7 Best Medical Courses with Grade C Minus in Kenya

Many medical courses can be pursued by high school graduates who scored a mean Grade of C Minus (C-) in Kenya in various medical colleges. The Kenya Medical training colleges are the most popular among students who wish to pursue careers in the healthcare field, featuring several courses one can easily qualify for with a C- grade.

medical courses with C Minus in kenya
medical courses with C Minus in kenya

This article compiles all the medical courses with the C- as the qualification, their other qualifications and requirements, and where they are offered.

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1. Certificate in Community Health Nursing

One can do a Nursing course with a KCSE mean Grade of C- in various KMTC colleges across the country, and some private and mission hospitals with nursing schools. A certificate in enrolled community health Nursing takes two and a half years to complete.

Course requirements for Certificate in Community Health Nursing:

KCSE Mean Grade: C- (Minus)

Mandatory subjects and minimum grades:

English/Kiswahili: C- (Minus)

Biology or Biological Sciences: C- (Minus)

A minimum Grade of D+ (plus) in any of the following subjects: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Sciences

Kenya Medical Training Colleges (KMTC) offering Certificate in Enrolled Community Health Nursing

  • KMTC Garissa
  • KMTC Kabarnet
  • KMTC Kitui
  • KMTC Msambweni
  • KMTC Loitoktok
  • KMTC Lodwar
  • KMTC Kapenguria
  • KMTC Bomet
  • KMTC Kilifi

2. Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology

The Certificate in Health Records and Information equips students with the knowledge to handle hospital and patient information, and organize, and analyze health information while maintaining confidentiality. Several KMTC colleges are offering the course and other colleges across the country. The course among the majority of the colleges is 2 years.

Course Requirements and Qualifications for a Certificate in Health Records and Information

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

C- in English/Kiswahili,

D Plain in Biology or Biological Sciences

D- in Mathematics

D+ in any one of the following subjects: Physics, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, General Sciences, Computer Studies, Agriculture, Home Science, Economics, Geography, and Business Studies.

Colleges in Kenya including the KMTC do not accept an overall Grade of D+ for a certificate in Health Records and Information Technology

Kenya Medical Training Colleges (KMTC), and other Institutions offering Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology

  • Almost all the KMTC branches across the country in the 47 counties offer the course. The most popular among Certificate in Health Records and information technology students are KMTC Kitui, Lodwar, and Nairobi Campuses
  • Mount Kenya University
  • Royal College of Science and Technology Ruiru Campus
  • Technical University of Kenya
  • Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences

Where you can work with Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology

You can become a Health records officer at Public and Private Hospitals

Research assistants at Research institutes such as CDC, and KEMRI among others

Data registrars at various Research institutes

With advancement, you can become a lecturer or tutor at teaching colleges and institutions.

You can become a health records officer in the Ministry of Health

3. Certificate in Medical Engineering

This is another 2-year course for students who scored a C- (Minus) in their KCSE examinations and wish to work in the field of healthcare. The course equips students with the ability to install, diagnose, and apply repairs to medical equipment and other hospital or medical systems. At KMTC, the course still takes 2 years.

Course requirements and qualifications for a certificate in Medical Engineering in Kenya

A Minimum KCSE Grade of C – (Minus)

C- in English/Kiswahili

D Plain in Physics/Physical Sciences/Chemistry/ Biology/Biological Sciences

Kenya Medical Training Colleges (KMTC), and other Institutions offering Certificate in Medical Engineering

  • Kisumu KMTC
  • Nairobi KMTC
  • Eldoret KMTC
  • Bomet KMTC
  • Meru KMTC
  • Kilifi KMTC
  • Loitokitok KMTC
  • Kisii KMTC
  • Makindu KMTC
  • Lake Victoria KMTC

Where you can Work with a certificate in Medical engineering

Different public and private hospitals in the world

Diagnostic and imaging centers

Medical research institutions such as CDC and KEMRI

Various Laboratory institutions in Kenya and other parts of the world.

Various medical equipment manufacturing companies

4. Certificate in Community Health Assistant

A community health assistant is equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health at the community level. The work in this field is health prevention and encouragement of good health-seeking behavior in the community. They assist in education about chronic diseases and other ways of preventing diseases. The course duration at Tricent School of Medical and Health Sciences, Nairobi is 8 months. In many other colleges, the course duration ranges from 6 months to 1 year).

Requirements and Qualifications for Certificate in Community Health Assistant

Minimum qualifications: KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus). This means any student with a C- qualifies for the course.

KMTC and other Colleges offering the Certificate in Community Health Assistant course

  • North Coast Medical Training College, Mtwapa (Course Duration: 6 Months)
  • Jordan Hospital Medical College, Kitui (Course Duration- 1 year)
  • KMTC Imenti
  • KMTC Taveta
  • KMTC Kangundo
  • KMTC Mandera
  • KMTC Tawa
  • KMTC Turbo
  • KMTC Nyahururu
  • KMTC Oyugis
  • KMTC Lamu
  • KMTC Makueni
  • KMTC Makindu
  • KMTC Machakos
  • KMTC Kabarnet
  • KMTC Kisumu
  • KMTC Nyeri
  • Tricent School of Medical and Health Sciences
  • Mediheal Hospital Medical training school, Nakuru
  • Menengai Medical Training College, Nakuru
  • Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences
  • Krestone College Nairobi

Roles of a community Health assistant in Kenya

Performing health screening in the community for various diseases such as Hypertension and diabetes

Performing basic diagnostic tests

Immunization

Administering Vaccines

Assisting in the management of common illnesses in the local community

5. Certificate in orthopedic and trauma medicine

The course equips students with skills in correcting fractures and other bone, joint, and muscle problems that do not require surgical treatment. Some of the activities done by orthopedic and trauma medicine health workers include the application of plasters.

