Certificate in Community Development


The course is designed to offer a holistic approach in addressing development issues in communities. Apart from equipping students with skills and knowledge to respond to various community problems, the course also forms a strong base for learners who intend to pursue a career in community development.

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

Promote ethical practices and integrate gender issues in community development. Conceptualize and articulate emerging development issues in communities.

Pursue further studies related to community development.

The Certificate in Community Development will be covered in one academic year with three sessions, which may be undertaken on full-time or part time basis. To graduate, a student must successfully complete at least 60 Credit Factors. Credit factors shall consist of both community development concentration courses and enhancing courses from other disciplines. The course will be conducted through face-to-face lectures.

The diploma in education (primary) Programme takes a minimum of two years. A student should take a minimum of 90 CFs to qualify for diploma in

education, primary option. The Programme will be offered in fulltime, school-based, ODEL and blended approaches

Full Time  Ksh – 35,000 per Semester

Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University College in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for postgraduate courses degree, and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:

Bank Name        Account Name:   Branch       Account Tharaka University


Co-operative      Fees   Collection  

Bank                     Account                 Chuka       0112972400000

Equity Bank        Fees   Collection   Chuka      021 0277753588


KCB Bank           Fees   Collection   Chuka       1240985967


How to Apply?

Reach out admission Office via 0721839583 or 0703684570