Certificate Irrigation Technician

About Irrigation Technician Program

This program is designed in collaboration with Navajo Agricultural Products Industries (NAPI), New Mexico State University (NMSU), and Diné College Science Division to provide students the fundamental training skills needed to transition into an entry-level irrigation technician position or related fields. The courses are designed to teach students through a practical curriculum intended for agriculturally based projects and programs.

NOTE: Student is eligible for Title IV Financial Aid in this certificate program.

Program Requirements Credits
Semester I
ENG 101 Freshman English 3
Navajo Language Class Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211) 3-4
ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
BIO 100 Biology Concepts
ENV 123 Introduction to Physical Hydrology 3
Semester II
MTH 106 Survey on College Mathematics
MTH 110 College Algebra
ENV 216 Irrigation and Drainage 3
ENV 225 Principles of Agroecology 4
ENV 110 Introduction to Soils with Lab 4
ENV 103 Introduction to Cartography/GPS/GIS 1
Program Credits 28-30

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the latest completed academic year as of July 1st.

Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
01.0308 Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
Program Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code Code Title
11.9013 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers


James Tutt
Dean of School of STEM
1 Circle Drive, Route 12
Tsaile, Arizona 86556
(928) 724-6938

Nesbah Kahn
Administrative Assistant
Room 123A
Gorman Classroom Building (GCB)
Tsaile Campus


Mail to:
Diné College: School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
1 Circle Dr.
Tsaile, AZ 86556

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