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Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic is a Public College located in Mvita Constituency, Mombasa County .

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Kenya Coast National Polytechnic (KCNP), formerly Mombasa Technical Training Institute (MTTI), is a public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution. KCNP was established in 1950 as a Technical High School. Upon the introduction of the 8-4-4 system of education, it was elevated to a Technical Training Institute in 1984. The institution acquired its National Polytechnic status through Kenya Coast National Polytechnic Order, 2016 as published in the Legal Notice No. 88 and in conformity with the TVET Act No. 29 of 2013.

Through the support of the Government of Kenya, the Polytechnic is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment in Engineering, Hospitality, Fashion Design, Cosmetology as well as ICT.  The Polytechnic is on the airwaves broadcasting in Mombasa via Mvita FM 106.2 Radio Station established in collaboration with Mvita NG-CDF.

We have seen tremendous growth in terms of courses offered and student enrolment; from an initial population of 23 students and 24 teaching staff in 1990 to over 7500 students and over 150 teaching staff presently.
The Polytechnic offers academic programmes spread across ten teaching departments; namely: Applied Sciences, Building and Civil Engineering, Business and Media Studies, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Fashion Design and Cosmetology, Hospitality and Tourism Management, ICT, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Medical Sciences and Secretarial and Liberal Studies.
Currently, we train at diploma, certificate and artisan levels as well as tailor-made short courses. Our hands-on training has ensured that our graduates acquire the necessary skills and competencies as required by the industry, leading to their absorption in the job market.

In 2018, KCNP was competitively selected by the Government of Kenya and the World Bank to be a Regional Flagship Marine Transport and Port Logistics Centre under the East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP). The project involves three countries; Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania from which five TVET institutions were selected from Kenya. We are therefore developing a Regional Centre of Excellence in Marine Transport and Port Logistics; a Centre which aims to develop competent graduates for the maritime sector.

KCNP is managed by a Council which is appointed by the Cabinet Secretary of Education and the Chief Principal serves as the Secretary to the Council.  We are a member of the Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions (KATTI) as well as the Commonwealth Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA). KCNP is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

Programs offered at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

KNEC Diploma 3 years
Diploma in Supply Chain Management at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

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KNEC Diploma 3 years
Diploma in Human Resource Management at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

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KNEC Diploma 3 years
Diploma in Catering and Accommodation Management at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

In the vibrant tapestry of the hospitality industry, where every interaction is an opportunity to create memorable experiences, catering and accommodation management stand as pillars of excellence. These... more

KNEC Diploma 3 years
Diploma in Business Management at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

In the contemporary business landscape, success is no longer solely reliant on the production and sale of goods or services. Instead, it hinges on the effective management and... more

KNEC Diploma 3 years
Diploma in Information and Communication Technology at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

Diploma in Information Communication Technology qualification equips candidates with skills and competencies to work in the dynamic ICT industry as technicians in systems development, systems programming, administration and... more

KNEC Diploma 3 years
Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Power, Telecommunication and Instrumentation options) at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

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KNEC Diploma 3 years
Diploma in Automotive Engineering at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

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KNEC Diploma 3 years
Diploma in Civil Engineering at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

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