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FARMINGTON — Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint is adding two associate degree programs to its list of offerings.

The university received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission on June 16 to begin offering associate degrees in automotive technology and in chemical engineering technology, according to a press release.

The automotive technology program will concentrate on areas such as electrical and electronic systems, engine performance, brake systems, and air conditioning and heating systems, the release states.

In order to receive accreditation, the university had the automotive technology program's curriculum follow Automotive Service Excellence standards and requirements set by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

"In bringing our curriculum up to national standards, we are ensuring that our students are receiving the same education as any automotive program in the country," Casmir Agbaraji, dean of undergraduate studies, said in the release.

Among the courses offered in the chemical engineering technology program are introduction to engineering, introduction to process industries, introduction to process operations, industrial chemistry and organic chemistry, the release states.

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