The Kiambu National Polytechnic, formerly Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) is a public tvet polytechnic that offers diploma, certificate, and artisan courses in various fields.

Are you interested in joining the college? In this article, we will look at all KIST courses, their admission requirements, and fee structure.

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All KIST Courses (Certificate and Diploma) 2024

The following is a list of all courses offered at the Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology.

Applied Sciences courses offered at KIST

  • Diplomas:
    • Applied Biology (Modular)
    • Analytical Chemistry (Modular)
    • Environmental Science and Technology (Modular)
    • Applied Statistics (TEP)
    • General Agriculture (Modular)
    • Industrial Chemistry (Modular)
  • Certificates:
    • General Agriculture

Building and Civil Engineering Department:

  • Diplomas:
    • Building Technology (Modular)
    • Architecture (Modular)
    • Civil Engineering (Modular)
    • Quantity Surveying (TEP)
  • Certificates:
    • Building Technology (Modular)
    • Plumbing Works (TEP)
  • Artisans:
    • Plumbing Works
    • Masonry

Business, Entrepreneurship and Social Studies Department:

  • Diplomas:
    • Banking and Finance (TEP)
    • Business Management (Modular)
    • Supply Chain Management (Modular)
    • Human Resource Management (Modular)
    • Sales and Marketing (Modular)
    • Guidance and Counseling (Modular)
    • Social Work (Modular)
    • Computerized Secretarial (Modular)
  • Certificates:
    • Business Management (Modular)
    • Human Resource Management (Modular)
    • Sales and Marketing (Modular)

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department:

  • Diplomas:
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Power Option)
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Telecommunication Option)
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Instrumentation Option)
  • Craft Certificates:
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Power Option)
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Telecommunication Option)
  • Artisans:
    • Electrical Installation

KIST Hospitality courses:

The following are all hospitality courses offered at the Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology

  • Diplomas:
    • Food and Beverage
  • Certificates:
    • Food and Beverage

ICT and Computer Studies Department:

  • Diplomas:
    • Information Communication Technology
  • Certificates:
    • Information Communication Technology
    • International Computer Driving License

Baking Technology Department:

  • Diplomas:
    • Baking Technology
    • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Certificates:
    • Baking Technology

All KIST certificate courses and their entry requirements

The following is a quick summary of all certificate courses offered at the Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology.

  • Certificate in General Agriculture
  • Certificate in Building Technology (Modular)
  • Certificate in Plumbing Works (TEP)
  • Certificate in Business Management (Modular)
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management (Modular)
  • Certificate in Sales and Marketing

Admission requirements for Diploma and Certificate courses

To secure admission for a diploma, certificate, or artisan course at KIST, you need to meet the following requirements.

CourseEntry requirement
Diploma coursesAt least C minus
Craft/Certificate coursesAt least D plain
Artisan coursesAt least E
KIST courses entry requirements

Courses duration

Diploma courses take three years to complete while certificate courses take two years to complete.

Each academic year has two terms.

KIST Fee Structure

The fee structure for all courses is KSh 56, 420 per year. This means that you will be required to pay KSh 28, 210 per term.

Note that fees can be paid in installments.

You will also be required to pay for accommodation and meals. These have not been included in the fee structure above.

Winding Up

We have looked at all KIST courses and their admission requirements. duration and fee structure.

We wish you all the best as you plan to enroll. Incase of any questions, please ask in the comments section below.

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