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Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644

 

Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle AZ, 86503
Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700

 

Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596

 

Bond Wilson Technical Center
40 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.609.5020/5017

 

Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010

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Navajo Technical University Bond Wilson Technical Center

Bond Wilson Technical Center
45 Road 6580
Kirtland, NM 87417
505.609.5020

 

Background of Bond Wilson Technical Center/Kirtland, NM

Bond Wilson Technical Center (BWTC) located in Kirtland, NM has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Navajo Technical University (NTU) and Central Consolidated School District (CCSD). On August 31, 2018, NTU and CCSD celebrated a grand opening of BWTC, the first early college high school academy in the state of New Mexico. High school stduents from Shiprock, Newcomb, Kirtland, and Career Prep participate in dual-credit courses at the instructional site, formerly Grace B. Wilson Elementary School, where they are able to earn college credits throught NTU offers adult classes, as well as internships, community service opportunities, and other hands-on experiences, that enable students to find employment and/or graduate in a certificate or degree program. NTU and CCSD developed a partnership with local industries to offer courses at the new instructional site. NTU is still growing at this site and will offer more courses this summer/fall 2020 and spring 2021. Our goal is to recruit more students at this site and create a certificate degree programs for welding, plumbing, and construction, and culinary arts to be offered at this location in the near future.

 

Course Schedule (PDF) COVID-19 Guidelines

 

Fall 2020 Course Schedule

Course#DescriptionDays/Type of InstructionTime PeriodLocationInstructorCRCAP
BCIS1115-BW Introduction to Computers T / HYBRID 9:00AM - 12:00PM BWTC 117 H. Lapahie 3 10
CUL201-BW ServSafe Essentials HYBRID - http://moodle.navajotech.edu L. Billiman 3 20
ENG098-OLB Reading & Writing Skills ONLINE - http://moodle.navajotech.edu T: 1:00PM - 4:00PM M. Thompson 3 20
NAVA 1110-OLB Navajo I (Non-Speakers) ONLINE - http://moodle.navajotech.edu MW: 5:30PM - 7:30PM C. Lee 4 20
NAVA 2210-OLB Navajo Culture ONLINE - http://moodle.navajotech.edu TR: 5:30PM - 7:00PM C. Lee 3 20
MTH 113-BW Technical Mathematics MW / HYBRID 9:00AM - 10:30AM BWTC 117 H. Lapahie 3 10
MTH 113L-BW Technical Mathematics Lab W / HYBRID 10:30AM - 11:30AM BWTC 117 H. Lapahie 1 10
WLD 101-BW Welding Fundamentals I M / HYBRID 10:15AM - 1:15PM BWTC 123 L. Clary 3 10
WLD 105-BW Pipe Welding I W / HYBRID 1:00PM - 4:00PM BWTC 123 L. Clary 3 10
WLD 115-BW Structural Welding I RF / HYBRID 10:15AM - 11:45AM BWTC 123 L. Clary 3 10

 

Faculty/Staff

 

Culinary Arts

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FACULTY: Lorencita Billiman Aka Chef Billiman (Diné) is a certified Sous Chef through the American Culinary Federation with an AAS Degree in Culinary Arts from Navajo Technical University. Chef Billiman is originally from Buell Park, AZ (between Navajo NM and Sawmill, AZ). Her passion is cooking from Indigenous to different ethnicities. She states that she honestly does not have a favorite type of meal, but enjoys what her mother used to make for all five of her children and you will not find on a menu. Chef Billiman has been in the kitchen over 20 years and loves spending time with her family and her babies, her daughter, nieces and nephews. Navajo Technical University has given her the opportunity to live her dream as a certified Chef and as an Instructor that allows her to share her knowledge. Indeed, NTU has Endless Possibilities. She is a faculty at NTU Bond Wilson Technical Center and teaches Professional Basic Cooking and other culinary courses on Food Safety & Sanitation and Nutrition.

 

 

 

DINÉ STUDIES

ADJUNCT FACULTY: Carmelita Lee (Diné) is from Sanostee, New Mexico and lives in Farmington, New Mexico. I am of the Honagháanii clan and born for the Naakai Dine’é clan. My Maternal Grandfather’s clan is Táchii’nii and my Paternal Grandfather is Naakai Dine’e. I have been teaching Navajo Language for over 22 years for the Farmington Municipal School District, 10 years for San Juan College and 2 years with New Mexico Highlands University, and currently working as an adjunct instructor with the Navajo Technical University. I am a District Instructional Facilitator for the Farmington Municipal School District currently. I’ve obtained my Associates of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Diné College, Shiprock, New Mexico; my Bachelors of Arts degree in BiCultural Studies with an Emphasis in Navajo Language from Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO; my Masters of Arts degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Grand Canyon University from Phoenix, AZ. Currently, I’m a PhD candidate at Grand Canyon University to obtain my PhD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership. My motto for Navajo Language Learners: “Our Navajo language is beautiful and should not be forgotten. Learn to speak, read and write the language, live the culture and learn our Navajo traditions.”

