The Science Center Partners with INDUSTRY

For over 52 years, the main focus of the Science Center has been offering quality science programming to students in grades K-12. However, in order to prepare our students to be qualified for the advanced requirements of the 21st century, the Center had to be reinvented to a discretely focused STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education facility – the only of its kind in Pinellas County.

With our discrete STEM programming,
the Center has effectively adopted a much broader mission. Education, and more importantly STEM education, cannot be effective without the integration of industry needs and support.

We believe that industry is the ultimate customer of the educational process. The “factory” must be linked between K-12, informal education, post secondary, and beyond to internships, mentorships and into appropriate industries.


Industry Certifications Available


Cyber Security Training

Enroll in our Cyber Security Program today!

The program will prepare students for careers in cyber security – with the skills and knowledge necessary to protect national, corporate, and civilian networks. Our real-world learning methodology blends academic and practical experience and covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Students will gain valuable knowledge in access control, identity management and cryptography, hands-on experience with computer hardware and software, and appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities associated with both traditional and cloud computing. The content will prepare students to pass the following globally recognized CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) certifications: A + , Network + and Security +.

Topics Explored

- Computer Hardware
- Operating Systems & Software
- Wireless Networking
- Cyber Ethics & Law
- Network Hardware
- Avenues of Attack
- Network Protocols
- Security Baselines
- Access Controls
- & much more!


Tuition Breakdown

A+ Module - $1,035.00 Network+ Module - $980.00 Security+ Module - $992.00

Tuition for each module includes the textbook and the cost of the certification tests. Tuition for each module also includes a $25.00 cancellation fee.  The student must complete each successive module before beginning the next, but is not required to pass the certification test(s) for that module. 



Monday and Wednesday Session 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday Session 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

November 14 (15) Class Begins
January 18 (19) Final Day of Class
January 18 (19) Recap and Review with Test Prep
Network +
January 23 (24) Class Begins
March 22 (23) Final Day of Class
March 22(23) Recap and Review with Test Prep
Security +
March 27 (28) Class Begins
May 24 (25) Final Day of Class
May 24 (25) Recap and Review with Test Prep



Contact Kiani Bowman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Employers! Interested in training your current staff? Contact Mira Pervazova at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (727) 608-2531.

Manufacturing Training

CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay understand the importance for employee training and skill upgrades. Innovation and technological advances are rapidly transforming US manufacturing.

By enrolling employees into the Manufacturing Skills Training classes, companies can grow, attract and retain the workforce necessary to remain competitive in today’s global marketplace.



Lean for the Shop Floor 8
Supervision for the Shop Floor 8
Print Reading for the Shop Floor 8
Problem Solving for the Shop Floor 8
Maintenance Technician Series - Mechanical Components 32
Maintenance Technician Series - Intro to Industrial Electricity 32
Maintenance Technician Series - PLC Basics 32
Introduction to Pneumatic & Hydraulic Components 40
Advanced Electrical Components 40
Solidworks for Beginners 24
IPC-A-610 24
IPC J-STD-001 40
IPC-WHMA/A-620 32
Lean Six Sigma White Belt 4
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 16
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 56
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 80
Lean Bronze 48
Certified Production Technician 80
Supply Chain/Logistics 40
CQIA (Certified Quality Improvement Associate) 40
OSHA 10 16
OSHA 30 32
Manufacturing Leadership 80
Math for the Shop Floor 8
Hydraulics & Pneumatics Basics for the Shop Floor 8
PLC Basics for the Shop Floor 8
Mechanical Components Basics for the Shop Floor 8

For information on this program, please contact Patti Gander, Director of Industry Sector Innovation, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (813) 419-5399.

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