Contents of education
Full attendance at Japan Coast Guard Academy takes four years of Regular Course and a half year of Postgraduate Course.
The 1st through 4rd semesters are mainly for General Education; semesters from the 5th on are for Specialized Education. Throughout the semesters Specialized Basic Education and Training are carried out. In Specialized Basic Education there are elective three Clusters, and in Specialized Education there are elective two Fields.
The Postgraduate Course gives further classes in special subjects related to coast guard services, and also includes ocean voyage around the world.
Besides Regular Course, the Academy offers Officer Candidate Course and several Training Courses as short term courses.