Plumbing

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Plumbing programme

Plumbing is the system of pipes, tanks, fittings, and other apparatus required for the water supply, heating, and sanitation in a building. Plumbers work to maintain and install plumbing systems.

Students in this plumbing technology program learn how to design, install, and repair residential and commercial plumbing systems and hydronic heating systems. Some of the skills acquired are joining different types of piping materials, reading blueprints, and installing and repairing boilers, plumbing fixtures, faucets, and water heaters.

Employment opportunities in the plumbing and pipe-fitting industries include:

  • Installation of plumbing and heating systems in new buildings.
  • Installation and maintenance of plumbing, heating, and piping systems for industries, public utilities, or government agencies.
  • Self-employment is another option.

Many graduates become self-employed plumbers after completing their apprenticeships.

Objectives of Plumbing

 Plumbing certificate students will be able to enter the plumbing industry with the knowledge needed to be successful in the plumbing trade.

A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:

  • Apply safety principles and demonstrate good work habits in the trade.
  • Use the hand and power tools of the trade.
  • Identify piping materials and install them using proper connections.
  • Use and apply trade terms and technical data.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, specifications, and codes as they apply to the trade.
  • Layout, estimate, calculate and use mathematical skills as required in the trade.
  • Install, maintain, and repair plumbing, heating, and mechanical systems and equipment.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write letters of application, memos, work orders, reports, and apply communication skills in the world of work

Entry requirements for Plumbing

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.

Colleges offering Plumbing

Plumbing

Uwezo College
Machakos County

Plumbing

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Nairobi County

Plumbing

Comboni Polytechnic
Nakuru County

Plumbing

The Serenity College
Nakuru County

Plumbing

Eldoret Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Plumbing

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)
Nakuru County

Plumbing

Kipkabus Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Plumbing

Cambridge Universal College
Uasin Gishu County

Plumbing

Thika Institute of Business Studies (tibs)
Kiambu County

Plumbing

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Plumbing

Michuki Technical Training Institute
Muranga County

Plumbing

Machakos Institute of Technology
Machakos County

Plumbing

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (ICS)
Nairobi County

Plumbing

Juja Farm Vocational Training Center
Kiambu County

Plumbing

Kisumu Institute of Community Development Training
Kisumu County

Plumbing

ACK Bishop Muge College
Nandi County

Plumbing

Transafric Accountancy and Management College
Kiambu County

Plumbing

Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute (KCITI)
Nairobi County

Plumbing

African Institute of Research and Development Studies (AIRADS)
Nairobi County

Plumbing

Gatanga Technical Vocational College
Muranga County