Highlands State Technical College is a private college in the heart of Thika town.
As a teaching center for Maasai Mara University, we offer approved courses in Business, Education, Computer Science/IT, Social Sciences and Public Administration, from certificate to postgraduate degree level.
We also teach Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) diplomas & certificates in the same fields. We cater to busy professionals who want to further their careers while continuing to work. As well as our central location, our flexible timetables (evening and weekend modes) allow students to attend classes with minimal disruption of their 8 to 5 jobs.
We also have a vibrant school-based programme for teachers wanting to upgrade their qualifications during the school holidays, as well as regular mode (Monday–Friday, day).
Led by our Chairman Prof. Kihumbu Thairu, who has a highly distinguished career in university education and administration, our Management Board has a combined experience of almost 100 years in Higher Education. We are privileged to have a well-qualified, highly-committed faculty and administrative staff. These elements, combined with excellent facilities and an ideal location, have grown our student numbers to 450 in 4 years.
We look forward to continued growth as we strive to increase the provision of high-quality education for Kenya’s workforce.
To educate and train people not only to have the knowledge and skills required by the market and country, but also people who will be agents of change and creators of innovation and employment.
To be an outstanding tertiary education institution both nationally and internationally.
Our Core Values
Highlands State Technical College believes in developing skills and competencies focused on producing seasoned graduates who are well equipped with the requisite skills and knowledge for the job market.
Our wide range of courses gives both potential and existing students an opportunity to choose their best-desired career path with the help of our highly qualified, talented and friendly career counselors. The college’s exemplary performance and success can best be measured by the huge number of successful graduates, who have secured very impressive positions in both private and public sectors. Many more have continued to shine well in the field of self-employment.
The strong management team under the able leadership of our Chairman, Professor Kihumbu Thairu has demonstrated the capacity and the passion to drive this great institution to greater heights.
Our core values