Summer Bridge Program

at SUNY-ESF Ranger School, Wanakena, NY

This unique program will provide students who lack the required pre-requisite courses in Trigonometry and/or Biology the opportunity to take these courses just prior to the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.

Classes are held Monday-Friday each week starting Monday, July 16, 2017 and ending Friday, August 11, 2017. Students will move into the dormitory on Sunday, July 16th by 12 noon and attend a mandatory orientation session that afternoon.

The program fee for the Summer Program will be $1,700* which covers room, board, and other program related expenses such as travel and equipment. Textbooks for each course will need to be purchased at an additional cost. Students attending this program are expected to live in the dormitory unless they have extenuating circumstances (for example, married). Please contact the Director if you have questions.

* Cost subject to change prior to start of program

The 2017 Summer Bridge Program

Medical Insurance Required

All students are required to have their own personal medical insurance.

Courses offered in 2017

  • FTC 101 – Trigonometry for Natural Resource Technicians (3 credits) Forty hours of lecture and sixteen hours of recitation conducted over a four-week period. A review of selected geometry and algebra topics, and an introduction to trigonometry and its applications. Emphasis on pythagorean theorem, quadratic equations, rectangular coordinate systems, right triangle trigonometry, oblique triangle trigonometry, the Law of Sines, the Law of Cosines and the graphing of trigonometric functions. Graphic calculator required. Summer.
  • FTC 105 – Tree and Forest Biology (4 credits) A four-week summer program having forty-five hours of lecture and forty-five hours of lab. An introduction to the biology of trees and the diversity of animal life commonly found in forests. Field labs concentrate on biological relationships in Adirondack forests. Summer. Pre- or co-requisite(s): Four credits in biology.

Questions regarding this program offering should be directed to:

SUNY-ESF Ranger School
Wanakena, NY  13695
315-848-2566 or


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