WELCOME BACK STUDENTS!
Dean of Student Services
NTU offers a variety of services to assist and support students in attaining their educational goals. These student-centered services supplement NTU's academic offerings, help facilitate learning, and empower students to succeed personally as well as academically. Such services include:
The Student Services department have been working hard to accommodate your safety and well-being as you return for the Fall 2020 Semester. As you return to campus, you’ll be returning to a new environment, please see this Q & A for guidance. All the departments have put up sneeze guards for your safety and the employees. Your classroom set up are different but let us all work together to keep each other safe.
If for some reason, you are not able to make contact with anyone of the service providers, please contact Lucille Barbone at 505-387-7443.
Academic Counseling and Advisement
The Academic Counselors and Advisors assist in evaluating student's abilities and interests to develop realistic academic and career goals. Advisement includes educational planning, choosing a major, planning for a certificate, an associate or a academic success. The counselor works with students placed on academic probation and a student baccalaureate degree, and planning strategies for readmitted on academic suspension and places them on contracts to work toward raising their cumulative grade point averages to include support services such as tutoring. The counselor also conducts academic support workshops.
Academic Counselor - Chinle
Academic Advisor - Chinle
Career Services Coordinator
Career advisement is offered to provide guidance to students in selecting a career path and a corresponding academic program at NTU. The career advisor uses a computer-based pre-assessment test to evaluate an individual’s personality, interests, skills, and aptitude in order to identify his/her career competencies. Some programs require an internship where students have the opportunity to apply practical, job-specific skills in an actual work situation in cooperation with businesses in the private and public sector. Students enrolled in these programs must complete their internship to qualify for graduation. The student must meet with the advisor and assigned faculty advisor to begin the process of submitting documents and officially registering for the course with the Registrar’s Office. The job placement program aspires to provide students with an advantage in the job market by giving them an opportunity to enrich their skills in an on-the-job learning environment. The job placement program can:
- Provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills necessary for success in a career or continued education opportunities.
- Offer students the opportunity to prepare for a career through on-the-job experience or a research-based learning environment.
- Provide students with guidance in selecting a specific career path and/or in choosing a college to complete educational goals.
- Strengthen student's employability in today's job market.
Child Care Services
Child Care Manager
The NTC Child Care Center provides child care services for students at a reasonable cost. Upon availability, it also provides services for staff, faculty, and the surrounding community at a reasonable cost. The center provides a nurturing environment, employs a curriculum that promotes the development of the "whole child," and encourages positive parent-child interactions. The center is limited in the number of children to whom care can be given. A Child Care Handbook is provided during the center’s orientation. The center is located east of the cafeteria. Contact number is 505.786.4122 for more information, or to obtain an application packet. Only available at Crownpoint Campus. More Information...
First Year Experience
First Year Experience
The First Year Experience Program has been developed to strengthen the retention rate, improve operational efficiencies, communication effectiveness and long term success of First Year students at Navajo Technical University.
- Strengthen retention rates at all campuses.
- Work with student on Academic goals
- Work with student on Career goals
- Help underprepared high school students for NTU
- Advisement in Educational planning
- Assist student in choosing a major
- Assist student with academic planning for academic success at NTU
- Assist student to adjusting/adapting to NTU student life
- Advisement in Educational planning
- Improve communication and effectiveness for services for First Year Students
- work with faculty, staff and administration
- Academic soft skills and tutoring needs
- work with faculty, staff and administration
- Improve enrollment and graduation success Advisement for continuing education
- Advisement for continuing education
- Participation in Academic Resources on campus
- Participation in Non-Academic Counseling Resources on campus
Substance Abuse and Prevention Program
Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
The Substance Abuse and Prevention Specialist provides intervention and prevention activities. The specialist receives referral of students who have violated NTU Drug-Free Policy who are then required to attend the counseling/group sessions as a part of their continuations as a student at NTU. The individual referrals are screened, assessed, and evaluated to develop a treatment plan. The Specialist also provides classroom-based prevention education program in health education, which is designed to increase the student’s knowledge about alcohol and drug abuse. This is open to all students regarding counseling, mental health, substance abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts, etc.
