A.S. Agroecology/Environmental Science

Agroecology/Environmental Science (A.A.)

Agroecology is a track under Environmental Science.  It is the science of applying ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable agro ecosystems. This discipline brings together the elements of agricultural sciences, ecology, and environmental thought and is influenced by the experiences of people who manage land and water to produce food and other products.  This unique program will incorporate traditional knowledge into all aspects of the curriculum.   Students should consider this option to prepare for a wide range of careers with varying specializations, including animal studies, pre-veterinary medicine, horticulture, soils and environment, resource economics, and sustainable agriculture.
IMPORTANT: To fulfill the General Education Science Core, students are required to take BIO 181 and ENV 101.

General Education Core Credits
Communications
ENG 101: Freshman English I
ENG 102: Freshman English II
6
Humanities and Fine Arts
Students must choose two courses from:
Art History (ARH)
English (ENG) 212, 213, 231, 233, 234, 241, 297
Fine Arts (FA)
Humanities (HUM)
Theater (THR) 101, 102
6
Mathematics Student must take appropriate course based on major.
MTH 110: College Algebra
MTH 114: College Mathematics
MTH 106: Survey on College Mathematics
3-4
Social and Behavioral Science
Students must choose one History (HST) 101, 102, 135, 136 course and one other course from:
Anthropology (ANT)
Sociology (SOC)
Social Work (SWO)
Social Science (SSC)
Political Science (POS)
Economics (ECO)
Psychology (PSY)
6
Laboratory Science
Students must choose one Life Science and one
Physical Science course both with labs from:
Life Science: BIO
Physical Science: AGR, AST, CHM, ENV, GLG, PHY, PHS
8
Physical Education and Health Education
PEH 122
PEH 113-148
Health Education (HEE)
HEE 110, 111, 112
2-3
Navajo Studies
One Navajo Language Course Based on Placement Test (NAV 101, 102, 201, 202, or 211)
NIS 111: Foundations of Navajo Culture and
NIS 221: Navajo History to Present 9-10
2-3
Required Core Total Students transferring may need to take additional courses to meet core requirements. 40-43
Program Requirements Credits
BIO 182 General Biology II
MTH 213 Statistics
8
Choice of one pair from:
(Pre-professional students are advised to take)
CHM 151 General Chemistry I
CHM 152 General Chemistry II
or
GLG 101 Indigenous Physical Geology
GLG 102 Historical Geology
or
PHY 110 Algebra-based Physics I
PHY 111 Algebra-based Physics II
8-9
The following three (3) courses are required.
ENV 110 Introduction to Soils/Lab
ENV 123 Introduction to Physical Hydrology
ENV 225 Principles of Agroecology
4
3
4
Program Credits 27-28
Degree Earned Credits
General Education 40-43
Program Requirements 27-28
Total Credits Earned: 68-71
Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code Code Title
03.0104 Environmental Science.

 

Dean & Contact

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

Administrative Assistant

Nesbah Kahn
nkahn@dinecollege.edu
Room 123A
Gorman Classroom Building (GCB)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
928.724.6936

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

Certificate Public Health

Public Health

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The Certificate in Public Health provides a basic set of courses that prepare the student for meaningful participation in public health programs and research projects, including employment in some of the public health services programs in the Navajo Nation.

This certificate is jointly awarded by Diné College and by the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. The courses are taught according to the Diné Education Philosophy following the program development cycle of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation

NOTE: Student will not be eligible for Title IV Financial Aid in this certificate program.

