Future experts in the fields of medicine, food, and environment!
Students acquire high-quality skills through various experiments, such as safety trials and quality management, in order to be a medical professional who develops safe drugs for people's health.
Students aim to be professionals who protect food safety in quality management and production. Thoroughly teaching about hygiene and analysis for food products, the curriculum trains students to be ready to work immediately upon graduation in the field of food.
The first-year curriculum includes classes for learning the basics of drugs, as well as chemistry and biology.
The second-year curriculum includes classes for improving biotechnological skills for each major.
Applied biology is the study of how knowledge about mechanisms and functions of animals, plants, and microorganisms is put to use in the fields of food and medicine. We provide applied biology major students with one of Japan's best learning environments and facilities among technical colleges, best instructors, and various experiments, such as gene recombination, encouraging students to be ready to work immediately upon graduation.
About 60% of the curriculum is experiments. Students attend experiments in a versatile Bionics Laboratory and other first-class experimental facilities which are beyond the standards of those at technical colleges.
The pharmaceutical industry and food industries are less susceptible to economic conditions. Applied biology students have employment opportunities mainly with these two recession-proof industries.
We provide students with full assistance for qualification improvement. While the majority of examinees of the intermediate biotechnology engineer certification exam are from 3-year technical colleges, our 2-year curriculum produces students with outstanding results every year. The percentage of our students who passed the test is about 96% (national average, 75%). Each student obtains an average of six to seven certifications before graduation.
A career path includes transfer to the second or third year of the School of Bioscience and Biotechnology at Tokyo University of Technology, and then to go to graduate school. The transfer to the School of Bioscience and Biotechnology at Tokyo University of Technology is free of entrance fees. Credit transfer is straightforward, since the university's curriculum and ours share many common learning contents.
Professor Yorihiro Yamamoto, Dean of the School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Technology
The field of applied biology is mainly based on experiments. I believe that it is a very effective way to become a professional applied biologist that you first attend a technical college gaining experience through various experimental and practical classes, and then further improve knowledge and skills at a university laboratory.
From a Teacher
I teach techniques for safety and efficacy evaluation of drugs in practical classes. Studying drugs may sound difficult, but do not worry. Classes cover the basics comprehensively. If you are interested, please come and study with us!
Drug quality management technician, drug manufacturing management technician, drug safety evaluation technician, drug component analysis technician, drug experiment technician, and more.
Food development engineer, food inspection engineer, food quality management technician, food sanitation management technician, food analysis technician, food production engineer, and more.
Environment and other industries
Environmental consultant, cosmetic development engineer, and more.
Certifications for which students are qualified upon graduation
Intermediate Biotechnology Engineer Certification
Quality Control Certification, Food Sanitation Supervisor, Operation Chief of Specified Chemical Substances, Operation Chief of Organic Solvent Certification, Small-size Boiler Operator Certification, Type 2 Operation Worker of Oxygen Deficient Danger Certification, Hazardous Materials Engineer Certification, Certification of Person Responsible for Handling Poisons and Deleterious Substances, Responsible Technical Manager Certification for Cosmetics Manufacturer, Business Skills Certification (B-ken), Information Technology Certification Series (J-ken) (1st to 3rd classes), Personal Computer Application Technology Certification (1st to 4th classes), and more.