Kagoshima Prefectural Technical High School Overview

公開日 2019年06月26日

最終更新日 2019年06月26日

1 Kagoshima Technical High School History

Widely known as Rokko, Kagoshima Prefectural Technical High School's origins date back over a hundred years. In 1908, it was founded as a technical apprentice school. Since the end of World War II, Japan has implemented a high economic growth policy aimed at industrialization and modernization; in conjunction, Rokko has made every possible effort to expand its facilities and equipment in order to establish more courses and improve technical education. Over 33,000 students have graduated from Rokko, contributing to the progress of many industrial fields in Japan.

 

2 Educational Objectives

Rokko offers students a general and technical education according to their abilities and aptitudes, based on the objectives of the Fundamental Law of Education.

Through Rokko’s motto of “Diligence, Creativity, and Sincerity,” these objectives are achieved by developing a sound body and strong sense of humanity order to increase students’ motivation to work hard and cultivate the knowledge and skills necessary to work in an age of highly internationalized technology.

 

3 School Facilities

 (1) Location : 1-57-2 Somuta, Kagoshima City

 (2) Principal : Hiroshi Mitsumaru

 (3) Enrollment : 1,072 Full-time students(925 male & 147 female)

 (4) Staff : 105 members

 (5) Course of Study & Enrollment :

Field of Study

Information & Production

Construction & Environment

Curse

Classes

Enrollment

Curse

Classes

Enrollment

Group

1st Year

Technical Group I

6

240

Technical Group II

3

120

Course

2st & 3st  Year

Mechanical

Electronics

4

160

Architecture

2

80

Electronics

4

156

Civil Engineering

2

80

Information

Technology

2

79

Interior Design

2

77

Industrial

Chemistry

2

80

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  Total Classes : 27             Total Enrollment : 1,072

 (6) Credits :

  1. Total Credits : 90 (28 -38 specialized study)
  2. Minimum Credits for Graduation : 74

 (7) Class Time:

  1. Weekly Total : 30 class periods
  2. Homeroom Class : 1 class period daily
  3. School Hours : 8:35 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

 (8) School Site :

  School Building : ~33,000 m2

  Playing Fields : ~15,000 m2

  Dormitory : ~2,200 m2

 (9) Main Educational Facilities :

Classrooms, practice/training rooms, audio-visual room, library, playing fields, gymnasium, judo hall, kendo hall, second playing field annex (baseball, soccer, rugby, handball, archery, and tennis), music room, calligraphy room, art room, cafeteria, and school store.

 

4 Features

 (1) Curriculum

Freshmen choose Technical Group I or II according to their aptitude. Group I is made up of 4 courses in the field of Information & Production. Group II consists of 3 courses in the field of Construction & Environment. Both groups offer their own technical studies and common general subjects.

Before becoming juniors, students decide their course according to their interests and objectives. Rokko offers a broad elective system so that students can take subjects from other courses within the same group in accordance with their objective to seek employment or to go to technical school or university.

 (2) Club Activities

  • Sports Clubs :

    baseball, rugby, handball, basketball, tennis, soft tennis, kendo, volleyball, table tennis, judo, swimming, archery, soccer, Japanese archery, boxing, karate, golf, softball, soft baseball, badminton, track & field

  • Cultural Clubs :

    concert band, architectural arts, broadcasting, computer, Data processing, environmental, chemistry, mechanics, construction, tea ceremony, photography, Go, Japanese chess, mechatronics

 (3) Graduates’ Careers :

Approximately 80% of students obtain employment immediately after graduation

(25% in Kagoshima Prefecture ; 75% outside of the prefecture)

Approximately 20% of students obtain employment immediately after graduation

(37% university ; 8% junior college ; 55% vocational school)