Best Grade C courses in Kenya (2022 update)

In this article we shall educate you about the best Grade C courses in Kenya- even if you are disappointed not to have managed a C+ to get you to university, C is not a bad grade if you choose the right course.

After all, according to American Entrepreneur and Author Robert Kiyosaki, C students often end up employing A students

So below are the best Grade C courses in Kenya in our opinion:

Best Grade C courses in Kenya including marketable C minus courses in Kenya

Please note that with grade C, the best course you can start with is a Diploma- and nowadays, Diplomas in Technical courses such as Mechanical Engineering, Civil engineering, and Building Technology (etc.) are the best when it comes to marketability.

Some of these courses actually need just a C- so you can pursue many of them with just a C- (mean grade).

Also, there are other excellent courses for C grade students in Kenya including KMTC medical diplomas- a Diploma in Clinical Medicine needs a mean grade of C plain with a C plain in English/Kiswahili, Biology/Biological Sciences, and a C- in Chemistry/Physical Science.

Also, for a Diploma in Clinical Medicine, you need a C- in one of Mathematics or Physics/Physical Sciences.

Finally, you can consider doing a teaching course if you scored a C (for example, a diploma in ECDE requires a C plain -minimum).

Here is a full list of the courses we recommend for grade C holders including KUCCPS government-sponsored diploma courses:

Best Grade C courses in Kenya – C plain courses

Journalism related courses

  1. Diploma in Broadcast Journalism
  2. Diploma in TV Programs Production
  3. Diploma in Radio Programs Production and Broadcasting
  4. Diploma in Film/Video Programs Production(Editing Option)
  5. Diploma in Film/Video Programs Production(Directing Option)

For the above courses, the entry requirements are as follows:

Minimum Grade: C (plain)

Cluster subjects: C in English and Kiswahili plus a C in one of MATH /BIO/PHY/CHE/PHYSICS/BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES/GEO/CRE/IRE/HRE/ECON/AGRICULTURE

 

  1. Diploma in Film/Video Programs Production(Camera Option)
  2. Diploma in Film/Video Programs Production(Sound Option)
  3. Diploma in Animation & Graphics Design

For the above 3 courses, the entry requirements are as follows:

Minimum Grade: C (plain)

Cluster subjects: C in English, a C- in Kiswahili, plus D+ in MAT/PHY/PSC

 

  1. Diploma in Media Technology

Minimum Grade (mean): C plain

Cluster subjects: C in English/Kiswahili, D+ in Math/Physics, D+ in Physics/Chemistry

 

  1. Diploma in Public Relations/Creative Advertising
  2. Diploma in Journalism

For these two courses, you only need to have a C plain mean grade (there are no cluster requirements)

More C plain courses in Kenya – courses that need C plain only (no cluster requirements)

  • Diploma In Water & Waste Water Lab Technology
  • Diploma In Water & Sanitation Engineering
  • Diploma In Science Laboratory Technology
  • Diploma in Child Care& Protection

Grade C courses in Kenya (with cluster requirements where applicable)

Diploma in Music and Dance

Entry requirements: C plain (mean grade) and D+ in Music

 

Diploma In Architecture

Entry requirements: C (mean grade) and C plain in Maths and Physics. Also, you need a C plain in English/Kiswahili

 

Diploma in Quantity Surveying

Entry requirements: C (mean grade) and C plain in Maths and Physics. Also, you need a C plain in English/Kiswahili

 

Diploma In Pharmaceutical Technology

Entry requirements: C (mean grade) and C plain in each of English/Kiswahili, Math/Physics, Chemistry/Physical-sciences, and Biology / Biological Sciences.

 

Diploma In ECDE (Early Childhood Education)- C plain (C- for disabled applicants) (no special cluster requirements)

 

Diploma In Medical Laboratory Technology

Entry requirements: C (overall) and grade C in English/Kiswahili, Math/Physics. You must also have a C (plain) in Chemistry and also in Biology.

C minus courses in Kenya (with cluster requirements)

Diploma in Sugar Agronomy

Entry requirements: C -(mean grade) and D plus in Math and English

 

Diploma in Computer Systems

Entry requirements: C -(mean grade) and D plain in Biology and Chemistry

 

Diploma In Land Surveying

Entry requirements: C -(mean grade) and C- in English, Physics, and Maths.

 

Diploma In Applied Biology

Entry requirements: C – and D+ in biology.

 

Diploma in Analytical Chemistry

Entry requirements: C – and D+ in chemistry.

 

Diploma In Agriculture/Diploma In General Agriculture

Entry requirements: C -overall and D+ in Biology and Agriculture.

 

Diploma In Community Health And Nutrition

Entry requirements: C -overall and D+ in Chemistry and Biology. Also, D+ is needed in English/Kiswahili and finally a D plain is needed in Agriculture/Home science

 

Diploma In Food Science And Technology / Diploma In Food Technology / Diploma In Food Science And Processing Technology

Entry requirements: C -overall and D+ in Chemistry and Biology. Also, D+ is needed in English/Kiswahili and finally a D plain is needed in Agriculture/Home science

 

Diploma In Nutrition & Dietetic Management / Diploma In Nutrition & Dietetics/ Diploma In Food Nutrition & Dietetics

Entry requirements: C -overall and D+ in Chemistry/Physical sciences, Biology/Biological Sciences, English/Kiswahili. Also, D+ required in English/Kiswahili as well as D plain in Physics/Math/Agriculture/Home-science/General Sciences

 

Diploma In Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing

Entry requirements: C -overall and C- in 3 subjects (English, Math, Physics).

