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What will I learn?

Mainframe computers continue to be the platform of choice for large corporations, and demand for qualified professionals is increasing. The enterprise systems certificate program is open to any student with a college degree regardless of computing experience, and provides hands-on training using an IBM mainframe computer.

Available in both traditional and online format, the program can be completed in one year as a standalone certificate. Because each of the program’s five 3-credit courses carries graduate credit, they also can be applied towards an RMU master’s degree program in computer and information systems.

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

  • Cobol Programming
  • Enterprise Operating Systems
  • Enterprise Transaction Processing Systems

Which department am I in?

School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (15 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,400.00 per year
USD $960 per credit hour
Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

January 2022


School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences

6001 University Boulevard,



15108, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have an undergraduate education with English translation.

English Language Scores:

Testing for non-native English speakers: TOEFL - 79 iBT, 550 pBT all schools; IELTS - 7.0; Duolingo English Test (DET) – 100; PTE – 53.

Application Deadline: May 1st for Fall attendance and November 1st for Spring attendance.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.