Siaya Institute of Technology

Siaya Institute of Technology

Type of Institution: Public TVET

Background Information

Siaya Institute of Technology is a government Technical Training Institution under the Ministry of Education, State Department of Vocational and Technical Training. The college was established by the local community as early as 1987 to offer training in Agriculture, Business and Applied Technology.  It is located along the Siaya–Ugunja Road, just after the Siaya County Referral Hospital and approximately 400 Kms from the Capital City, Nairobi.

Admission Requirements

Diploma courses require a minimum mean grade of C-, craft certificate require a minimum mean grade of D (plain) while artisan courses and other course categories are open ended.

Courses Offered by Siaya Institute of Technology

Agriculture Department

  • Artisan certificate in Agriculture
  • Craft Certificate in Agriculture
  • Diploma in Agriculture

Applied Science Department

  • Craft Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology
  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
  • Diploma in Applied Biology
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Higher Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
  • Higher Diploma in Applied Biology

Architecture and Special Planning

  • Diploma in Architecture
  • Diploma in Land Surveying

Beauty, Hairdressing and Cosmetology

  • Artisan Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • Craft Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Building and Civil Engineering

  • Artisan Certificate in Plumbing
  • Certificate in Building Technology
  • Certificate in Land Surveying
  • Craft Certificate in Plumbing
  • Diploma in Building Technology
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Land Surveying

Business Department

  • Accounting Technician Diploma
  • Certificate in Accounting Management Skills
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in Supply Chain Management
  • Certified Investment Financial Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  • Secretarial Single and Group

Computing and Informatics Department

  • Certificate in Library and Information Studies
  • Diploma in Information, Communication Technology
  • Diploma in Library and Information Studies

Electrical Engineering

  • Certificate in Solar PV Installations
  • Higher Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering


  • Diploma in Entrepreneurship

Environment and Energy Studies

  • Diploma in Environmental Studies
  • Diploma in Petroleum Studies/ Geo Science

Fashion and Garment Making

  • Craft Certificate in Fashion Design
  • Diploma in Fashion Design

Health Sciences

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology

Institutional Management

  • Artisan Certificate in Food and Beverage Technology
  • Craft Certificate in Catering and Accommodation
  • Craft Certificate in Food and Beverage Production and Service
  • Diploma in Catering and Accommodation
  • Diploma in Dietetics Management
  • Diploma in Food and Beverage Production and Service Management

Mechanical Engineering

  • Artisan in Motor Vehicle Technology
  • Artisan in Welding and Fabrication
  • Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Social Sciences

  • Certificate in Early Childhood Development
  • Certificate in Social Work and Community Development
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Development
  • Diploma in Social Work and Community Development
  • HIV Testing Services

CBET Courses

  • Child Care and Protection Level 3,4 &5
  • Christian Ministry Level 3,4 &5
  • Counselling Psychology Level 3,4 &5
  • Electrical Installation Level 3,4 &5
  • Front Office Operation Leve; 3,4 &5
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Level 3,4 &5
  • Marriage Counselling Level 3,4 &5
  • Masonry Level 3,4&5
  • Plumbing Level 3,4&5
  • Road Transport Level 3,4&5
  • Social Work and Community Development Level 3,4&5
  • Welding and Fabrication Level 3,4&5

Application Process

There are three ways of applying for admission to Siaya Institute of Technology namely online application, personally visiting the Institute (on-site application) and by applying for placement through KUCPPS.

Online application can be done through the institute’s website. Click . Navigate to the application page by clicking the Apply for Admission button or the Apply page. Click on the blue ‘Read More’ button to fully open the application page. Fill the application form and click the submit button to complete the application process.

To do on-site application, visit the institute’s office of the Registrar and present your academic papers then collect the application form, fill, and submit the application at registrar’s desk.

Visit the KUCCPS application portal Create an account by entering your details as required at the login page. Once you have logged in search for Siaya Institute of Technology and click on the name to open and see all our available courses. Select the course you want then key in the required details to proceed to the payment section. Pay the required amount via the pay bill number provided.

KUCCPS Admission Letters

All KUCCPS placed students will receive their admission letters through the email provided during the application process.

Student Portal

Click to access the students’ portal.

Fees Structure

Click to download the fees structure.

Bank Account Details

Kenya Commercial Bank

Acc No: 1106857135

Contacts and Address

Physical Address: Located along Siaya-Ugunja Road, just after Siaya County Referral Hospital

P.O. Box 1087-40600, Siaya


Phone: +254 703 564 522/ +254 011 281 4143


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