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

Ahmed Shahame Mwidani Technical and Vocational College
Mombasa County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Nakuru Youth Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Kaiboi Technical Training Institute
Nandi County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Kirwara Vocational Training Center
Muranga County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Mishkan School of Fine Arts
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI)
Nakuru County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Mtongwe Vocational Training Center
Mombasa County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Sensei Institute of Technology
Nakuru County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Kangemi Vocational Training Centre (KangemiVTC)
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

NYS Vocational Institute
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Petanns Institute of Business Studies
Kiambu County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Ukunda Vocational Training Center
Kwale County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Gaitega Vocational Training Center
Muranga County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (kips)
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf
Nairobi County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

The Nyeri National Polytechnic
Nyeri County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Eldoret Vocational Training Center
Uasin Gishu County

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Ahero Vocational Training Center
Kisumu County