The Kabete National Polytechnic courses, requirements and fees

The Kabete National Polytechnic Courses, Requirements, Fee Structure

The Kabete National Polytechnic is a government technical institution mandated to offer a range of courses in engineering, hospitality, business, and technology.  The Kabete National Polytechnic is a TVET-accredited institution and boasts of being ISO 9001:2015 certified.

The Kabete National Polytechnic Diploma programs, Certificate, and Artisan courses are accredited by KASNEB, KNEC, Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Kenya Medical Laboratories Technicians, NITA, TVETA, CDACC and Technologists Board (KMLTTB).

The Kabete National Polytechnic is the first TVET institution to Export Engineering Spare parts made in the college to the International market (China) after having won The Africa Tech Challenge (AFRITECH), sponsored by China.

Intake at The Kabete National Polytechnic is normally done in May and September.

Diploma courses require KCSE minimum of C-, craft certificate courses require a minimum mean grade of D plain, while artisan courses require a minimum of D- in KCSE.

Furthermore, diploma in engineering programs requires a C- in Physics, Mathematics and English.

Courses Offered at The Kabete National Polytechnic

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Courses

This department offers Diploma and Certificate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering courses further divided into the following options:

  1. Power option
  2. Telecommunication option
  3. Instrumentation option

The department also offers the following short courses. The short courses take 3 to 6 months to complete and are examined by NITA and CDACC.

  1. Artisan in Electrical
  2. Wireman I & II
  3. Solar Pv installation
  4. Higher National Diploma (Power option)
  5. PLC & Industrial Robotics (i. Basic & ii. Advanced)
  6. Motor Rewinding
  7. Motor Controls
  8. Diploma in Electrical & Electronics (Bridging)

Applied and Health Science Department Courses

  1. Artisan In Food And Beverage
  2. Bridging in Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  3. Certificate in Catering And Accommodation
  4. Certificate in Food And Beverage
  5. Certificate in Food Science and Processing
  6. Certificate in Medical Laboratory Applied Sciences
  7. Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics
  8. Certificate in Oil and Gas Geophysical Applied Sciences
  9. Certificate in Science Laboratory Applied Sciences
  10. Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
  11. Diploma in Applied Biology
  12. Diploma in Catering and Accommodation
  13. Diploma in Food and Beverage
  14. Diploma in Food and Beverage Module 2
  15. Diploma in Food Science and Processing
  16. Diploma in Geophysical Technology
  17. Diploma in Health Records
  18. Diploma in Medica Laboratory Technology
  19. Diploma in Medical Engineering
  20. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
  21. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  22. Diploma in Oil And Gas Technology
  23. Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology
  24. Parallel Science Laboratory Technology
  25. Part-time Certificate in Science Laboratory Applied Sciences
  26. Part-Time Diploma in Applied Biology
  27. Refer in Medical Laboratory
  28. Soap Making
  29. Social Work And Community Development
  30. Upgrading Certificate In Medical Laboratory
  31. Upgrading Diploma In Medical Laboratory
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The Kabete National Polytechnic Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology courses are recognized by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology course is recognized by Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.

Hospitality Department Courses

  1. Artisan in Food and Beverage
  2. Artisan in hair Beauty and Therapy
  3. Certificate in Catering and Accommodation
  4. Certificate in Food and Beverage
  5. Certificate in Hair and Beauty
  6. Diploma in Catering and Accommodation
  7. Diploma in Food and Beverage
  8. Part-time in Baking and Pastry

Business Studies Department Courses

  1. Certificate in Business Management
  2. Certificate in Co-operative Management
  3. Certificate in Human Resource
  4. Certificate in Sale and Marketing
  5. Certificate in Supply Chain Management
  6. Diploma in Banking & Finance
  7. Diploma in Business Administration
  8. Diploma in Business Management
  9. Diploma in Computerised Secretarial
  10. Diploma in Cooperative Management
  11. Diploma in Human Resource Management
  12. Diploma in Marketing
  13. Diploma in Project Management
  14. Diploma in Sales and Marketing
  15. Diploma in Supplies Chain Management
  16. Diploma in Supplies Management
  17. Diploma in Transport Management

Building and Civil Engineering Courses

  1. Carpentry and Joinery
  2. Carpentry and Joinery Grade 3
  3. Certificate in AutoCAD and Arch CAD
  4. Certificate in Building Technology
  5. Certificate in glazing and Aliminium Fitting
  6. Certificate in Masonry
  7. Certificate in Plumbing
  8. Diploma in Architecture
  9. Diploma in Building
  10. Diploma in Building Technology
  11. Diploma in Civil Engineering
  12. Diploma in Land Survey
  13. Diploma in Quantity Survey
  14. Diploma Quantitative Survey
  15. Masonry Grade 2
  16. Masonry Grade 3
  17. Parallel in Diploma Building Technology
  18. Parallel in Diploma in Civil Engineering
  19. Part-time in Painting and Decoration
  20. Plumbing Grade 1
  21. Plumbing Grade 11
  22. Plumbing Grade 2
  23. Plumbing Grade 3
  24. Refer Certificate in Building
  25. Refer in Building and Civil
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Computer Studies Department Courses

  1. Diploma Information Communication Technology
  2. Craft Certificate in Information Communications Technology
  3. Certificate in Computer Application Packages
  4. Certificate in Computer Web Design and Development
  5. Certificate in Mobile Application Programming PHP, C++, HTML
  6. Certificate in Computer Support Maintenance and Networking
  7. Certificate in computer graphics design
  8. Certificate in Computer Support Maintenance and Fault Diagnosis

Mechanical Engineering Department Courses

  1.  Certificate in Automotive Engineering
  2. Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
  3. Certificate in Refrigeration
  4. Certificate in Welding And Fabrication
  5. Certificate Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  6. Diploma in Automotive Engineering
  7. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (plant)
  8.  Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  9. Motor Vehicle Electrician
  10. Motor Vehicle Electrician grade 3
  11. Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  12. Motor Vehicle Mechanics grade 2
  13. Motor Vehicle Mechanics Grade 3
  14. Part-time in Refrigeration and Air
  15. Part-time Motor Vehicle Mechanics grade 3
  16. Part-time Motor Vehicle Electrician
  17. Refer in Mechanical Engineering
  18. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  19. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning grade 2
  20. Welding and Fabrication

Liberal Department Courses

  1. Artisan in Hair and Beauty
  2. Certificate in Early Child Development
  3. Certificate in Hair and Beauty
  4. Certificate in Librarian and Information
  5. Certificate in Social Work
  6. Diploma in Early childhood
  7. Diploma in Early Childhood Development
  8. Diploma in Hair and Beauty
  9. Diploma in Librarian and Information
  10. Diploma in Social Work and Community

Mass Media & Journalism Department Courses

  1. Diploma in Journalism
  2. Certificate in Journalism
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Mathematics Department Courses

Diploma in Applied Statistics (Module I, II, III)

The Kabete National Polytechnic Courses Fee Structure

The GOK has fixed the current tuition fees at Ksh. 67,189 for the first academic year, for all diploma, certificate and artisan courses.

You can view and download the current fee structure here TKNP students download page.

The Kabete National Polytechnic Contacts

  • Location: Along Waiyaki Way near Uthiru market in Kiambu County, Gacharage Road, Kabianga.
  • Students Portal:
  • P. O. Box 29010-00625, Nairobi
  • Phone:+254 713 338 683
  • Email:

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