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CENTRE FOR PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (CPS)

INTRODUCTION

Meru University of Science and Technology recognizes the critical role played by continuous learning in individual’s competitiveness and employability. Continuous learning provides a platform for enhancing technical and professional skills for personal development and keeping pace with the ever constantly changing world. It is in this view that Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) has established a centre for professional studies that aims at conducting and managing all professional and short courses in the University.

The main aim of Professional and short courses is to provide students with specific skills to earn more practical experience in a specific area of specialization. In this regard MUST recognizes the importance of Professional and short courses in realizing ways of imparting skills required for the job market. Guided by this, the University established the Directorate of Professional and Short Courses (PSC) to mainstream short courses into the University core function of training to leverage on existing academic resource and infrastructure.

Centre for Professional Studies has so far established several professional/short courses to enhance accessibility for both the University Community and the nation at large. All these courses are fairly priced and training takes place off working hours for inclusivity and convenience to the working class.

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SHORT COURSES FOR CORPORATE TRAINING

INTAKE: JANUARY/MAY/SEPTEMBER

  1. PERSONAL BRANDING AND MANAGEMENT

Target group: Office managers and supervisors, PR office staff, procurement staff, Front office staff, security staff, Admissions staff etc.

Duration: 5 Weeks

Course Fees: KES 20,000

Mode of learning: In person, Virtual or blended learning

Certification: Participants who will have completed the course successfully, will be issued with a certificate from Meru University of Science and Technology.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Introduction to personal branding
  • Importance of personal branding
  • Methods of communicating a brand-Active listening, good communication and barriers
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • How to build a personal brand
  • Social media
  • Managing presentations and meetings
  • Crisis management
  • Sharpening your Brand
  • Being authentic
  • Blogging
  • Being authentic
  • Transparency
  • Networking

 

  1. CUSTOMER RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

Target group: Employees, office managers and supervisors, PR office, procurement, Front office staff, security Admissions etc.

Duration: 5 Weeks

Course Fees: KES 20,000

Mode of learning: In person, Virtual or blended learning

Certification: Participants who will have completed the course successfully, will be issued with a certificate from Meru University of Science and Technology

Broad Objectives

To improve the quality of customer relationship

Specific Objectives

By the end of this course the participants should be able:

  • To understand customer care and customer service
  • To enhance skills and competencies in customer relations
  • To provide customer skills in customer behavior and public relations

COURSE CONTENT

  • Definition of customer care and customer service
  • Concepts and principles
  • Customer behavior
  • Importance of customer care to an organization
  • Type of customers
  • Public relations
  • Active listening
  • Attitudes towards work and people
  • Body language
  • Personal etiquette
  • Treating people with trust, integrity and empathy
  1. COUNSELING AND LIFE COACHING FOR MANAGERS

Target group: Business people, Employees, Managers and supervisors

Duration: 5 Weeks

Course Fees: KES 20,000

Mode of learning: In person, Virtual or blended learning

Certification: Participants who will have completed the course successfully, will be issued with a certificate from Meru University of Science and Technology

Broad Objectives

To equip the participants with in depth understanding of the key elements of personal well-being

Specific Objectives

By the end of this course the participants should be able:

  • To understand work life balance
  • To enhance sense of social awareness and improve personal skills
  • To provide mechanisms on making difficult decisions
  • To facilitate change by assisting individuals to break cycles of ineffective behavior

 

COURSE CONTENT

  • The concept and overview of counseling and life coaching
  • Work life balance
  • Goal Setting & Life Expectations
  • Financial Prudence
  • Management of Life Scenarios (Success & Failure)
  • Stress
  • Management of stress
  • Personal well-being

Teaching Methodologies: Lectures, Case Studies, Motivational Speakers/Speeches etc

 

  1. COURSE TITLE: INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Target group: Institutional Managers and Supervisors

Duration: 5 Weeks

Course Fees: KES 20,000

Mode of learning: In-person, Virtual or blended learning

Certification: Participants who will have completed the course successfully, will be issued with a certificate from Meru University of Science and Technology

Broad objectives

To sharpen the skills in management

Specific Objectives

By the end of this course the participants should be able to:

  • Understand the functions of management better
  • To enhance skills and competencies in team leadership
  • To provide managerial skills in finance, resource mobilization and institutional performance

Course Content

  • Overview of management
  • Institutional framework-Organogram
  • Delegation of authority
  • Communication
  • Supervision
  • Controlling
  • Group dynamics
  • Team work and Team building
  • Conflict Management
  • Employee Motivation
  • Office administration
  • Financial management skills
  • Resource mobilization
  • Stress Management

Teaching Methodologies: Lectures, Case Studies, Motivational Speakers/Speeches etc

  1. Credit Management

Target group: Financial institutions-Banks, Saccos, Shylocks, self-help groups

Duration: 5 Weeks

Course Fees: KES 20,000

Mode of learning: In person, Virtual or blended learning

Certification: Participants who will have completed the course successfully, will be issued with a certificate from Meru University of Science and Technology

Broad Objectives

To create in depth understanding of credit management

Specific Objectives

By the end of this course the participants should be able:

  • To understand credit management
  • To enhance skills and competencies in credit management
  • To provide institutions with skills in credit management

COURSE CONTENT

INTAKE: JANUARY/MAY/SEPTEMBER 

 

S/NO.

