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NTU Campus Will Be Closed on August 21, 2017

Navajo Technical University will observe the 2017 Solar Eclipse and has authorize all NTU personnel eight (8) hours of administrative leave on Monday, August 21, 2017. In addition, NTU students/faculty will be granted leave and will be scheduled to make up their class instruction hours on the following Friday, September 1, 2017.

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NTU Set to Break Ground in Chinle in Effort to Solidify Access to Higher Education in Arizona

NTU Chinle P1 Class ARCH Exterior 1 Med Resolution

CROWNPOINT, NM – On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Navajo Technical University will begin the preliminary steps in constructing a campus in Chinle, AZ with a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the site’s first educational building. The ceremony will begin at 10 AM on NTU’s new 38-acre property located on the old Chinle fairgrounds near the Indian Health Services hospital.

“It’s really exciting for NTU because it’s another new beginning,” stated NTU Chinle instructional site director Arlena Benallie, who was first tasked in getting the Chinle site started in June 2006. “It’s a new direction that will benefit not only NTU, but the community and Navajo Nation as well.”

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Navajo Technical University Joins Achieving The Dream To Pursue Transformative Change, Improve, Student Success

Navajo Technical University’s ATD Team takes a photo with their ATD coaches.
Pictured (l-r): NTU communications director Daniel Vandever; NTU job placement coordinator Lemanuel Loley; ATD leadership coach Stephen Schoonmaker; NTU dean of undergraduate studies Casmir Agbaraji; NTU data and assessment director Shania Gamble; NTU academic advisor Caraleta Kescoli; and ATD data coach Miguel Ceja.


CROWNPOINT, NM — Navajo Technical University announced it has joined Achieving the Dream (ATD), a network of more than 220 colleges in 39 states dedicated to improving student success. As a Network Institution, NTU will innovate to implement, align, and scale cutting edge reforms, work with ATD coaches to build institutional capacity, and connect with peers to foster learning and share information.

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Navajo Technical University Becomes First Tribal University to Achieve Accreditation with the AVMA

Dr. Germaine Daye works with students Jenneth Begay and Celestina Salt and technician Royce Craig in examining a horse’s teeth at the NTU Vet Teaching Hospital’s barn. NTU’s Veterinary Technology program received AVMA accreditation on May 4, 2017.

CROWNPOINT — On May 4, 2017, Navajo Technical University received word from the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education that its Associate of Applied Science degree program in Veterinary Technology was approved for accreditation.

The distinction is a first for a tribal university, which is significant because accreditation under the AVMA represents the highest standard of achievement for veterinary medical education in the United States. Institutions that earn accreditation with the AVMA confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement, while also ensuring their students have met rigorous national standards.

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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!