Criminal Justice


The Program

The Criminal Justice certificate program provides you with the opportunity to pursue studies in the law enforcement field and is fully transferable to the two-year degree program.

Online Learning

FLCC's online learning offers you a flexible and convenient way to reach your educational goals. With this option, you can pursue your certificate in Criminal Justice at least 50 percent online. Learn more about FLCC online learning.

The Graduates

Graduates of the program have become members of police departments in New York City, Rochester, and Washington D.C., as well as:

  • County Sheriff's Departments
  • The New York State Police Department
  • The Drug Enforcement Administration
  • The United States Marshall's Office
  • The United States Secret Service

They also obtain employment in the areas of security, courts, and probation.

Those transferring to four-year institutions in criminal justice have found success at:

  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • John Jay College

Salary: In the criminal justice field, salary levels vary greatly depending on experience, education, rank, specialty, and geographic region. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual wage for private detectives and investigators was $45,740 in May 2012. The handbook cited police officers' annual salary as $56,980 during the same time period.

The Faculty

The current faculty members of the program were practitioners in the field and combined hold over sixty years of empirical experience. The entire active adjunct faculty is working in the field of criminal justice at various levels. FLCC's law classes are administered by an attorney with an advance law degree specializing in constitutional issues and the Supreme Court of the United States. The law enforcement classes are enhanced by two retired patrol supervisors: a retired sergeant from the Rochester, NY Police Department and a former sheriff's sergeant from Monroe County. Together, they bring urban experience along with a unique contemporary exposure to the classroom.

Gainful Employment Information

This program falls under gainful employment disclosure regulations, a rule set by the U.S. Department of Education. View Gainful Employment Information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.