IBM System z Fact Sheet

As an open enrollment program, there are no application or admission requirements and students may enter the program at any time. Courses are taught throughout the year at one of the University of Redlands Southern California regional campuses.  The program may also be delivered as a custom on-site offering where organizations are able to integrate existing work-related issues and projects in the curriculum.   

This certificate is designed for IT professionals or those looking to enter the profession.  You should have a basic familiarity with operating systems, one programming language on any platform or consent from the instructor.  Advanced IT skills are not required in order to successfully complete this program. 

Individual courses may be taken by those who are interested in gaining specialized understanding in a topic.

Advisory Committee

Members of The New Mainframe: IBM System z Advisory Committee come from private and public organizations. Most are active professionals with years of teaching and training experience. The role of the Advisory Committee is to help shape the curriculum, lead the development of future offerings, identify trends in the discipline, expand partnership opportunities with organizations and professional associations, identify adjunct faculty and guest speakers to teach in the program, mentor students and expand the University’s reach to new audiences.

Teaching Excellence

Following the University’s decades-long tradition in professional business education, the program is staffed by practitioner faculty who combine years of professional expertise with the ability to teach and train others. Faculty are continually reviewed by students and administrators to ensure they provide the most up-to-date and relevant information in the field. Faculty members posses a degree, usually in computer science or related field, and a commitment to continuing education.

Academic Credit

Courses offer academic credit, and students may be able to apply these units towards a degree. All degree programs have unique requirements, so you are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor at their home institution to ensure the applicability of the program to their degree.

For information, contact or 909-748-8868.

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