Philosophy and Policy of Education
The educational philosophy of National Institute of Technology, Hachinohe College is that engineers should be educated to master highly specialized technology and science based on genuine humanity, to obey the rules while being fully aware of personal liberty and responsibility, and to contribute positively to human welfare and the progress of society.
In order to realize this, we provide specialized technological education for manufacturing and systematization and encourage students to be self-reliant individuals in accordance with our college precepts: Honesty, Advancement, and Collaboration.
Varied career options and opportunities for further study
Terms of study in the National Colleges of Technology are that five years after graduating from junior high school students are awarded the title of Associate (Engineering). Many Colleges have now also established Advanced Engineering Courses. In these courses, students receive higher-level lectures of technology building on the previous five-years of education, and are trained to be practical and creative engineers needed for today's industrial/technological society. Students are awarded the degree of Bachelor (Engineering) after completing the full course and satisfying the criteria of the National Institution for Academic Degrees.
Graduates of the Colleges can not only proceed to the Advanced Engineering Course, but may also transfer to many universities including Nagaoka and Toyohashi Universities of Technology (established especially for the graduates of the Colleges) as the third year students of the Faculty of Engineering, and so on. Students completing the Advanced Engineering Course can go to graduate schools. Many options are open to students of the Colleges after graduation.
The position of the National Colleges of Technology in the educational system of Japan is illustrated in the figure above.