List of Courses Offered at The Kisii National Polytechnic

This is a list of courses offered at The Kisii National Polytechnic and their fees structure. It is one of the 10 national polytechnics in Kenya located in Kisii Town.

The TVET institution offers 74 courses in Artisan, Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma levels as listed below.

Courses Offered at The Kisii National Polytechnic

SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES

1.Diploma in Applied Biology 

C- or Pass in Mod 1,2

2. Diploma in Analytical Chemistry

C- or Pass in Mod 1,2

3. Diploma in Food Processing Technology

C- or Pass in Mod 1,2

4. Craft Certificate in Food Processing Technology

KCSE D Plain or Pass Mod 1

5. Craft Certificate in Science Lab. Technology

KCSE D Plain or Pass Mod 1

6. Artisan Certificate in Hair Dressing & Beuty Therapy

KCSE D-Minus and Below

7. Level 6 Hair Dressing

KCSE C- Minus Pass in Level 5

8. Level 6 Nutrition and Dietetics

KCSE C- Minus Pass in Level 5

9. Level 6 Science Laboratory Technology

KCSE C- Minus Pass in Level 5

10. Level 6 Applied Biology

KCSE C- Minus Pass in Level 5

11. Level 6 Beauty Therapy

KCSE C- Minus Pass in Level 5

12. Level 6 Food Technology

KCSE C- Minus Pass in Level 5

13. Level 5 Hair Dressing

KCSE D plain Pass in Level 4

14. Level 5 Nutrition and Dietetics

KCSE D plain Pass in Level 4

15. Level 5 Beauty Therapy

KCSE D plain Pass in Level 4

16. Level 4 Hair Dressing

KCSE D- minus Pass in Level 3

17. Level 4 Beauty Therapy

KCSE D- minus Pass in Level 3

18. Level 3 Hair Dressing

KCPE and above

19. Level 3 Beauty Therapy

KCPE and above

SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

1. Diploma in General Agriculture

KCSE C-Minus or pass in Mod 1, 2

2. Diploma in Environmental Science

KCSE C-Minus or pass in Mod 1, 2

3. Diploma in Entrepreneurial Agriculture

KCSE C-Minus or pass in Mod 1, 2

4. Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Devt’

