Land Surveying Technology

SUNY Adirondack offers the first year of an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Land Surveying Technology as part of the 1+1 program with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).

Students who enjoy working outdoors, learning about surveying and land resources and understanding the science behind surveying principles would find success with a career in Land Surveying.


SUNY Adirondack and SUNY ESF’s 1+1 partnership offers students the opportunity to complete the first year of Land Surveying Technology at Adirondack and, upon completion, receive automatic acceptance and full-credit transfer to the second year at ESF’s Wanakena campus. The Land Surveying Technology program provides students with real-world experience through the careful combination of class curricula and field training.

First-year students of the program will take courses in botany, physics, math, writing, English, economics, and a variety of Liberal Arts’ electives.


SUNY Adirondack offers small class sizes and access to dedicated faculty who have years of experience in science and ecology. While the partner program with SUNY ESF is geared toward a two-year degree completion, students will also gain two years of educational credit toward land surveying licensure in New York. Upon AAS graduation, employment is possible with local, state and federal agencies such as the state Department of Transportation, State Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management as well as area surveying firms.

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This well-rounded start to the two-year Associate degree gives students an opportunity to seamlessly transfer all of their credits and experience earned at SUNY Adirondack to the well-respected SUNY ESF Ranger School, the oldest dedicated college of science and forestry in the country.