 

Diploma In Cartography

Entry requirements: C – overall and C- in 3 subjects (English, Math, Geography).

 

Diploma In Map Reproduction(Printing)

Entry requirements: C – overall and C- in 3 subjects (English, Math, Chemistry).

 

Diploma in Water Resources

Entry requirements: C – overall and D+ in Math, Chemistry/Physical Sciences, Physics, and Biology.

 

Diploma In Water Engineering

Entry requirements: C – overall and D+ in Math/Chemistry/Physical Sciences/Biology.

 

Diploma In Water Technology(Water Supply Option)/Diploma In Water Technology

Entry requirements: C – overall and D+ in Math, Chemistry/Physical Sciences, Physics, and Biology.

 

Diploma in Tax Administration

Entry requirements: C plain and C- in Math and English.

 

Diploma in Customs Administration

Entry requirements: C plain and C- in Math and English.

 

Diploma in Agricultural-Irrigation and Drainage Engineering OR Diploma in Irrigation&Drainage Engineering

Entry requirements: C -overall and D(plain) in each of Chemistry/Physics, English/Kiswahili, Math, and also C-(Geography/Home science/Biology/Agriculture/Business studies).

 

Diploma in Agricultural Extension and Community Development

Entry requirements: C -overall and D(plain) in each of Chemistry/Physics, English/Kiswahili, Math, and also C-(Geography/Home science/Biology/Agriculture/Business studies).

 

Diploma in Animal Production and Health Management

Entry requirements: C -overall and D(plain) in each of Chemistry/Physics, English/Kiswahili, Math, and also C-(Geography/Home science/Biology/Agriculture/Business studies).

 

C minus courses in Kenya

The following courses just need a C minus (no cluster requirements) to be admitted into:

Diploma in:

  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Corporate governance
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Diploma In Civil Engineering
  • Building & Civil Engineering
  • Building & Construction
  • Building Technology
  • Building Construction Technology/Diploma In Building& Construction Technology
  • Construction Plant/Diploma In Construction Plant Engineering
  • Road Construction
  • Plant & Services Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (Automotive/Plant Option)
  • Mechanical Production Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)
  • Mechatronics/Mechatronic Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering(Telecommunications Option)
  • Electrical And Electronics(Telecommunication)
  • Electrical/Electronics Technology (Telecommunication)
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering/Electrical And Electronics/Electrical Engineering(Electronics)
  • Diploma In Technology(Telecommunication& Information Engineering)
  • Diploma In Technology(Instrumentation & Control)
  • Diploma In Technology-Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma In Technology-Electrical Power Engineering
  • Diploma In Electrical(Instrumentation)/Diploma In Electrical& Electronics Engineering (Control and Instrumentation)/Diploma In Electrical Electronics(Instrumentation)/ Diploma In Electrical & Electronics Engineering(Instrumentation & Control)/ Diploma In Electrical& Electronic Engineering(Power Option)/ Diploma In Electrical & Electronics Technology(Power)

Institutional management courses that you can do with grade C only

  • Diploma in Food& Beverage
  • Diploma In Food& Beverage Management
  • Diploma In Food& Beverage Production,Sales & Services Management
  • Diploma In Catering& Accommodation Management
  • Diploma in Catering & Hotel Management
  • Diploma In Housekeeping Management
  • Diploma In Catering& Accommodation Operations
  • Diploma In Baking Technolog y

Other C courses in Kenya (no cluster subjects)

  • Diploma In Tour Guiding
  • Diploma In Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Diploma In Tourism Management
  • Diploma In Technology(Tourism& Travel Management)
  • Diploma In Travel,Tourism& Hospitality
  • Diploma In International Tourism
  • Diploma In Technology(Event & Convention Management)
  • Diploma In Tours & Travel
  • Diploma In Wildlife Management
  • Diploma In Clothing& Textile
  • Diploma In Fashion& Garment Making
  • Diploma In Fashion Design& Clothing Technology
  • Diploma In Fashion Design/Garment-Making Technology
  • Diploma In Fashion Design
  • Diploma In Art & Design
  • Diploma In Environmental Management/Diploma In Environmental Science
  • Diploma In Environmental Health Sciences
  • Diploma In Medical Engineering/Diploma In Technology-Medical Engineering
  • Computer Science Diploma
  • Diploma In Information& Communication Technology/Diploma In Information Communication Technician/Diploma In Information And Communication Technology(ICT)/Diploma In Information Technology(IT)/Diploma In Business Information Technology(BIT)
  • Diploma In Guidance & Counselling
  • Diploma In Counseling Psychology
  • Diploma In Information Sciences
  • Diploma In Library& Information Studies/ Diploma In Library Information Studies
  • Diploma In Archives & Records Management
  • Applied Statistics Diploma
  • Diploma In Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma In Sustainable Agriculture& Rural Development
  • Diploma In Horticulture/Diploma In Horticultural Production
  • Diploma In Fisheries& Aquatic Sciences
  • Diploma In Marine Engineering
  • Diploma In Nautical Sciences
  • Diploma In Health Promotion& Education
  • Diploma In Sports Administration& Management
  • Diploma In County Governance& Ethics
  • Diploma In Graphics Design
  • Diploma In Refrigeration& Air Conditioning
  • Diploma In Petroleum& Geoscience
  • Diploma In Welding& Fabrication
  • Diploma In Petroleum Management
  • Diploma In Airport Operations
  • Diploma In Entrepreneurial Agriculture/Diploma In Entrepreneurship/Diploma In Entrepreneurship Development/Diploma In Farm Business Management/Diploma In Agripreneurship/Diploma In Agribusiness Management
  • Diploma In Agriculture And Biotechnology
  • Diploma In Water Engineering
  • Diploma In Dairy Farm(ing) Management

