Navajo

Navajo

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Department Phone

480-461-7031

This program is part of the World Languages Department.

You may know about the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II, the unit of U.S. Marines whose mission it was to encrypt intelligence and relay battlefield information in a coded version of the Navajo language. But did you know that Navajo continues to be the most heavily used Native American language? It’s estimated that more than 150,000 people speak Navajo and there is an ongoing effort by tribal leadership to preserve the language and strengthen the legacy for future generations.

The Navajo program at MCC offers two tracks:

Conversation Track – emphasizes speaking and listening skills. It is for tourists and those desiring minimal conversational ability only. Some of these courses are related to specific areas of employment, such as Spanish for Health Personnel.

Foundation Track – prepares students for courses above the 200-level at any university. The courses 101, 102, 201, 202 are university equivalent. This track is also for those desiring a balanced program. The four skills included: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Our students enjoy:

  • State-of-the-art language laboratory
  • Free tutoring services
  • Language training for specific work environments
  • Conversational partners
  • Study Abroad options in many different countries

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Academic Certificate (AC) Language Studies Course List

Meet with an Advisor

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Navajo program is available through the World Languages department. You can also contact Academic Advisement for general advising. Both will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.