Zetech college hospitality courses [A Complete Guide]

Last updated on April 12th, 2024 at 04:54 am

If you are passionate about the hospitality industry, we recommend that you consider pursuing one of the renowned Zetech college hospitality courses.

Below we review the three leading Zetech college hospitality courses:

Let’s dive right in.

Zetech college hospitality courses: a complete guide

1.   Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management(CHTM)

This programme teaches a host of skills in areas such as service, hotel distribution management, service quality management, as well as how to manage a crisis in hotels.

The course will also introduce learners to the essential managerial processes in destination management and travel business operations.

Career Opportunities for graduates of the CHTM course at Zetech University

Upon graduating, you can work as a tour operator, travel agent, sommelier, event/conference organizer, or tour guide.

How long does the program take?

This is the shortest of the three Zetech college hospitality courses and takes just two trimesters to complete.

Each trimester is 3 months so you will be graduating in 6 months.

Minimum entry requirements

To join the CHTM programme, you must have the following qualifications:

  • KCSE mean grade of D+.
  • A D- either in English/Kiswahili.
  • At least a D- in mathematics/computer studies/geography/ business studies/ history/CRE/ agriculture.


2.   Diploma in Hospitality Management(DHM)

This programme teaches both theoretical and practical skills necessary to build a topnotch career in the highly demanding hospitality industry.

Training is at a higher level and students are prepared to take up various corporate and administrative roles in the industry.

You will also learn how to start and successfully operate your own hospitality and tourism enterprise.

To get you ready, you will gain top level exposure by attending practical training sessions in 5-star facilities besides participating in varsity-organized career seminars.

The other core part of the training for diploma students is the compulsory industrial attachment.

Career Opportunities for graduates of the DHM course at Zetech University

Openings abound for graduates of DHM and students can work as:

  • Hotel manager.
  • Accommodation managers.
  • SPA managers.
  • Catering manager.
  • Chefs/head cooks.
  • Fast food restaurant managers.
  • Restaurant manager.
  • Public house manager.
  • Event & conference organizers.
  • Customer service officers.

How long does the program take?

The programme is slightly longer and you will complete the scheduled course units in five trimesters (15 months).

The maximum you can take to complete the Diploma is 18-24 months (1 and 1 ½ years to 2 years).

Minimum entry requirements

To be admitted into the DHM programme at Zetech, you need the following qualifications:

  • KCSE mean grade of C-.
  • A D- grade in English/Kiswahili.
  • At least a D- mathematics/ geography/ business studies/ history/CRE/ agriculture/ computer studies/home science.


3.   Bachelor of Science (Bsc.)in Hospitality & Tourism Management

This is the most prestigious hospitality programme at Zetech and targets students willing to work as industry leaders.

You are taken through a highly customized training programme to help you obtain the most in-demand professional skills in the industry.

And by the end of the training, you can work and excel in various positions in the biggest hotels and tourism organizations in the World.

You must again undertake industrial attachment as part of the learning programme.


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Career opportunities for graduates of the Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality  course at Zetech University

You can find well-paying administrative or management jobs in local hotels, motels, or resorts in addition to getting opportunities outside Kenya.

Some of the commonly available positions here are Hotel CEO, catering coordinator, entertainment manager, travel consultant, and more.

Minimum entry requirements

This is the most competitive hospitality course at Zetech University and you must have passed well in your KCSE to gain entry.

Specifically, you require the following grades:

  • KCSE mean grade of C+.
  • At least a C (plain) grade in any three of these units:
  • Home science.
  • Chemistry/ physics/ physical sciences/mathematics.
  • Biology/biological sciences
  • English/Kiswahili/or a foreign language such as French/German

You can also be allowed to join this programme with a diploma in hospitality (or a relevant discipline) as specified by Zetech University’s Senate.

Those with at least two principal passes together with one subsidiary in their KACE Certificate might also be accepted.

Lastly, students registered in other Universities recognized by Zetech University’s senate may be admitted (with credit transfers) to the programme on a case-by-case basis.

How long does the program take?

The course lasts 3 years instead of 4 years like in some universities because Zetech follows the trimester system.

Training facilities

The institution has invested impressively in state-of-the art training facilities and equipment for students pursuing hospitality courses so you will get vast exposure throughout the training.

Plus, you are taught by industry experts with many years of practical experience in the hospitality and tourism sectors in Kenya and overseas.

Students further access research resources at Zetech university library to help them keep up with the industry trends in the course of learning.


How to apply

The best way to apply for any of these courses is to download the Zetech university application form online here.

Fill out the form and email it to: online.application@zetech.ac.ke

The University’s admission office will get back to you through the email you have provided in the form within no time.


Zetech university contacts

If you have further questions including about Zetech university fee payment, get in touch with the student affairs office using the details given below:

Website: www.zetech.ac.ke

Email: courses@zetech.ac.ke

Telephone: 0706 622 558 / 0716 600 116

Whatsapp contact: 0706 622 557

Facebook: Search for Zetech University

Twitter: @ZetechUni

Wrapping it up

Zetech University is one of the top private universities in Kenya and they run a thriving hospitality department for students harboring dreams of establishing a successful career in the hospitality industry both in Kenya and abroad.

We have reviewed the 3 Zetech college hospitality courses in this article to help you make an informed decision.

Other institutions you can consider are Utalii college and Amboseli Institute at Thika.

A number of public technical institutions also offer hospitality programmes.

These include Mathenge Technical Institute, Kitale National Polytechnic, Kenya Coast National Polytechnic, and Michuki Technical Institute in Muranga.

Good luck as you shop for a good college.


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