COURSE TITLE TARGET GROUP EXAM BODY DURATION MODE OF STUDY CAMPUS FEES  (KSH)
1. Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) HR Students & Professionals HRMPEB 3 Months per Level Full time/Part time/weekend/ Online Main/Town 20,000 Per Module
2. Certified Public Accountants: Module 1-6 KCSE C+ or equivalent KASNEB 3 Months per

Module

Full time/Part time/weekend/ Online Main/Town

 

14,000 Per Module
3. Certified Investment & Financial Analyst (CIFA) KCSE C+ or equivalent KASNEB 3 Months per

Module

Full time/Part time/weekend/ Online Main/Town

 

14,000 Per Module
4. Certified Procurement & Supply Professional Purchasing & Supplies Personnel KISEB 3 Months per section Full time/Part time/Weekend/ Online Main/Town 20,000
5. International Certification of Digital Literacy (ICDL) Open ICDL 40 Hours Full time/Part time/weekend /Online Main/Town   16,000

 

6. Huawei Certifications: HCIA-Datacom

HCIA -Security

Open HUAWEI 40 Hours Full time/Part time/weekend /Online Main/Town    25,000
7. Cisco Certification: CCNA, CCNP Open CISCO 40 Hours Full time/Part time/weekend /Online Main/Town 10,000 Per Module
8. Certificate in CCTV Installation KCSE D+ or equivalent MUST 1 Week Full time/Part time/weekend /Online Main/Town 20,000

 

 

 

9. International Certification of Digital Literacy (ICDL) Open ICDL 40 Hours Full time/Part time/weekend /Online Main/Town   16,000

 

10. Huawei Certifications: HCIA-Datacom

HCIA -Security

Open HUAWEI 40 Hours Full time/Part time/weekend /Online Main/Town    25,000
11. Cisco Certification: CCNA, CCNP Open CISCO 40 Hours Full time/Part time/weekend /Online Main/Town 10,000 Per Module
12. Certificate in CCTV Installation KCSE D+ or equivalent MUST 1 Week Full time/Part time/weekend /Online Main/Town 20,000

 

 

 

13. DRIVING 18YRS+ NTSA 1 Month Full time/Part time/weekend/ Online Main/Town 14,850
14. Plumbing & Pipe fitting level 1 School leavers & Beginners  OR 2 Years Prior Learning (PL) Experience NITA 3 Months Full time/Part time/weekend/

Online

Main/Town 20,000

TUITION

+ 5000

PPEs

15. Plumbing & Pipe fitting level II PLUMBING LEVEL I OR 2 Years Prior Learning (PL) Experience NITA 3 Months Full time/Part time/weekend/

Online

Main/Town 20,000

TUITION

+ 5000

PPEs

16. Plumbing & Pipe fitting level III PLUMBING LEVEL II OR 2 Years Prior Learning (PL) Experience NITA 3 Months Full time/Part time/weekend/

Online

Main/Town 20,000

TUITION

+ 5000

PPEs

17. Gas Installation Certificate/Dip loma/Degree in Mechanical Engineering OR Level I

(Plumbing) OR 2 Years Prior Learning (PL) Experience

NITA 3 Months Full time/Part time/weekend/

Online

Main/Town

 

 

20,000

TUITION

+ 5000

PPEs

18. Solar Hot water installation

 

Certificate/Diploma/Degree in NITA 3 Months Full time/Part time/weekend/ Main/Town 20,000

TUITION

19. Heating, Ventilation, Air condition & Refrigeration Certificate/Diploma/Degree in Mechanical Engineering OR Level I

(Plumbing) OR 2 Years Prior Learning (PL) Experience

NITA 3 Months Full time/Part time/weekend/

Online

Main/Town 20,000

TUITION

+ 5000

PPEs

20. MEP drawings & Interpretation  (CAD) Certificate/Diploma/Degree in Mechanical Engineering OR Level I

(Plumbing) OR 2 Years Prior Learning (PL) Experience

NITA 3 Months Full time/Part time/weekend/

Online

Main/Town 20,000

TUITION

+ 5000

PPEs

21. Boiler Installation Certificate/Diploma/Degree in Mechanical Engineering OR Level I

(Plumbing) OR 2 Years Prior Learning (PL) Experience

NITA 3 Months Full time/Part time/weekend/

Online

Main/Town 20,000

TUITION

+ 5000

PPEs

Applications and admissions are in progress. The application forms may be obtained from the University Website at www.must.ac.ke upon payment of a non-refundable application fees of Ksh 500 to the following account:

Bank Name: Kenya Commercial Bank 

Account Number: 1121458165

Branch: Meru.