri National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Nyeri Town

The Nyeri National Polytechnic was a middle-level national Technical Learning Institute established under the Ministry of Science and Technology offering a variety of courses to K.C.S.E graduates at...

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Juja Farm Vocational Training Center

Private College Juja

Juja Farm Vocational Training Center offers training in technical courses in Electrical Engineering, Motor Vehicle Engineering, I.C.T, Fashion Designing, Hair Dressing & Beauty, Food Technology and Plumbing.

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Kibaka Vocational Training Center

Public College Kigumo

Kibaka Vocational Training Center is a middle-level public college situated in Kibaka area,  Kigumo Constituency, Muranga County.

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Kamahuha Vocational Training Center

Public College Maragwa

Kamahuha Vocational Training Center is a middle-level public college situated in Makuyu, Maragwa Constituency, Muranga County.

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Mutisya Technical Training Institute

Private College Machakos Town

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Kamunganga Vocational Training Center

Public College Kigumo

Kamunganga Vocational Training Center is a middle-level public college situated along Karega - Kachocho road, Kigumo Constituency, Muranga County.

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PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute

Public College Likoni

The Paramount Chief Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute (PCKTTI) is a public institution of higher learning under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.PCKTTI is situated in a serene...

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Nakuru Youth Polytechnic

Public College Likoni

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Petanns Institute of Business Studies

Private College Kiambu

Petanns Institute of Business Studies (PIBS) is a Technical training institution and a subsidiary college of Petanns Driving school and Computer College.PIBS is registered by the Kenyan government...

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Objectives of Motor Vehicle Electrician

A motor vehicle electrician course graduate will be able to perform the following tasks.

  • Replace defective parts such as fuses, lamps, and switches.
  • Test and replace defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators, and starter motors.
  • Repair and replace faulty ignition and electrical wiring.
  • Connect power-operated vehicle equipment and accessories to the power supply.
  • Use test equipment to locate electrical and electronic malfunctions.
  • Install electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles.
  • Dismantle and remove electrical and electronic assemblies and components.
  • Adjust engine control systems and timing.

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