Associate of Forest Technology Degree: Graduate Outcomes

Associate of Forest Technology Degree: Graduate Outcomes

Penn State Mont Alto Forest Technology graduates have many opportunities! Over the past five years (2010-2014) there were 71 graduates; 41% continued their education in forestry or natural resource programs at Penn State or other universities and 59% began their careers.

Approximately 84% of the graduates who entered the work force are employed in forestry, arboriculture, utility forestry, forest industry, or forestry-related jobs, while 14% are employed in unrelated jobs, and 2% are unknown. The top employer (41%) is arboriculture and utility forestry.

Public forestry with federal and state agencies is an important employer of graduates (22%), as are private and forest industry (14%), followed by forestry-related careers (7%).

Field Percentage
Graduate Employment
Arboriculture 41%
Public Agencies (Federal and State) 22%
Forest Industry 14%
Unrelated 14%
Forestry Related 7%
Unknown 2%

Penn State Mont Alto Forest Technology Facts (based on five-year averages, 2010-2014)

  • Total number of students in the first- and second-year classes = 37
  • Graduates per year = 14
  • Graduating in two or more years = 63%
  • Graduate with associate degree = 59%
  • Continue to baccalaureate degree = 41%
  • Employed in forestry, arboriculture, or related fields = 84%