Kisumu National Polytechnic courses and fees

Kisumu National Polytechnic Courses, Requirements and Fee Structure

The Kisumu National Polytechnic (TKNP) is a public technical and vocational training (TVET) institution registered under the Ministry of Education. Kisumu National Polytechnic began operations in 1988 as a Technical Training Institute with the aim of offering courses geared towards producing hands-on human resource competent in the application of technical skills.

The college was further upgraded to a National Polytechnic status in 1997 by the Ministry of Education to meet the regional demand for technical skills in Kenya.

The Kisumu National Polytechnic offers courses grouped into 11 departments that lead to the award of certificates, diplomas, and higher diplomas.

Major examination bodies for courses at TKNP include KNEC, NITA, CDACC, NVCET, ICDL, and KASNEB.

Intakes for the courses at TNKP are usually done in May and September.

The 2020/2021  third term at the Kisumu National Polytechnic was scheduled to run from 24th May 2021 to 13th August 2021.

KNEC examinations are to run from 2nd to 13th August 2021 (subject to change by the institution).

Kisumu National Polytechnic Courses and Requirements

1. Electrical Engineering Department Courses

Course Code Course Title Minimum Requirements
EET 200 Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Power Option) KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths and Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
TEL 100 Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Telecommunication Option)
EET 100 Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Technology (Power Option) KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths and Physics
TEL 100 Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Technology (Telecommunication Option)
Electrical Engineering Department Part-time Courses
CEI 5 Electrical Installation KCSE Level 5 Mean Grade D
EIT 540 Electrical Wireman and Fitter Trade III – I KCSE/KCPE Certificate
AET 500 Artisan Electrical Installation KCSE Mean Grade D-

2. Mechanical Engineering Department Courses

Course Code Course Title Minimum Requirements
PDT 200 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production Option) KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Mathematics or Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
PLT 200 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option)
DME 200 Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering Mean Grade C- with D+ in Mathematics and Physics
PDT 100 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Production Option) KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Mathematics or Physics
CRA 5 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning KCSE Mean Grade D Level 5 (CBET)
CME 3 Mechanical Engineering Technician (Production Option) Level 3 (CBET) Trade Test
CMW 4 Manual Metal Arc Welding (CBET) KCSE Mean Grade D- (Minus)
CPE 6 Mechanical Plant Engineering (CBET) KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
Mechanical Engineering Department Part-time Courses
POM 500 Certificate in Industrial Plant Operations & Maintenance Level 4 or KCPE / KCSE Certificate
RAC 100 Certificate in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
MWT 500 Certificate in Metal Work Processes Technology KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths or Physics
ODFL 500 Fitter General KCPE or KCSE
ODFL 500 Electrical arc Welding KCPE or KCSE
ODFL 500 Gas Welding KCPE or KCSE
ODFL 500 Machine Operations KCPE or KCSE

3. Automotive Engineering Department Courses

Course Code Course Title Minimum Requirements
AUE 200 Diploma in Automotive Engineering KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths or Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
CPL 200 Diploma in Construction Plant Engineering
AUE 100 Certificate in Automotive Engineering KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths or Physics
CAE 6 Automotive Engineering Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (CBET)
Automotive Engineering Department Part-time Courses
CPB 500 Panel Beating KCPE
CSP 500 Spray Painting
CUP 500 Upholstery
CDE 500 Detailer
MVM 100 Artisan Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics KCPE or KCSE
AGM 100 Artisan Certificate in Agricultural Mechanics
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4. Applied Science Department Courses

Course Code Course Title Minimum Requirements
PHM 200 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology (Pharmacy) KCSE Mean Grade C Plain; C Plain in Maths/Physics, C Plain in Chemistry, C Plain in Biology, C Plain in English/Kiswahili
MLS 200 Diploma in Medical KNEC Laboratory Sciences
ENV 200 Diploma in Environmental Science and Technology KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
ACH 200 Diploma in Analytical Chemistry KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
APB 200 Diploma in Applied Biology KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
SLT 100 Craft Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology KCSE Mean Grade D Plain with a D (Plain) in Maths/Physics/Chemistry
PET
200
Diploma in Petroleum and Geosciences KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
FSP 200 Diploma in Food Science And Processing Technology KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
AGR 200 Diploma in Agriculture KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
SRD 200 Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture And Rural Development KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
FSP 100 Craft Certificate in Food Processing and Preservation Technology KCSE Mean Grade D Plain
Applied Science Department Part-time Courses
BLT 500 Bridging Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English SLT 100 Who miss Cluster Requirements KCSE
BRE 500 Bridging Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English KCSE
SLT 100 Certificate in Science Laboratory and Technology KCSE Mean Grade D, D (Plain) in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
DAC 200 Diploma in Analytical Chemistry KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
DAB 200 Diploma in Applied Biology KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