Course requirements for Certificate in Orthopaedic and trauma medicine

KCSE mean grade of C minus

C minus in English/Kiswahili

C minus in biology/biological sciences

D plus in any of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture, or Computer Studies

The salary range for orthopedic and trauma Technicians in Kenya

The salary of orthopedic and trauma medicine employees (Orthopedic technicians) in various hospitals across the country ranges from Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 70,000 depending on work experience and job group.

Due to a large number of vehicle accidents in the country and the large number of orthopedic patients and hospitals, a certificate in orthopedic and trauma medicine is marketable, especially after upgrading to a diploma.

Colleges offering Certificate in orthopedic and trauma medicine

  • KMTC Thika Campus
  • KMTC Machakos
  • KMTC Chuka
  • North Coast Medical Training College
  • KMTC Makindu
  • KMTC Sogowet
  • KMTC Nairobi Campus
  • KMTC Machakos
  • KMTC Kisii
  • KMTC Lamu
  • KMTC Mbooni
  • KMTC Kangundo

6. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics

A diploma course in Nutrition and dietetics is a very attractive course among C Minus students and equips students with knowledge about the nutritional requirements of the human body. It helps students understand how to use food and nutrition to prevent and treat various conditions such as malnutrition.

Upon graduation, Nutritionists can work in various hospitals across the country and other institutions. Owing to the thousands of public and private hospitals, the course is very marketable with limitless opportunities if the numbers of nutritionists are low.

Requirements and qualifications Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics

KCSE Aggregate Grade C-

C- in English/Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences.

D+ in Chemistry/Physical Sciences,

D Plain in any one of the following: Physics, Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture, or Business Studies

List of Universities and Colleges offering diploma Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Eldoret polytechnic
  • Kenya Institute of development studies
  • Bumbe technical training institute
  • Bureti technical training institute
  • Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences
  • Kabete national polytechnic
  • Kiambu institute of science and technology
  • Kisiwa technical training institute
  • Kisumu Polytechnic
  • Laisamis technical and vocational college
  • Mabera technical and vocational college
  • Masinde Muliro university of science & technology
  • Mawego technical training institute
  • Rift valley technical training institute
  • Meru national polytechnic
  • Meru University of science and technology
  • Mumias west technical vocational college
  • North Eastern national polytechnic
  • Sot technical training institute
  • Ol’lessos technical training institute
  • Pwani University
  • Ramogi institute of advance technology
  • Rift valley institute of science and technology
  • Sang’alo institute of science and technology
  • Siaya institute of technology
  • Sigalagala national polytechnic
  • St Joseph’s technical institute for the deaf, Nyang’oma
  • Thika technical training institute
  • Uzima University College
  • East African Institute of Certified Studies
  • The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton Nairobi Extension Centre, Nairobi
  • The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton Eldoret Extension Centre, Eldoret
  • The University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Eldoret
  • Zetech University Main Campus, Ruiru
  • Some KMTC Colleges

7. Certificate in Public Health

A Certificate in Public Health is a 1-year course in some private colleges but is a 2-year course at the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC). Public health officers in Kenya help educate the communities about disease prevention measures, perform disease surveillance, and ensure the public has access to the required health care.

Qualifications and requirements for the certificate in public health

KCSE Mean Grade of C- (Minus)

C- (Minus) in English/Kiswahili

D+ (Plus) in Biology

D Plain in Mathematics

D Plain in any one of the following subjects: Home Science, Technical Drawing, Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture, Building Construction, Technical Drawing, Electricity, or Wood Work

List of Colleges, Universities, and other Institutions Offering Certificates in Public Health

  • Fleming Technical Institute, Kajiado
  • Jodan College of Technology, Thika
  • Chuka University (Diploma in Public Health)
  • Kenya Medical Training Colleges across the country, commonly Kakamega, Nairobi, and Kisumu Campus
  • GRETSA University

Where to work with a certificate in Public Health in Kenya

  • One can work as a public health officer across the many hospitals, clinics, and dispensaries across the Hospital.
  • At the Ministry of health in the department of public health
  • As a health educator for the community
  • For various NGOs in public health research
  • In the county public service departments

Public Health Officer Salary in Kenya

The salaries of public health officers in Kenya range from Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 80,000 depending on the qualifications, job group, and experience. Those working in the Ministry of Health and Non-Governmental Organizations earn higher.

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14 Responses

  1. Can i do diploma in nutrition and diete tics. With this grade D+ inEnglish B-kiswahili.maths D- biology D +chemistry D-.AGRICULTURE D+.CRE B- development D

  2. joseph says:

    Hhhhh,its ok but the grades are littile bit higher

  3. Joywavny@gmail.com says:

    Can i do certificate in medical laboratory with d plain in biology with a mean grade of c minus

  4. Joseph says:

    Can i qualify for certificate in nursing in Kenya with kcse grade c minus. Maths c, kisw. c plus, English D, Bio D, Chen D,

  5. Can I do orthopedic with a Dplain in maths and Cminus in Biology

  6. Millicent says:

    Can i do orthopaedic and trauma with DPlain in maths ,chemistry and biology

  7. Purity says:

    Can I do a diploma in nutrition and dietetics having scored a mean grade of c minus and D plain in biology and chemistry?

    • onedaktari says:

      You need at least a D+ in biology or biological sciences to do a diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics according to the KNDI (Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute), the regulatory body for the profession.

  8. I would like to parsue a course in orthopaedic trauma

  9. Eunice says:

    Can I do public health with a min grade of c minus having scored c minus in English,c plus in kiswahili,D minus in mathematics,D plus in Biology,D Plain in chemistry

  10. Sharleen says:

    I like the causes

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