About FLCC

Main Campus building and trees in the fall at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, New York.

Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) is a public community college in Canandaigua, New York. As a SUNY school, FLCC provides a high-quality, low-cost education. We offer over 50 career and transfer programs that prepare students to lead fulfilling lives. Learn about our history, impact, and more below.

Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

FLCC serves as a dynamic learning resource, empowering our students to succeed and fueling the cultural and economic vitality of the region.

Vision Statement

FLCC will build innovative programs to meet evolving educational needs, drawing on partnerships in the community and beyond. FLCC will offer an educational environment that is intentionally designed to engage our students as learners and propel them to completion.

Our Learning Framework: Four Core Values



Consider the impact of individual action on personal and community well-being (e.g., physical, environmental, social, occupational, and fiscal wellness).



Pose insightful and productive questions. Generate, evaluate, integrate, and cite compelling evidence to support reasonable conclusions.



Take actionable steps to see tasks through to completion, both independently and collaboratively.



Express connections between disciplines with creativity and clarity.

Unlocking Opportunities Through Higher Education

A diverse group of students in an ASL class at FLCC, with their hands raised in a lecture hall.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

FLCC values our diverse student identities and promotes inclusion in every aspect of campus life. We acknowledge the unique identity of each member of our community and recognize the benefits of sharing experiences, viewpoints, and ideas in a climate of civility and respect. Learn more about our commitment to diversity today.


FLCC graduates in blue gowns and caps on commencement day, preparing for their future careers.

Strategic Plan

As an open-access institution, FLCC is at the forefront of economic and demographic change. Our 2023-2028 strategic plan focuses on student success, opportunities and innovation, and community and industry engagement. We look forward to new partnerships, creativity, and professional excellence as we plan for the next five years.

Read Our Strategic Plan

FLCC Locations and Directions

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Directions and Maps

FLCC Locations

Administrative Offices

Finger Lakes Region


  • FLCC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801, (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Finger Lakes Community College's accreditation status was reaffirmed in 2022, and its next self-study evaluation is due in academic year 2029-2030.
  • The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga. 30326. Phone: (404)975-5000.

All courses of instruction at FLCC are registered with the New York State Education Department Office of Higher Education.

Documents describing the accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing can be reviewed by request at the reserve desk in the Charles J. Meder library.