 

 

 

ENGLISH

Michael Thompson (Mvskoke Creek) was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma, and raised on a South Georgia cattle farm near the Flint River. He has been a teacher, writer, and occasional community activist in Georgia, Kansas, California, and New Mexico. He is married to Tina Deschenie (Diné/Hopi), and between them they have four children and five grandchildren. For most of his life, he was a high school English teacher, including 14 years at Bloomfield High School. From 2014 until he retired in 2019, he served as the Coordinator of Alternative Licensure at San Juan College and as the Site Director of the Bisti Writing Project.

 

 

 

 

MATHEMATICS

FACULTY: Harrison Lapahie (Jr.), (Diné) was born in Dził Ná’oodiłii (Huerfano Mesa), NM, His clans are of the Bit’ahnii/ Táchii'nii lineage. Nishłį́, Bit’ahnii (Folded Arms People), Báshíshchíín, Táchii'nii (Red-Running-Into-The-Water-Clan), Dashíchei, Tódích'íi'nii (Bitter Water Clan) and Dashináłí, Ta'neeszahnii (Tangle People). He is an Associate Professor at NTU Bond Wilson Technical Center where he teaches math such as Technical Mathematics I & II, Introduction to Algebra, College Algebra, Mathematics for Engineering Applications, Programming I, and Introduction to Computers. He is an only child of Harrison Lapahie, Sr. and Lillie (Todychini) Lapahie. His father was a Navajo Code Talker during World War II. He grew up in the Pico-Union District of downtown Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from Belmont High School. He states that he was raised as an urban Indian, not knowing or learning his Diné (Navajo) culture or language. But always considered Dził Na’oodiłii and the farmland at Hogback, and the grazing land at Table Mesa, as his homeland. He earned his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) and has 15 years of engineering experience, and 20 years of teaching electronics, computer science and mathematics, and 1 year of college administrative experience. His engineering experience involved boresight, attitude control, analysis of satellite data and systems, analysis of process control systems (including Allen Bradley PLCs, Honeywell TDC 3000, Foxboro and Rosemont instrumentation), Navy work in the over-haul and conversion of ship’s electrical systems, building a computer hardware system from scratch, cost analysis & estimation, and a lot of technical writing. He has extensive teaching experience of math, electronics, and computer courses and electronics and computer science. He taught Electronic Fundamentals, DC & AC Electronics, Industrial Control Systems, DOS, Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Intro to Computer Science, C++ (creating video games), Computer Architecture & Assembly, Web Development, Operating Systems, and Novell Netware. He taught at high school, technical institutes, universities and tribal colleges at Diné College (DC) in Shiprock, and Navajo Technical University (Crownpoint, Kirtland, Teec Nos Pos). He is the owner of www.LAPAHIE.com which uses ColdFusion, JavaScript, HTML and a relational database (MS ACCESS) to make some web pages dynamic. He has administrative experience as the Chair of DMST (Dept. of Math, Science & Technology) at Diné College and faculty and was Principal Investigator for two grants that sent DC students to two different NASA facilities. Mr. Lapahie returned to his homeland after his father’s passing. He resides in NM with his family.

 

 

ENGLISH

FACULTY: Laurence "Larry" Clary". As a child I always enjoyed building things and being outside. Growing up, I helped my dad quite often building the family house that we grew up in. I will always remember digging the foundation to our family house while in grade school. In high school, I enjoyed my time in the advanced woodworking and metal classes where I was able to build a variety of projects. After I graduated from high school, I enrolled at Trinidad State Junior College where I attained my welding certification. I was employed with a few local contractors before venturing into my own construction company. Through my company, I have been able to develop many great friendships with fellow contractors and homeowners. Along the way some of my projects were also featured in the local parade of homes and a couple of regional magazines. I transitioned into teaching in 2017 through a grant called Navajo Youth Build. We would teach young adults various skills within the construction trades industry. The greatest part of teaching students is the sense of accomplishment they have when they complete a project or task. The expression on their face is priceless when they realize they are capable of being successful doing what they enjoy. The opportunity to share my knowledge and experience into the younger generation is very rewarding for me. “A world without construction is a world without growth.”

 

 

 

NTU BWTC COORDINATOR

STAFF: Vangee Nez, Ph.D. (Diné) is Táchii’nii, born for Ta’néészahnii, Naakai Dine’é my maternal grandparents, and Bit'ahnii my paternal grandparents. She was raised by her paternal grandparents in Tocito, New Mexico. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah in Family Studies, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology and a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies from the University of New Mexico. Her research focused on Navajo philosophy and how that is used as a pedagogical tool for language and culture revitalization and maintenance for Navajo teachers. Her goals are to work with Indigenous teachers to design their own teaching philosophies and methodologies using core values and cultural teachings to empower Native youth along with mindfulness practices. Dr. Nez conducts various community-based research and educational workshops based on her dissertation. She is the new Coordinator at NTU Bond Wilson Technical Center to oversee student enrollment and recruitment, along with other responsibilities to enlist new programs at BWTC and partner with local corporations. She is working to create a pathway for Dual Credit high school seniors to transition to NTU. Dr. Nez is an avid hiker, enjoys reading, speaking her language, and going home to Tocito or Utah to be with family and friends.

 

 

Contact NTU

Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644


Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle, AZ 86503

Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700


Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596


Bond Wilson Technical Center
40 Road 6580
Kirtland, NM 87417
(505) 609-5020/5017
(Located off of Highway 64 next to Judy Nelson Elementary School in Kirtland, NM)


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010