5. Applied Science Department Courses

Course Code Course Title Minimum Requirements
PHM 200 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology (Pharmacy) KCSE Mean Grade C Plain; C Plain in Maths/Physics, C Plain in Chemistry, C Plain in Biology, C Plain in English/Kiswahili
MLS 200 Diploma in Medical KNEC Laboratory Sciences
ENV 200 Diploma in Environmental Science and Technology KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
ACH 200 Diploma in Analytical Chemistry KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
APB 200 Diploma in Applied Biology KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
SLT 100 Craft Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology KCSE Mean Grade D Plain with a D (Plain) in Maths/Physics/Chemistry
PET
200
Diploma in Petroleum and Geosciences KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
FSP 200 Diploma in Food Science And Processing Technology KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
AGR 200 Diploma in Agriculture KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
SRD 200 Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture And Rural Development KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
FSP 100 Craft Certificate in Food Processing and Preservation Technology KCSE Mean Grade D Plain
Applied Science Department Part-time Courses
BLT 500 Bridging Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English SLT 100 Who miss Cluster Requirements KCSE
BRE 500 Bridging Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English KCSE
SLT 100 Certificate in Science Laboratory and Technology KCSE Mean Grade D, D (Plain) in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
DAC 200 Diploma in Analytical Chemistry KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
DAB 200 Diploma in Applied Biology KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

6. Institutional Management Department Courses

Course Code Course Title Minimum Requirements
FBM 200 Diploma in Food and Beverage Management KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
HKL 200 Diploma in House Keeping and Laundry Management
NDT 200 Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus). English D+, Biology/Biological Sciences D+, Chemistry/Physical Sciences D, Physics D, Mathematics D, Home Science/Agriculture D, General Science D
CAC 200 Diploma in Catering and Accommodation KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
FBM 100 Certificate in Food and Beverage KCSE Mean Grade D
AFB 500 Artisan Food and Beverage KCSE Mean Grade D-
CBT 5 Banking Technology Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) (CBET)
CAC 100 Certificate in Catering and Accommodation KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
Institutional Management Department Part-time  Courses
IMT 510 Institutional Management Techniques in Cake Making & Decoration, Food & Beverage Production, House Keeping &
Laundry
KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
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7. Building and Civil Engineering Department Courses

Course Code Course Title Minimum Requirements
BDG 200 Diploma In Building Technology KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Mathematics or Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
ARC 200 Diploma In Architecture
CVL 200 Diploma in Civil Engineering
BDG 100 Certificate In Building Technology KCSE Mean Grade D+(Plus) in Mathematics or Physics
RDC 100 Certificate in Road Construction
CBET 5 Building Technician Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C-
Building and Civil Engineering Department Part-time  Courses
BDG 200P Diploma in Building Technology KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths or Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
CVL 200P Diploma in Civil Engineering
BDG 100P Certificate in Building Technology KCSE Mean Grade D
ODFL 500 Plumbing and Pipe Fitting KCPE or KCSE
ODFL 500 Masonry and Brick Laying KCPE or KCSE
LVS 100 Certificate in Land Surveying KCSE Mean Grade D
ARC 100 Certificate in Architecture KCSE Mean Grade D
AMB 500 Artisan in Masonry and Technology KCSE Mean Grade D- (Minus)
ICDL 100 Base (Introductory Level) KCSE Certificate
ICDL 200 Intermediate Module Base Module Certificate
ICDL 300 Advanced Level Intermediate Module Certificate