KCSE C-Minus or pass in Mod 1, 2

5. Craft Certificate in Entrepreneurial Agriculture

KCSE D Plain or pass in Mod 1

6. Craft Certificate in Agriculture

KCSE D Plain or pass in Mod 1

7. Craft Certificate in Fisheries

KCSE D Plain or pass in Mod 1

8. Level 6 Aquaculture 

KCSE C-Minus or pass in level5

9. Level 6 Apiculture

KCSE C-Minus or pass in level5

10. Level 6 Environmental Science

KCSE C-Minus or pass in level5

11. Level 6 Environmental Management

KCSE C-Minus or pass in level5

12. Level 6 Horticulture

KCSE C-Minus or pass in level 5

13. Level 6Agriculture Extension

KCSE C-Minus or pass in level 5

14. Level 6 Sustainable Agriculture

KCSE C-Minus or pass in level 5

15. Level 5 Aquaculture

KCSE D plain or pass in level 4

16. Level 5 Apiculture

KCSE D plain or pass in level 4

17. Level 5 Horticulture

KCSE D plain or pass in level 4

18. Level 5 Agriculture Extension

KCSE D plain or pass in level 4

19. Level 4 Horticulture

KCSE D- Minus or pass in level 3

SCHOOL OF BUILDING & CIVIL ENGINEERING

1. Diploma in Building Technology

C-, Minus (maths & physicsD+) or pass in Mod 1,2

2. Diploma in Civil Engineering

C-, Minus (maths & physicsD+) or pass in Mod 1,2

3. Diploma in Water Engineering

C-, Minus (maths & physicsD+) or pass in Mod 1,2

4. Diploma in Architecture

C-, Minus (maths & physicsD+) or pass in Mod 1,2

5. Diploma in Quantity Survey

C-, Minus (maths & physicsD+) or pass in Mod 1,2

6. Craft Certificate in Building Technology

KCSE D plain Mod 1 (maths & physics D) or pass in

7. Craft Certificate in Plumbing

KCSE D plain Mod 1 (maths & physics D) or pass in

8. Craft Certificate in Architecture

KCSE D plain Mod 1 (maths & physics D) or pass in

9. Artisan Certificate in Masonry

KCSE D- and below

10. Artisan Certificate in Plumbing

KCSE D- and below

11. Artisan Certificate in Carpentry & Joinery

KCSE D- and below

12. GRADE 1,2,3 Upholstery

KCPE and above

13. GRADE 1,2,3 Plumber pipefitter

KCPE and above

14. GRADE 1,2,3 Carpentry

KCPE and above

15. GRADE 1,2,3 Masonry

KCPE and above

16. GRADE 1,2,3 Fitter General

KCPE and above

17. Level 5 Building Technology

KCSE D Plain or NITA Grade 1 or pass in Level 4

18. Level 4 Plumbing

KCSE D- Minus and µ below or pass Level 4

19. Level 4 Building Artisan (Masonry)

KCSE D- Minus and below or pass Level 4

SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

1. Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Power option

C-, Minus (maths & physics D+) or pass Mod 1,2

2. Diploma in Elecrical & Electronics Telcom option

C-, Minus (maths & physics D+) or pass Mod 1,2

3. Craft Certificate in Electrical & Electronics Power option

D Plain, (maths & physics D ) or pass in Mod 1

4. Craft Certificate in Electrical & Electronics Power option

D Plain, (maths & physics D ) or pass in Mod 1

5. Artisan Certificate in Electrical Installation

KCPE and above

6. Electrical Mechanics (Grade 1,2,3)

KCPE and above

7. Electrical Engineering Level 6

KCSE Cor pass in level 5

8. Electrical Installation Level 5

D Plain, NITA G1 or pass in level 4

9. Electrical Installation Level 4

KCSE D – & below or Pass in Level 3

10. Electrical Installation Level 3

KCPE and above

SCHOOL OF COMPUTER STUDIES

1.Diploma in Information and Communication µ Technology Mod 1,2,3

C-, minus or pass Mod 1,2

2. Diploma in Certified Information and Communication Technician

C+, Plus or pass Sect 1,2,3

3. Certificate in Information Technology Mod 1 & 2

D Plain or pass in Mod 1

4. Certificate Information Communication Technologist

KCSE c- Minus

5. Level 6 Computer Programming

KCSE c- Minus or pass in Level 5

6. Level 6 ICT

KCSE c- Minus or pass in Level 5

7. Level 6 Cyber Security 

KCSE c- Minus or pass in Level 5

8. Level 6 Animation & Digital Media Technician

KCSE c- Minus or pass in Level 5

9. Level 5 ICT

KCSE D plain or pass in Level 3

10. Level 5 Cyber Security

KCSE D plain or pass in Level 3

11. GRADE 1,2,3 Python Programming

KCPE and above

12. GRADE 1,2,3 Java Programming

KCPE and above

13. GRADE 1,2,3 Java Programming Graphics design – Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

KCPE and above

14. GRADE 1,2,3 Data Analytics using SPSS

KCPE and above

15. GRADE 1,2,3 KCPE and above

KCPE and above

16. Computer Operation

KCPE and above

17. CISCO

Open

18. Computer Packages

Open

SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL & AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

1. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

C-,Minus (maths & physicsD+) or pass in Mod 1,2

2. Diploma in Automotive Engineering

C-,Minus (maths & physicsD+) or pass in Mod 1,2

3. Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

D Plain (maths & physics D) or pass in Mod 1

4. Craft Certificate in Automotive Engineering

D Plain (maths & physics D) or pass in Mod 1

5. Artisan Certificate in Motor vehicle Mechanics 

KCSE D- and below

6. Artisan Certificate in Welding

KCSE D- and below

7. Artisan certificate in Motor Vehicle Electrical & Electronics

KCSE D- and below

8. GRADE 1,2,3 Motor vehicle Mechanics 

KCPE and below

9. GRADE 1,2,3 Motor Vehicle Electrician 

KCPE and below

10. GRADE 1,2,3 Fitter General

KCPE and below

11. GRADE 1,2,3  Gas Welding

KCPE and below

12. GRADE 1,2,3 Arc Welding

KCPE and below

13. Level 6 Automotive Technology

KCSE C- or pass in Level 5

14. Level 6 Mechanical Technology & Maintenance

KCSE C- or pass in Level 5

15. Level 4 Welding

KCSE D- or pass in level 3

16. Level 4 Mechanical Engineering

KCSE D- or pass in level 3

17. Level 4 Automotive Engineering

KCSE D- or pass in level 3

SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

1. Diploma in Food & Beverage Production & Sales Mgt

KCSE C- or pass in Mod µ 1 & 2

2. Craft Certificate in Food & Beverage Production & Sales Mgt

KCSE D or pass in Mod 1

3. Craft Certificate Housekeeping

KCSE D or pass in Mod 1

4. Artisan Certificate Food & Beverage

KCSE D- and below

5. Level 6 Housekeeping 

KCSE C- or pass in Level 5

6. Level 6 Food and Beverage Sales management

KCSE C- or pass in Level 5

7. Level 5 Food and Beverage Sales management

KCSE D or pass in Level 4 or NITA Grade 1

8. Level 4 Food and Beverage Sales management

KCSE D- or pass in Level 3

9. Level 4 Food Production and Culinary Arts

KCSE D- or pass in Level 3

10. Level 4 Baking Technology (Production of cakes and Pastry Products) 

KCSE D- or pass in Level 3

11. Housekeeping Level 3

KCSE and above

SCHOOL OF FASHION DESIGN & CLOTHING TECHNOLOGY 

1. Diploma in Fashion Design & Clothing Technology

KCSE C- or pass in Mod µ 1 & 2

2. Craft Certificate in Fashion Design & Clothing Tech

KCSE D or pass in Mod 1

3. Artisan Certificate in Fashion Design

KCSE D- and below

4. Fashion Design level Six 

KCSE C- or pass in Level 5

5. Fashion Design Management level Five

KCSE D-, NITA grade 1 or pass in Level 4

6. Fashion Design Management level Five

KCSE D-, NITA grade 1 or pass in Level 4

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION & DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

