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Advance Technical Education
  • Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Certificate
  • Culinary Arts, A.A.S. or Certificate
  • Environmental Science, A.A.S.
  • Geospatial Information Technology, A.A.S. or Certificate
  • Natural Resource Management, A.A.S.
  • Pre-Engineering, A.S.
  • Vision Care Technology, A.A.S. or Certificate


The ATE mission is dedicated to integrating sciences and contemporary technologies, through education and scholarly activities, with tribal and Pueblo community support and services; and to prepare and meet the needs for our native students to be career and college ready, while addressing critical issues within an indigenous global perspective.



The ATE vision is to create an environment that provides opportunities to motivate and encourage all our native students to become lifelong critical thinkers and learners. Our division will prepare and guide future native professionals and leaders by using science and technology to teach, inspire, and discover. ATE will lead in supporting native communities by educating and prompting the natural world and our relation to it through science and technology education.




Liberal Arts & Business Education


  • Accounting, A.A.S. or Certification
  • Business Administration, A.S., A.A.S. or Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education, A.S. or Certificate
  • Liberal Arts, A.A.



The Liberal Arts & Business Education mission is to support the faculty and students as they engage in the learning process while fostering the beneficial relationship and diverse needs of the community.



The Liberal Arts & Business Education will promote continued excellence in teaching and learning by supporting a student-based, community-based college environment. 




Adult & Developmental Education - High School Equivalency Preparation


Provides non-high school graduates with courses that prepare them to pass the national HiSet examination. Students can be either commuters or lodge students and have up to two trimesters to prepare for the official test.


During the two terms, students will be referred to a testing site for administration of the Official High School Equivalency examination. SIPI does not administer the official exam and is not an official testing site. Students are able to prepare using practice assessments authorized by the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED).


The high school equivalency program provides preparation courses for successful completion of the national test. The test measures and compares knowledge of test takers to graduating high school seniors from across the United States.


Courses are in the following areas: English, literature, science, math and social science.


To pass the tests, students have to demonstrate skill levels that meet or exceed 60% of all graduating high school seniors.

NM Higher Education Department - High School Equivalency