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 resources 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 has 11 departments offering courses leading to certificates, diplomas, and higher diplomas. Major examination bodies include KNEC, NITA, CDACC, NVCET, ICDL, and KASNEB. Intakes occur in May and September.

Kisumu National Polytechnic Courses and Requirements

1. Electrical Engineering Department Courses

Course CodeCourse TitleMinimum Requirements
EET 200Diploma 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 100Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Telecommunication Option)
EET 100Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Technology (Power Option)KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths and Physics
TEL 100Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Technology (Telecommunication Option)
Electrical Engineering Department Part-time Courses
CEI 5Electrical InstallationKCSE Level 5 Mean Grade D
EIT 540Electrical Wireman and Fitter Trade III – IKCSE/KCPE Certificate
AET 500Artisan Electrical InstallationKCSE Mean Grade D-

2. Mechanical Engineering Department Courses

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

3. Automotive Engineering Department Courses

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

4. Applied Science Department Courses

Course CodeCourse TitleMinimum Requirements
PHM 200Diploma 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 200Diploma in Medical KNEC Laboratory Sciences
ENV 200Diploma in Environmental Science and TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
ACH 200Diploma in Analytical ChemistryKCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
APB 200Diploma in Applied BiologyKCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
SLT 100Craft Certificate in Science Laboratory TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade D Plain with a D (Plain) in Maths/Physics/Chemistry
PET
200
Diploma in Petroleum and GeosciencesKCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
FSP 200Diploma in Food Science And Processing TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
AGR 200Diploma in AgricultureKCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
SRD 200Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture And Rural DevelopmentKCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
FSP 100Craft Certificate in Food Processing and Preservation TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade D Plain
Applied Science Department Part-time Courses
BLT 500Bridging Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and EnglishSLT 100 Who miss Cluster Requirements KCSE
BRE 500Bridging Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and EnglishKCSE
SLT 100Certificate in Science Laboratory and TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade D, D (Plain) in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
DAC 200Diploma in Analytical ChemistryKCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
DAB 200Diploma in Applied BiologyKCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
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5. Applied Science Department Courses

Course CodeCourse TitleMinimum Requirements
PHM 200Diploma 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 200Diploma in Medical KNEC Laboratory Sciences
ENV 200Diploma in Environmental Science and TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
ACH 200Diploma in Analytical ChemistryKCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
APB 200Diploma in Applied BiologyKCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
SLT 100Craft Certificate in Science Laboratory TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade D Plain with a D (Plain) in Maths/Physics/Chemistry
PET
200
Diploma in Petroleum and GeosciencesKCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
FSP 200Diploma in Food Science And Processing TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
AGR 200Diploma in AgricultureKCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
SRD 200Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture And Rural DevelopmentKCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
FSP 100Craft Certificate in Food Processing and Preservation TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade D Plain
Applied Science Department Part-time Courses
BLT 500Bridging Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and EnglishSLT 100 Who miss Cluster Requirements KCSE
BRE 500Bridging Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and EnglishKCSE
SLT 100Certificate in Science Laboratory and TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade D, D (Plain) in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
DAC 200Diploma in Analytical ChemistryKCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
DAB 200Diploma in Applied BiologyKCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

6. Institutional Management Department Courses

Course CodeCourse TitleMinimum Requirements
FBM 200Diploma in Food and Beverage ManagementKCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)
HKL 200Diploma in House Keeping and Laundry Management
NDT 200Diploma in Nutrition and DieteticsKCSE 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 200Diploma in Catering and AccommodationKCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)
FBM 100Certificate in Food and BeverageKCSE Mean Grade D
AFB 500Artisan Food and BeverageKCSE Mean Grade D-
CBT 5Banking Technology Level 5KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) (CBET)
CAC 100Certificate in Catering and AccommodationKCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)
Institutional Management Department Part-time  Courses
IMT 510Institutional 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 CodeCourse TitleMinimum Requirements
BDG 200Diploma In Building TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Mathematics or Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
ARC 200Diploma In Architecture
CVL 200Diploma in Civil Engineering
BDG 100Certificate In Building TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade D+(Plus) in Mathematics or Physics
RDC 100Certificate in Road Construction
CBET 5Building Technician Level 6KCSE Mean Grade C-
Building and Civil Engineering Department Part-time  Courses
BDG 200PDiploma in Building TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths or Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II
CVL 200PDiploma in Civil Engineering
BDG 100PCertificate in Building TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade D
ODFL 500Plumbing and Pipe FittingKCPE or KCSE
ODFL 500Masonry and Brick LayingKCPE or KCSE
LVS 100Certificate in Land SurveyingKCSE Mean Grade D
ARC 100Certificate in ArchitectureKCSE Mean Grade D
AMB 500Artisan in Masonry and TechnologyKCSE Mean Grade D- (Minus)
ICDL 100Base (Introductory Level)KCSE Certificate
ICDL 200Intermediate ModuleBase Module Certificate
ICDL 300Advanced LevelIntermediate Module Certificate

8. Business Studies Department Courses

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

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

10. Entrepreneurship Studies Department Courses

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

11. Clothing and Textile Technology Department Courses

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

Clothing and Textile Technology Department Part-time  Courses

ODFL 500DressmakingKCPE/ KCSE
ODFL 500TailoringKCPE/ KCSE

You can find out more about courses at Kisumu Polytechnic by visiting their site: www.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 and 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

The current tuition fee for all diploma, certificate and artisan courses for first-year students is fixed at Ksh. 67,189 per year.

You can download the updated and official Kisumu National Polytechnicfee 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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  2. Eldoret National Polytechnic Courses, Requirements
  3. Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology, RVIST Courses and Requirements
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