Associate of Science
An A.S. degree is an associate degree in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) or in an area of Career Technical Education (CTE) such as Early Childhood Education.
Any student seeking an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree must complete a minimum of 23 credit hours of general education, unless otherwise indicated in the curriculum. Associate degree students are advised to take CMP-101 in their first semester as subsequent courses in many programs, and especially in general education English courses, will rely on the use of computer technology and/or will require computer-generated assessments.
Some programs require additional credits and/or specific credit hours or courses in General Education check their specific program requirements. Some courses may qualify in more than one category of General Education, (subjects such as Diné Studies and Humanities).
Federal regulations require institutions participating in student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible education programs.
This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs on the Navajo Nation. Students should be able to write sequential programs, design solutions to computer -related problems and develop a technical presentation. Students will be encouraged to continue towards bachelor's degrees in computer science.
The Early Childhood Multicultural Education program provides a transferable associate degree which meets the requirements for articulation with the state of New Mexico and across the Navajo Nation and is a New Mexico state approved program under the NM Department of Education. Upon completion of the core credit hours in the degree program, students may be issued a state certificate from the Children, Youth and Families Department. The state certificate will indicate completion of the required Early Childhood Multicultural Education vocational courses. Students graduating from this program will be able to work in the early childhood educational field and/or pursue various bachelor degrees in the field of Early Childhood education. The program is consistent with the new core curriculum requirements for New Mexico, and incorporates cultural and linguistic standards required by the Navajo Nation. Courses in this program reflect Navajo family home values, beliefs, and experiences. The curriculum prepares students to demonstrate their skills and work effectively with children from birth to age 8 in a variety of settings.
Mathematics is a program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. It includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations. Mathematics is a versatile program that can be applied to almost any career. A student with a degree in mathematics will have an endless opportunity. A student who studies mathematics will have the ability to think analytically, solve problems, and communicate precisely. Graduates of this program should be able to seek gainful employment as a teacher, mathematician, statistician, financial analyst, consultant, engineer, physician, lawyer, and research analyst.