List of Courses Offered at The Kisumu National Polytechnic

This is a list of courses offered at The Kisumu National Polytechnic. It is a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution located along Technology Road in Kisumu City.

Kisumu Polytechnic offers Diploma, Certificate, Bridging and Foundation courses to more than 6,000 students. They have 11 different departments; Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Applied Sciences, Institutional Management, Computer Studies and Mathematics, Building and Civil Engineering, Liberal Studies, Business Studies, Entrepreneurship, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and Open, Distance & Flexible Learning (ODFL).

Below is a list of courses they offer and the minimum entry requirements.

a) Electrical Engineering Department

1. Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Power Option)

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths and Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

2. Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Telecommunication Option)

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths and Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

3. Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Technology (Power Option)

KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths and Physics

4. Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Technology (Telecommunication Option)

KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths and Physics

Electrical Engineering Department (Part-Time Courses)

1.Electrical Installation 

KCSE Level 5 Mean Grade D

2. Electrical Wireman and Fitter Trade III – I

KCSE/KCPE Certificate

3. Artisan Electrical Installation

KCSE Mean Grade D-

B) Mechanical Engineering Department

1.Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Mathematics or Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

2. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option)

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Mathematics or Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

3. Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering

Mean Grade C- with D+ in Mathematics and Physics

4. Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)

KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Mathematics or Physics

5. Refrigeration and air conditioning

KCSE Mean Grade D Level 5 (CBET)

6. Mechanical Engineering Technician (Production Option)

Level 3 (CBET) Trade Test

7. Manual metal arc Welding (CBET)

KCSE Mean Grade D- (Minus)

8. Mechanical Plant engineering (CBET)

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

Mechanical Engineering Department (Part-Time Courses)

1.Certificate in Industrial Plant Operations & Maintenance

Level 4 KCSE KCPE / KCSE Certificate

2. Certificate in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Level 4 KCSE KCPE / KCSE Certificate

3. Certificate in Metal Work Processes Technology

KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths or Physics

4. Fitter General

KCPE/KCSE

5. Electrical arc Welding

KCPE/KCSE

6. Gas Welding

KCPE or KCSE

7. Machine Operations

KCPE or KCSE

c) Automotive Engineering Department

1.Diploma in Automotive Engineering

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths or Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

2. Diploma in Construction Plant Engineering

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), D+ in Maths or Physics OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

3. Certificate in Automotive Engineering

KCSE Mean Grade D+, D Plain in Maths or Physics

4. Automotive Engineering Level 6

KCSE Mean Grade C- (CBET)

Automotive Engineering Department (Part-Time Courses)

1.Panel Beating

KCPE

2. Panel Beating

KCPE

3. Detailer

KCPE

4. Artisan Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics

KCPE or KCSE

5. Artisan Certificate in Agricultural Mechanics

KCPE or KCSE

c) APPLIED SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

1.Diploma 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

2. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences

KCSE Mean Grade C Plain; C Plain in Maths/Physics, C Plain in Chemistry, C Plain in Biology, C Plain in English/Kiswahili

3. Diploma in Environmental Science and Technology

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

4. Diploma in Analytical Chemistry

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

5. Diploma in Applied Biology

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

6. Craft Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology

KCSE Mean Grade D Plain with a D (Plain) in Maths/Physics/Chemistry

7. Diploma in Petroleum and Geosciences

KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)

8. Diploma in Food Science And Processing Technology

KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)

9. Diploma in Agriculture 

KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)

10. Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture And Rural Development

Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture And Rural Development

11.Craft Certificate in Food Processing and Preservation Technology

KCSE Mean Grade D Plain

APPLIED SCIENCE DEPARTMENT (PART-TIME COURSES)

1. Bridging Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English

SLT 100 Who miss Cluster Requirements KCSE

2. Bridging Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English 

KCSE

3. Certificate in Science Laboratory and Technology

KCSE Mean Grade D D (Plain) in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.

4. Diploma in Analytical Chemistry

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

5. Diploma in Applied Biology

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

1. Institutional Management Department

KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)

2. Diploma in House Keeping and Laundry Management

KCSE Mean Grade C- (minus)

3. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics

KCSE 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

4. Diploma in Catering and Accommodation

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

5. Certificate in Food and Beverage

KCSE Mean Grade D

6. Artisan Food and Beverage

KCSE Mean Grade D-

7. Banking Technology Level 5

KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) (CBET)

8. Certificate in catering and Accommodation

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT (PART-TIME COURSES)

1.Institutional Management Techniques in Cake Making& Decoration, Food & Beverage Production, House Keeping & Laundry

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

1. Diploma in Building Technology 

KCSE Mean Grade C-, D+ in Maths or Physics  or KNEC Craft Certificate in Module II

2. Diploma In Architecture

KCSE Mean Grade C-, D+ Maths or Physics  or KNEC Craft Certificate in Module II

3. Diploma in Civil Engineering

KCSE Mean Grade C-, D+ Maths or Physics  or KNEC Craft Certificate in Module II

4. Certificate in Building Technology

KCSE Mean Grade D+ in Mathematics or Physics

5. Certificate in Road Construction

KCSE Mean Grade D+ in Mathematics or Physics

6. Building Technician Level 6

KCSE Mean Grade C-

BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT (PART-TIME COURSES)

