Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology (Artisan)

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology (Artisan) programme

This refrigeration and air-conditioning certificate program trains students to design, install and maintain cooling systems in buildings like supermarkets, offices, schools, hospitals and food processing plants.

    Upon graduating with an NVCET certificate in refirgertaion and air conditioning, the trainees will be able to: 

    • survey buildings where cooling systems are to be fitted
    • discuss requirements with customers
    • prepare quotes for work
    • design and install systems
    • run quality checks to make sure systems are working properly and safely
    • diagnose and fix faults
    • plan maintenance

    Career prospects:

    Graduates of this program could cover one of two broad areas:

    • Refrigeration  designing, installing and maintaining cooling systems in places like supermarkets, restaurants, hospitals, food processing plants and factories
    • Air-conditioning – installing and servicing systems that control air quality, temperature and humidity inside offices, schools, leisure complexes and other modern buildings

    Progression path:

    • Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Plant option)

    Entry requirements for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology (Artisan)

    The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

    • KCPE Certificate, or;
    • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

    The duration for the course is 2 years which includes a compulsory industrial attachment.

    Colleges offering Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology (Artisan)

    Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology (Artisan)

    The Kabete National Polytechnic
    Nairobi County

    Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology (Artisan)

    Eldoret Technical Training Institute
    Uasin Gishu County

    Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology (Artisan)

    Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
    Mombasa County

    Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology (Artisan)

    Eldoret College of Professional Studies
    Uasin Gishu County