Certificate in Accounting
This certificate course will teach you the principles and the core practices of accounting, from the differences between debit and credit, to how to use simple T-accounts for closing accounts at the end of an accounting period. With the aid of practical examples for you to work on, this course will kickstart your accounting career simply.
Certificate in Automotive Engineering
This course is designed to provide a quality, well-rounded education in engineering science and design, and to prepare students who will be effective contributors to the profession within a short time after their graduation. Through comprehensive classroom learning and necessary practical experience, this on-campus programme will prepare learners well for careers in design, manufacture, machinery control, and maintenance in present-day industry.
Certificate in Business Management
A business management certificate lays a firm foundation for any person looking to have a managerial position at any organization. Every single organization is a business that requires skills for the day to day running. This course is intended to equip the trainees with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to perform clerical duties in an organization. A graduate of this course will be able to work in a salaried field or choose to be self-employed.
Certificate in Catering & Acomodation Management
Hospitality and Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world and the second largest employer in Kenya. In realization of this rapid growth, Vihiga College provides programs that meet industry demand. For all who wish to pursue a career in hotel and catering, airline, tour guiding operations/management, travel consultancy and marketing, our cutting edge training will equip you with necessary skills and competences.
Certificate in Computer Application
In this certificate program in computer applications, students get a foundational knowledge of software applications, including word processing software, PowerPoint and Office. Students explore topics such as website design and desktop publishing.
Certificate in Computer Hardware & Network Support
The Certificate in Computer Hardware and Network Support program is designed to prepare students for entry-level network technician jobs and to help prepare them for multiple industry certification examinations. As computer and telecommunications technologies become more complex, customer service/technical support is becoming increasingly important.
Certificate in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
This course is a combination of electricity and electronic technologies. Electronic and electrical engineers can get employment in many industries, including, IT, telecommunications, manufacturing, automotive, power, electronics and construction among others. By the end of the course, a student is able to design electrical and electronic equipment.
Certificate in Electrical Installation
The students enrolled in this programme will study the basics of electrical and electronics, design circuits for industrial and house wiring. They shall install electrical components and the appliances based on the designed electrical circuits. The training will also involve finding faults in the electrical circuit and troubleshoot electrical power systems.
Certificate in Food & Beverage Production
This course is aimed at students who are interested in developing their skills in the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry. Combining both theory and practical work, this on-campus programme is designed to prepare learners with the skills needed to manage production, costs, and sanitation standards, and to meet the nutrition requirements associated with operating a restaurant or catering service.
Certificate in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy (Cosmetology)
The certificate in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy (cosmetology) is the beginning of a career in hairdressing, salon management and cosmetic entrepreneurship an industry that is ever-changing and has no boundaries to success. This course will train students to alter and care for people's hair, skin and nails. This course will also provide students with various business skills, such as retail sales, entrepreneurship and management, preparing graduates to start their own businesses or become salon managers.
Certificate in Hospitality Management
In this certificate program, you will learn how to improve in your role as hospitality manager by developing strategies that can be applied to your teams in the workplace. This program covers a wide range of content, from building a loyal guest base to finances to team building, giving you a set of skills needed to be successful in a management role. Knowing how to handle multiple facets of the hospitality industry will help you manage your organization to its fullest potential as well.
Certificate in Hotel & Catering Management
The program, Certificate in Hotel & Catering prepares the students for a rewarding career in the hotel industry. It comprises sound theory and craft based learning (practical classes) with professional internships within the industry.
Certificate in Human Resource Management
The course is designed to provide trainees with skills, knowledge and attitudes required to perform as a human resource Clerk as well as an avenue to advance at higher levels. With courses developed by top HR professionals and accredited exams from Kenya national examination council (KNEC), the certificate gives you a strong foundation in current HR best practices. It also prepares you to lead the strategic deployment of human capital in today’s corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and small businesses.
Certificate in Information & Communication Technology
>Information & Communication Technology is the integration of telecommunications in computing for effective access, storage, transmission, and manipulation of information. This course is aimed at developing a community of certified professionals, and providing organizations with the opportunity to ensure their staff are fully trained and proficient in the implementation of ICT products.
Certificate in Journalism & Mass Communications
This is a certificate that requires course work and testing to be completed on subjects relevant to journalism, writing and communications. With a Certificate in Journalism & Mass Communications, it is possible to gain the skills necessary to go into many fields. Whether it’s a course in filmmaking or in digital content management, certificate holders will walk away with networking skills, computer skills and organizing skills.
Certificate in Sales & Marketing
The purpose of Certificate in Sales and Marketing is to train graduates who wish to pursue a career in sales and marketing. The certificate will help the individual to proceed to Diploma level certificates in Sales and marketing.
Certificate in Secretarial Studies
The course aims to prepare trainees to make informed decisions on office issues. It also aimed at enabling students to engage intelligently on matters relating to the operations of an organization. In addition, graduates of the course are able to professionally and legally follow processes and procedures of an organization given the opportunity. With the shift of focus on the emphasis in role of secretaries from the traditional record keeping and a front desk officer to a more of an Office Management role, the course also equips trainees with necessary requisites to effectively perform such a role.
Certificate in Supply Chain Management
This course is intended to equip the trainees with relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them perform clerical duties in supplies organizations. A graduate of this course will be able to work in a salaried employment or self-employment. To achieve this objective, units such as Entrepreneurship, communication skills, life skills and information communication technology have been included in addition to the core units.