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Admission to programs at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic is done according to laid down procedures. An applicant shall satisfy the entry requirements for different levels as stipulated by the national examining bodies.

The admission options available to prospective students are as follows:-
Diploma: An applicant should have at least a mean grade of C (plain).
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology: An applicant should have at least a mean grade of C (plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and a C in English Language, Chemistry (Physical Science). Biology (Biological Science) and Physics or Mathematics. Engineering courses require a C in English Language, Mathematics and Physics. Craft:An applicant should have a minimum of a D+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. Engineering courses also require a D+ in Mathematics and Physics.
Artisan: An applicant should have a minimum qualification of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education to qualify for admission.
Short courses that are internally examined run between 2 months and 6 months are open to the public. To view KASNEB courses and registration requirements, click here.