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Industry Certifications and Academies of Pinellas

What are Academies of Pinellas?

Academies of Pinellas is a unique program offered in Pinellas County High Schools designed to blend high school courses and technical training, allowing students to earn high school credit, college credit and industry certifications. Under the leadership of our school superintendent and business leaders, with the support of the Pinellas Education Foundation Board of Directors, The Ford Foundation and the PTA, Academies of Pinellas programs offer students rigorous, relevant and challenging academic courses in order to enhance career education opportunities for high skill and in demand jobs.

 

What are industry certifications?
Industry certifications are national recognized exams that allow a student who passes to earn credentials in the area of the exam.

 

How does an industry certification benefit my student?
A student can earn high school credit and college credit through the Gold Standard agreement. By obtaining an industry certification a student will have the skill set and knowledge for a particular area of study, which will make the student marketable in the competitive workforce. The exams of all industry certifications taken in Pinellas County High Schools are free of cost.
 
How can my student obtain an industry certification?
A student can obtain an industry certification by passing the third party exam.

What industry certifications are offered?
There are over 30 industry certifications offered in Pinellas County High Schools. 

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Below is the list of industry certifications offered by high school.

 

Boca Ciega High School 

Center for Wellness and Medical Professions

             Certified Nursing Assistant

             Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

             Certified Dental Assistant (for DE PTC students only)

 
Project Lead the Way

             Engineering Core Certification

 
Business and Design Academy  

             Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

             Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

             Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

             Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

             Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop

 

Clearwater High School 


Career Academy for International Culture and Commerce

             Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

             Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

             Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

             Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

               

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Technology

             Global Logistics Associate

 

Aerospace Technologies

             Aerospace Technician

                 
Electronics Technology

             Electronics Systems Associate

 
 Hospitality and Tourism

              Certified Front Desk Supervisor

 

Countryside High School

Center for Computer Technologies

              Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

              Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

              Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

              Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

              Adobe Certified Associate, Dreamweaver

              Adobe Certified Associate, Flash

              Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop

              CompTIA A+

              CompTIA Security +

              Comp TIA Server +

              CompTIA Network +

              Biotechnical Assistant

 
Early Childhood Education

               Child Development Associate

               
Television Production

               Apple Final cut pro X

               AVID

 

Dixie M. Hollins High School

Graphic Arts Academy

               Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

               Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

               Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

               Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

               Adobe Certified Associate, Dreamweaver

               Adobe Certified Associate, Flash

               Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop

 
Center for Culinary Arts

               Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe)

               National ProStart Certificate of Achievement

 
Machining

               MSSC Certified Production Technician

 

Dunedin High School

 

Academy of Construction Tech & Architectural Design

               Autodesk Certified User- AutoCAD

               NCCER Carpentry- Level 1

               NCCER Carpentry – Level 2

               NCCER Electrical – Level 1

               NCCER Electrical – Level 2

 
Business Programs

               Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

               Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

               Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

               Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

               Adobe certified Associate, Photoshop

 

East Lake High School

Academy of Engineering

               Engineering Core Certification

               
Business Tech

                 Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

                 Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

                 Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

                 Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

                 Adobe Certified Associate, Dreamweaver

                 Adobe Certified Associate, Flash

                 Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop

                 Quickbooks Certified User

 Early Childhood Education

                  Child Development Associate

 

Gibbs High School



BETA

                   Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

                   Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

                   Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

                   Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

                   Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop

                   MTA Networking Fundamentals

 
Automation and Production Technology

                   Labview Certification

 
Early Childhood Education

                    Child Development Associate

 

Lakewood High School

 

CAT

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

                      Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop

                      Adobe Certified Associate, Premiere

                      MTA Windows Development Fundamentals

                      MTA Web Development Fundamentals

                      MTA Software Development Fundamentals

                      MTA Security Fundamentals

                      MTA Networking Fundamentals

                      RECF Pre-Engineering Certification

                      RECF Robotics Certification

 
Journalism Academy

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

                      Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop

 
Academy for Marine Science & Environmental Resources

                      Agricultural Technician Certification

                      Agricultural Biotechnology Certification

 

Northeast High School

Academy of Finance

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

                      Quickbooks Certified User

 
 Academy of Information Technology

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

                      Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

                      CompTIA A+

                      Adobe Certified Associate, Flash

                      Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop


Automotive Academy

                       Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA)

                       ASE Automobile and Light Truck Certification, Brakes

                       ASE Automobile and Light Truck Certification, Engine Repair

                       ASE Collision Repair and Refinishing Technician, non technical

                       Analysis and Damage Repair

                       ASE Collision Repair and Refinishing Technician, Pairing and Refribishing

               
Television Production

                       Apple Final Cut Pro X

                       AVID

 
Center for Culinary Arts

                       Certified Food Protection Manager (ServeSafe)

                       National ProStart Certificate of Achievement

 

Osceola Fundamental High School



Academy of Culinary Arts

                        Certified Food Protection Manager (ServeSafe)

                        National ProStart Certificate of Achievement


Center for Technology, Entertainment and Design

                         Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

                         Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

                         Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

                         Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

                         Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop

 
Television Production

                         Apple Final Cut Pro X

                         AVID

 
Manufacturing

                          Certified Solidworks Associate

 

Palm Harbor University High School


Center for Wellness and Medical Professions

                          Certified Nursing Assistant

                          Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

                          Certified EKG Technician

                          Certified Health Unit Coordinator

 
 Center for Academics of Business Administration and Management

                           Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

                           Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

                           Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

                           Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

                           Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop

                           Quickbooks Certified User

 
Applied Robotics

                           RECF Pre-Engineering Certification

                           RECF Robotics Certification

 

 

Pinellas Park High School


Academy of Graphic Design & Business

                             Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

                             Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

                             Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

                             Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

                             Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop

 
Auto Collision & Repair

                              ASE Collision Repair & Refinishing Technician, 
                           
                              Non- Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
                            
                              ASE Collision Repair & Refinishing Technician,
                              
                              Painting and Refinishing

 
First Responder Academy

                              Emergency Medical Responder

 

Career Academies of Seminole
 


Carpentry

                               NCCER Carpentry – Level 1

                               NCCER Carpentry – Level 2

                               NCCER Carpentry – Level 3         

               
Electricity

                                NCCER Electricity – Level 1

                                NCCER Electricity – Level 2

                                NCCER Electricity – Level 3

 
Veterinary Sciences Program

                                Certified Veterinary Assistant

               
Commercial Art

                                Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop

               
Horticulture Science and Services

                                Certified Horticulture Professional

 

Seminole High School
 


Academy of E-Commerce and Internet Marketing

                                Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

                                Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

                                Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

                                Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

                                Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop

 

Television Production

                                Apple Final Cut Pro X

                                AVID

 Teacher Assistant

                                Parapro Assessment

 

Drafting/Illustrative Design

                                Autodesk Certified User – AutoCAD

 

St. Petersburg High School


Trade Prep Preapprenticeship Program

                               NCCER Carpentry – Level 1

                               NCCER Carpentry – Level 2

               
Business Programs

                                Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

                                Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

                                Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

                                Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

                                Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop

 

Tarpon Springs High School
 


Academy of Veterinary Science 

                               
                                Certified Veterinary Assistant

               
Jacobson Culinary Academy

                                National ProStart Certificate of Achievement

                                Certified Food Protection Manager (ServeSate)

                               
Business Programs

                                Microsoft Office Specialist, Word

                                Microsoft Office Specialist, Excel

                                Microsoft Office Specialist, PowerPoint

                                Microsoft Office Specialist, Bundle (3 of 5)

                                Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop