Navajo Technical College

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Navajo Technical College
Established 1971
Type Technical College
Religious affiliation Bureau of Indian Affairs
President Dr. Elmer Guy
Undergraduates available
Postgraduates not available
Location Lower Point Road Crownpoint, New Mexico, New Mexico, USA
Campus urban/suburban reserve
Website Official site

Navajo Technical College is a tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical institution in Crownpoint, New Mexico.


Navajo Technical College, formerly Crownpoint Institute of Technology, was chartered by the Navajo Nation in 1979.[1] Change to a University in 2013 with sites in Chinle, AZ and Teec Nos Pos, AZ.

Mission & Vision[edit]

The NCC mission is:

  • to offer quality technical, vocational, and academic degrees and community education
  • to provide a student-oriented, hands-on learning environment
  • to base the teachings on the Diné (Navajo) Philosophy of Education.
  • to address the continually changing requirements of its students.[2]


The NCC provides support services, including:

  • student and faculty housing,
  • a childcare center,
  • advanced computer technologies, and
  • comprehensive library services.[3]


The NTC offers a certificate and degree programs designed to prepare students for entry into careers and further education:

  • accounting and bookkeeping,
  • automotive technology,
  • building trades,
  • computer and information technology,
  • geographic information technology,
  • early childhood education,
  • environmental science,
  • culinary arts,
  • public administration,
  • pre-professional nursing,
  • legal studies, and
  • vocational careers.[4]


NTC is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), which is a community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. NTC was created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians. NTC generally serves geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level.[5]


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