Kenya Institute of Professional Studies, KIPS, is a Tertiary Institution established and mandated to operate as an Educational Training Institute by TVETA to offer technical training leading to Artisans, Certificates, Diplomas and Higher Diplomas in various Courses. This article presents a detailed list of certificate, artisan, diploma, and professional courses offered at KIPS Technical College.

KIPS Technical College has the following Campuses:

  • Thika Road Campus
  • Philadelphia Campus
  • Ecobank Campus
  • Afya Centre Campus
  • Greenspan Mall Campus
  • K.P.C.U Campus

KIPS School of Engineering Courses, Exam Body, and Duration

Course Name Exam Body Duration (Months)
Artisan in Electrical & Electronics Engineering KNEC 12
Motor Vehicle Mechanics (Grade I-III) NITA 6 each
Motor Vehicle Electrician (Grade I-III) NITA 6 each
Electrical Wireman-Grade I-III NITA 6 each
Electronic Mechanics-Grade I-III NITA 6 each
Plumbing-Grade I-III NITA 6 each
Cert in Refrigeration & Air conditioning NITA 18
Cert in Electrical & Electronics Eng (Power) Mod I-II KNEC 9 each
Cert in Automotive Engineering Mod I-II KNEC 9 each
Cert in Building Technology (Plumbing) KNEC 9 each
Cert in Masonry Mod I-II KNEC 6 each
Dip in Architecture Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Building Technology Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Civil Engineering Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Quantity Surveying Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Land Surveying Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Electrical & Electronic Eng (Level 2,3,4,5) C&G 6 each
Dip in Automotive Engineering Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Electrical & Electronics Eng (Power) Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Refrigeration & AirConditioning C & G 12

Courses Offered at KIPS School of Business

Course Name Exam Body Duration (Months)
Artisan in Store Keeping KNEC 6
Craft Cert in Secretarial Studies mod I-II KNEC 6 each
Cert in Business Management mod I-II KNEC 6 each
Cert in Banking & Finance KNEC 6
Cert. in Supply Chain Management mod I-II KNEC 6 each
Cert. in Information Studies mod I-II KNEC 6 each
Cert in Human Resource Management mod I-II KNEC 6 each
Cert in Sales & Marketing mod I-II KNEC 6 each
Dip in Shipping & Logistics (level IV-VI) ABMA 6 each
Diploma in Business Management (level IV-VI) ABMA 6 each
Dip in Customer Service C&G 12
Dip in Business Management mod I-III KNEC 6 each
Dip in Human Resource Management mod I-III KNEC 6 each
Dip in Sales & Marketing mod I-III KNEC 6 each
Dip. in Information Studies KNEC 12
Dip in Supply Chain Management mod I-III KNEC 6 each
Dip in Banking & Finance KNEC 12
Dip in Secretarial Management Mod I-III KNEC 6 each
Higher Dip in Human Resource Management KNEC 12
ATD Level I-III KASNEB 5 each
CPA I (sec I & II) KASNEB 5 each

Courses Offered at KIPS School of ICT

The courses will allow the trainee to work in a salaried or self-employment. The courses include general units such as entrepreneurship, communication skills and life management skills which help the learner to gain general understanding of enterprise management and business communication techniques.

During the course the trainee shall be exposed to the following core areas:

  • Computer maintenance and user support
  • Programming
  • Computer applications
  • Operating systems
  • Network and hardware support
Course Name Exam Body Duration (Months)
Craft Cert in ICT KNEC 12
Dip in ICT Mod I-III KNEC 6 each
Dip in Computer software Engineering C & G 12
Adv Dip in Computer software Eng. C & G 12

Courses Offered at KIPS School of Journalism

Course Name Exam Body Duration (Months)
Photography KIPS 3
Videography KIPS 3
Camera Operations ICM 3
Dip in Journalism & Media Studies ICM 18
Dip in Journalism & Media Studies (Level IV-IV) ABMA 6 each

Courses Offered at KIPS School of Engineering

Course Name Exam Body Duration (Months)
Artisan in Electrical & Electronics Engineering KNEC 12
Motor Vehicle Mechanics (Grade I-III) NITA 6 each
Motor Vehicle Electrician (Grade I-III) NITA 6 each
Electrical Wireman-Grade I-III NITA 6 each
Electronic Mechanics-Grade I-III NITA 6 each
Plumbing-Grade I-III NITA 6 each
Cert in Refrigeration & Air conditioning NITA 18
Cert in Electrical & Electronics Eng (Power) Mod I-II KNEC 9 each
Cert in Automotive Engineering Mod I-II KNEC 9 each
Cert in Building Technology (Plumbing) KNEC 9 each
Cert in Masonry Mod I-II KNEC 6 each
Dip in Architecture Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Building Technology Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Civil Engineering Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Quantity Surveying Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Land Surveying Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Electrical & Electronic Eng (Level 2,3,4,5) C&G 6 each
Dip in Automotive Engineering Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Electrical & Electronics Eng (Power) Mod I-III KNEC 9 each
Dip in Refrigeration & AirConditioning C & G 12

Courses Offered at KIPS School of Health and Applied Sciences

Course Name Exam Body Duration (Months)
Cert in Science Laboratory Technology KNEC 18
Cert in Food Science Technology KNEC 18
Cert in Human Nutrition and Dietetics KNEC 18
Dip in Food Science Technology KNEC 36
Dip in Human Nutrition and Dietetics Mod I-III KNEC/ KNDI 9 each

Courses Offered at KIPS School of Development Studies

Course Name Exam Body Duration (Months)
Cert in Social Development studies KNEC 12
Cert in Early Childhood Dev.Education (E.C.D.E) KNEC 12
Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management (level IV-Vi) ABMA 6 each
Dip in Community Devt. & Social work mod. I-III KNEC 6 each
Dip in Project Management mod. I-III KNEC 6 each
Dip in Community Development (Level IV-VI) ABMA 6 each
Dip in Early Childhood Dev. Education (E.C.D.E) KNEC 24

Courses Offered at KIPS School of Hospitality

Course Name Exam Body Duration (Months)
Artisan in Food & Beverage Production & Service KNEC 9
Basic Cookery KIPS 3
Cert in catering & Accommodation Operations mod I -II KNEC 6 each
Cert in Food & Beverage Production mod I-II KNEC 6 each
Cert in Tour guiding & Travel Operations(Mod I-II) KNEC 6 each
Cert in Customer Service & House Keeping KIPS 3
Dip in Hospitality Management ICM 18
Dip in Cabin Crew IATA 12
Dip in Travel & Tourism level I IATA 12
Dip in Travel & Tourism level II IATA 9
Dip in Airport Operations IATA 12
Dip in Tourism Management(Mod I-III) KNEC 6 each
Dip in Tour guiding & Mgt mod I-III KNEC 6 each
Dip in Food & Beverage Production mod I-III KNEC 6 each

Courses Offered at KIPS School of Cosmetology

Course Name Exam Body Duration (Months)
Advanced Beauty C & G 2
Dip in Beauty Therapy C & G 6
Dip in Hairdressing C&G/NITA 7
Dip in Cosmetology C&G/NITA 12
Dip in Cosmetology C&G/NITA 12

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