Shubun University Junior College

The Department of Early Childhood Education offers subjects focusing on practicums in both nursery and kindergarten facilities. Child caregivers play important roles in the community and in children's lives. This is a field in which there are no differences between men and women: whoever loves children with passion has a place in the field of childcare. The department has been co-educational since 2011.
Even though our department is coeducational, the Department of Living Culture offers four courses that support female students only. They are designed for female students who are searching for a suitable profession so that she may also play an active role in society.

Message from Department Chairs

Prof. Yoshiyuki Hori, Department Chair, Department of Early Childhood Education

Prof. Yoshiyuki Hori
Department Chair, Department of Early Childhood Education

The Department of Early Childhood Education with over a half century of history has produced over 20,000 childcare specialists from foundation year, and has continued on developing young childcare providers based on our traditional education systems.
After entering our institution, students start to certify learning experience as a childcare giver, and advance to experience field practice in order to become a certified childcare worker, one who is full of a sense of mission, practical leadership, and team spirit. We aim at developing reliable childcare providers, those loved by not only the children but their parents in the region as well.

Prof. Rie Sakurai, Department Chair, Department of Living Culture

Prof. Rie Sakurai
Department Chair, Department of Living Culture

The Department of Living Culture provides four educational programs where students simultaneously develop their specialty, and the culture and manners of each program. We hope all the students, accompanied by friends with the same dream, spend a short but fulfilling two-year term with our instructors who are passionate within their teaching fields. Furthermore, we hope our students study hard alongside with friendly competition here.

Department of Early Childhood Education: Two-year Education Course

This course provides a high level education system which strives to improve student abilities in observation and in supporting children's growth. While studying theories and practices, students have many opportunities to act as childcare workers at the attached kindergarten.

Department of Early Childhood Education: Two-year Education Course

Licenses and Qualifications

  • Type-2 kindergarten teachers
  • Nursery school teachers
  • Child welfare advocates

Career

After acquiring childcare knowledge, practical skills and certification, and after learning social salutations, manners and first impressions, graduates start their career path as a kindergarten teacher, nursery teacher, or local welfare officer. They are also able to work for orphanages, infant homecare services or in after-school care programs.

Department of Early Childhood Education: Three-year Education Course

This course offers the same programs but taking only two classes in the morning everyday. Students acquire the same licenses as the Two-year Education Course. Students spend valuable time on the job, part-time job, career-up, piano lessons, preparation and review of daily subjects.

Department of Early Childhood Education: Three-year Education Course

Licenses and Qualifications

  • Type-2 kindergarten teachers
  • Nursery school teachers
  • Child welfare advocates

Career

After acquiring childcare knowledge and practical skills, and after learning social salutations, manners and first impression, graduates start their career path as a kindergarten teacher, nursery teacher, or local welfare officer. They are also able to work for orphanages, infant homecare services, or at after-school care programs.

Featuring Livelihood and Medical Secretary Course, Department of Living Culture

This course provides a wide range of knowledge and skills related to food, clothing and housing, all of which are essential for well-being. Moreover, the knowledge and skill of medical administration, nursing welfare care, and business manners will help students manage and design a comfortable way of life, and assist individuals in finding a profession in a suitable field.

Featuring Livelihood and Medical Secretary Course, Department of Living Culture

Licenses and Qualifications, Required

  • Care-staff induction course completion
  • Medical administrative assistant
  • Tea ceremony license,
    introductory of eight fundamentals

Licenses and Qualifications, Expected and Supported

  • Customer service qualification
  • Medical administrative qualification
  • Medical administrative
    computer qualification
  • Medical fee billing receptionist

Career

Graduates start their career path as staff members at hospitals, medical clinics, companies and care providers at facilities for the elderly and/or the disabled.

Department of Living Culture - Fashion Business Course

This course provides a basic knowledge of apparel materials and color. After completion, the knowledge and skills of merchandise, display, coordinating, costume rental service, advertising, home page building will help graduates be fashion sales leaders and/or entrepreneurs in the fashion industry.

Department of Living Culture - Fashion Business Course

Licenses and Qualifications, Required

  • Business specialist
  • Technical presenter
  • Tea ceremony license,
    introductory of eight fundamentals

Licenses and Qualifications, Expected and Supported

  • Personal colorist qualification
  • Chromatics qualification®
  • Fashion business qualification
  • Fashion sales qualification
  • Consumer service qualification

Department of Living Culture - Office Career Course

This course provides a wide range of knowledge and skills related to business and secretarial practice through the use of business manners and computer knowledge. Moreover, the course program itself will support job hunting and/or license and qualification acquisition, which will in turn help individuals find work immediately after graduating.

Department of Living Culture - Office Career Course

Licenses and Qualifications, Required

  • Secretary
  • Information processing specialist
  • Technical presenter
  • Medical administrative assistant
  • Tea ceremony license,
    introductory of eight fundamentals

Licenses and Qualifications, Expected and Supported

  • Office secretary qualification
  • Microsoft office specialist
  • Medical administrative qualification
  • Medical administrative
    computer qualification
  • Medical fee billing receptionist

Career

Graduates can start their career path as office clerks, factory secretaries, hotel staff, bank employees, logistics company employees, hospital office workers and so on.

Department of Living Culture - Confectionery Course

The course's practice program which offers 200 kinds of cake recipes in just 2 years is outstanding. Furthermore, this course provides study subjects related to home page building, shop interior planning, gift wrapping and sugar craft making.

Department of Living Culture - Confectionery Course

Licenses and Qualifications, Required

  • Hygienic confectionery,
    qualified examinee
  • Highly skilled confectionery,
    qualified examinee
  • Highly skilled bakery,
    qualified examinee
  • Tea ceremony license,
    introductory of eight fundamentals

Licenses and Qualifications, Expected and Supported

  • Food coordinator
  • Gift wrapping specialist
  • Customer service qualification

Career

Graduates can start their career path as employees at a patisserie or confectionery shop, hotel, café, and/or wedding banquet hall and so on. In the future, there is the possibility of fulfilling the dream of owning one's own patisserie.