Pharmaceutical Technology

Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 2 years

About Pharmaceutical Technology programme

Pharmaceutical technology is a course of study in which students learn about medicines, the tools used to create them and the manufacturing processes used in pharmaceutical production. Some of the classes you may take include health and the environment, chemistry of pharmaceuticals and consumer science. These classes will enhance your knowledge of the field of pharmacology and its technological components.

Students who study in this field benefit from their interdisciplinary training. Because of the technological training you will receive, you can pursue a number of opportunities in that field, and because of the medical knowledge you possess, you can also find jobs in health care. The versatility of this diploma is beneficial to students.

With a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology, you will be a critical piece in the development and manufacture of new drugs, and handling of medicines and medicinal equipment. If you're looking for a noble profession that will give you access to key senior positions, a higher-than-average pay, and the chance to make a meaningful difference in the healthcare system of Kenya, then this programme will give you the practical knowledge and skills you need to stay competitive in the industry

Objectives of Pharmaceutical Technology

This two year Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology aims to provide students with a strong foundation in science and technology so that they will be able to contribute effectively to related industries by manufacturing high-tech, high-value products.

The course will equip and train students to seize abundant opportunities in diverse fields such as speciality chemicals, petrochemicals, high-end polymers and medicinal products. 

Entry requirements for Pharmaceutical Technology

To qualify for admission, the trainee must have passed with a Mean Grade of C-(minus) and above in KCSE and they must have passed in Chemistry, Biology/Physics, Mathematics and English.

Colleges offering Pharmaceutical Technology

Pharmaceutical Technology

Nairobi Technical Training Institute
Nairobi County

Pharmaceutical Technology

The Eldoret National Polytechnic
Uasin Gishu County

Pharmaceutical Technology

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Nairobi County

Pharmaceutical Technology

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Pharmaceutical Technology

Kenya School of Medical Science and Technology
Kiambu County

Pharmaceutical Technology

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Pharmaceutical Technology

The Nyeri National Polytechnic
Nyeri County