KIHBT Kenya Institute of Highways and Building Technology Courses

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KIHBT offers a variety of courses tailored towards Infrastructural Development.The institute¬† has three campus branches in Kenya namely;Nairobi Campus,Ngong’ Campus and Kisii Campus.KIHBT offers courses in the following departments:ICT,Building,Mechanical,Civil,Electrical,Driver Training and Roads.

The Institute  produces well trained and competent engineers who build our roads in Kenya and regionally.

KIHBT Electrical and Electronics Branch

This department produces Electrical Technologists in the Construction Engineering Industry who meet the market demand.


1.) Higher Diploma

2.) Diploma Craft Certificates

3.) Proficiency Certificate in;

  • Electrical Installation
  • Government Trade Test Certificates

KIHBT ICT Department

The department offers both short courses and regular programmes.Certificate for diploma courses are awarded by K.N.E.C and others are awarded internally by the institute


  • Diploma in Computer Studies
  • AutoCAD
  • Basic Computer Applications
  • Tailor made courses such as Roads Maintenance Management System(RMMS) for engineers.

Building Department


Internally Certified short and tailor made courses offered include;

  • Contract Management
  • Building Supervisors
  • Safety in Construction sites
  • Occupational Health Safety and Environment
  • Skills improvement courses in plumbing,painting,carpentry/joinery and Masonry

Regular Diploma and craft certificates which are K.N.E.C and N.I.T.A examined;

  • Diploma in Architecture
  • Diploma in Building Technology
  • Craft Certificate in Plumbing and pipe fitting
  • Craft Certificate in Masonry
  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying
  • Craft Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery
  • Craft Certificate in Architecture

Civil Engineering Department


i.Diploma in Civil Engineering

iii.Higher diploma in construction:

  1. Highway Engineering Option
  2. Building Economics Option
  3. Building and Civil Engineering Option
  4. Structural Engineering Option

iv.Diploma in Land Survey

Mechanical Engineering Branch

The branch also offers part time Higher Diploma programmes.

Diploma courses

  • Construction plant option(Repair and Maintenance of Earth Moving Equipment/Construction Machines)
  • Industrial Plant (Repair& Maintenance of industrial machines/equipment
  • Automotive Engineering(Repair & Maintenance of Motor vehicles)

Driver Training School

The Driver Training School has successfully produced well trained and competent drivers from Elementary level (Fresh Beginners) to already serving drivers i.e. basic and advanced levels of driving.

Programmes offered

  • Basic Motor Vehicle Driver Training
  • Basic Motor Cycle Riding
  • Refresher Driving Courses(for already serving drivers)
  • Defensive Driving Courses(for already serving drivers)
  • First Aid Course

KIHBT Roads Branch

Specializes in training for capacity building in the Roads Sector.

The department offers the following short courses;

  • R2000 Contractors
  • R2000 Site Agents
  • Road Overseas
  • R2000 Site Supervisors
  • Labour-based methods of Road Construction and Maintenance
  • Low Volume Road Pavement Surfacing


KIHBT Short Courses

  • First Aid
  • Road Overseers
  • Plant Operators
  • Driving Refresher
  • Basic Engineers Course
  • Defensive Driving
  • Elementary Driving
  • Fleet Management
  • Basic Computer Applications
  • AutoCAD
  • Building Supervisors

Nairobi Campus Location

The main campus is Located on Commercial Street in Nairobi’s Industrial area. The Institute’s administrative offices and all Higher Diploma Courses are Conducted in the Nairobi Main Campus.

Ngong’ Campus Location

Ngong Campus is located at the Scenic Ngong Hills, 3.5Km from Ngong Town towards Kibiko trading centre. Still under it there is another centre in Ngong town for short courses and seminars

Kisii Training Centre

The KTC campus is located in Kisii Town.

To apply

To apply for any course at the KIHBT you apply online through the official institute website

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