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Forest Technology, 1+1 w/ SUNY ESF, Wanakena

SUNY Canton participates in a cooperative one-plus-one program with the Ranger School at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Wanakena. Students who select this career goal complete one year at SUNY Canton and one year at Wanakena, where they will choose between three academic concentrations; Forest Technology, Land Surveying Technology, or Environmental and Natural Resources Conservation. The degree of associate in applied science is awarded upon graduation from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Graduates are prepared for a variety of career positions, or to transfer to a four-year program at SUNY ESF.

Students pursuing this program are admitted to SUNY Canton for the first year of enrollment and application must be made to SUNY ESF for the second year. Application to SUNY ESF for the Wanakena program can be made prior to SUNY Canton or during the first semester of enrollment at SUNY Canton.

To Learn more about the programs offered at Wanakena use the following link:
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Wanakena

Admissions Requirements:

  • Prepared to take College Biology I —NYS Regents Biology score ≥ 75;or already passed Introduction to Biology
  • Prepared to take at least Intermediate Algebra
  • Prepared to take Expository Writing

The following is the recommended first-year course of study for transfer to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Wanakena


(Curriculum 0620)

Semester I Credits

BIOL 150 College Biology I (GER 2) 4
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics (GER 3) 3
ENGL 101 Expository Writing (GER 10) 3
MATH 106
MATH 121
MATH 123
Intermediate Algebra OR
College Algebra (GER 1) OR
Pre-Calculus Algebra (GER 1)
3-4
  General Elective* 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16-17

Semester II Credits

BIOL 155 College Biology II 4
ENGL 202 Creative Non-Fiction OR
Writing Intensive English
3
MATH 121
MATH 123
College Algebra (GER) OR
Pre-Calculus Algebra (GER) OR
General Elective
3-4
  General Elective 3
General Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7)* 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16-17

* HIST 103 or HIST 105 strongly recommended as a General Elective.

Students interested in the Land Surveying option take MATH 106 in Semester I and MATH 123 in Semester II (or MATH 123 in Semester I); and PHYS 121/125 as an elective in Semester I and ECON 101 in Semester II.

Students planning to continue in the B.S. degree program in Forest Resources Management (SUNY ESF) after earning an A.A.S. degree in Forest Technology take BIOL 150, CHEM 150, ENGL 101, PHYS 121/125 and MATH 121 in first semester; BIOL 155, ECON 101, ENGL 221, HIST 105, and MATH 161 in second semester.