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5 departments with a direct path to a profession in architecture

The Chuo College of Technology OSAKA has 5 departments that allow students to articulately pursue their dreams in the field of their choice. "Department of Architecture", "Department of Housing Design", "Department of Interior Design" and "Department of Architectural CG Design" are based on a course system for deeply exploring the field of study, and the "Advanced Course" for students aiming to acquire architect qualifications.

Department of Architecture
Develop a rich intellect and acquire knowledge needed to work as a professional architect.

Students acquire broad knowledge of architecture over a 2-year period. A well-rounded curriculum that covers drafting and design to practical training in CAD and CG is designed to enhance practical skills.

Departments of Architecture
Department of Housing Design
The program develops students into housing specialists.

The curriculum is designed so that students learn the full gamut of housing design from new construction to renovation of detached homes and multiple unit housing. The program develops students into housing specialists.

Department of Housing Design
Department of Interior Design
Learn the know-how and skills required for spatial presentation.

Students acquire know-how and skills in interior design from a broad platform of study in fundamental architecture. They then hone their knowledge and sensitivity in a field of their choice via a highly focused curriculum.

Departments of Interior Design
Department of Architecture CG Design
Master both CG and BIM, and polish up your design and presentation skills.

This program develops students into professionals capable of making persuasive presentations, by giving them knowledge of architectural design and computering skills for mastering CG.

Departments of Architectural CG Design
Department of Advanced Course [Who is eligible]
Persons eligible (or soon to be eligible) to take Second-Class Architect examinations
Fully prepare yourself for Second-Class Architect examinations.

The entire program is focused on preparing students for Second-Class Architect examinations and making sure everyone passes. The program also has electives that will prove useful down the road.

Advanced Course
Every student receives his/her own laptop PC.

Because CCTO gives every student their own laptop PC, students can use it at home just like in the classroom and hone their IT skills in the process. And, should it break down, the school will loan the student a replacement for the duration he/she is enrolled, so the student is not affected by time-consuming repairs. CCTO gives the student the PC when he/she graduates.

[Specifications]
●OS: Windows 10 Professional (64 bit) ●CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-6300U (2.4 - 3.0 GHz/Dual Core) ●RAM: 8 GB ●Display: 15.6-inch LCD (1,920 x 1,080) ●Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro M500M (2 GB) ●500 GB HDD ●Wireless LAN

Laptop

* Not provided to students enrolled in the Advanced Course

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Choosing a major

Students can change their major after enrolling.

CCTO allows students to change their major after they enroll so that everyone can find what field of study suits them and pursue their goals. During the first semester of the first year, students take introductory classes common to all majors and, in the second semester, advance to the elective program of the department of their major. They may change their major from the start of the second semester of their first year.

* Not provided to students enrolled in the Advanced Course

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Job hunting

Percentage of graduates who found a job

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Most popular paths after graduating
  • Hashiguchi Architect & Associates
  • Hatada Architects & Planning
  • I & C CO.,Ltd.
  • KEIZO MATSUDA ARCHITECTS.
  • KENTSU ENGINEERRING Co.,Ltd.
  • SOGO DESIGN Co.,Ltd.
  • STUDIO 55,Inc
  • studio NAO,Corp.
  • Teru Kensetsu.
  • transcosmos Inc.

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Neighboring maps
Neighboring maps

Neighborhood station

Get off Midosuji Subway Line (Kita-Osaka Kyuko Railway) at Ryokuchi-Koen Station.
3 minutes on foot from the West Exit

