Corrections Officer Certificate

The Outlook

Through the Corrections Officer certificate program, you will gain the academic knowledge and skills necessary for preparing you for a position as a correctional officer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an estimated 5 percent growth rate will occur for correctional officer positions from 2012-22. In May 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the median annual wage for correctional officers was $38,970.

The Program

The Corrections Officer certificate program is designed to provide you the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of components of the criminal justice system, safeguards in the adjudication of a criminal matter, and current procedures and practices in corrections. This program meets the demands of local corrections facilities and is designed to enable jail staff the ability to be more efficient and effective in their positions. Upon completing the Corrections Officer certificate program, all of your coursework will be fully transferable to FLCC's two-year A.A.S. criminal justice degree program.

The Faculty

FLCC's Corrections Officer certificate program is led by an outstanding faculty which carries extensive field experience to the classroom. Associate Professor James Sconfietti has served as a sheriff for Monroe County for 20 years while instructor Alice Haskins brings her 20 years as a chief corrections officer of Ontario County to the program. James Valenti, associate professor, who holds a juris doctor in criminal law, was a district attorney for 10 years before arriving to FLCC. Assistant Professor Joseph Mariconda also brings experience in law enforcement to the faculty. In addition to his role at the College, he is currently a New York State Division of Municipal police instructor.