The real estate emphasis is for students contemplating a career in real estate investment, property management, mortgage banking, or associated fields. This area of concentration provides an excellent foundation for students interested in transfer to a four-year college to earn a baccalaureate degree with a major in real estate or a related business major. The program prepares students for entry-level jobs in real estate sales and management. This area also provides students with the skills necessary to function in a diverse and computer-literate society.
The curriculum combines a well-balanced distribution of business and liberal arts courses. Good business sense and an understanding of the market are necessary to succeed in real estate. Learning how to make intelligent decisions for clients is an important aspect of the real estate curriculum. Students have the opportunity to develop skills, abilities, and understanding that are required for successful job entry or for advanced study in the real estate field.
Students who take the courses recommended in the real estate program will:
- examine the theory, policy and trends of economic problems of society and the individual.
- display knowledge of business concepts required for today’s ever changing business environment.
- examine principles and techniques used in organizing, planning, managing and leading within various organizations.
- display knowledge in economics, accounting, marketing, management and communications.
Job opportunities are available in real estate sales, brokerage, office management, appraisal, mortgaging and finance, investment, estate planning, commercial property management, land development, construction, architecture, title and trust services and other areas.
Preparation for IHCC:
Students interested in this area should have sound writing, critical reading skills and a strong mathematics background.
Since the bachelor’s degree requirements of various transfer institutions differ, students planning to transfer to a four-year institution are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the program at the institution to which they plan to transfer. Students should consult with an advisor at the transfer institution and with an IHCC academic counselor to plan a program that meets those requirements.