 

Grade C courses in Kenya: C courses in KMTC  (a selection of medical courses with C in Kenya with good prospects)

Diploma in Clinical Medicine-  C plain needed with a C plain in English/Kiswahili, Biology/Biological Sciences, and a C- in Chemistry/Physical Science. Also, you need a C- in one of Mathematics or Physics/Physical Sciences.

Diploma in Orthopaedic and Trauma Medicine– C plain needed with a C plain in English/Kiswahili, Biology/Biological Sciences, and Mathematics/Physics/Physical Sciences. Also, C- needed in any one of the following: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics/Physical Sciences, Home Science, Agriculture

Diploma in Community Oral Health– C (mean grade). Grade C (or credit) in English and Biology/Biological Sciences. C- (or credit) in any two here: Chemistry, Physics/Physical Science, Mathematics

Diploma in Radiography and Imaging- C grade overall, C in English/Kiswahili and Physics/Physical Sciences, and also Biology/Biological Sciences. C- in either Mathematics or Chemistry.

Diploma in Dental Technology– C grade overall, C in English/Kiswahili, and Physical Sciences/Physics or Chemistry. Also, C- in Biology plus any of these: Mathematics, Metal work, Physics/Chemistry

Certificate in Enrolled Community Health Nursing-  C- mean grade, C- in Kiswahili/English and Biology/ Biological Sciences. Also, D+ in any of these: Chemistry/Physical Science or Physics/Mathematics

Diploma in Nursing(Kenya Registered Community Health)- C aggregate with C in English/Kiswahili and also in Biology/Biological Sciences. Also you need a C- in Chemistry and in Mathematics/Physics/Physical Sciences

Certificate in Public Health- C- aggregate with C- in English/Kiswahili, D in Mathematics, D+ in Biology/Biological Sciences and also a D in one of these: Chemistry, Agriculture, Home Science, Physics, Building Construction, Electricity, Technical Drawing,  or Wood Work

Diploma in Public Health- C overall, C in English/Kiswahili and Biological Sciences/Biology. Also, a C- is needed in Mathematics and also in any one of these: Chemistry, Physics/Physical Sciences.

Diploma in Occupational Therapy- C aggregate, with C in English/Kiswahili, and C- in Biology/Biological Sciences. Also, C- in any of Physical Sciences/Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture, Mathematics, or Home Science

Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology- C aggregate with C in English/Kiswahili and C- (minus) in Biology/Biological Sciences. Also, you need a D+ in one of: Mathematics, Chemistry, Woodwork, Physics/Physical Sciences, Metalwork/Technical Drawing

Diploma in Optometry- C aggregate with C in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics. Also, a C- in any these:Biology/Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences/Physics

Diploma in Physiotherapy– C aggregate with C in English/Kiswahili and a C- in Biology. Also, you need a C- (minus) in any two here:- Physics/Physical Sciences , Chemistry, and Mathematics

 

Final thoughts

Overall, avoid business courses such as procurement (supply chain management), business management, accountancy, and the like since those are currently flooded – I am saying so because there are tons of business courses you can do with grade C in Kenya.

There’s no point doing a course that will need you to have connections to get a job- that’s how most business courses are.

In short, at the moment, we only recommend business courses if you have solid connections or you are planning to start your own business.

Keep in mind that Diploma in Education (Secondary school option) need a C+ and a C+ in your two preferred teaching subjects.

PS: Don’t forget to check out KUCCPS diploma courses (As mentioned, some of the best C courses in Kenya just need a C- and we have many of them in our KUCCPS diploma courses list).

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CPA John Gitahi is a former college lecturer and has been involved in education all his life. He's passionate about helping young people make great career choices. He studied Commerce and ICT at the University and runs several successful online entreprises. He is also an avid traveller.

5 thoughts on “Best Grade C courses in Kenya (2022 update)”

  1. When I wanted to apply fo teaching and I scored agrade of c p and iscore c minus in both languages and c plain in biology is it possible?

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  2. I scored c plain but I got D+ in English C- in biology and C -in chemistry which course do I qualify for diploma in any medical course

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