Water Technology

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Water Technology programme

The water technology program has been developed on a competency-based approach so that the trainee is able to acquire skills, knowledge, and attitudes that are required to operate as a water technician in the construction industry.

Upon completion of the entire programme, the trainee should be able to:

  • Apply skills required in problem solving involving collection and analyses of data, and implementation of solutions accurately and efficiently in the water sector.
  • Apply skills required in management of the environment and water resources and their related tasks.
  • Identify aquifer formations for groundwater assessment survey.
  • Understand the principles of planning and design of the water supply, wastewater and irrigation and drainage system.
  • Sink and equip boreholes for groundwater abstractions.
  • Construct and install water supply, wastewater and irrigation and drainage systems.
  • Apply skills required in management and operation and maintenances of the components within the water supply, wastewater, solid waste and irrigation and drainage systems.
  • Communicate effectively on matters related to the job and the environment.

Career prospects:

  • Water Technician in
    • Construction Industry and
    • water companies,
  • Instructor in Vocational Training Centres

Progression path:

  • Diploma in Water Technology

Objectives of Water Technology


    Entry requirements for Water Technology

    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 Water Technology

    Water Technology

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

    Water Technology

    Eldoret College of Professional Studies
    Uasin Gishu County

    Water Technology

    Eldoret Technical Training Institute
    Uasin Gishu County