Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology


Type of Institution: Public TVET

Background Information

The Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) is a public institution established in 1979 in Nakuru County of the then Rift Valley Province.  The Institute has played a significant role in education of youth contributing to creation of employment in both the public and private sector and spurred development in the region and country. RVIST has 3 campuses at Kericho, Nakuru Town Campus and the Main Campus.

Admission Requirements

Diploma courses require a minimum KCSE mean grade of C-, D (plain) for certificate and other course categories are open ended.

Courses Offered at RVIST

Below is a list of courses offered at RVIST, you can also click http://rvist.ac.ke/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/RVIST-COURSES.pdf to download the courses offered.

Agricultural Education and Extension

  • Certificate in General Agriculture
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurial Agriculture
  • Diploma in General Agriculture
  • Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Diploma in Entrepreneurial Agriculture
  • Diploma in Food Science Technology
  • Diploma in Environmental Science

Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering

  • Artisan in Automotive Engineering
  • Artisan in Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • Craft in General Agriculture
  • Craft in Mechanical Engineering (Module I & II)
  • Craft in Motor Vehicle Mechanics (Automotive) Module I & II
  • Craft in Agricultural Mechanics
  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering (Module I, II & III)
  • Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production) (Module I, II & III)
  • Diploma Agriculture (Module I, II & III)

Building and Civil Engineering

  • Artisan in Welding and Fabrication
  • Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery
  • Craft in Masonry
  • Craft in Plumbing and Building Service
  • Diploma in Water Technology
  • Diploma in Building (Module I, II & III)
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering (Module I, II & III)
  • Diploma in Architecture (Module I, II & II)

Health and Applied Sciences

  • Craft in Science Laboratory Technology
  • Craft in Petroleum Geosciences (Module I & II)
  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
  • Diploma in Applied Biology
  • Diploma in Petroleum Geosciences (Module I, II & III)
  • Diploma in Dietetic and Nutrition Management (Module I, II & III)
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Diploma in Medical Engineering
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

Electrical and Electronics

  • Artisan in Electrical Installation
  • Craft in Electrical and Electronics-Electronics Option (Module I & II)
  • Craft in Electrical and Electronics-Power Option (Module I & II)
  • Craft in Electrical and Electronics-Telecommunications Option (Module I & II)
  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronics-Telecommunications Option (Module I, II& II)
  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronics-Power Option (Module I, II & II)
  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronics-Instrumentation Option (Module I, II & II)

Information Communication Technology

  • International Computer Driving License (ICDL)
  • Craft in Information Studies (Module I, II)
  • Diploma in Information Studies
  • Diploma in Computer Studies
  • Diploma in Information Communication Technology (ICT) Module I, II & III
  • Craft in Information Technology (Module I & II)
  • Computer Packages

Liberal Studies

  • Certificate in Counselling Psychology
  • Certificate in Social Work and Community Development
  • Diploma in Community Development and Social Work (Module I, II & III)

Hospitality and Tourism Studies

  • Artisan in Garment Making
  • Artisan in Food and Beverage
  • Craft in Fashion Design
  • Craft in Food and Beverage Production and /service
  • Diploma in Clothing Technology
  • Diploma in Food and Beverages Management
  • Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Craft in Tour and Guiding
  • Higher National Diploma in Food and Beverage

Entrepreneurship and Business Studies

  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource
  • Higher Diploma in Secretarial Studies
  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Module I, II & III)
  • Diploma in Accountancy
  • Diploma in Banking and Finance
  • Diploma in Business management (Module I, II & III)
  • Diploma in Cooperative Management
  • Diploma in Marketing
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Secretarial Studies
  • Craft in Secretarial Studies (Single and Group)
  • Certificate in Secretarial Studies (Module I & II)
  • Craft in Sales and Marketing (Mod I & II)
  • Craft in Supply Chain Management (Mod I & II)
  • Craft in Banking and Finance
  • Craft in Business Management (Mod I & II)
  • Craft in Human Resource Management (Mod I & II)
  • ATC I & II

Application Process

To join RVIST, visit the institute’s website and navigate to the download’s section and download the application form at https://rvist.ac.ke/students/downloads/RVIST%20APPLICATION%20FORM.pdf and fill the application form and send the duly filled form with all the required documents via email at admissions@rvist.ac.ke .

You can also apply for admission through KUCCPS website at www.kuccps.ac.ke . Visit the website and log in to the students’ portal according to the instructions given. Fill the application form selecting RVIST as your preferred college.

KUCCPS Admission Letters

After confirming your admission status to RVIST, go to the college website download’s section and download the admission letter at http://www.rvist.ac.ke/admission/jan2021/ enter your KCSE index number and year to download the admission letter.

Student Portal

Click http://portal.rvist.ac.ke/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2F to access the students’ portal.

Fees Structure

The fees paid varies depending on the mode of study, level of education and the type of course. Contact the institution for details of fees structure before enrolling for any course.

Bank Account Details

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), Nakuru Branch

A/C 1101786221

Cooperative Bank of Kenya

A/C 01129087643400

Contacts and Address

Physical Address: Located 10km west of Nakuru Town along Nakuru-Njoro Road.

P.O. Box 7182-20100, Nakuru

Tel: Main Campus: +254 742 442 161

Town Campus: +254 724 769 888

Email: admissions@rvist.ac.ke / principal@rvist.ac.ke

Website: www.rvist.ac.ke

3 thoughts on “Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology

  1. Its a wonderful institution which has identified the need of the community and drive the country forward .Thank you for the Good brains .

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