The Disability Accommodations Specialist provides careful evaluation of the special needs program and accommodating needs of students with disabilities. The specialist conducts related counseling and support for the student, and offer professional accommodations and adjustments to program design and facilities required to serve the student guidance for staff and faculty on the accommodations and adjustments to program design and facilities required to serve the student appropriately. The specialist coordinates with other NTU counselors to address and case staff clientele to monitor progress and/or make necessary adjustments in accommodations. The specialist also conducts referrals to appropriate agencies as deemed necessary. NTU is committed to meeting the specific needs of students with disabilities and complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (42 U.S.C.12102) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In general the term “individual with a disability” means an individual with any disability (as defined in Sec. 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12102). Students are responsible to self- identify and discuss their disability and special needs in order to receive reasonable accommodations. To receive reasonable accommodations, the student must register with the special needs counselor at the beginning of the semester. Documentation verifying the type of disability will be required by a medical professional or a state licensed diagnostician and must be made available to the specialist.
- Virtually monitor accommodation agreements set forth for extra time a student requires to submit homework, quizzes, and tests and the use of recorded devices to submit recorded answers.
- Establish contact information between instructors and students via laptop, phone text messages/pictures, fax, or by Zoom video platform.
- Low-tech devices available for students with special needs utilizing, i.e., hearing aid, magnifying sheet, & voice recorder. Free applications (apps) like Screen Readers, Alexicom AAC, and Livescribe are available. Contact staff for access and download the apps. Otherwise, the use of YouTube videos to show how to download apps will suffice.
Communicate through email and/or phone calls with students at all instructional sites: Chinle, Teec Nos Pos, Zuni and Kirtland and the Crownpoint main campus.
Student Residential Services
The manager provides general oversight of residential services, including plan, organize, direct and management of activities and personnel. Develop and implement plans for the direction and supervision of residence hall facilities.
Lead Residential Assistant
NTU provides residential housing for both single students and students with families at the main campus. Students who live beyond a 55-mile radius from NTU, who are enrolled full time at NTU, and have submitted all required documents are eligible to apply. Security deposits are required prior to occupancy of any NTU housing facility. First preference is given to Native American students as the facilities are funded by the Native American Housing Assistant and Self Determination Act of 1996. NTU offers efficiency apartments for single students and family housing for married students and their children. See the Student Residential Handbook. Only available at Crownpoint Campus. More Information...
Nitsáhákees Bee'anooséél Student Success Center
Tutoring is available to all students in the NSSC. The lab offers tutoring services and general use of computers. In lieu of structured tutoring, the facilities may be used simply as a quiet place to work on homework assignments. Hours of operation vary from semester to semester, but include some afternoons and evenings. Specific hours are posted on the entrance door and on posting boards the work-study program. More Information...
The bookstore maintains a complete inventory of university textbooks and school supplies. The bookstore provides support for ordering and delivery of textbooks, educational supplies and general merchandise to students, faculty, staff and visitors at the NTU Bookstore. The bookstore is currently mailing books to those that have already registered or picking up curbside deliveries. Schedules can be mail to Ms. Francisco for pick up.
Wellness Center: Athletic Department
Wellness Center Coordinator
The wellness center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice. They will follow the CDC guidelines when the center reopens. More Information...
Student Life Activities
Student Life Coordinator
The Student Life & Activities office is based on activities that happen on and off campus. Student activities office arranges all student trips for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. We value the student’s opinions and suggestions on what trips to take during the semester. The activites office is also responsible for the NTU Student Senate and Miss NTU. Student Senate is an opportunity for students to collaborate with the student body and help the Board of Directors seeks what students’ concerns are and how they are able to assist with certain situations. The Student Senate is the voice for the whole student body. Miss NTU is an opportunity for a student to represent Navajo Technical University in a way that shows the leadership role with integrity. Miss NTU and Student Senate attend all events that happen on and off campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or email and my door is always open to students. Please see the reentry plan for Fall 2020 here.