Program Requirements Credits
PUH 111 Introduction to Public Health 3
PUH 270 Community Health Assessment and Planning 3
Choice of option A or B:
Option A:*
PUH 280 Implement and Eval of Public Health 3
and choose one from:
EDU 200; BIO 170,; BIO 201; HEE 110; HEE 111; NAV 231; PSY 111; PSY 240; PSY 250; PUH 200; PUH 241 or PUH 289;  SOC 111; SOC 225; SOC 230
3
Option B:*
PUH 290 Public Health Research Methods 4
PUH 297 Public Health Research Methods Practicum 3
Program Credits 12-13

*Option A: Calls for PUH 280 and one elective course chosen from the list provided, both of which can be taken during the regular academic year
**Option B: Specifically applies these principles to the conduct of public health research through participation in the Summer Research enhancement program consisting of PUH 290 and PUH 297
NOTE: Student will not be eligible for Title IV Financial Aid in this certificate program.

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
51.2207 Public Health Education and Promotion.
Program Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code Code Title
21.1091 Health Educators
21.1094 Community Health Workers
25.1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

 

Dean & Contact

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

Administrative Assistant

Nesbah Kahn
nkahn@dinecollege.edu
Room 123A
Gorman Classroom Building (GCB)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
928.724.6936

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

Certificate Natural Resources

Natural Resources

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The Natural Resources Certificate Program prepares students with the training and skills to seek employment in entry-level positions in the careers of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The courses are taught according to the Diné Education Philosophy to incorporate, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

The courses utilize hands-on learning by incorporating applicable Natural Resources concerns on tribal lands particularly on the Navajo Nation. The skills learned in this program can be applied to public, private and federal Agriculture and Natural Resource organizations and programs.

NOTE: Student will not be eligible for Title IV Financial Aid in this certificate program.

Program Requirements Credits
AGR 103 Conservative Planning 4
AGR 110 Monitoring/Assessment and Rangeland 4
BIO 184 Plant Biology 4
ENG 111 Technical Writing 3
ENV 110 Introduction to Soils/Lab 4
NIS 160 Navajo Agriculture History to Present 3
BIO 100 Biology Concepts
or
BIO 181 General Biology
4
ENV 101 Introduction Environmental Science
or
GLG 101 Indigenous Physical Geology
4
Program Credits 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
01.1106 Range Science and Management
Program Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code Code Title
11.9013 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

 

Dean & Contact

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

Administrative Assistant

Nesbah Kahn
nkahn@dinecollege.edu
Room 123A
Gorman Classroom Building (GCB)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
928.724.6936

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

Certificate Irrigation Technician

Irrigation Technician

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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
or
BIO 100 Biology Concepts
4
ENV 123 Introduction to Physical Hydrology 3
Semester II
MTH 106 Survey on College Mathematics
or
MTH 110 College Algebra
3-4
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

 

Dean & Contact

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

Administrative Assistant

Nesbah Kahn
nkahn@dinecollege.edu
Room 123A
Gorman Classroom Building (GCB)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
928.724.6936

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

Certificate Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information System

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The Certificate in GIS is intended to offer additional expertise for Navajo environmental service and biology professionals and students who seek to add an understanding and functional knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) to their skill set the program will prepare graduates with technical experience in GIS that will allow them to use GIS both in the field and in the office.

NOTE: Student will not be eligible for Title IV Financial Aid in this certificate program.

Program Requirements Credits
Semester I
ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
ENV 160 Introduction to Geographic Information System 3
ENV 225 Principles of Agroecology with Lab 4
ENV 230 Environmental Sampling and Monitoring 4
Semester II
ENV 295 Geographic Information System with Lab 4
ENV 296 Geodatabases and Spatial Analysis 4
CSC 110 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
ENV 105 Climate Change for Tribal People 4
GLG 101 Indigenous Physical Geology 4
Program Credits 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
45.0702 Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Program Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code Code Title
11.9199 Managers, All Other
17.1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
25.1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

Dean & Contact

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

Administrative Assistant

Nesbah Kahn
nkahn@dinecollege.edu
Room 123A
Gorman Classroom Building (GCB)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
928.724.6936

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

Certificate Computer Technology

Computer Technology

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This program is designed for students to learn, understand, appreciate, and work with computers and programming. Topics covered will include technologies in today’s world, software engineering, web development, operating systems, computer architecture, computer networks, data communications, and mathematics. Students will gain a theoretical knowledge of these systems before applying them to real-world hands-on situations with the College’s IT division. Students will also enhance their skills in reading/writing in the English language and understanding/communicating in the Navajo language. The Student can enter the job market at an entry-level computer technician field or related field.

