Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology courses and requirements

Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Courses, Fees

Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) is a public tertiary institution registered under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) in Kenya. Accredited by the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Authority, KIST offers practical technical and vocational skills development through artisan, craft, certificate, and diploma courses.

Additionally, the institute provides professional and short courses such as ICDL and CPA, catering to diverse learning needs.

Flexible Learning Options:

Students can choose between in-person and online learning modes. Continuing students can access the e-learning platform for remote learning at https://elearning.kist.ac.ke

Admission Requirements:

  • Diploma: Minimum of C- (Minus) in KCSE
  • Craft: Minimum of D+ (Plus) in KCSE
  • Certificate: Minimum of D (Plain) in KCSE
  • Artisan: KCSE certificate (grade E)

Admission Intakes:

New student intakes are conducted in January, May, and September.

Courses Offered at KIST

Applied Sciences Department Courses

  1. Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (Modular)
  2. Diploma in Environmental Science and Technology (Modular)
  3. Diploma in Applied Statistics (TEP)
  4. Diploma In General Agriculture (Modular)
  5. Diploma in Industrial Chemistry (Modular)
  6. Certificate in General Agriculture

Building and Civil Engineering Department Courses

  1. Diploma in Building Technology (Modular)
  2. Diploma in Architecture (Modular)
  3. Diploma in Civil Engineering (Modular)
  4. Diploma in Quantity Surveying (TEP)
  5. Certificate in Building Technology (Modular)
  6. Certificate in Plumbing Works (TEP)
  7. Artisan in Plumbing Works
  8. Artisan in Masonry
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Business, Entrepreneurship and Social Studies Department

  1. Diploma in Banking and Finance (TEP)
  2. Diploma in Business Management (Modular)
  3. Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Modular)
  4. Diploma in Human Resource Management (Modular)
  5. Diploma in Sales and Marketing (Modular)
  6. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling (Modular)
  7. Diploma in Social Work (Modular)
  8. Diploma in Computerized Secretarial (Modular)
  9. Certificate in Business Management (Modular)
  10. Certificate in Human Resource Management (Modular)
  11. Certificate in Sales and Marketing (Modular)

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department

  1. Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Power Option)
  2. Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Telecommunication Option)
  3. Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Instrumentation Option)
  4. Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Power Option)
  5. Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Telecommunication Option)
  6. Artisan in Electrical Installation

Hospitality Department Courses

  1. Diploma in Food and Beverage
  2. Certificate in Food and Beverage
  3. Clothing Technology

ICT and Computer Studies Department

  1. Diploma in Information Communication Technology
  2. Certificate in Information Communication Technology
  3. Internation Computer Driving Licence

Baking Technology Department

  1. Diploma in Baking Technology
  2. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  3. Certificate in Baking Technology

How to Apply for Courses at KIST

There are two ways to apply for courses at KIST:

1. Online Application through KIST Registration Portal:

  • Visit the KIST registration portal (link needed).
  • Fill in the required information accurately and completely.
  • Submit the form for review and approval.
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2. Application through KUCCPS Portal:

  • Apply for your desired course through the KUCCPS portal (link needed).
  • Upon successful placement at KIST, download your admission letter from the KIST students’ portal.

Downloading Your Admission Letter:

  • Visit the KIST students’ portal (link needed).
  • Enter your 11-digit index number (without the year) in the admission letter search box.
  • Click “Search”.
  • If your admission letter is available, it will appear. Download and print it.
  • New students can download and print the fee structure on the same page.

Continuing Students:

  • Enter your institution’s admission number in the search box on the students’ portal.
  • View your current fees and download the fee structure if needed.

Online Admission and Registration:

  • Visit the KIST students’ portal and click “Register Now”.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions for online admission.

Requirements for Registration and Admission:

  • All documents must be scanned and uploaded as PDFs:
    • Digital passport photo (soft copy)
    • Birth certificate
    • KCPE certificate
    • KCSE certificate
    • KCSE Result Slip
    • High School Leaving Certificate
    • ID/Passport
    • Bank payment slip
    • Signed KIST Medical Certificate Form (download, print, fill, and have signed by a doctor)
    • Filled and signed Kist Declaration Form

Additional Notes:

  • Ensure all documents are clear, legible, and complete before uploading.
  • Double-check all information entered during application to avoid errors.
  • Meet the program-specific entry requirements for the course you are applying for.
  • Visit the KIST website or contact the admissions office for further information and updates.
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KIST Fees

Diploma, certificate and artisan courses at KIST go for Ksh. 67,189 per academic year. However, students who apply through the KUCCPS Portal can be eligible for Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) loans and Higher Education Fund (HEF) sponsorships.

Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology Contacts

  • P.O BOX 414 – 00900, Kiambu, Kenya
  • Main: 020 3522550
  • Office: 254-727-807713
  • Mobile: 254-734-207663
  • Email: principal@kist.ac.ke
  • Facebook page: kiambuinstitute
  • Twitter handle: @KistKenya

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