School of Engineering, Math, & Technology

School of Engineering, Math, & Technology

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Department Chairperson:Dr. Gholam Ehteshami
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Phone: 505.786.4163

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Arizona
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Minor: Mathematics/Statistics, Oregon State University
B.S., PetroChemical Engineering, Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran


Building Information Modeling, Associate of Applied Science
The Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) programs prepare students to pursue a drafting career. Students in the CAD program work with 2-D CAD, Microsoft Office Suite, and commercial and residential blueprint reading. Student completing the BIM degree program will have a broad range of 2-D and 3-D CAD, drafting skills and a solid, well-rounded educational foundation. Skills obtained at NTU give students the opportunity to apply in various internships with NASA, NASA affiliates and gain employment in various industries such as architectural or engineering firms. Students completing the BIM program will be given the opportunity to take the Autodesk Certified User exam to show competency in AutoCAD, Inventor (mechanical 3- D software) and Revit (architectural 3-D software). Students completing the CAD program only have the opportunity to take the Autodesk Certified User exam show competency in AutoCAD.


Chemical Engineering, Associate of Applied Science
Chemical Engineering and Process Technologists and Technicians work on industrial processes designed to convert raw materials into petroleum products. Since the Four Corners region has significant oil and gas fields, there are a number of refineries and other oil and gas related operations throughout the area. Technologists run production units, help design operations, implement process controls and address corrosion concerns. They do these tasks both in the field and in large plants. They also research products and technologies as well as environmental and reclamation techniques. Environmental reclamation, given the number of abandoned mine sites on the Navajo Nation and in Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, provides jobs throughout Navajo Tech’s service area.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor statistics, chemical engineering technologists also “use special instruments and techniques to help chemists and chemical engineers research, develop, and produce chemical products and processes.” Jobs can be found not only in the oil and gas industry, but also “manufacturing facilities, such as chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, where they monitor production processes.” There are a number of manufacturing plants in the area such as the paper mill in Prewitt, New Mexico, that hire chemical engineering technicians. The Bureau of Labor statistics believes that the growth rate for this job category will continue to grow at a 9% a year rate for the foreseeable future nationally. Occupational Outlook


Computer Science, Certificate
The Certificate Program in Computer Science requires 31 credit hours and is designed for a one-year program of study. The program is designed to prepare students for entry level job on the Navajo Nation and students may continue to obtain an associate degree or a baccalaureate.

  • General Education Requirements - 13 Credits
  • Core Computer Science Courses - 18 Credits

Advanced Manufacturing, Bachelor of Applied Science
The Advanced Manufacturing track will provide students with a strong background in IT Technology as well as the specialized skills needed to digitize the manufacturing process. Upon graduation students will be able to create simulations of and troubleshoot the manufacturing process. The curriculum utilizes laser scanning technology and state of the art software to collect and process data. The successful graduate will have possible employment with major manufacturing firms, gas and oil industry, mining, construction industry, architecture, film and media as well as the ability for entrepreneurial opportunities.


Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science
The electrical engineering program is designed to prepare students to design and improve electrical, electronic and computer systems. The program combines practical exposure to the most modern technologies available with a theoretical foundation that empowers students to master future changes and innovations.

NTU is currently working towards accreditation of Industrial Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs through Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Student Enrollment Head Count - Electrical Engineering (Fall 2012 – Spring 2016)


Geographic Information Technology, Associate of Applied Science or Certificate
The Geographic Information Technology (GIT) program will serve to introduce students to the fundamental principles of geographic information systems, remote sensing, database applications, cartography, and enable students to understand the current state of knowledge residing in a geographic information system. The GIT program seeks to ready students for positions with governmental agencies, engineering companies, and topographical drafting organizations. Through the knowledge they receive from this program, they will also be capable of finding employment in a GIT department.


Industrial Engineering, Bachelor of Science
Industrial Engineering program at Navajo Technical University focuses on material science, manufacturing processes, CAD/CAM, and rapid prototyping. Industrial Engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with design and improvement of integrated systems, including human resources, materials, equipment, and energy; using mathematics, physical sciences, and social sciences to maximize production of goods and services.

NTU is currently working towards accreditation of Industrial Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs through Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Student Enrollment Head Count - Industrial Engineering (Fall 2012 – Spring 2016)


Information Technology, Bachelor of Applied Science
The Computer Science track in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology has a unique blend of computer programming and information technology skills. Where this track differs from more traditional computer science programs is a focus on introducing and mastering parallel programming methodologies. The track also blends a solid set of information technology skills with programming that includes computer security, web design, database design, and data center and cluster design and maintenance. Graduates of the program with an emphasis in computer science will be able to design, build, maintain, and program for distributed high performance computing and cloud computing environments that meet the global needs of business and scientific communities.


Information Technology Technician, Associate of Applied Science
This program is structured to prepare students for immediate and continuing employment opportunities in the broad disciplines of information technology and computer support. This includes positions such as helpdesk technician assistant, information system support, and data analyst assistant. The information technology program will involve and incorporate the Navajo Technical University Information Technology (IT) department real world projects and disciplines. This collaboration will offer students hands-on practical technology opportunity and allows the Navajo Technical University IT department support.


Information Technology Assistant, Certificate
The IT certificate is designed to ensure a thorough knowledge of information systems and includes general practice using contemporary technologies in troubleshooting, problem solving, organization, customer support, analysis, evaluation, communication, and transmission of information. The certificate foster communication skills through interpersonal and group interaction, opportunities through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects and experiences. Students who successfully complete the certificate program may continue in the degree program to complete requirements for an associate degree as an Information Technology Technician.


Mathematics, Associate of Science or Certificate
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.


New Media, Bachelor of Applied Science
The New Media track in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology prepares students to be effective in video/audio production and post-production environments that also includes a unique blend of information technology skill sets. Students choosing this track will be introduced to the latest in film-making, web, and other media presentation technologies and methodologies as well as the technologies of information technology necessary to understand, build, and maintain the infrastructure that supports the development and dissemination of new media. Graduates of the program with an emphasis in new media will be able to create and deliver content and understand and support the infrastructure necessary to produce new media that includes the visualization of large data sets for varied industries.


Pre-Engineering, Certificate
The Certificate Program in Pre-Engineering requires 33 credit hours and is designed for a one-year program of study. The program is designed to prepare students for entry into one of Navajo Technical University's (NTU) engineering or technology programs. All of the credits earned as part of the certificate program apply fully to first year requirements in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Digital Manufacturing. The program is designed to be offered via e-learning technologies and methods to three categories of students:

  • High school students through the Dual Credit Program
  • Adult learners at a distance (both on and off the Navajo Reservation
  • On-campus NTU students

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Welcome to Navajo Technical University. Navajo Tech is committed to offering quality technical, vocational, and academic degrees, and community education in student oriented, hands-on learning environment based on the Dine Philosophy of Education. Our primary campus is located in Crownpoint, New Mexico; two Arizona instructional sites in Chinle and Teec Nos Pos are growing rapidly!