Nairobi Aviation College: Owner, How it Started, Campuses, Faculties & Courses

Nairobi Aviation College is a Kenyan institution offering certificate and diploma courses.

The institution was founded to initially offer aviation related courses and ranks among the top colleges in the country offering courses in that field.

With time, the institution has grown to offer courses in other fields. Some of the successful programmes offered by the college include Kenya National Exams Council courses (KNEC) on Aeronautical engineering, Business, Information Technology and Economics.

For over ten years, the institution has produced competitive candidates who have been employed in various sectors of the economy while others have ventured into self-employment.

It is a registered institution by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology.

NAC examination bodies include City & Guilds, KASNEB, KNEC, ICM and IATA Training and Development Institute.

How it Started

Nairobi Aviation College was established mainly as a college for teaching aviation courses which included: Aeronautical Engineering, Aircraft operations, Travel and Tourism.

The college was located at Nature House Tom Mboya Street


The institution is owned by controversial city pastor Peter Manyuru. He reportedly acquired the institution after the founder relocated to the United States of America.

He is the chairman board of Directors and also the Chief Principal at the college.

Manyuru has had his fair share of controversies that have led to members of the public questioning his moralities as a man of God.

In 2015, he grabbed national headlines after he was accused of allegedly using his influence to take advantage of female students at the college.

Manyuru was accused of allegedly impregnating several girls at the college and then abandoning them. According to various media reports, he later married a student he had impregnated as his second wife.


NAC’s main campus is located in Nairobi in Embakasi. Other campuses around the country are located in Kisumu, Eldoret, Kitale, and Mombasa.

Faculties & Courses

School of Aeronautical Engineering which offers diploma courses in; Aeronautical Engineering, Avionics Option and Aeronautical Technology, Airframes and Engines Option.

Certificate courses in: Aircraft Maintenance and Aeronautical Technology.

School of Aircraft Operations which offers diploma courses in: Air Cargo/Cargo Rating, Airport operations, Aviation Security, Emergency Planning, Flight Dispatch, IATA Cargo marketing, Passenger and A handling, Advanced Diploma in Live Animal Regulations.

School of Hospitality which offers advanced diploma courses in: Food and Beverage Services, Food Production/ Pastry and Bakery, Hotel and Catering Management, Hotel and Hospitality, Sales Skills and Housekeeping and Accommodation, Diploma in Front Office Operations/ Customer Services.

School of Journalism and Media Arts offering certificate and diploma courses in: Journalism and Mass Communication, Higher Diploma in Journalism Photojournalism, Radio and TV Production, Radio Television Presenting, and TV, Video and Film Production.

School of Social Work and Community Development

School of Computer Studies

School of Business Studies

School of Electrical and Electronic

School of Travel and Tourism