NOTE: Student will not be eligible for Title IV Financial Aid in this certificate program.

Program Requirements Credits
Semester I
ENG 101 Freshman English 3
One Navajo Language course, based on placement test 3-4
MTH 100 Intermediate Algebra 4
CSC 110 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
CSC 140 Computer Hardware Fundamentals 3
Semester II
CSC 150 Programming Fundamentals with Lab 4
CSC 170 Web Programming Fundamentals with Lab 4
CSC 240 Network Fundamentals with Lab 4
CSC 295 Internship or Practicum 3
CSC 240 Network Fundamentals with Lab 4
Program Credits 30-31

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
15.1202 Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Program Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code Code Title
17.3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

 

Dean & Contact

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

Administrative Assistant

Nesbah Kahn
nkahn@dinecollege.edu
Room 123A
Gorman Classroom Building (GCB)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
928.724.6936

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

School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

2019 Spring Newsletter for STEM

2018 Fall Newsletter for STEM

2019 Spring Lunchtime Seminars

Information

Diné College’s Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics is designed to provide students with the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge that include the ability to apply mathematical principles competently, think critically and creatively, understand abstract concepts, and use technology to ensure the well-being of the Diné People.

The Science and Physical Education Division at Diné College teaches a BS in Biology degree and a BS in Secondary Education, Science (Biology) tract, degree. We also teach six Associate of Science degrees and four Certificates.

The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree is designed to promote enhanced knowledge and appreciation of life on earth while also providing courses and training that will enable students to succeed in academics, develop a career path, pursue graduate studies, obtain employment and promotion in the workforce, and serve the Navajo Nation. The degree is a total of 122-128 credits, with a minimum of 46 hours in Biology including required courses in vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, ecology, cell biology, evolutionary biology, plant and animal taxonomy, and climate studies. In addition, students will develop broader skills with 27 hours in math, chemistry, and physics, and 42-44 hours of general education courses. Our own summer intern programs in public health and biology are also available to enhance student learning and build contacts with employers on the Navajo Nation.

The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Science track, taught jointly by us and the Center for Diné Teacher Education, is a dual major of education and biology that prepares students to be certified to teach high school biology or other high school sciences, especially on the Reservation, where these teachers are in high demand.

Our six Associate of Science degrees (Biology, General Science, Health Occupation, Environmental Science, Agroecology, and Public Health) allow students to transfer to a four year program or vocational training, while also providing adequate background for many areas of employment.

The AS and four BS in Biological Sciences promotes enhanced knowledge and appreciation of life and of living organisms on earth. Environmental Sciences prepares students for transferring to a Bachelor of Science degree program in Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, or Science Education for grades 7 through 12. It can be modified for transferring to a B.S. program in other natural science disciplines. The program meets the requirements for Arizona’s General Education Science requirements. The Public Health program is designed for working health professionals as well as those wishing to pursue a health profession that emphasized community and population health. It promotes Navajo concepts of health and wellness. The A.S. in Public Health is either a terminal degree or transfer program to colleges and universities that offer four year programs in public health, health education, health promotion, or community health. The program offers two options: the Health Education (Socio-Cultural) Option and the Environmental Public Health Option.

Certificates in Irrigation Technology, Natural Resources, and Public Health further students abilities and training for many job opportunities, and provide a foundation for additional education and employment options.

Dean & Contact

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

Administrative Assistant

Nesbah Kahn
nkahn@dinecollege.edu
Room 123A
Gorman Classroom Building (GCB)
Tsaile Campus

Call:
928.724.6936

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