Criminal Justice


A police officer leaning against the side of her patrol car. She smiles and looks directly at the camera.

Acquire the skills necessary to kick-start your career in law enforcement or security by enrolling in our Criminal Justice certificate program. In as little as one year, this program will prepare you to start working immediately upon graduation.

The Experience

Whether it is your goal to land a career in criminal justice or law enforcement, earning your certificate in Criminal Justice will put you one step closer to reaching your goal.

In our certificate program, you'll experience a foundation of courses in criminal justice that will provide you a background of knowledge in statutory, procedural, and constitutional law.

With your FLCC education, you'll be prepared to transfer into our degree program or seek an entry-level position in criminal justice, law enforcement, or private security.

Online Learning

Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. Study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. FLCC’s Criminal Justice certificate is available partially online, so you can complete courses outside the classroom.

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The Faculty

Our Criminal Justice degree and certificate programs are taught by a dedicated faculty that brings decades of criminal justice experience with them to the classroom. Law classes are administered by an attorney and law enforcement courses are taught by a former Rochester, NY sergeant and a former Monroe County sheriff's sergeant.

Our adjunct faculty also brings a blend of experiences with them to FLCC. From patrolmen to Chief of Police to Chief Corrections Administrator, our programs are represented by a well-rounded adjunct faculty that has many years of experience in this field.

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