Learn by doing

The Same Polytechnic College will offer both degree programs and continuing education courses organized into seven schools based on area of study. The degree programs will be offered to students who have graduated high school while the continuing education courses will be available to the greater population who have or may not have graduated high school and would like to further their education and build their skills or expertise.

We are working with faculty and staff at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo to develop the college’s core curriculum, major core curricula, and upper division courses according to an educational paradigm based on learning by doing. The curriculum will have appropriate breadth and depth, and the courses will guide students progressively towards competency in their respective fields through practical, hands-on learning experiences.

School of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences

The School of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences (SAFES) will prepare highly knowledgeable and effective leaders in agriculture, food systems, and natural resources who are equipped to address the diverse needs of East African society. SAFES programs will teach the principles, skills, and technologies required to advance modern East African agriculture, food industries, and related professions. The curriculum will have sufficient variety to reflect the diversity of choices available in these professions and will allow students the flexibility to either select a concentration or work with faculty advisors to plan an
individual curriculum. The curriculum will include the following fields:

  • Horticulture and crop science
  • Animal science
  • Food science
  • Bio-resource and agricultural engineering
  • Agricultural business
  • Forestry and natural resources

School of Building Science and Construction Technology


The School of Building Science and Construction Technology (SBSCT) will prepare highly knowledgeable and skilled construction tradesmen and managers who are equipped to build comfortable, sustainable, and resilient communities throughout East Africa. The SBSCT will offer programs that teach the different methods, practices, and technologies of the various construction trades, as well as the skills to effectively manage the process of building complete and integrated environments from start to finish. The programs will also provide an understanding of the materials used in construction and the principles of the various elements and systems of the built environment. Special attention will be given to teaching awareness of the risks and hazards of East Africa’s built environment in order to promote and improve community resiliency in the event of natural disaster. The curriculum will include the following fields:

  • Masonry construction
  • Framing and finish carpentry
  • Concrete construction
  • Steel fabrication and erection
  • Roofing
  • Plumbing systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Structural systems
  • Construction management

School of Education

The School of Education (SE) will prepare highly qualified primary and secondary school educators to response to the needs of all East African learners and education students to reach their highest potential. The SE will provide a unique educational opportunity by offering small class sizes, mentorship, hands-on field experience, discussion, and meaningful, relevant course content. The curriculum will include the following fields:

  • Primary education
  • Secondary language (Swahili and English) education
  • Secondary mathematics education
  • Secondary social science education
  • Secondary science (biology, chemistry, geo-science, and physics) education
  • Secondary agriculture education

School of Business Management

The School of Business Management (SBM) will provide students with the knowledge and analytical skills essential for employment in all sectors of business, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations in East Africa. Graduates will understand the fundamentals of how to operate a successful enterprise, and will have sufficient depth in a diverse range of areas of study to begin a successful career by providing immediate value to an organization. The curriculum will include the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Financial management
  • Marketing management
  • International business
  • Packaging and logistics

School of Tourism and Hospitality


The School or Tourism and Hospitality (STH) will provide students with the skills and knowledge for employment in East African organizations that provide leisure products or services to national and international tourists. Graduates will understand the fundamentals of how successful tourism enterprises operate, with sufficient understanding of business management, customer service and entertainment, and East Africa's unique attractions. Graduates will also be advocates for environmental conservation, with the ability to influence the practice and policy of organizations working in and around East Africa's national parks and preserves. The curriculum will include the following fields:

  • Hotel operations
  • Hotel management
  • Tourism activity planning
  • Tourism marketing
  • Event planning
  • Restaurant operations and management
  • Culinary arts
  • East African national parks, ecology, biodiversity and cultures

School of Automotive and Mechanical Technology


The School of Automotive and Mechanical Technology (SAMT) will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to support the vital growth and advancement of automotive and other mechanical technologies in East Africa. SAMT programs will teach the principles of automotive technology and other common industrial and agriculture equipment, including generators and pumps. The curriculum will also teach critical thinking and problem solving, enabling graduates to identify and diagnose malfunctions and carry out repairs. The curriculum will include the following fields:

  • Automotive technology
  • Diesel and industrial technology
  • Agricultural processing technology
  • Collision repair and refinish technology
  • Motorcycle technology
  • Small vehicle operation
  • Large vehicle operation

School of Social Studies

The School of Social Studies (SSS) is committed to preparing highly qualified social and development workers for government and non-governmental organizations with a broadly based, multicultural and multidisciplinary perspective on humanity, society, the environment, and development. Graduates will understand the complexity and diversity of East Africa's people and their problems, enabling them to make intelligent decisions regarding the prioritization of development goals and the design of specific programs. Courses will address issues such as class, race, tribe, ethnicity, gender, religion, political, economy, physical environment, environmental sustainability, and past and present diversity of national and regional societies. The curriculum will include the following fields:

  • Disaster relief
  • Community and rural health
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Adoption and foster care
  • Homeless family assistance
  • Domestic violence
  • Parent education
  • Eating disorders
  • Addiction prevention and treatment