Our college was founded in 1994 when our precursor, Hemland Computer Institute was founded as a Computer training center to help the students acquire necessary ICT skills which was gaining momentum.
In the year 1998, we decided to start offering other courses in Business and Information Technology oriented courses. Later in the year the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology approved the institution to offer single and grouped courses such as in secretarial duties, diploma and certificate in Information Technology, therefore recognizing Hemland Computer Institute as a fully-fledged institution of higher learning and granting it a full registration approval status in 2003.
In order to remain relevant with the training needs of the society, the institute initiated training programs in the fields of certified public Accountants (CPA), secretarial studies, Computer Engineering, Purchasing & Supplies, French, English and many others .
In the year 2010, the college changed its corporate name from Hemland Computer Institute to Hemland College of Professional & Technical Studies – Thika in order to offer more courses. New courses such as Hairdressing and Beauty therapy, Fashion Design and Dressmaking, Catering and Tourism Studies, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Community Development and Social Work, Foreign languages (French, Spanish, English, German and Chinese)
In 2015, due to the growing demand for training technical courses (Electrical, Welding and Plumbing) the College decided to open a technical campus in Section 2 which would offer a conducive environment and space for workshops.
We are located in a centralized and largely populated region (Thika) which presents a market for the course programs being offered. In addition, we are surrounded by industrial organization from which we secure internship/job placements for students for practical experience. Similarly, we have partnerships with other organizations that provide linkages and networks.