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Certificate and Diploma Courses Offered at Bukura Agricultural College- Department of Basic and Applied Science.

certificate and diploma courses offered at bukura agricultural college department of basic and applied science


Certificate and Diploma Courses Offered at Bukura Agricultural College- Department of Basic and Applied Science.

Bukura is a middle level college that offer training majorly on Agricultural education and other related fields. The institution is located a few kilometers from Butere along Butere-Kakamega road. The college is set an approximately 580 acres of land. The institution is dedicated to train students on agricultural sciences. It provides high quality training programmes for its students by giving them the hand-on skills in various programmes offered.

There are various departments at Bukura Agricultural College, department of basic and Applied Sciences being one of them. Various certificate and diploma courses are offered at the different departments. The following is a list of courses offered at the department of Basic and Applied Sciences. Basic and Applied Sciences courses are usually taught during the first semester so as to give the learners basic skills before embarking on subsequent applied courses. Certificate courses are offered in the semester whereas diploma courses are taught in the first year of the course.

Certificate Courses

            i.            Mathematics

          ii.            Physical science

       iii.            Genetics of crops and livestock improvement

       iv.            Microbiology and Plant pathology

          v.            Zoology

       vi.            Botany

     vii.            Information and communication technology

  viii.            Ecology and Environmental science


Diploma Courses

       i.            Mathematics

     ii.            Statistics

  iii.            Chemistry

  iv.            Applied Physics

     v.            Principle of genetics

  vi.            Botany

  • Zoology
  • Biochemistry

  ix.            General Microbiology and plant pathology

     x.            Plant physiology

  xi.            Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Computing

The department also offers the following short courses:

a)     Information Technology certificate course

b)    Bridging course in Mathematics and Chemistry

c)     Mushroom production course.


For more information contact:

P.O Box 23-50105, Bukura

Tel: 020-3505479

Email: [email protected]




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