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Water Technology

Water Technology is a 2 years Certificate examined by KNEC.

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.

About Water Technology

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


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