The Kabete National Polytechnic Contacts, Courses, Admission letter, Location, and More

Started way back in 1985, Kabete National Polytechnic is one of the oldest technical training institutions in Kenya.

The college has a track record of producing skilled trainees in various areas of specialization including in engineering, business, and medical technology.

Kabete National Polytechnic at a Glance:

  • Over 13,500 students.
  • Over 200 qualified lecturers.
  • 36 Diploma programs (and growing).
  • 15 Certificate courses.
  • Six artisan courses.

Kabete National Polytechnic Partners

The college is accredited to various local and international bodies. They include:

  2. KNEC
  3. Pharmacy and Poisons Board
  4. Kenya Medical Laboratories Technicians and Lab Technologists Board (KMLTTB)
  5. NITA (National Industrial Training Authority)

Kabete National Polytechnic Hostels

Kabete national polytechnic runs expansive hostels for both male and female students separately.

Kabete National Polytechnic Location

The college is located strategically at the heart of Kiambu County, on Waiyaki Way near the busy Uthiru market.

Take Kiambu matatus number 100 and alight at Uthiru market if coming from Nairobi.

Kabete National Polytechnic Contacts

Postal Address: P. O. Box 29010, Nairobi

Phone:  020 632039 / +254 713 338 683



Kabete National Polytechnic Courses

Department of ICT:

  1. Diploma in ICT (Information Communication Technology)
  2. Diploma In Computer Studies
  3. Craft certificate  in ICT

Short Market-Driven Courses

  1. Certificate in computer Packages.
  2. Certificate in web design & development
  3. Certificate in mobile apps programming (PHP, C++, HTML).
  4. Certificate in computer repair, maintenance, support, and networking
  5. Certificate in computerized graphics design

Department of Business Studies:

Certificate Courses

  1. Certificate In Business Management
  2. Certificate In Human Resource
  3. Certificate In Co-operative Management
  4. Certificate In Sale And Marketing
  5. Certificate In Supply Chain Management

Diploma Courses

  1. Diploma In Banking & Finance
  2. Diploma In Business Administration
  3. Diploma In Business Management
  4. Diploma In Computerized Secretarial
  5. Diploma In Co-operative Management
  6. Diploma In Sale And Marketing
  7. Diploma In Supply Chain Management
  8. Diploma In Marketing
  9. Diploma In Human Resource
  10. Diploma In Project Management
  11. Diploma In Transport Management

Mechanical Engineering Department:

Modular certificate courses

  1. Certificate in automotive engineering
  2. Certificate In Mechanical Engineering
  3. Certificate In Refrigeration
  4. Certificate In Welding And Fabrication
  5. Certificate Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Diploma Courses

  1. Diploma In Automotive Engineering
  2. Diploma In Mechanical Engineering (plant)
  3. Diploma In Mechanical Engineering

Other Courses

  1. Driving course
  2. Motor Vehicle Electrician- all grades
  3. Motor Vehicle Mechanics- all grades

Part-Time Programmes

  1. Refrigeration and Air conditioning
  2. Motor vehicle mechanics grade 3
  3. Motor vehicle electrician
  4. Welding and Fabrication

Building & Civil Engineering Department:

Short Certificate Courses

  1. Carpentry and joinery
  2. Certificate in AutoCAD and ArchiCAD
  3. Certificate in building technology
  4. Certificate in glazing and aluminum fitting

Short Modular Certificate Courses

  1. Certificate In Masonry
  2. Certificate In Plumbing

Diploma Courses

  1. Diploma In Architecture
  2. Diploma In Building
  3. Diploma In Building Technology
  4. Diploma In Civil Engineering
  5. Diploma In Land Survey
  6. Diploma In Quantity Survey
  7. Diploma Quantitative Survey

Other Courses

  1. Masonry grade 2
  2. Masonry grade 3
  3. Parallel in diploma building technology
  4. Parallel in diploma in civil engineering
  5. Part-time in painting and decoration
  6. Plumbing grade 1
  7. Plumbing grade 11
  8. Plumbing grade 2
  9. Plumbing grade 3

Department of Electrical And Electronics Studies:

Certificate Courses

  1. Artisan in electrical and electronics
  2. Certificate in electrical engineering
  3. Certificate in electrical installation power
  4. Certificate in solar PV installation
  5. Electrical wireman Grade 1
  6. Electrical Wireman Grade 2
  7. Electrical Wireman Grade 3

Diploma courses

  1. Diploma In Electronics Engineering
  2. Diploma In Electrical Engineering (power)
  3. Diploma In Telecommunication Engineering

Higher Diploma courses

  1. Higher National Diploma In Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Other Programmes

  1. Parallel Certificate in Electrical Engineering
  2. Parallel Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  3. Parallel Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering
  4. Radio & TV Repairs

Department of Applied Sciences:

Artisan Courses

  1. Artisan certificate In Food And Beverage

Other Courses

  1. Bridging certificate in math, biology, chemistry, and physics

Modular Certificate Courses

  1. Certificate In Catering And Accommodation
  2. Certificate In Food And Beverage
  3. Certificate In Food Science and Processing
  4. Certificate In Medical Laboratory
  5. Certificate In Nutrition And Dietetics
  6. Certificate In Oil And Gas Geophysical
  7. Certificate In Science Laboratory

Diploma Courses

  1. Diploma In Analytical Chemistry
  2. Diploma In Applied Biology
  3. Diploma In Catering And Accommodation
  4. Diploma In Food And Beverage
  5. Diploma In Food Science & Processing
  6. Diploma In Geophysical Technology
  7. Diploma in Health Records & IT
  8. Diploma In Medical Laboratory Technology
  9. Diploma In Medical Engineering
  10. Diploma In Nutrition And Dietetics
  11. Diploma In Oil & Gas Technology
  12. Diploma In Pharmaceutical Technology

 Department of Liberal Studies:

Artisan Certificate Courses

  1. Artisan in hair and beauty

Regular Certificate Courses

  1. Certificate in early child development
  2. Certificate in hair and beauty
  3. Certificate in librarian and information studies
  4. Certificate in social work

Regular Diploma Courses

  1. Diploma in ECD (early childhood development)
  2. Diploma in hair & beauty
  3. Diploma in librarian & information studies
  4. Diploma In Social Work & Community development

Mathematics Department:

  1. Diploma in Architecture

Kabete National Polytechnic 2019 Intake

The Polytechnic has 3 major intakes: January 2019, May, and September. You can apply directly to the college (self-sponsored students) or via the KUCCPS website (government-sponsored)

Kabete National Polytechnic Admission LetterKabete National Polytechnic

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Kabete National Polytechnic Fee Structure Pdf

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Kabete National Polytechnic Student Portal

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Kabete National Polytechnic Prospectus Pdf

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