Thika TTI location, courses, and contacts

Thika Technical Training Institute (Thika TTI) is a middle-level public technical college in Thika Town, Kiambu County. It is among the best TVET institutions within the region with a population of over 10,000 students.

Thika TTI’s location within Thika town allows for evening or part-time classes for those students who want to study while they work.

It offers courses for diplomas (Level 6), craft certificates (Level 5), and artisan levels (Level 4).

Thika TTI has 10 curriculum departments namely:

  1. Agricultural Engineering Department
  2. Business and Management Studies Department
  3. Mechanical Engineering Department
  4. Electrical & Electronics Department
  5. Applied Sciences Department
  6. Information Communication Technology Department
  7. Building & Civil Engineering Department
  8. Health Sciences Department
  9. Open Distance & Flexible Learning Department
  10. Liberal Studies Department

The institute has over 10000 students doing various courses.

The institute is located within Thika town which is convenient for those students who want to work as they study.

Thika TTI’s mission, vision, and core values


To provide Training, Research, and Outreach Programmes that impart skills and utilize applied knowledge to spur economic growth and solve problems in society.


To be the center of excellence in Technical, Industrial, Vocational, and Entrepreneurship Training.

Core values:

Quality training, Ethical practices, Fairness and equity, teamwork, transparency, and accountability. Other values are respect for the rule of law, cleanliness and orderliness, and efficiency and efficacy.

Thika TTI contact details

Phone number:0743514539

Postal Address: P.O Box 91 – 01000, Thika, KENYA.

Where is Thika TTI located?

Thika TTI is Off General Kago Road, in Thika town which is in Kiambu county. From Thika main stage, it is next to the Thika level 5 hospital, but before you reach Mt Kenya University.

When are the intakes?

Thika TTI has 3 intakes within the year to align with the KNEC exam and Ministry of Education requirements. The intakes are in January, May, and September of every year. However, inquiries can be made at any time within working hours using the contact details or by visiting the institute.

Fees and sponsorship

Students are required to pay tuition fees which must be paid upon reporting to the institute. Other payable fees are student ID and student council. Examination fees are paid separately from tuition and the amount depends on the course and current student module of study.

The government through the Ministry of Education gives capitation to subsidize tuition fees for students for all public TVET institutions. Students can also apply for HELB loans, constituency bursaries, and other sources to facilitate fee payment. Please contact the institute for more details on fee payment and how to pay.

The course entry requirement for Thika TTI

The course entry requirement to join Thika TTI is determined by the Ministry of Education but the institute can include subject clusters to filter applicants when the need arises.

In Thika TTI this applies to Applied and health sciences courses where the subject cluster is a requirement.

For general engineering and business diploma courses students require a minimum of C- and above in KCSE. To qualify Craft certificate a grade of D plain and D+ in KCSE is required. To undertake the Artisan course you are required to have a KCPE or KCSE mean grade of D- and E.

During admission, you will be required to submit documents such as KCPE and KCSE results, birth certificate, medical letter, filled application form, and passport among other documents for verification.

Courses offered in Thika Technical.

Thika TTI offers a variety of courses in the 5 academic departments at the level of diploma, craft, and artisan levels. The courses are examined by KNEC, NITA, KASNEB, or CDACC external examining bodies. Courses offered at Thika are.

Diploma Courses
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)
Diploma in Mechanical engineering (Plant Option)
Diploma in Automotive Engineering
Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
Diploma in Building and Construction
Diploma in Architecture
Diploma in Civil Engineering
Diploma in Quantity Survey
Diploma in Business Management
Diploma in Supply Chain Management
Diploma in Human Resource Management
Diploma in Project Management
Diploma in Sales and Marketing
Diploma in Secretarial Studies
Accounting Technician Diploma (ATD)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Diploma in Counseling and Psychology
Diploma in Environmental Science and Technology
Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Technology (Telecommunication Option)
Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Technology (Power Option)
Diploma in Applied Biology
Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
Diploma in Chemical Engineering
Diploma in Biotechnology
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology
Diploma in Food Science Processing Technology
Diploma in Food Production (Culinary)
Diploma in Counseling and Psychology
Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
Diploma in Infomation Communication Technology
Diploma in Information Studies
Diploma in Community Development and Social Works
Diploma in Counseling and Pyschology
Diploma in Child Care and Protection
Craft Certificate Courses
Craft Certificate in Counseling and Psychology
Craft Certificate in Welding and Fabrication
Craft Certificate in Refrigeration and Air conditioning
Craft Certificate in Agricultural Engineering
Craft Certificate in Automotive Engineering
Craft Certificate in Plumbing
Craft Certificate in Masonry
Craft Certificate in Buiding and Construction
Craft Certificate in Business Management
Craft Certificate in Supply Chain Management
Craft Certificate in Human Resource Management
Craft Certificate in Sales and Marketing
Single and Group in Secretarial Studies
Craft Certificate in General Agriculture
Craft Certificate in Electrical Installation
Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Technology (Telecommunication Option)
Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Technology (Power Option)
Craft Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology
Craft Certificate in Food and Beverage
Craft Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics
Craft Certificate in Information Communication Technology
Craft Certificate in Information Studies
Craft Certificate in Social Work
Craft Certificate in Child Care and Protection
Artisan courses
Artisan in Welding and Fabrication
Artisan in Manual Metal Arch Welding
Artisan in Automotive Engineering
Artisan in Agricultural Mechanics
Artisan in Plumbing
Artisan in Masonry
Artisan in Agri-business Management
Artisan in Electrical Installation

Hostel and accommodation in Thika TTI

Thika TTI doesn’t offer any hostel service within the institute. However, there are plenty of hostels within walking distance for students.