Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology Description

Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) is a non-Denominational Technical Industrial, vocational & Entrepreneurship Training (TVET) Institute under the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology. Its 14 kilometres from the City of Nairobi.

It was built through Harambee effort by the local people and some generous donations from two Protestant church organizations I.C.C.O. of Netherlands and E.Z.E. of Germany. KIST admitted the first batch of 125 students, 75 male and 50 female in September 1973
KIST offers skill-based training which is in tandem with the goal of creation of employment and generation of wealth through Science Technology and Innovations.Our vision guides us towards our endeavour to make significant contribution towards Kenya in becoming a Newly Industrialized Country as per Vision 2030.


To be a center of excellence in Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training


To provide quality training for self-reliance through science and technology programmes that are responsive to the needs of a dynamic society

Core Values

1. Equity and good Corporate Governance
2. Transparency and Accountability
3. Professionalism, Honesty and Integrity
4. Team work and Respect
5. Motivation and Creativity
6. Respect for Affirmative Action
7. Discipline and Hard work
8. Fidelity to law

KIST got its full registration certificate from Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology (MoHEST) on 17th November 2011 to offer Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurial Training. It used to operate under temporal registration for 38 Years. The institute is held in trust of the community by a Board of Trustees (BOT), registered in 1971 and the day to day management is under the Board of Governors (BOG) which is appointed by MOHEST in consultation with the stakeholders among them the BOT. The current BOG was appointed on 26th March 2010 by the Minister of Higher Education Science and Technology.

The core function of KIST is to undertake education and training in TIVET programme, promote research and technological development, and disseminate information on research and innovations.

The institute has tackled the challenges of producing middle level manpower for a developing country with considerable success. It has distinguished itself as an institute with high academic standards. It has adopted strict academic discipline with relevant programmes offered under the tradition of community discipline and creative orientation that has provided the basis for a strong institution.

KIST has established linkages and collaboration department whose goal is to affiliate other National and International Institutions to enhance quality training, access to higher education and bench mark with industries/higher Institutions of learning. Currently KIST is in linkage and collaboration with Kenyatta University but it is also seeking other institutions/organization to ensure each Department is linked to a specialized organization.

Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology is a Technical Training Colleges located in Kiambu county

Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology Courses Offered

  1. Bachelor of Commerce(Commerce)
  2. Certificate in Electronics Technology(Electronics Technology)
  3. Diploma in Food and Beverage(Food and Beverage)
  4. International Computer Driving License(ICDL)()
  5. Bachelor of Information Technology(Information Technology)
  6. Bachelor of Science(Agribusiness Management)
  7. Certificate in Business management(Business Management)
  8. Certificate in Electrical Technology(Electrical Technology)
  9. Bridging Course in Chemistry(Chemistry)
  10. Bridging Course in Physics(Physics)
  11. Diploma in Electronics(Electronics)
  12. Diploma in Water Technology(Water Technology)
  13. Computer Engineering Maintenance(Computer Science)
  14. procurement management(procurement)
  15. Craft Certificate in Electrical Installation(Electrical Installationn)
  16. Bridging Courses(English, Biology and Mathematics)
  17. Certificate in Mass Communication(Mass Communication)
  18. Diploma in Quantity Surveying(Quantity Surveying)
  19. Technical Diploma in Construction(Construction)
  20. Diploma in Plumbing(Plumbing)
  21. Diploma in Trowel Vocations(Trowel Vocations)
  22. Certificate in Secretarial Studies(Secretarial Studies)
  23. Diploma in Business Management(Business Management)
  24. Diploma in Human Resource Management(Human Resource Management)
  25. Diploma in Information Communication Technology(ICT)
  26. Diploma in Environmental Science and Technology(Environmental Science and Technology)
  27. Diploma in Analytical Chemistry(Analytical Chemistry)
  28. Diploma in Applied Biology(Applied Biology)
  29. Diploma in Air Hostess and Cabin Crew Duties()
  30. Computer Engineering()
  31. Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration(Commerce & Business Administration)
  32. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering(Computer Engineering)
  33. Diploma in Graphic Design(Graphic Design)
  34. Higher Diploma in Food Science and Inspection(Food Science & Inspection)
  35. Diploma in Computer Engineering(Computer Engineering)
  36. Diploma in Instrumentation and Control(Instrumentation and Control)
  37. Diploma in Automotive Engineering(Automotive Engineering)
  38. Diploma in Building & Construction(Building Construction)
  39. Diploma in Civil Engineering(Civil Engineering)
  40. Diploma in Electrical Engineering(Electrical Engineering)
  41. Diploma in Telecommunication(Telecommunication)
  42. Diploma in Electronics Engineering(Electronics Engineering)
  43. Diploma in Instrumentation & Control(Instrumentation & Control)
  44. Diploma in Bakery Technology(Bakery Technology)
  45. Diploma in Secretarial Studies(Secretarial Studies)
  46. Diploma in Computer Studies(Computer Studies)
  47. Diploma in Information Technology(Information Technology)
  48. Diploma in Environmental Studies(Environmental Studies)
  49. Diploma in Architecture(Architecture)
  50. Diploma in Building Technology(Building Technology)
  51. Diploma in Construction Technology(Construction Technology)
  52. Certificate in Plumbing & Pipe Fitting(Plumbing & Pipe Fitting)
  53. Certificate in Masonry, Carpentry and Joinery()
  54. Advanced Certificate in Business Administration(Business Administration)
  55. Advanced Certificate in Marketing Management(Marketing Management)
  56. Certificate in Sales & Marketing(Sales & Marketing)
  57. Bridging Course in Business Management(Business Management)
  58. CPA Part II(CPA)
  59. Information Communication Technology Technician(ICTT)
  60. Advanced Diploma in Electronics Engineering()
  61. Certificate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering(Electrical & Electronics Engineering)
  62. Certificate in Electrical Repair and Installation(Electrical Repair andInstallation)
  63. Artisan Certificate in Masonry(Masonry)
  64. Diploma in Business Administration(Business Administration)
  65. Diploma in Marketing(Marketing)
  66. Certificate in Business Administration(Business Administration)
  67. Diploma in Sales & Marketing(Sales & Marketing)
  68. Certificate in Supplies Management(Supplies Management)
  69. Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology(Laboratory Technology)
  70. Artisan in Welding and Fabrication(Welding and Fabrication)
  71. Certificate in Human Resource Management(Human Resource Management)
  72. CPA Part III(CPA)
  73. CPA Part I(CPA)
  74. Accounting Technician Certificate(ATC)
  75. Certified Information Communication Technology(CICT)
  76. Diploma in nutrition & dietetics(Nutrition and Dietetics)
  77. Diploma in Applied Statistics(Applied Statistics)
  78. Certificate in Food and Beverage Service and Sales(Food and Beverage Service)
  79. Certificate in Electronics(Electronics)
  80. Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering(Telecommunication Engineering)
  81. Certificate in Electrical Installation(Electrical Installation)
  82. Certificate in Fabrication and Welding(Fabrication and Welding)
  83. Certificate in Land Surveying(Land Surveying)
  84. Diploma in Food and Beverage Management(Food and Beverage Management)

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Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology – Contacts

Postal Address: P.O. BOX 414, Kiambu 00900, Kiambu, Kenya
Telephone: 0727807713 / 0734207663

Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology
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