Short Courses

COURSESREQUIREMENTS MINIMUMDURATIONExamination Body
Short Courses
Artificial InseminationCert. Animal Health4weeksKYCAT
HorticultureKCPE/KCSE10daysKYCAT
Pig Rearing, Dairy & Poultry rearing (each)KCPE/KCSE1weekKYCAT
Machine/Engine modern servicing & diagnosis(upgrading)KCPE/KCSE3monthsKYCAT
Fish rearingKCPE/KCSE1weekKYCAT
Yoghurt making,fruit & vegetables processingKCPE/KCSE10daysKYCAT
Bridging(Subject-Physics/Chemistry,Biology & MathsKCPE/KCSE3monthsKYCAT
Biogas TechnologyKCPE/KCSE5daysKYCAT

Intakes

The college admits students in January, May and September.

 

Hostels Accomodation

For those students preferring to be residents, the college has halls of residence for the respective gender. However these halls of residence are out of bound to members of the opposite gender and are allocated on a first come basis. The cost per term is Kshs.3000.

 

Gender

All academic programmes are open to both male and female students without discrimination.

 

Cafeteria System

The college runs a cafeteria where students access meals at very affordable prices. This has enabled students to exercise freedom in the choice of meals.

 

Drug Free Environment

The Kenya YMCA College of Agriculture and Technology strictly prohibits the manufacture,possession, use, sale or distribution of illicit drugs by anyone on  the institutions’ property or part of  any of its activities.Kenya YMCA College of Agriculture and Technology is designated as a“No Smoking Zone”. Smoking is not permitted in any othercollege location including its building, bathrooms, walking on campus, or at the entrance of any building.There are no smoking breaks.

 

Outreach Programmes

  • Community based training (CBT); involves visits to self-help groups in Limuru-Ndeiya wards.
  • Agro-enterprise Development Training; A programme in partnership  with county governmentof Kiambu and International institute of rural  Reconstruction. Here extension and KYCAT staffs train farmers on agro-enterprise development with the aim of increasing farm productivity.The programme has been implemented in Limuru, Kiambaa and Lari sub-counties.

Mandate

As a project of the Kenya YMCA, the YMCA College of Agriculture  and Technology purpose is to attract, bring together and  develop the youth to meet their foremost needs in and for their communities in accordance with Christian values as stated in the Holy Bible.