Corrections Officer


A pair of handcuffs rest on top of a jail intake form. The offender's inky fingerprints fill up the page.

FLCC's Corrections Officer certificate provides the education and hands-on training to help keep your local community safe. During this one-year program, you will learn about crisis intervention and gain the skills necessary to be a Corrections Officer or continue on for a degree in criminal justice.

The Experience

Through the Corrections Officer certificate program, you'll gain the academic knowledge and skills necessary for preparing you to enter a career path as a correctional officer.

This program will educate you on the components of the criminal justice system. You'll learn about safeguards in the adjudication of a criminal matter. Plus, current procedures and practices in corrections will be explored in your studies.

This certificate meets the demands of local corrections facilities, and it is designed to enable jail staff the ability to be more efficient and effective in their positions.

Upon earning your education, all of your coursework will be fully transferable to FLCC's A.A.S. Criminal Justice degree program.

The Faculty

FLCC's Corrections Officer program is led by an outstanding faculty, which carries extensive field experience to the classroom.

  • Instructor Alice Haskins was a chief corrections officer in Ontario County for 20 years.
  • Associate Professor James Valenti, who holds a juris doctor in criminal law, was a district attorney for 10 years before coming to FLCC.
  • Assistant Professor Joseph Mariconda brings his experience in law enforcement to the classes he teaches. In addition to his role at FLCC, Joseph is a New York State Division of Municipal police instructor.
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