Navajo Technical University

President’s Message

Welcome to Navajo Technical University! We are glad you have chosen to come to our Institution. Our staff and faculty at our Crownpoint, New Mexico campus, Chinle, and Teec Nos Pos, Arizona instructional sites are eager to help you succeed in your effort to earn a certificate, associate, baccalaureate or a master’s degree. Navajo Tech offers a variety of courses, programs, and services to meet your individual needs. Please visit our web site and online learning tools at

NTU is truly a special University. Here students can get involved with projects using Information Technology or Advanced Manufacturing Technology designed to build a world-class technology infrastructure. Our Culinary Arts and Baking programs will stir up a good recipe for an exciting career in this area’s hospitality industry. While you are here, you might find yourself winning a state championship with the SkillsUSA program in Albuquerque and traveling to Kansas City to challenge for a national championship in Culinary Arts, Carpentry, Public Speaking, Automotive Technology, Technical Drafting, or another field. Or you might travel to American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s Student Congress to compete in competitions against other tribal colleges and universities.

This General Catalog will be one of the most important resources for you. It provides descriptions of courses and programs that will guide you toward earning the certificate or degree you want to earn. Take advantage of the advisors, counselors and faculty members who are available to help you. Use this catalog as a tool to help you reach your goals.

Navajo Tech has an open door admissions policy. Therefore we welcome you with high expectations. I want to point out that we are a Navajo Nation Higher Education Institution. We want all of our Navajo and non-Navajo students to learn about the Navajo heritage and the unique Diné philosophy by taking language, culture, history, and/or government classes. We expect to produce Diné leaders who will uphold the proud traditions of our Nation.

There is so much about Navajo Tech I would like to share with you: state of the art classroom equipment, our outstanding residential facilities for families and single students, our cafeteria, and an ever-growing campus with expanding student life programs. But the best way to get to know about our university is to experience what it has to offer. Welcome to the place where education is an experience and where we will prepare you for your future.

Elmer Guy, Ph.D.

Dr. Elmer Guy

Dr. Elmer Guy

Phone: 505.387.7370

Ph.D., Rehabilitation, University of Arizona
M.R.A., Rehabilitation Administration, University of San Francisco
B.A., Special Education, University of Arizona