1.Diploma in Building Technology 

KCSE Mean Grade C-, D+ in Maths or Physics  or KNEC Craft Certificate in Module II

2. Diploma in Civil Engineering

KCSE Mean Grade C-, D+ in Maths or Physics  or KNEC Craft Certificate in Module II

3.Certificate in Building Technology

KCSE Mean Grade D

4. Plumbing and Pipefitting

KCPE or KCSE

5. Masonry and Brick Laying

KCPE or KCSE

6. Certificate in Land Surveying

KCSE Mean Grade D

7. Certificate in Architecture 

KCSE Mean Grade D

8. Artisan in Masonry and Brick Laying Technology 

KCSE Mean Grade D-

9. Base (Introductory Level)

KCSE Certificate

BUSINESS STUDIES DEPARTMENT

1. Diploma in Accountancy

Diploma in Accountancy

2. Diploma in Business Management

KCSE Mean Grade C-,OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

3. Diploma in Human Resource Management

KCSE Mean Grade C-,OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

4. Diploma in Sales and Marketing

KCSE Mean Grade C-,OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

5. Diploma in Secretarial Studies

KCSE Mean Grade C-,OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

6. Diploma in Supply Chain Management

KCSE Mean Grade C-,OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

7. Diploma in Road Transport Management

KCSE Mean Grade C-,OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

8. Diploma in Banking and Finance

KCSE Mean Grade C-,OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

9. Diploma in Tour Guiding Management

KCSE Mean Grade C-,OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

10. Diploma in Tourism Management

KCSE Mean Grade C-,OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

11.Certificate in Business Management

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

12. Certificate in Human Resource Management

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

13. Certificate in Sales and Marketing

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

14. Certificate in Secretarial Studies

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

15. Certificate in Supply Chain Management

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

16. Certificate in Road Transport Management

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

17. Certificate in Banking and Finance

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

18. Certificate in Tour Guiding Operations

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

19. Certificate in Tourism Management

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

20. Accountancy Level 6 

KCSE Mean Grade C-

BUSINESS STUDIES DEPARTMENT (PART-TIME COURSES)

1. Certificate in Accountancy and Management Skills

KCSE Mean Grade D

2. Accounting Technicians Diploma

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

3. Diploma in Credit Management 

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

4. Certified Public Accountants Part 1 & II

KCSE Mean Grade C+, C+ in Maths & English OR ATD Final

5. Associate in Procurement & Supply

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

6. Certified Procurement & Supply Professional

KCSE Mean Grade C+, C-in Maths & English OR APS Final

7. Certificate in Business Management

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain), D (Plain) in Maths and English

8. Certificate in Human Resource Management

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain), D (Plain) in Maths and English

9. Certificate in Supply Chain Management

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain), D (Plain) in Maths and English

10. Diploma in Business Management

KCSE Mean Grade C-,OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

11. Diploma in Human Resource Management

KCSE Mean Grade C-,OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

12. Diploma in Supply Chain Management

KCSE Mean Grade C-,OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

13. Higher Diploma in Secretarial Studies

Diploma in Secretarial Studies OR Equivalent

14. Higher Diploma In Human Resource Management

Diploma In Human Resource Management OR Equivalent

15. Business Single and Group Subjects

KCSE Mean Grade D- (Minus)

LIBERAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT

1.Diploma in Information Studies

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

2. Diploma in Counseling

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

3. Diploma in Social work and Community Development

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

4. Craft Certificate in Information Studies

KCSE Mean Grade D

5. Craft Certificate in Social work and Community Development

KCSE Mean Grade D

LIBERAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT (PART-TIME COURSES)

1. Diploma in Social work and Community Development

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

2. Craft Certificate in Social work and Community Development

KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus)

ENTERPRENEURSHIP STUDIES DEPARTMENT

1.Diploma in Cooperative Management

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

2. Diploma In Entrepreneurship Development

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

3. Diploma in Project Management 

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

4. Certificate in Cooperative Management

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

5. Certificate in Project Management

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

6. Project Management Level 6

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

ENTERPRENEURSHIP STUDIES DEPARTMENT (PART-TIME COURSES)

1. Higher Diploma In Entrepreneurship Development

Diploma In Entrepreneurship Development OR Equivalent Qualification as determined by KNEC.

CLOTHING AND TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

1.Diploma in Fashion Design & Garment Making

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)OR KNEC Craft Certificate for Module II

2. Certificate in Fashion Design & Garment Making

KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain)

3. Fashion and Design Level 5

KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus)

CLOTHING AND TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT (PART-TIME COURSES)

1. Dressmaking

KCPE/KCSE

2. Tailoring

KCPE/KCSE


The Kisumu National Polytechnic Contacts

Location: Technology Road, Behind Moi Stadium

Phone: 0723446773

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

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