Forest Tech (1+1)

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

Students who enjoy working outdoors, learning about forest ecology, and understanding the science behind natural resource management would find success with a career in Forestry.


SUNY Adirondack and SUNY ESF’s 1+1 partnership offers students the opportunity to complete the first year of Forest Technology at Adirondack and, upon completion, receive automatic acceptance and full-credit transfer to the second year at ESF’s Wanakena campus. The Forest 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, chemistry, 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 may easily continue on with a Bachelor degree program in Forest Resource Management, Natural Resource Management or Forest Ecosystem Science.

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 forestry program, the oldest dedicated college of science and forestry in the country.







Career options for Forest Technology graduates are diverse and interesting, including the growing need for professionally trained forest technicians among the many forestry agencies and wood-using industries who value forest management.

This 1+1 offered by SUNY Adirondack is designed specifically for transfer and will allow graduates of the second year to join the prestigious Ranger School at SUNY ESF’s 2,800 acre James F. Dubuar Forest.