1.Diploma in Social Work & Community Development

KCSE C-,Minus or pass in Mod 1,2

2. Diploma in Library & Information Science

KCSE C-,Minus or pass in Mod 1,2

3. Craft Certificate in Social Work & Community Development

KCSE D, Plain or pass in Mod 1

4. Craft Certificate in Library & Information Science

KCSE D,Plain or pass in Mod 1

5. Level 6 Social Work & Community Development

KCSE C- Minus or Pass in Level 5

6. Level 6 Social Work & Community Development

KCSE C- Minus or Pass in Level 5

7. Level 6 Records and Archives

KCSE C- Minus or Pass in Level 5

8. Level 6 Counselling Psychology

KCSE C- Minus or Pass in Level 5

9. Level 5 Social Work & Community Development

KCSE D Plain or Pass in Level 4

10. Level 5 Social Work & Community Development

KCSE D Plain or Pass in Level 4

11. Level 5 Records and Archives

KCSE D Plain or Pass in Level 4

12. Level 5 Counselling Psychology

KCSE D Plain or Pass in Level 4

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS STUDIES

1. Diploma in Supply Chain Management

KCSE C-,Minus or pass in Mod 1,2

2. Diploma in Secretarial Studies with Computer

KCSE C-,Minus or pass in Mod 1,2

3. Diploma in Sales and Marketing

KCSE C-,Minus or pass in Mod 1,2

4. Diploma in Human Resource Management

KCSE C-,Minus or pass in Mod 1,2

5. Diploma in Cooperative Management

KCSE C-,Minus or pass in Mod 1,2

6. Diploma in Business Management

KCSE C-,Minus or pass in Mod 1,2

7. Craft certificate in Supply Chain Management

KCSE D,Plain or pass in Mod 1

8. Craft certificate in Secretarial Studies with Computer

KCSE D,Plain or pass in Mod 1

9. Craft certificate in Sales and Marketing

KCSE D,Plain or pass in Mod 1

10. Craft certificate in Human Resource Management

KCSE D,Plain or pass in Mod 1

11. Craft Certificate in Business Management

KCSE D,Plain or pass in Mod 1

12. Craft Certificate in Cooperative Management

KCSE D,Plain or pass in Mod 1

13. Level 6 Supply Chain Manager

KCSE C- Minus or Pass in Level 5

14. Level 6 Accounting

KCSE C- Minus or Pass in Level 5

15. Level 6 Human Resource Manager

KCSE C- Minus or Pass in Level 5

16. Level 6 Marketing

KCSE C- Minus or Pass in Level 5

17. Level 5 Store Keeper

KCSE D Plain or Pass in Level 4

18. Level 5  Human Resource Manager

KCSE D Plain or Pass in Level 4

19. Level 5 Marketing

KCSE D Plain or Pass in Level 4

20. Accounting Technician Diploma level 1 – 3

KCSE C- Minus

21. CPA

KCSE C- Minus

SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES

1. Diploma in Pharmaceutical technology

KCSE C,Plain (Eng/Kis Bio & Chem Mat/Phy C

2. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

KCSE C,Plain (Eng/Kis Bio & Chem Mat/Phy C

3. Diploma in Medical Engineering

KCSE C- Mat/Phy D+

4. Diploma in KCSE C- Mat/Phy D+

KCSE C Plain

5. Level 6 Pharmaceutical Technology

KCSE C- Minus or Pass in Level 5

6. Level 6 Medical Laboratory Technology

KCSE C- Minus or Pass in Level 5

7. Level 6 Health Records & Information Technology

KCSE C- Minus or Pass in Level 5

8. Level 6 Medical Engineering

KCSE C- Minus or Pass in Level 5

9. Level 6 Community Health

KCSE C- Minus or Pass in Level 5

10. Level 5 Health Records & Information Technology

KCSE D Plain or Pass in Level 4

11. Level 5 Medical Engineering

KCSE D Plain or Pass in Level 4

12. Level 5 Community Health

KCSE D Plain or Pass in Level 4

13. Level 4 Community Health

KCSE D- Minus or Pass  in Level 3

14. HIV Counselling and Testing

Dip Social Work Counselling Pysch. any health-related course


The Kisii National Polytechnic Fees Structure / Tuition Fees

a) Government Sponsored 

1st Term: 8,820

2nd Term: 8,800

3rd Term: 8,800

Total: 26,420

b) Privately Sponsored 

1st Term: 18,820

2nd Term: 18,800

3rd Term: 18,800

Total: 56,420

Please note that Government-sponsored students are those students admitted through KUCCPS while Private students are those students who are self-sponsored.


How to Apply 

Application forms may be obtained from the school’s admissions office or from their website Kisiipoly.ac.ke. Duly filled application forms with copies of KCPE & KCSE results slip or certificates, school leaving certificate, birth certificate, National ID card, application fees of Ksh 500 for self-sponsored students, Ksh 2,000 for government-sponsored students and other relevant certificates should be delivered to the registry.

The Kisii National Polytechnic Contacts

Phone: 0700152177/0752031300

Email: [email protected]

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