Address

1-1-43 Terauchi, Toyonaka, Osaka, 561-0872, Japan

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Route map

Route map

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History
1909 Opened Chuo College of Technology in Kanda, Tokyo to develop mid-level engineers.
Established departments of Architecture, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
1910 Established departments of Civil Engineering and Land Survey. Offered the first ever opportunity to study land surveying in Japan.
1918 Established the first ever Department of Drafting for women in Japan, to develop women engineers.
1953 Appointed former Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka the 5th President of the school.
1956 Completed a new campus in Komagome, Tokyo.
1960 Established a MOE-approved Department of Correspondence.
1962 Completed a new campus and relocated the school to Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo (current location).
1963 Reorganized the Department of Correspondence into a foundation and changed the name to Chuo College of Technology Correspondence Association.
1964 Reorganized the school into an educational corporation.
1980 Opened OSAKA Chuo Jitsumu College of Technology.
1984 Completed a seminar house including the Sangoso Villa in Karuizawa, to commemorate the school's 75th anniversary.
1986 Transitioned OSAKA Chuo College of Technology into a vocational school and renamed it the Chuo Jitsumu College of Technology.
1988 Completed a new campus in Terauchi, Toyonaka City and relocated the Chuo Jitsumu College of Technology there.
1995 Established the first ever 3-year program in Architecture and Engineering in the Kansai at the Chuo Jitsumu College of Technology.
1996 Feted the 15th anniversary of the Chuo Jitsumu College of Technology.
1999 Reconstructed a phantom teahouse of Senno Rikyu, for the first time in Japan, on the grounds of the Karuizawa Seminar House, to commemorate the school's 90th anniversary.
2006 Feted 25th anniversary of Chuo Jitsumu College of Technology.
Renamed Chuo Business College as Chuo College of Technology OSAKA (CCTO).
2007 The Sangoso Villa was registered as Tangible Cultural Property of Japan.
2009 Completed the RISE Memorial Hall, to commemorate the school's 100th anniversary.
2010 Launched Department of Japanese Language within Chuo College of Technology OSAKA (CCTO).
2011 Feted the 30th anniversary of the Chuo College of Technology OSAKA (CCTO).
2014 The Departments of Architecture, Interior Design, Architectural CG Design and Architecture Evening School at the Chuo College of Technology OSAKA (CCTO) were approved as Diploma (Professional Post-secondary Courses (Technology)) by the Minister of Education and Science.
2015 The Department of Housing Design at the Chuo College of Technology OSAKA (CCTO) was approved as a Diploma (Professional Post-secondary Courses (Technology)) by the Minister of Education and Science.
2016 Feted the 35th anniversary of the Chuo College of Technology OSAKA (CCTO).

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Campus
1st Building

1st Building

Stylish architecture makes the 1st Building inspiring.
Designed by world-renown architect Kenzo Tange, it is a coveted landmark of Osaka.

The 1st Building is the work of Kenzo Tange, a world-renown architect who designed numerous talked-about structures both in and outside Japan, including the National Gymnasium for the Tokyo Olympics. Completed in 1988, it is today a coveted landmark of Osaka because of Tange's design. The innovative look drawn by the modern curves of its titanium domes blends in beautifully with the surroundings and makes a masterful statement of rich sensitivity.

2nd Building

2nd Building

What is hidden behind this cylinder? Every architectural idea known to mankind has been packed into this striking building.

The stylish building with the mirror facade diagonally across from the 1st Building is the 2nd Building. It was designed by Taneo Oki widely known for the pavilions he created for the 1970 Japan World Exposition. The building incorporates architectural genius throughout, including mirror-glass meticulously positioned to reflect the greenery of Hattori Ryokuchi Park and toilets smartly tucked inside the characteristic cylinder. The building embodies the pure creative freedom and amusement of an architectural work.

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3 minutes stroll along a tree-covered walkway from the station to campus!

The campus is adjacent to Hattori Ryokuchi Park, one of the largest multipurpose parks in Osaka Prefecture and selected one of the top 100 parks in Japan.

Just a short 13-minute subway ride from Umeda, you are immersed in a superb expansive oasis of greenery as soon as you set foot outside of Ryokuchi-Koen Station.

The walk from the station is lined with broad leaf trees and Hattori Ryokuchi Park, which is adjacent to the school, is ornate with blooming flowers throughout the year, including mimosas, roses and herbs, setting the stage for cheerful and productive campus life.

The walk between the station and Hattori Ryokuchi Park is where Osaka residents come to relax and refresh the spirit.

This walkway takes you to campus in just 3 minutes. The pleasant environment draws many students who prefer strolling as a way to get to school.

Hattori Ryokuchi Park

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