HSC

Highlands State Technical College (HSC)

Private College

Thika Town - Constituency, Kiambu - County

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.

Overview

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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

To be an outstanding tertiary education institution both nationally and internationally.

 

Our Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Innovation

Why Choose Highlands State Technical College

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

  • Improve access to high-quality tertiary education through education training programme tailored to the needs of the country and the wide International community.
  • To enable students to acquire skills and knowledge that will give them a competitive edge in the local and the global market.
  • To advance the frontiers of knowledge through research.
  • To play a leading role in solving major national and community problems through basic and applied research and innovation.
  • To instill in the students and staff high standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability during their stay at the college and after they graduate or leave the college for other reasons.
  • To respond positively to the human resource needs of minorities and disadvantaged communities so as to contribute towards the balanced socio-economic development of the country.
  • To produce graduates who are confident, innovative and capable of entrepreneurship and job creation.
  • To provide an effective and efficient bridge in the academic and training transition between high schools, colleges, and universities.
  • To provide practical hands-on professionals who can drive the Kenya economy and contribute significantly to the country’s objective for vision 2030.

Courses offered at Highlands State Technical College

Human Resource Management

Certificate
2 years

Certified Public Accountants (CPA)

Proffessional Course
3 years

Hospitality Management

Certificate
1 year

Information Studies

Certificate
2 years

Sales and Marketing

Certificate
1 year

Social Development

Certificate
2 years

Hospitality Management

Diploma
2 years

Supply Chain Management

Certificate
2 years

Business Management

Diploma
3 years

Supply Chain Management

Diploma
3 years

Business Management

Certificate
2 years

Sales and Marketing

Diploma
3 years

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