Kitale National Polytechnic Courses Offered and Fee Structure

Are you looking for the Kitale National Polytechnic courses offered and fee structure?

Well, Kitale National Polytechnic (KNP) is a public TVET and CBET institution that offers a variety of artisan, craft certificate, and diploma courses.

In this article, we will look at the Kitale National Polytechnic courses available as well as the fee structure to give you an idea of what you can study and how much it will cost you.

Let’s get started…


Kitale National Polytechnic courses offered and fee structure – courses offered

Below is a list of all the courses available at Kitale National Polytechnic.

Please keep in mind that the courses are grouped according to the school’s departments.

1.     Business Studies Department

  • Diploma in Business Management (Modular)
  • Diploma in Supplies Chain Management (Modular)
  • Diploma in Banking and Finance (TEP)
  • Diploma in Accountancy (TEP)
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management (Modular)
  • Diploma in Cooperative Management (Modular)
  • Diploma in Secretarial Studies (Modular)
  • Diploma in Sales & Marketing (Modular)
  • Diploma in Project Management (Modular)
  • Certificate in Business Management (Modular)
  • Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Modular)
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management (Modular)
  • Certificate in Sales & Marketing
  • Certificate in Project Management
  • Certificate in Secretarial Studies (Modular)
  • Certificate in Secretarial (Single and Group) Stage I, II & III

Higher diploma courses

  • Higher Diploma in Business Management (Mod I & II)
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource (TEP)
  • Higher Diploma in Secretarial Studies (TEP)


KASNEB Courses

  • Accounting Technician Diploma (ATD)
  • CPA Part I – Foundation Level



2.     Mathematics and Applied Sciences department

  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (Modular)
  • Diploma in Applied Biology (Modular)
  • Diploma in Medical Engineering (TEP)
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering (TEP)
  • Diploma in Petroleum and Geo- science (Modular)
  • Diploma in Food Processing Technology (Modular)
  • Diploma in Environmental Science Technology (Modular)
  • Certificate in Science Lab Technology (Module I & II)
  • Certificate in Food Processing and Preservation Technology (Module I & II)


3.     Computer and Information Technology Department

  • Diploma in Computer Studies (TEP)
  • Diploma in Information Communication Technology (Modular)
  • Certificate in Information Communication Technology (Modular)

Professional and short courses

  • The Cisco Certified Networking Associate(CCNA/CISCO) (4 months)
  • The International Computer Driving License (ICDL) (2 months)
  • Certified Information Communication Technologists (KASNEB)(2 years)
  • Computer Application Packages (Short Course) (1 month)


4.     Electrical and Electronics Department

  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronics (Power Option) (Modular)
  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronics (Telecommunication Option) (Modular)
  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronics (Instrumental Option) (Modular)
  • Certificate in Electrical & Electronics (Power Option) (Modular)
  • Artisan in Electrical & Electronics (Power Option) (TEP)

Higher diploma courses

  • Higher Diploma in Electrical & Electronics (Power Option)

NITA courses

  • Trade Test I, II & III


5.     Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Department

  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering (Modular)
  • Diploma in Agriculture Engineering (TEP)
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (plant operation) (Modular)
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (production) (Modular)
  • Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Production) (Modular)
  • Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Modular)
  • Certificate in Agriculture Engineering (TEP)
  • Artisan MVT Level I & II

Higher diploma courses

  • Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (PLANT)
  • Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (PRODUCTION)
  • Higher Diploma in Automotive Engineering

NITA courses

  • GTT(Government Trade Test) Grade I,II, & III


6.     Building and Civil Engineering Department

  • Diploma in Building Technology (Modular)
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering (Modular)
  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying (TEP)
  • Certificate in Roads Construction TEP
  • Certificate in Plumbing TEP
  • Certificate in Land Survey TEP
  • Certificate in Building Technology (Modular)
  • Artisan in Building Technology

Higher diploma courses

  • Higher Diploma in Building & Civil Engineering (TEP)


7.     Agriculture Department

  • Diploma in General Agriculture (Modular)
  • Diploma in Entrepreneurial Agriculture (TEP)
  • Certificate in General Agriculture TEP
  • Artisan in General Agriculture TEP


8.     Liberal Studies Department

  • Diploma in Social Work & Community Development (Modular)
  • Diploma in Entrepreneurship Education (Modular)
  • Diploma in Information Studies (TEP)
  • Diploma in Project Management (Modular)
  • Diploma in Counseling (Modular)
  • Certificate in Social work & Community Development (TEP)
  • Certificate in Information Studies (Modular)
  • Certificate in Project Management (Modular)
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship Education (Modular)


9.     Hospitality and Management Department

  • Diploma in Food and Beverage Management (Modular)
  • Diploma in Catering & Accommodation (Modular)
  • Diploma in Tourism Management (Modular)
  • Diploma in Housekeeping & Laundry Operations (Modular)
  • Certificate in Food and Beverage Management (Modular)
  • Certificate in Catering & Accommodation (Modular)
  • Certificate in Tourism Management (Modular)
  • Certificate in Tour Guiding and Operation (Modular)
  • Artisan in Food and Beverage (TEP)



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Kitale National Polytechnic courses requirements

In general, the following are the minimum entry requirements for the courses offered:

Diploma Courses:  KCSE mean grade of C- (minus) and above

Certificate Courses: KCSE mean grade of D (plain)

Artisan Courses: D- (minus) and below in the KCSE or anyone who possess either a KCPE or KCSE certificate


Kitale National Polytechnic courses offered and fee structure – Fee structure

In this section, we will look at the Kitale National Polytechnic fee structure.

So, regardless of the course you choose (be it a diploma, certificate, or an artisan program), you will pay a total of Kshs. 67,189 per year.

Here is a breakdown of the fee per term:

Term 1: Kshs. 35,220

Term 2: Kshs. 31,969

Total per year: Kshs. 67,189


Other payable levies

Aside from the above fee, there are other mandatory levies that you must pay during admission, so make sure to budget for them separately.

These include:

  • Registration fee of Kshs. 500
  • KUCCPS fee of Kshs. 1,500
  • Student levy of Kshs. 500
  • Student ID card of Kshs. 200


It’s also worth noting that you should budget for accommodation and meals, as these are not included in the fees above.

The school provides accommodation for a fee of Kshs. 6,000 per term (on a first-come, first-served basis).

In addition, meals are available in the school cafeteria on a “pay as you eat” basis.


Kitale national Polytechnic intakes

Intakes are usually conducted in January, May and September every year.


Kitale National Polytechnic courses offered and fee structure – How to apply

The best way to apply for a course at Kitale National Polytechnic is through KUCCPS (when the portal is open for applications) or directly through this link if you want to be a self-sponsored student.


Kitale National Polytechnic location and contacts

For any queries or additional information about the courses or fees, please contact the school at the following addresses:

Physical location:  It is located within Kitale Municipality along Elgon Rd, 1km from Kitale town in Trans Nzoia County

Phone no.: +254 721 379 304

Email address:  or

Facebook: The Kitale National Polytechnic 

You can also visit their website at  for more detailed information.



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