Crownpoint, NM – The Institutional Actions Council (IAC) of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) granted Navajo Technical University’s request to offer a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and an Associate of Science in Computer Science. University officials applied for the new degree programs in August 2019 and will make the courses available as early as the summer 2020 semester.
“We have been working to expand our current programs offered at the university and we are excited to bring in more programs that meet standards of the workforce industry,” said Dr. Casmir Agbaraji, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at NTU. “The addition of Hotel and Restaurant Administration compliments our culinary arts program while the computer science degree supports our IT programs.”
The B.A.S. degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration will be the thirteenth four-year degree NTU has developed since 2011, and it will focus on preparing students to operate businesses on and surrounding the Navajo Nation. On the Navajo Nation there are two hotels that are currently being established in Crownpoint and Shiprock, NM and each will add to a robust tourism economy that has thrived in the Four Corners region.
The addition of the Associate of Science degree in Computer Science offers students an introduction to algorithmic and mathematical processes that are applied to computer systems. The degree will offer a pathway in careers that can include artificial intelligence, software development, and operating systems. Currently, the university has an associate and bachelor’s degree in Information Technology.
For more information about NTU’s new degree programs contact, Dean Agbaraji at firstname.lastname@example.org.