Diploma in Horticulture - University of Eldoret | Educartis

Eldoret
2 years
Diploma
On Campus

Benefits

Course Overview

This two year diploma aims to produce graduates who have broad knowledge and practical skills required to work in the rapidly growing horticulture industry in Kenya. Taken on-campus at the University of Eldoret, this course focuses on both theoretical learning and hands-on practical experience to successfully prepare students to take on various technical positions upon graduation including in commercial farms, self-employment, research, and other associated industries. 

Horticulture is the heart of our society and a career in this field will allow you to do work that has a real life impact, and whose results you can readily see. If you're looking for a career that is the perfect balance of art and science, that gives you a sense of purpose, and the feeling of being part of something bigger, then this diploma will provide you with the practical knowledge and skills you need to begin building a successful and thriving career in this field. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Understand the importance of horticulture within the national economy, especially in terms of the roles of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and other ornamental plans. 
  • Effectively communicate to various individuals, groups, and stakeholders. 
  • Promote environmental and food safety awareness through the safe use of pesticides and other ethical practices. 
  • Set up and manage an entire enterprise involving production and marketing of products such as vegetables, fruits, and stock plants. 
  • Use their learned skills to improve production and marketing of produce. 
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Certification obtained

Diploma in Horticulture 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will prepare students for careers such as: 

  • Farm Manager
  • Packhouse Manager
  • Gardener 
  • Quality Assurance Manager 

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require either: 

  • A KCSE Mean Grade of C (Plain) with a C - (Minus) in Mathematics/Physics and any 2 of the other science subjects, and a C (Plain) in English/Kiswahili 
  • KCE Division III with a pass in Mathematics/Physics, a pass in any 2 other science subjects, and a pass in English/Kiswahili 
  • Certificate in Agriculture/Community Development or a related field

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Download and fill in an application form. 
  • Submit copies of any relevant academic certificates. 
  • Pay a non-refundable fee of 500 KES 
  • Submit a bank slip of the application fee 

Payment options

The fee for this course is 60,000 KES per year. Students can pay for their fees through bank deposits or bankers cheque using the following bank accounts:

National Bank 
  • Branch: Eldoret Branch 
  • Account Name: University of Eldoret 
  • Account Number: 01 0210 733 42500
Cooperative Bank 
  • Branch: Eldoret Branch 
  • Account Name: University of Eldoret 
  • Account Number: 01 129 1831 70000
Equity Bank 
  • Branch: Eldoret Branch 
  • Account Name: University of Eldoret 
  • Account Number: 03 002 973 38822
KCB Bank 
  • Branch: Eldoret Branch 
  • Account Name: University of Eldoret 
  • Account Number: 11 268 78049
Standard Chartered Bank 
  • Branch: Eldoret Branch 
  • Account Name: University of Eldoret 
  • Account Number: 01 028 169 68202
In addition to paying fees, students are advised to have with them: 

  • 18,000 KES per semester for food 
  • 9,000 KES per semester for books 
  • 3,500 KES per semester for accommodation if in University Residence 
Note
International students pay 20% more of tuition fees but East African community applicants pay the same fees as local, privately sponsored students. 

Detailed course information

This diploma course is taken on-campus at the University of Eldoret over the period of two years. 

Where and When

01/10/2019

University of Eldoret


On Eldoret Ziwa Road , Uasin Gishu, Eldoret, Kenya

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