8. Business Studies Department Courses

Course Code Course Title Minimum Requirements
ACY 200 Diploma in Accountancy KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) OR KNEC Craft Certificate
BUM 200 Diploma in Business Management KCSE Mean Grade C-,OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
HRM 200 Diploma in Human Resource Management
MKT 200 Diploma in Sales and Marketing
SEC 200 Diploma in Secretarial Studies
SCM 200 Diploma in Supply Chain Management
TRP 200 Diploma in Road Transport Management
BAF 200 Diploma in Banking and Finance
TGM 200 Diploma in Tour Guiding Management
TRM 200 Diploma in Tourism Management
BUM 100 Certificate in Business Management KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
HRM 100 Certificate in Human Resource Management
MKT 100 Certificate in Sales and Marketing
SEC 100 Certificate in Secretarial Studies
SCM 100 Certificate in Supply Chain Management
TRP 100 Certificate in Road Transport Management
BAF 100 Certificate in Banking and Finance
TRG 100 Certificate in Tour Guiding Operations
TRM 100 Certificate in Tourism Management
CAC 6 Accountancy Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
Business Studies Department Part-time  Courses
ACM 500 Certificate in Accountancy and Management Skills KCSE Mean Grade D
ATD 500 Accounting Technicians Diploma KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
DCM 500 Diploma in Credit Management
CPA 510 Certified Public Accountants Part 1 & II KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), C+ in Maths & English OR ATD Final
APS 500 Associate in Procurement & Supply KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
PSP 500 Certified Procurement & Supply Professional KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), C- in Maths & English OR APS Final
BUM 100P Certificate in Business Management KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain), D (Plain) in Maths and English
HRM 100P Certificate in Human Resource Management
SCM 100P Certificate in Supply Chain Management
BUM 200P Diploma in Business Management KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
HRM 200P Diploma in Human Resource Management
SCM 200P Diploma in Supply Chain Management
SEC 300P Higher Diploma in Secretarial Studies Diploma in Secretarial Studies OR Equivalent
HRM 300 Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management Diploma In Human Resource Management OR Equivalent
BSG 100 Business Single and Group Subjects KCSE Mean Grade D- (Minus)
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9. Liberal Studies Department Courses

Course Code Course Title Minimum Requirements
INF 200 Diploma in Information Studies KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
PSY 200 Diploma in Counseling
SCD 200 Diploma in Social Work and Community Development
INF 100 Craft Certificate in Information Studies KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
SCD 100 Craft Certificate in Social Work and Community Development KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
Liberal Studies Department Part-time  Courses
SCD 200P Diploma in Social Work and Community
Development
KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
SCD 100P Craft Certificate in Social Work and Community Development KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus)

10. Entrepreneurship Studies Department Courses

Course Code Course Title Minimum Requirements
COP 200 Diploma in Cooperative Management KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) OR KNEC CraftCertificate for Module II
EED 200 Diploma in KNEC Entrepreneurship Development
PRJ 200 Diploma in Project Management
COP 100 Certificate in Cooperative Management KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
PRJ 100 Certificate in Project Management KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
CPM 6 Project Management Level 6 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
Entrepreneurship Studies Department Part-time  Courses
EED 300 Higher Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development OR Equivalent Qualification as determined by KNEC

11. Clothing and Textile Technology Department Courses

Course Code Course Title Minimum Requirements
GMD 200 Diploma in FashionDesign & Garment Making KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
GMD 100 Certificate in Fashion Design & Garment Making KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
CFD 5 Fashion and Design Level 5 KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

Clothing and Textile Technology Department Part-time  Courses

ODFL 500 Dressmaking KCPE/ KCSE
ODFL 500 Tailoring KCPE/ KCSE

There you have it. A very long list of certificate courses, diploma courses, and higher diploma courses offered at the Kisumu National polytechnic.

You can find more about courses at Kisumu Polytechnic by visiting their site: kisumupoly.ac.ke.

How to Apply for Kisumu National Polytechnic Courses

You can apply for courses at Kisumu National Polytechnic by downloading application forms from kisumupoly.ac.ke/student-downloads and correctly filling in the required information.

Then, submit the application forms attached to copies of KCSE/KCPE Result slips/Certificates, National ID Cards, and Leaving Certificates to the Admissions office during working hours.

A non-refundable application fee of Kshs. 500 should be deposited to KCB Kisumu Branch Account Number 1103855980.

OR to the Cooperative Bank Kisumu Branch Account 01129012042200 should accompany each application form.

You can also do online registration by following these steps:

  1. First, find the course you want to apply
  2. Next, go to the Kisumu National Polytechnic Online Application Students Portal: application.kisumupoly.ac.ke
  3. Create an account on the portal
  4. Fill in the form and submit your application

Kisumu National Polytechnic Fee Structure for Courses

You can download the updated and official Kisumu National polytechnic courses fee structure on their website at: kisumupoly.ac.ke/student-downloads

The Kisumu National Polytechnic Contacts

Telephone: +254723446773

Email: registrar@kisumupoly.ac.ke OR info@kisumupoly.ac.ke

Physical location: Technology Road, Behind Moi stadium

P.O. Box 143-40100 Kisumu

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