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Navajo Technical University seeks to train students in careers that will lead to self-sufficiency and independence. Vocational, technical and academic degrees and certificates are offered in such fields as Nursing, Bookkeeping, Engineering, Information Technology, Digital Manufacturing, Automotive Technology, Construction Technology, Veterinary Technology, Accounting and Culinary Arts.


CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Upon successful completion of a specific career program listed in the catalog, students will receive a certificate if they have passed all the required coursework, including general education requirements, earned the required credits, maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better, and have satisfied any outstanding debt to the college.

Vocational Certificates

Technical Certificate


DEGREE PROGRAMS
Students enrolled as degree candidates in one of the Associate or Bachelor degree programs will receive their degree if they pass all of the required coursework, including general education requirements, earned the required credits, maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better, and have satisfied any outstanding debt to the college.

Associate Degree
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree — An A.A.S. degree program prepares students to enter either skilled or paraprofessional occupations or to upgrade workplace skills and knowledge. An AAS program is not intended to transfer to a bachelor’s degree, although certain courses may be accepted at some institutions. The exception to this rule is when an AAS is used to enter a BAS program.

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree — An A.A. degree provides a foundation in general education including courses in mathematics, humanities and social sciences, communication, and natural sciences. Students may transfer their degree credits to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor's degree in the arts or sciences.

Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree — 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.


Baccalaureate Degree
Bachelor of Science (B.S.): B.S. programs normally require a student to take the majority of their courses (usually 1/2 or 3/4) in the sciences, namely life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, or the mathematical sciences. Graduate and professional schools typically require a four-year BS or BA for admission. Students pursuing a BS are not required to have an associate's degree.

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) — An undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in a technical area with substantial applied content that a student can partially acquire by completion of another instructional program or experience in a technical field. A B.A.S. program can be designed to incorporate applied content through various pathways, including collaboration with a community or technical college with block transfer of credits, transfer of credits on a course-by- course basis, or credits for experiential learning. Students pursuing a BAS degree must have an associate's degree (some programs require a specific associate's degree).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) — Graduate and professional schools typically require a four-year B.A. or B.S. for admission. The curriculum of a traditional B.A. degree is centered on providing a well-rounded, liberal arts education. Students pursuing a B.A. are not required to have an associates degree.


Master of Arts Degree
Grow with Navajo Technical University, while earning your Master of Arts degree. A bachelor degree, in science or art, is required to obtain your Master degree. Help make Navajo Nation that much better with an advance degree as other degrees are developed in the coming years. Make a contribution to the quality education Diné need and make Navajo Nation better educated.

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