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Kenya Industrial Training Institute Solai Road.

P.O. Box 280-20100 Nakuru - Kenya.

Tel +254 51 2216755/51 2216291/51 738233765/774944615.


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Mr. Kibet

Automotive section was started in 1965 with the aim of training small scale entrepreneurs in skill upgrading and self   employment. The department is one of the ten technical departments that make KITI. It has over the years produced qualified technicians and artisans. The department continually endeavors to come up with market driven courses.

Sectional Objectives

  1. To develop necessary skills on repair and maintenance of automobiles.
  2. To give trainees an opportunity to work in the automotive industry.

About the course

The course combines both practical and theory sessions. Some of the subjects you will study include:

(a) Tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems fault diagnosis and routine maintenance:

Tyre wear patterns that indicate faults in other systems; types and routine maintenance for wheel bearings; faults in braking and suspension systems; operating principles and routine maintenance for power steering systems.

(b) Engine fault diagnosis and routine maintenance:

 Faults for spark ignition and diesel engines, mechanical, cooling and internal heating and air filtration systems; adjustment methods for fuel injected and carburetor systems, diesel injection systems; operation and common faults for electronic and conventional ignition systems.

(c) Transmission fault diagnosis and routine maintenance:

Common faults in

  • Final drives,
  •  Drive shaft systems,
  •  Operating principles of automatic transmissions,
  •  Routine maintenance of automatic transmission,
  • Manual transmissions as well as clutch systems.

(d) Electrical and electronic systems fault diagnosis and routine maintenance:

Common faults and testing methods for:

  • Battery charging,
  • Starting  system and
  •  Auxiliary systems.

 Health and safety:

Ensure your own actions reduce risks in the automotive environment.

 Assessment criteria

Through coursework, practical exercises and an end of term and/or national examination administered  by Kenya National Examinations Council (K.N.E.C.) or National Industrial Training Authority (N.I.T.A.).

Additional opportunities when you take our course

We arrange work experience opportunities where possible, we assess you in the field to check your progress.


Course Name KCSE mean grade Alternative Requirements Intake time Duration Examination Body
Craft Certificate in Automotive Engineering Module II Passed KCSE with D(With D in mathematics & Physics) Passed relevant Artisan course in Automotive Engineering September 1 year KNEC
Craft Certificate in Automotive Engineering Module II Pass in Module I   January 1 year KNEC
Motor vehicle Mechanics KCPE/KCSE Jua  Kali artisan January /May /September 3 months KITI/NITA
Motor vehicle electrician KCPE/KCSE Jua  Kali artisan January /May /September 3 months KITI/NITA
Driving Skills All levels/courses Emphasis on auto technicians As per trainee convenience 3 Weeks AA