Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    Feb 21, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

University Vision, Philosophy & Mission


Navajo Technical University honors Diné culture and language, while educating for the future.


Navajo Technical University provides an excellent educational experience in a supportive, culturally diverse environment enabling all community members to grow intellectually, culturally, and economically.


Through the teachings of Nitsáhákees (thinking), Nahátá (planning), Iiná (implementing), and Sihasin (reflection), students acquire quality education in diverse fields, while preserving cultural values and gaining economic opportunities.


Navajo Technical University maintains an open admissions policy. Navajo Technical University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age or disability. The university complies with applicable provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjust Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; the Higher Education Opportunity Act, as amended; and the Navajo Preference in Employment Act. Equal opportunity for employment and admission is extended to all persons in accordance with Navajo Nation and applicable federal law.


The Navajo Technical University catalog is not a contract but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University reserves the right to change or withdraw courses, to change the fees, rules and calendar for admissions, registration, instruction, and graduation, and to change other regulations affecting the student body, at any time. The University reserves the right to change policies or revise curricula as necessary.

If the University decides to terminate a degree program, students enrolled in that program will be provided timely written notice. Students will be afforded a set time for program completion, determined through a “teach out” plan established by the University and the academic department which offered the degree program.

Student Responsibility for Catalog
Each student is responsible for knowing the information printed in this catalog. Failure to read these regulations will not be considered an excuse for noncompliance. The University places full responsibility on the student for registering for appropriate courses and for fulfilling all requirements for a certificate or degree set forth in this catalog, as amended from time to time. No agent or employee of the University has the authority to warrant graduation, the attainment of any type of license, or career goal.

The University does not accept any responsibility for delays in graduation or attainment of career goals resulting from errors in registration, cancelled courses, schedule adjustments, changes in degree requirements or similar related changes, or errors resulting from consultation with any college employee and reliance upon information acquired from said employee.

Bitse Silei (Core Values)

The NTU core values are in addition to its mission, vision, and philosophy statements, and help guide the university’s day-to-day operations. They apply to students, faculty, staff, and the board of regents, and help us achieve our intended goals.

  1. Íhoo’aah: Learning - We are passionate about knowledge and continue to learn throughout our lives. We pursue new experiences and ways of thinking. We appreciate that much of our learning will occur by interacting with others, inside and outside of the classroom.
  2. Éédééhti: Innovation - We encourage and support our faculty, staff. and students in all forms of scholarship, including the discovery of knowledge in teaching and learning, and in developing innovative products and processes.
  3. Alk’izhdiiti: Communication - We strive to practice honest and open exchanges of ideas in an environment where encouragement serves as the basis for our communication.
  4. Ahilna’anish: Collaboration - We work together towards the common goals of the university and our larger communities, while valuing teamwork, participation, and a wealth of ideas.
  5. ‘Adiljidlí: Integrity - We seek to reflect integrity by upholding the highest ethical standards in personal and professional behavior, and in our commitment to transparency and accountability.
  6. Alhidilzin: Respect - We strive to be a community that appreciates the gifts and unique contributions of each person. We honor the Navajo way of life while also welcoming diverse perspectives.
  7. Na’alkaah: Research - We create new knowledge that benefits the Navajo people and all human beings through ethical research practices.

Academic Excellence Committee: 2/26/2021