This course prepares candidates with Mainframe skills for in-demand roles across Charlotte, Tempe, and Minneapolis. Offered online and open to candidates from any US city.
Suitable for all levels ?
Monday through Friday
Upcoming course dates
- Fall 2021
- Admissions have closed for this course. Complete an interest form to stay informed when future start dates are announced.
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In-person learning takes place at one of our facilities across the US.
Remote learners must live within commutable distance of a Per Scholas campus to best facilitate our professional development and post-training employment support. For individuals who live outside of a commutable distance, you may be eligible for our National training courses.
Hybrid courses allow flexibility for learners to participate in the course remotely or in-person based on several factors. Learn more about the course you're interested in by reaching out to your admissions lead or attending an admissions overview after applying.
We can help with course selection, and answer questions about eligibility requirements and special circumstances. Contact an admissions team member
What You'll Learn
Mainframe Fundamentals, Mainframe Programming and Core Systems
Learn the foundations of Linux, and Mainframe fundamentals such as connectivity, z/OS, CICS, TSO/ISPF, SDSF, JCL, COBOL, DB2, and Data Storage.
Skills Customized for the Job Market
Immerse yourselves in functions and uses of critical technologies needed for launching your career in Mainframe.
Finish the course with a capstone project demonstrating your final understanding and comprehension of Mainframe skillsets to employers.
The technical training and professional development skills you need
Learn How to Think Like An IT Professional
Prepare to handle real workplace demands by challenging your understanding of course material and scenario problem solving.
Complimentary upskilling opportunities extended to alumni up to two years post graduation to help them match employer hiring candidate profiles.
A Community of Support
Partner with your classmates to form study groups and create a community dedicated to everyone’s personal and professional success. Learner support resources such as financial coaching, case management, and emergency financial support resources are offered to all learners as needed.
Meet Our Graduates
Per Scholas taught me the skills and discipline to build a true technology-focused career. Today I work at Google, which is the most amazing outcome I can imagine. And you can bet I’m teaching my two sons how to thrive!
- Admissions Process
1. Submit an Eligibility Form
2. Admissions Overview: Once you submit an Eligibility Form, you’ll be directed to our Admissions Overview registration page. During this virtual webinar, you’ll learn more about our admissions process and next steps.
3. Assessments: Each training requires either an academic assessment, tech assessment or both. Information will be provided in detail at the Admissions Overview.
4. Interview: Individuals who meet the assessment score requirements will be invited to attend a behavioral interview.
5. Background Check: Per Scholas believes technology can create opportunities and is committed to ensuring applicants are set up to succeed beyond the training program. Using a fair and efficient platform through Checkr, applicants will receive a secure link, provide the necessary virtual consents and complete the required screening information. Background check results will be provided to both the applicant and Per Scholas.
6. Offer Letter and Onboarding: The Admissions team will review assessment scores and interview results and offer seats to eligible candidates. The learner onboarding process mirrors Employment Onboarding.
Please note, this application process is very competitive and not all applicants will be accepted for our limited slots.
- Learner Profile
You may qualify to become a Per Scholas Learner if you:
- Are aged 18 or older
- Have a High School diploma, equivalent, or higher
- Are authorized to work in the U.S.
- Live within commutable distance of the advertised Per Scholas Site
- Can read, write and speak in English
- Can attend classes full-time for the entire duration of the course
- Are able to start a full-time job after course completion
- Are ready to make an important commitment to building your future
*Women, unemployed, underemployed and U.S. Veterans strongly encouraged to apply
Frequently Asked Questions
- What kind of jobs can I get after completing this training?
Mainframe systems are designed to be used by large numbers of people, so a variety of roles are needed to operate and support the system. Since the ’60s, these roles have evolved and expanded to ensure smooth and effective operations. Mainframe roles can include engineers across any specialized domain or business unit, including Software Engineering, Infrastructure and Operations, and more.
- How can the course be free? Are there hidden fees?
Most people who learn about us think: “Too good to be true.” We know it seems that way, but it’s true. Our services are provided at no cost to you, using funds we raise from foundations, corporations, government and generous individuals. We’ve never charged a learner in our 25+ years.
- What if I don’t have a Laptop? What are the computer requirements?
Computer requirements are determined by each specific curriculum track. During the onboarding process, we will review each learner’s needs on a case-by-case basis. If you have any concerns about your situation, please elevate to the admissions team during the admissions process.
- I meet other requirements, but I am not a U.S. citizen and haven't received my work authorization yet. Can I still apply?
Unfortunately, we cannot process your application until you have received clearance to work in the U.S. However, if you are experiencing problems, we can refer you to other organizations that may be able to help.
- I have a disability. Can you accommodate me?
We comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other relevant laws and regulations. Please contact us at [email protected] to discuss your specific situation and needs.
- Does Per Scholas have a Non-Discrimination policy?
We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. See our full EEO statement here.