Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Certificate program (NITA)

Certificate 5 terms

About Motor Vehicle Mechanics programme

Motor vehicle mechanics inspect, diagnose and locate defects, repair and maintain mechanical, electrical and electronic systems and components of motor vehicles, buses, light trucks, and heavy trucks.

This motor vehicle mechanics certificate program will give the trainee knowledge and skills on the maintenance and repair of a motor vehicle that balances the theory and practice. After completion of this course one can proceed to Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.

A motor vehicle mechanic graduate will be able to:

  • Reassemble engines and parts after being repaired
  • Perform scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups, to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations
  • Detect and diagnose faults in engines and parts
  • Fit, examine, test and service motor vehicle and motorcycle engines
  • Install or adjust motors and brakes, and adjust steering or other parts of motor vehicles
  • Fit, examine, adjust, dismantle, rebuild and replace defective parts of motor vehicles
  • Replace engine components or complete engines
  • Install, adjust, service and replace mechatronics components of motor vehicles

Possible career options of a vehicle mechanic include:

  • Apprentice mechanic, motor vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Construction of motor vehicles
  • Bus mechanic
  • Truck and transport vehicle mechanic
  • Mechanic, transmission
  • Automotive service technician
  • Automotive service technician
  • Motor vehicle repairer – motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Truck trailer repairer

Entry requirements for Motor Vehicle Mechanics

KCSE Mean Grade D-(Minus) or equivalent

Colleges offering Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Nakuru Youth Polytechnic

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Mwamutsunga Vocational Training Center
Kilifi County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (kips)
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI)
Nakuru County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Sagalla Vocational Training Center
Taita Taveta County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Kaiboi Technical Training Institute
Nandi County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Kipsamumgut Vocational Training Center
Kericho County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

The Nyeri National Polytechnic
Nyeri County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Busia Vocational Training Center
Busia County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Sensei Institute of Technology
Nakuru County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Eastlands College of Technology
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Juja Farm Vocational Training Center
Kiambu County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Katito Youth Polytechnic
Kisumu County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

NYS Vocational Institute
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Holy Ghost Fathers Technical Institute
Mombasa County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Jodan College of Technology
Kiambu County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Subukia Vocational Training Center
Nakuru County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

St. Joseph The Worker Thuita VTC
Kiambu County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Mtongwe Vocational Training Center
Mombasa County