Kisii Polytechnic Courses, Requirements and Fee Structure

The Kisii National Polytechnic (KNP) is a public technical and vocational training institution (TVET) offering over 74 Artisan, Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma levels courses.

Kisii National Polytechnic has state-of-the-art equipment and tools to train students with market-driven skills in areas like engineering, hospitality, IT, health sciences, agriculture and fashion design.

Courses at the Kisii National Polytechnic are accredited by TVETA CDACC, KNEC, NITA and KASNEB examination bodies.

The institution’s intakes are normally done in January, May and September.

KNP is located 1 kilometer from Kisii town CBD along the Kisii-Keroka road.

Kisii National Polytechnic Minimum Admission Requirements

Diploma courses require a minimum KCSE mean grade of C-(Minus) while craft certificate courses require a minimum of D (Plain). Artisan courses require D – and below.

How to Apply

Step 1: Application forms

Get application forms from the admissions office at the Kisii National Polytechnic or from their website kisiipoly.ac.ke

Step 2: Required documents

Dully fill application forms and attach copies of KCSE certificate, KCPE certificate, birth certificate, school leaving certificate, National ID card, transcripts/ result slips, and other relevant certificates.

Step 3: Application fees

Application fees of Ksh. 500 for Government-sponsored students (KUCCPS), and Ksh. 2,000 for Self-sponsored students should be deposited in the college’s account: Account No: 01120017051900 Cooperative Bank – Kisii Branch.

Step 4: Submit documents

Submit the duly filled forms together with the attached documents and bank slip to the Kisii National Polytechnic Registry.

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Kisii National Polytechnic School of Applied Sciences Courses

Diploma Courses

  • Applied Biology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Food Processing Technology
  • Hair Dressing
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Applied Biology
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Food Technology

Certificate Courses

  • Food Processing Technology
  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Hair Dressing & Beauty Therapy
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Courses

Diploma Courses

  • General Agriculture
  • Environmental Science
  • Entrepreneurial Agriculture
  • Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Aquaculture
  • Apiculture
  • Environmental Management
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture Extension

Certificate Courses

  • Entrepreneurial Agriculture
  • Fisheries
  • Apiculture
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture Extension

Building and Civil Engineering Courses

Diploma Courses

  • Building Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Water Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Quantity Survey

Certificate Courses

  • Building Technology
  • Plumbing
  • Architecture
  • Building Artisan (Masonry)
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Upholstery
  • Plumber pipefitter
  • Carpentry
  • Fitter General

Other Engineering Courses at Kisii National Polytechnic

Diploma Courses

  • Electrical & Electronics (Power Option)
  • Electrical & Electronics (Telecommunication Option)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering

Certificate Courses

  • Electrical & Electronics (Power Option)
  • Electrical & Electronics (Telecommunication Option)
  • Artisan Cert in Electrical Installation
  • Electrical Mechanics (Grade 1,2,3)
  • Electrical Installation (Level 3, 4, 5)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Motor vehicle Mechanics
  • Welding
  • Motor Vehicle Electrical & Electronics
  • Motor Vehicle Electrician
  • Fitter General Gas Welding
  • Arc Welding
  • Automotive Technology
  • Mechanical Technology & Maintenance

School of Hospitality Management Courses

Diploma Courses

  • Diploma in Food & Beverage Production & Sales Management
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Certificate Courses

  • Craft Certificate in Food & Beverage
  • Production & Sales Mgt Housekeeping
  • Artisan Certificate in Food & Beverage
  • Housekeeping
  • Food and Beverage Sales Management
  • Food Production and Culinary Arts
  • Baking Technology (Production of Cakes and Pastry Products)

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology Courses

  • Diploma in Fashion Design & Clothing Technology
  • Craft Certificate in Fashion Design & Clothing Technology
  • Artisan Certificate in Fashion Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Design Management

School of Health Sciences Courses

Diploma Courses

  • Pharmaceutical technology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Engineering
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Health Records & Information Technology
  • Community Health

Certificate Courses

  • Health Records & Information Technology
  • Medical Engineering
  • Community Health
  • Community Health

School of Business Studies Courses

Diploma Courses

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Secretarial Studies with Computer
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Management
  • Cooperative Management
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Accounting Technician Diploma (Level 1 – 3)
  • CPA

Certificate Courses

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Secretarial Studies with Computer
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Management
  • Cooperative Management
  • Store Keeper
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Marketing

Communication and Development Studies Courses

Diploma Courses

  • Social Work & Community Development
  • Library & Information Science

Certificate Courses

  • Social Work & Community Development
  • Library & Information Science
  • Records and Archives
  • Counseling Psychology

Computer Studies Courses

Diploma Courses

  • Information and Communication Technology (Mod 1, 2, 3)
  • Certified Information and Communication Technician (C+, Plus or pass in Sect 1, 2, 3)
  • Information Communication Technologist
  • Computer Programming
  • ICT
  • Cyber Security
  • Animation & Digital Media Technician
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Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Information Technology (Mod 1 & 2)
  • ICT
  • Cyber Security
  • Phyton Programming
  • Java Programming
  • Graphics design – Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Data Analytics using SPSS
  • Computer Operation
  • CISCO
  • Computer Packages

KNP also offers Refresher (single units) courses under TVETA CDACC programs. Part-Time programs are examined by: CISCO, TVETA CDACC, NITA, NASCOP, KASNEB, and Computer Packages.

Kisii National Polytechnic Fee Structure

Government-sponsored students pay Ksh. 26,420 per academic year while self-sponsored students pay 56,420 per year.

IT Essentials and CCNA (42 days) cost Ksh. 7,500. Refresher courses (part-time programs) fee is Ksh. 9,000 per unit.

Kisii National Polytechnic fee structure
Kisii National Polytechnic fee structure

Take note that KNP may change the fees at their own pleasure without notice (though government institutions’ fees are well regulated).

The fees may apply only for continuing students and may not include other requirements for fresh joining students.

You can make inquiries to Kisii National Polytechnic on the following contacts:

Email: info@kisiipoly.ac.ke

Tel: 058-2031958

Mobile: 0700152177/0752031300

Kisii National Polytechnic Student Portal can be accessed on the institution’s internal network.

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