Cape Coast Polytechnic

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011
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Cape Coast Polytechnic was established in 1984 as a second cycle institution. In 1986, Cape Coast Polytechnic operated under the administration of Ghana Education Service to offer intermediate courses leading to the award of non-tertiary certificates.

Cape Coast Polytechnic

In 1992, the Polytechnic was upgraded to tertiary level by PNDCL 321 to run programmes for the award of the Higher National Diplomas. The new Polytechnic Act of 2007, Act 745 has given the Polytechnic the mandate to run degree programmes. Cape Coast Polytechnic is situated about 5km from the Pedu Traffic Lights off the main road linking Cape Coast and Twifu Praso.

The vision of Cape Coast Polytechnic is to be a leading Polytechnic in Ghana that offers high quality career-oriented vocational and technical education for national development.

As enshrined in our motto “Nyimdzee na Nkyerekyere ma Nyansa” literally explained as “Knowledge and Education culminate in Wisdom,” Cape Coast Polytechnic has as its mission to provide increasing access to tertiary education for all people who have a yearning to acquire a hands-on training for academic and professional excellence.

The polytechnic has a four-storey libraray complex manned by a professional librarian with two senior assistants and six support staff. The Cape Coast Polytechnic Library maintains two blocks.

Courses Offered

  • Undergraduate programs
  • Graduate Programs


  • School of Engineering
  • School of Applied Science and Arts
  • School of Business and Management Studies


  • Department of Building Technology
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Liberal Studies
  • Department of Fashion
  • Department of Mathematics/Computer Studies/Statistics
  • Department of Hotel and Catering
  • Department of Toursim
  • Department of Accountancy Studies
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department Secretaryship and Management Studies

Contact Details
Cape Coast Polytechnic
Cape Coast
Tel: +233 (42) 33090
Fax: +233 (42) 37428
Cape Coast Polytechnic Official Website:

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