Kisii National Polytechnic.

Kisii National Polytechnic
Kisii National Polytechnic was founded on 19th December 1971 as Gusii Institute of Technology in Kisii town at a meeting of Abagusii leaders’ conference attended by representatives from all walks of life.

It was registered in 1972 under the Education Act CAP 212 of the Laws of Kenya with the objective of providing technical education and training for youths. The initial courses were Secretarial and Building Technology.  Since then more courses have been introduced and currently KNP offers a total of seventy four (74) at Artisan, Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma levels.

The institution was moved from St. Vincent Centre in Kisii town, where it was initially housed, to the current site in 1980 where it occupies 16.95 hectares of land.

The institute was elevated to a national polytechnic in May 2016 through Legal notice No. 93.


Higher Diploma Level 

  1. Applied Biology
  2. Library & Information Studies
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Entrepreneurship Education
  5. Business Administration

Diploma Level 

  1. Electrical and Electronic Engineering (power)
  2. Electrical and Electronic  Engineering (Telecom)
  3. Pharmaceutical technology
  4. Medical Engineering
  5. Medical Lab Technology
  6. Environmental Health
  7. Food and beverage Production and service
  8. Fashion and Design
  9. Information Communication Technology
  10. Information Communication Technician
  11. Mechanical engineering (production)
  12. Automotive engineering
  13. Social work and community development
  14. Information science
  15. Project management
  16. Applied biology
  17. Analytical chemistry
  18. General Agriculture
  19. Environmental Science Studies
  20. Food science technology
  21. Building technology
  22. Architecture
  23. Civil engineering
  24. Supply chain management
  25. Secretarial studies
  26. Cooperative management
  27. Sales and marketing management
  28. Human resource management
  29. Entrepreneurship education
  30. Business management

Certificate Courses 

  1. Science lab tech
  2. Agriculture
  3. Food Science
  4. Building technology
  5. Plumbing
  6. Secretarial Studies
  7. Supply chain management
  8. Sales and marketing
  9. Business management
  10. Human resource management
  11. ATD CS
  12. Electrical and Electronic  Engineering (power)
  13. Electrical and Electronic  Engineering (Telecom)
  14. Food and beverage Production and service management
  15. Fashion and Design
  16. Information Communication Technology
  17. Information Communication Technician
  18. Mechanical engineering (production)
  19. Automotive engineering
  20. Social work and community development
  21. Information science

Artisan Courses

  1. Electrical installation Electrical wiring
  2. Garment making
  3. Food and beverage
  4. Hair dressing and beauty therapy
  5. Plumbing
  6. Masonry
  7. Carpentry and joineryMotor vehicle mechanics

Competency-Based Courses

  1. Carpentry and joinery
  2. Masonry
  3. Bakery
  4. Nutrition and dietetics
  5. Panel beating and spray painting
  6. Sculpture
  7. House Keeping
  8. Accommodation
  9. Plumbing
  10. Health testing services

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