Kitui Medical Training College was established in the year 2004 as a constituent college of KMTC.
In September the same year, the first intake of Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) reported to the college. The class had 40 students who formed the pioneer class for the campus.
KMTC – Kitui is located along the Hospital road next to Kitui District Hospital. It occupies the premises that formerly housed Better Living Institute (BLI) Kitui.
Currently the campus offers;
- 3 ½ years Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN)
- 3 years Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences.
- 3 Years diploma in clinical medicine (beginning Sep 2011)
- Environmental Health Sciences (beginning Sep 2011)
- Health Records and information Sciences (beginning Sep 2011)
Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health
A Centre of Excellence (COE) Family Planning and Reproductive Health training at KMTC Kitui was launched Thursday 21st April 2011 marking another contribution for the Kitui MTC fraternity in strengthening human resources for improved health outcomes of the Kenyan people.
The partnership between the Ministries of Health, KMTC and USAID Capacity Kenya Project started in 2009. The overall objective of the Centre of Excellence is to strengthen human resources for health training systems in order to ensure Kenya's improved delivery to primary health care.
The project hopes to achieve this through development of pre-service, in-service education, and continuing professional development programs at KMTC. The project has so far achieved the following:
HOUSING AND DINING
The college has a multistoried hostel block that accommodates 264 female students. The male students' hostels are 4 blocks and one hired multistoried hostel from Social Services.
Currently the campus uses the dining hall inherited from the Better Living Institute (BLI). It has a sitting capacity of approximately 60 students and as a result the students take meals in shifts. The kitchen is adjacent to the dining hall.
The College has two computer labs the first with 30 desktop computers with support from Computer for Schools Kenya, Amref and VVOB with unlimited internet access at a speed of 512 kbs. The second computer lab serves as the resource centre for the Family Planning and Reproductive Health training with 15 state of the art computers and fast internet connectivity.
This is used by Medical Laboratory Science students during their practical. It is well equipped with modern facilities.
This is used by the Nursing students for demonstration of various procedures. It has humanistic models and various equipments and was originally supported by VVO skillslab project.
The library is in the new administration block which also has Offices for various head of sections in addition to a Conference hall. Plans are however underway to have a ultramodern knowledge management centre, which will have adequate furniture and accessories.
SPORTS AND CLUBS
The students have been actively involved in sporting activities since inception. We are proud to have won several medals, trophies and awards in tournament in sporting activities in the college and outside KMTC.
The sports include:
- Football Men and Women
- Basketball Men and Women
- Handball Men
- Netball women
- Volleyball Men and Women
- Table tennis Men and Women
- Badminton Men and Women
- Chess Men and Women
- Darts Men and Women
- Athletics Men and Women
The Clubs which are currently active are:
- Christian Union
- Catholic Students Association
- Muslim Students Association
- Red Cross
Being a relatively young college and having been selected as a centre of excellence in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, Kitui MTC staff have are very committed and proactive in attaining to the vision of KMTC, "to be a model institution in training and development of competent health professionals