Food, Medicine, Environment, Biotechnology Technical College (Applied Biology Department)

Applied Biology Department

[2 Years]

Future experts in the fields of medicine, food, and environment!

Medicine Major

Medicine Major

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.

Food Major

Food Major

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.

Environment Major

Environment Major

An applied biological approach is one of the means to solve problems in living environments. Environment major students comprehensively learn about applied biology, from handling of microorganisms and plant cells and environmental analysis techniques to the basics of food, medicine, and environment.

Biotechnology Major

Biotechnology Major

Biotechnology is applied to conservation of people's lives and the environment based on various functions of animals, plants, and microorganisms. Biotechnology major students acquire skills to make full use of biotechnologies.

Course Content

Medicine Major

The curriculum includes classes for learning how drugs work, and also cause adverse effects, and how immunity, the self-defense mechanism, works in a biological body. The curriculum also covers laboratory animal handling and animal cell culture, as well as various analytical techniques using drugs.

Food Major

The curriculum includes classes for learning about the system for safe food distribution, food safety, measuring techniques of nutrients in food, and food inspection. The curriculum also covers nutrients in food and their functions, as well as hygiene inspection regarding quality control of food products and other items.

Environment Major

The curriculum includes classes for learning about atmosphere and weather, causes and current situation of contamination, water usage, and causes and current situation of pollution. The curriculum also covers environmental management mechanisms, risk evaluation, and safety, as well as ecology investigation, water quality inspection, and soil analysis.

Biotechnology Major

The curriculum includes classes for learning about functions and roles of biomolecules, such as nucleic acids, proteins, and hormones, which are involved in expression of vital functions, as well as types, structures, properties, and culture methods of microorganisms. Students learn about biotechnology using plants based on the knowledge of plant-specific structures, and acquire experimental techniques in the field of molecular biology, such as gene manipulation and gene expression analysis.

1st Year

The first-year curriculum includes classes for learning the basics of drugs, as well as chemistry and biology.

2nd Year

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.

Special Message

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!

Mr. Hideyuki Tanaka

Pharmaceutical Industry
Drug quality management technician, drug manufacturing management technician, drug safety evaluation technician, drug component analysis technician, drug experiment technician, and more.

Food Industry
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

Obtainable Certifications
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.



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