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Diploma in Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality Management

This Two (2) years Programme seeks to equip learners with technical knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable them to contribute effectively to the sustenance and growth of tourism and hospitality industry through the application of sustainability principles in operations, product development, packaging, marketing and customer satisfaction management. After training the trainee should be able to:

  1. Apply technical knowledge, skills and attitudes for effective development and management of sustainable tourism and hospitality ventures.
  2. Develop and produce different types of foods and beverages to the required standards of catering and accommodation establishment.
  3. Apply the principles of professional tour guiding and interpretation.
  4. Apply the principles of cost control in order to minimize cost and maximize profit.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the various components of tourism and hospitality sectors.
  6. Utilise, maintain and care for the tools and equipment used in tourism and hospitality establishment.
  7. Apply entrepreneurship, marketing and management skills to start and operate a tourism and hospitality venture.

Course Requirements

  1. Passed in relevant craft course;
  2. Passed Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with an average grade of C- (C Minus);
  3. A holder of any relevant qualifications from accredited institutions;
  4. Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Examinations Council;
  5. Relevant qualifications recognized by the National Qualification Framework Regulation.


Diploma in Security Management

Diploma in Security Management course provides comprehensive training in order to enhance professionalism and skills in Public and private sector security management.

This diploma covers issues related to administration and management of security of enterprise information systems and networks.

The diploma is aimed at developing capabilities to design detailed enterprise wide security plans and policies, and deploy appropriate safeguards (models, mechanisms and tools) at all the levels by providing due consideration to the life-cycle of the enterprise information systems and networks, as well as its legal and social environment. 

Course Requirements

KCSE  Mean  Grade  C-


Diploma in Leather Technology

The diploma in Leather Technology offers practical elements of leather science, underpinned by essential theory. The program aims to develop existing knowledge of leather making problem solving and sustainability.

The knowledge and experience you will gain from this course will allow you to find work in the leather industry at various stages of the leather supply chain or progress further to the top-up year to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Course Requirements

KCSE aggregate grade of C- with C- in Mathematics and English.


Diploma in Food Science & Technology

The diploma in Food Science concerns the study of properties and behavior of food from the point of origin to the consumer while the technology aspect deals with the application of these sciences in the production and preservation of safe, nutritious, appealing and affordable food products with the application of modern scientific technologies.

 It is a desirable program for many individuals seeking the practical benefits of higher education, it typically takes one to two years to complete.

Course Requirements

KCSE aggregate grade of C- with C- in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry/Physical Science.


Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Power Option)

The two year program diploma is designed to equip the learners with the skills and knowledge they will require in the industry as Electrical Technicians. After successful completion of the course, the learners will be able to take up challenging roles in the Electric Engineering field. Also the skills obtained at the end of the course will prepare learners for self employment. 

Course Requirements

KCSE aggregate grade of C- (minus).


Diploma in Coffee Technology & Cupping

Course Requirements

Applicants should have obtained a minimum of C- (minus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent. Besides the minimum requirements, applicants shall have passed in specific subjects as follows: Biology  D+, Chemistry D+, Mathematics D+, Physical and Biological Sciences D+.  OR Holders of Stage I certificate in Coffee Technology OR equivalent qualification from recognized institution.


Diploma in Building Technology

The diploma in Building Technology offered at DeKUT will equip students with all the skills and knowledge needed for success.  The student will learn about the latest developments in the construction of sustainable and hi-tech buildings, and develop a wide range of management skills. And the course will help them understand the complexities of government policies and regulations, and how these affect the industry.

The trainers use a number of different teaching methods, including attachment-based learning, which enable the students to gain experience and develop a portfolio.

Course Requirements

KCSE aggregate grade of C- (minus).


Diploma Fashion Design & Interior Decoration

The diploma in Fashion Design and Interior Decoration is a two year diploma program that allows students to explore the exciting world of design and begin to understand the background and knowledge needed to develop a career in this field. 

Students are required to undertake rigorous practical which involve learning how to create and design clothes from scratch and are also involved in fashion shows which are a requirement to complete their diploma course. These skills are necessary to build a successful business and begin developing the kind of portfolio that will lead to future career opportunities.

Course Requirements

KCSE aggregate grade of C- (minus).


Certificate in Institutional Accommodation and Catering Operations

This Twelve (12) months programme seeks to develop and nurture hands on professionals who will contribute towards a sustainable hospitality industry.  After training the trainee should be able to:

  1. Apply appropriate knowledge and skills in housekeeping operations.
  2. Practice hygiene and safety principles required in the hospitality sector
  3. Professionally produce quality meals
  4. Apply correct methods for food and beverage service.
  5. Ability to carry out front office operations

Course Requirements

  1. Be a holder of KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of D
  2. Have a KCSE minimum aggregate of D- and three years’ work experience in hospitality operations
  3. A certificate of experiential learning as per the national qualification framework authority (NQFA)
  4. Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the DeKUT Senate as equivalent to any of the above requirements.


Certificate in Fashion Design & Interior Decoration

Fashion design is the art of applying design, aesthetics and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories.Graduatesin Fashion Design obtain crucial skills in building successful business, become professional Fashion Designers and building to future career opportunities.

Course Requirements

KCSE Aggregate Grade of D (plain) or an equivalent qualification recognized by DeKUT Senate.

Duration Full time 1 year.


Certificate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Power Option)

This is a one (1) year course which provides students with a better understanding in electronics troubleshooting, testing and repairing. Skills gained will be applied as engineering technologists, technicians or applied engineers.

Course Requirements

KCSE Aggregate Grade of D (plain) or an equivalent qualification recognized by DeKUT Senate.


Certificate in Coffee Technology & Quality Management

Coffee cupping and technology is a course which trains its students in coffee cupping, or coffee tasting, is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. It is a professional practice but can be done informally by anyone or by professionals. This Certificate course gives you the skills and training necessary to become a professional in understanding basic tastes of coffee and where different coffees should be slotted into blends.

Course Requirements

Applicants should have obtained a minimum of mean of D+ (Plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent. Besides the minimum requirements, applicants shall have passed in specific subjects as follows: Biology  D, Chemistry D, Mathematics D, Physical and Biological Sciences D. Applicants with D with relevant coffee certificate training OR one year experience in the coffee industry will be considered subject to approval by the DeKUT Senate.

Certificate in Building Technology

Certificate in Building and Technology offers learners a chance of getting hands-on practical course material and professional equipment alongside learning about the management and construction of some of the modern projects.

On completion of this one (1) year course, our learners are assured of graduating as qualified personnel suited for careers as a Building and Technology Manager, Site Manager, Facilities Manager or a Tradesperson in building and civil construction projects, possessing the requisite skills in the management and control of the construction process, and optimum aggregation of construction resources including money, manpower, materials, machinery and methods of work necessary in this sector.

Course Requirements

KCSE Aggregate Grade of D (plain) or a equivalent qualification recognized by DeKUT Senate.



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